Samsung TL350

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Samsung TL350

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Samsung TL500

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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

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
320 ms shutter lag
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
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
Help
Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Size
Significantly smaller
100x59x22 mm vs 114x63x29 mm
Help
Around 40% smaller
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
Help
Around 50% lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 1.5 fps
Help
More than 6.5x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1.1"
Help
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
Help
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
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Screen type OLED screens Help
              Bright and vivid
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              TL350:f/2.4
              TL500:f/1.8
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              920k dots
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              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
              TL350:5x
              TL500:3x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $229 - $400

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $359

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Samsung TL350 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $260

              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
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $332 - $399

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $685

              Zoom More zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Size Much larger

              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
              Samsung EX2F

              Samsung EX2F

              Pro digicam

              $565

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

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $230 - $500

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $288

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Pro digicam

              $305

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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