• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 72.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.63 inch 46.2mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 90.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung TL500 advantages over Panasonic LX5

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Thinner
    29 mm vs 43 mm
    Thinner
  • More dots on screen
    614k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen

Panasonic LX5 advantages over Samsung TL500

  • More telephoto lens reach
    90 mm vs 72 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 16 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1500 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 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
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

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
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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
  • 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 Panasonic DMC-LX3

Samsung TL500
Panasonic DMC-LX3
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $450
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Longer exposure
Panasonic LX5
Panasonic DMC-LX3
  • $550
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $450
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Leica D-LUX 5

Samsung TL500
Leica D-LUX 5
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Thinner
  • $700
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 60p video
Panasonic LX5
Leica D-LUX 5
  • $550
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • $700
  • 1/1.63 inch

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
Panasonic LX5
Olympus XZ-1
  • $550
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $500
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More telephoto lens reach

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
Panasonic LX5
Olympus XZ-2
  • $550
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Lighter weight
  • $199
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas

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
Panasonic LX5
Canon N100
  • $550
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
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