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

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 100x59x22 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,000 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung TL500

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 114x63x29 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 
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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
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 1.5 fps
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More than 6.5x faster continuous shooting
Thickness Thinner 0.9" vs 1.1"
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More than 20% thinner
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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
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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
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

Samsung EX2F

Samsung EX2F

Pro digicam

$399

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB350F

Travel zoom

$140 - $206

Zoom Has much more zoom
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1

Pro digicam

$500

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$599

Battery life Has a much longer battery life
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$278 - $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

Samsung TL350 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$280 - $319

Zoom Much more zoom
3D Takes 3D photos
Size Much larger
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Samsung WB250F

Samsung WB250F

Travel zoom

$110

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Touch screen Has a touch screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Samsung WB150F

Samsung WB150F

Travel zoom

$139 - $299

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Travel zoom

$177

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Zoom More zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1

Pro digicam

$219 - $225

Aperture Wider aperture
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
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 - $249

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Size Much larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$348 - $370

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Much larger
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$324

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Samsung WB750

Samsung WB750

Travel zoom

Zoom Significantly more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

$469

Battery life Much longer battery life
Overall image quality Better image quality
Size Much larger
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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