• 1/1.72 inch 41.5mm2
  • 14.7 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 102.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung TL34HD advantages over Panasonic TS30

  • Larger sensor
    1/1.72 inch vs 1/2.33 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.70 vs 1.33 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.9
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • 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
  • Faster shutter
    1/2000 vs 1/1300 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Panasonic TS30 advantages over Samsung TL34HD

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Newer
    5 years vs 12 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 16 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • 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

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
  • 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 S12

Samsung TL34HD
Pentax S12
  • $330
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • HDMI out
  • $280
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
Panasonic TS30
Pentax S12
  • $128
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $280
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

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
Panasonic TS30
Samsung SL310
  • $128
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $230
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

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
Panasonic TS30
Nikon S710
  • $128
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $380
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Panasonic TS20

Samsung TL34HD
Panasonic TS20
  • $330
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $119
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Newer
Panasonic TS30
Panasonic TS20
  • $128
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Newer
  • $119
  • 1/2.33 inch

Compared to Panasonic TS25

Samsung TL34HD
Panasonic TS25
  • $330
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $141
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Newer
Panasonic TS30
Panasonic TS25
  • $128
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $141
  • 1/2.33 inch
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