• 1/2.5 inch 24.7mm2
  • 8.2 megapixels
  • 37.00mm - 185.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 72.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm J50 advantages over Samsung TL500

  • Less expensive
    $180 vs $450 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    185 mm vs 72 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Lighter weight
    141g vs 315g
    Lighter weight

Samsung TL500 advantages over Fujifilm J50

  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/2.5 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.08 vs 1.76 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/3.2
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    614k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    10.0 vs 8.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 37 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    16 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Olympus FE-310

Fujifilm J50
Olympus FE-310
  • $180
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Thinner
  • $105
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Samsung TL500
Olympus FE-310
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $105
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony DSC-W150

Fujifilm J50
Sony DSC-W150
  • $180
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $163
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Samsung TL500
Sony DSC-W150
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $163
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm J150w

Fujifilm J50
Fujifilm J150w
  • $180
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
Samsung TL500
Fujifilm J150w
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus XZ-1

Fujifilm J50
Olympus XZ-1
  • $180
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $500
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Samsung TL500
Olympus XZ-1
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $500
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Olympus XZ-2

Fujifilm J50
Olympus XZ-2
  • $180
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner
  • $199
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Samsung TL500
Olympus XZ-2
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Thinner
  • Wider angle lens
  • $199
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
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