Samsung TL350 vs Samsung TL500

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Samsung TL350

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Samsung TL500

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Reasons to buy the Samsung TL350

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Really small
Size
Compact 100x59x22 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
1,000 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung TL500

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
320 ms shutter lag
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

differences

Advantages of the Samsung TL350

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
1,000 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Size
Significantly smaller
100x59x22 mm vs 114x63x29 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
10 fps vs 1.5 fps
Help
More than 6.5x faster continuous shooting
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Weight
Much lighter
195 g vs 386 g
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Around 50% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1.1"
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More than 20% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Samsung TL500

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/2.4
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At its widest zoom, the TL500's lens captures slightly more light (0.8 f-stops)
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
Help
Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
Help
An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
10 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              TL350f/2.4
              TL500f/1.8
              Screen type OLED screens Help
              Bright and vivid
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              920k dots
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Pro digicam

              $305

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Samsung NX1000

              Samsung NX1000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $370 body only

              $250 with 20-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Samsung WB850F

              Samsung WB850F

              Travel zoom

              $228

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW

              Samsung TL350 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $230

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              $872

              Aperture Wider aperture
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Samsung WB800F

              Samsung WB800F

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Fujifilm XQ1

              Fujifilm XQ1

              Pro digicam

              $291

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

              Samsung TL500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $589

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $200

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Samsung EX2F

              Samsung EX2F

              Pro digicam

              $275

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1

              Travel zoom

              Size Significantly smaller
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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