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
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Really small
Size
Compact 100x59x22 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
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
 

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
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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
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
              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

              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $298

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $478 - $563 body only

              $590 - $798 with 14-42mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $372

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Pro digicam

              $570

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Samsung TL350 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $249

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168 - $170

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Much larger
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $265

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

              Samsung TL500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Samsung EX2F

              Samsung EX2F

              Pro digicam

              $569

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Leica D-LUX 4

              Leica D-LUX 4

              Pro digicam

              $1,555

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Smaller
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $599

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $409 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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