• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • 27.00mm - 124.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung TL220 advantages over Nikon S5300

  • Longer exposure
    8 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Nikon S5300 advantages over Samsung TL220

  • Less expensive
    $180 vs $300 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    200 mm vs 124 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    10 years vs 15 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung SL820

Samsung TL220
Samsung SL820
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
Nikon S5300
Samsung SL820
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Samsung TL225

Samsung TL220
Samsung TL225
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $350
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More dots on screen
Nikon S5300
Samsung TL225
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $350
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Sony DSC-TX9

Samsung TL220
Sony DSC-TX9
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $225
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
Nikon S5300
Sony DSC-TX9
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $225
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon S3600

Samsung TL220
Nikon S3600
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • HDMI out
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon S5300
Nikon S3600
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon 340 HS

Samsung TL220
Canon 340 HS
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon S5300
Canon 340 HS
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
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