• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 9.1 megapixels
  • 31.00mm - 465.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.72 inch 41.5mm2
  • 14.7 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 102.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony DSC-H50 advantages over Samsung TL34HD

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    465 mm vs 102 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 16 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Samsung TL34HD advantages over Sony DSC-H50

  • 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.
  • Thinner
    19 mm vs 86 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    138g vs 442g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    14.7 vs 9.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    28 mm vs 31 mm
    Capture more of the scene

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
  • 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
  • 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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Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm S8100fd

Sony DSC-H50
Fujifilm S8100fd
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer exposure
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider angle lens
  • Higher extended ISO
Samsung TL34HD
Fujifilm S8100fd
  • $330
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon P80

Sony DSC-H50
Nikon P80
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Wider angle lens
  • Higher extended ISO
Samsung TL34HD
Nikon P80
  • $330
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Samsung SL310

Sony DSC-H50
Samsung SL310
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $230
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Samsung TL34HD
Samsung SL310
  • $330
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
  • $230
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon S710

Sony DSC-H50
Nikon S710
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $380
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Thinner
Samsung TL34HD
Nikon S710
  • $330
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out
  • $380
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Olympus SP-565UZ

Sony DSC-H50
Olympus SP-565UZ
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer exposure
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Hot shoe
Samsung TL34HD
Olympus SP-565UZ
  • $330
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • RAW file ability
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