Samsung TL350

Winner
Samsung TL350

60

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Samsung TL500

55

Samsung TL500

Runner-up
     
 

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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $249.00 vs $299.00
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The best price we've seen is $50 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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 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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              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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              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

              $500

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Pro digicam

              $329

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $295 - $429

              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-ZS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Travel zoom

              $370

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Samsung WB1100F

              Samsung WB1100F

              Super zoom

              $193 - $249

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Much larger
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Samsung HZ50W

              Samsung HZ50W

              Super zoom

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Much larger
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $199

              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 SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $380 - $392

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

              Samsung TL500 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180 - $300

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

              Samsung EX2F

              Pro digicam

              $420

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

              Travel zoom

              $240

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $540

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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