• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 72.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung TL500 advantages over Canon S100

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More dots on screen
    614k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Canon S100 advantages over Samsung TL500

  • More telephoto lens reach
    120 mm vs 72 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Higher effective ISO
    153 vs 129 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    192g vs 315g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    12.1 vs 10.0 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
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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
  • 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
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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

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Review Excerpt

  • Slimmer than past models; 12-megapixel resolution sensor improves on image quality across ISO range; Video includes 1080p, autofocus, and zoom during recording; HDR mode works well.

  • Costs $30 more; Slight buzz when zooming while recording video; Grip isn't as useful as it could be; Slow autofocus.

The Competition

Compared to Canon S95

Samsung TL500
Canon S95
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Manual focus
  • $428
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon S100
Canon S95
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Manual focus
  • $428
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Olympus XZ-1

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
Canon S100
Olympus XZ-1
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Better color depth
  • $500
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Olympus XZ-2

Samsung TL500
Olympus XZ-2
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Thinner
  • Wider angle lens
  • $199
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon S100
Olympus XZ-2
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Thinner
  • $199
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon S110

Samsung TL500
Canon S110
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More dots on screen
  • $374
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon S100
Canon S110
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • $374
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Canon N100

Samsung TL500
Canon N100
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Manual focus
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Canon S100
Canon N100
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Built-in GPS
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
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