Samsung TL350 vs Samsung TL500

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Samsung TL350

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Samsung TL500

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Samsung TL350

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Really small
Size
Compact (100×59×22 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
1,000 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung TL500

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard

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
100×59×22 mm vs 114×63×29 mm
Help
Around 40% smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
10 fps vs 1.5 fps
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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)
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
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
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" 6.13x4.6mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
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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
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              TL5003x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Pro digicam

              $333

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $500

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

              Samsung TL350 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S9800

              Fujifilm FinePix S9800

              Super zoom

              $248 - $330

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon EOS 1D X

              Canon EOS 1D X

              Pro DSLR

              $4,599 body only

              $6,760 with 70-200mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Size Much larger
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Pro digicam

              $395

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Much larger

              Samsung TL500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $531

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Samsung EX2F

              Samsung EX2F

              Pro digicam

              $425

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $206

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

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

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