• 1/1.72 inch 41.5mm2
  • 14.7 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 102.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung TL34HD advantages over Olympus SH-1

  • Less expensive
    $330 vs $400 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger sensor
    1/1.72 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.70 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    19 mm vs 42 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    138g vs 271g
    Lighter weight

Olympus SH-1 advantages over Samsung TL34HD

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
    600 mm vs 102 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    6 years vs 11 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 16 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Pentax A40

Samsung TL34HD
Pentax A40
  • $330
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
  • $300
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Manual focus
Olympus SH-1
Pentax A40
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $300
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Samsung SL310

Samsung TL34HD
Samsung SL310
  • $330
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
  • $230
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Less expensive
Olympus SH-1
Samsung SL310
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $230
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon S710

Samsung TL34HD
Nikon S710
  • $330
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out
  • $380
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
Olympus SH-1
Nikon S710
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $380
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Olympus SH-50

Samsung TL34HD
Olympus SH-50
  • $330
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Olympus SH-1
Olympus SH-50
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Olympus SH-2

Samsung TL34HD
Olympus SH-2
  • $330
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus SH-1
Olympus SH-2
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • RAW file ability
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