• 1/1.72 inch 41.5mm2
  • 13.6 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 102.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.72 inch 41.5mm2
  • 14.7 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 102.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung SL310 advantages over Samsung TL34HD

  • Less expensive
    $230 vs $330 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories

Samsung TL34HD advantages over Samsung SL310

  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    16 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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 Pentax A40

Samsung SL310
Pentax A40
  • $230
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Wider angle lens
  • $300
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Manual focus
Samsung TL34HD
Pentax A40
  • $330
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
  • $300
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Manual focus

Compared to Pentax S12

Samsung SL310
Pentax S12
  • $230
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $280
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Manual focus
Samsung TL34HD
Pentax S12
  • $330
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • HDMI out
  • $280
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FX150

Samsung SL310
Panasonic DMC-FX150
  • $230
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $400
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Shoots 24p video
Samsung TL34HD
Panasonic DMC-FX150
  • $330
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out
  • $400
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Nikon S710

Samsung SL310
Nikon S710
  • $230
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $380
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
Samsung TL34HD
Nikon S710
  • $330
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out
  • $380
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Canon SD990 IS

Samsung SL310
Canon SD990 IS
  • $230
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Wider angle lens
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
Samsung TL34HD
Canon SD990 IS
  • $330
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
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