Samsung TL500 with Sony S980 Comparison

Samsung TL500 and Sony S980 Main Features

  • July, 2010
  • February, 2009
  • 10 MP 1/1.7 CCD Sensor
  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 24-72 mm (3x) F1.8-2.4 Zoom Lens
  • 33-132 mm (4x) F3.3-5.2 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • -
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • -
  • 1.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 640 x 480 video resolution
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 114 x 63 x 29 mm, 386g.
  • 93 x 56 x 24 mm, 167g.
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Samsung TL500 Scores


Imaging score
40
Features score
49
Value for money score
66
Portability score
91
Overall score
50

Sony S980 Scores


Imaging score
20
Features score
29
Value for money score
50
Portability score
98
Overall score
32

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980 with Samsung TL500 Overview


Let's compare Samsung TL500 with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980. These models are included in the Small Sensor Compact cameras. Samsung TL500 was released in 2010, and Sony S980 in 2009. TL500 is newer, which is a plus. Cyber-shot DSC-S980 1 years older. However 1 years, the difference is not so bad.
The sensor resolution of TL500 is greater than that of Cyber-shot DSC-S980. However, the difference of 2 MP is not very significant. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
The minimum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. The maximum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . TL500 has image stabilization(Optical), Cyber-shot DSC-S980 doesn’t, it is a big minus. Samsung TL500 has a larger 3-inch Articulated screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Fixed screen.
Samsung TL500 has 1.0 fps continuous shooting.

General TL500 Cyber-shot DSC-S980
Brand Samsung Sony
Model TL500 Cyber-shot DSC-S980
Announced July, 2010 February, 2009
Body Type Compact Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0 0
Macro Focus Range 5 10
Screen
Screen Size 3" 2"
Screen Type Articulated Fixed
Screen Resolution 614k pixels 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a% n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/8 sec 1/2 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/1500 sec 1/1600 sec
Continuous Shooting n/a fps 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.20 3.50
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow syncro, Manual Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/1.7 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD CCD
Sensor Dimensions 7.53 x 5.64 mm 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 42.5 mm² 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 3200 3200
Min Native ISO 80 80
Max Boosted ISO 0 0
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 640 x 480 1280 x 720
Video Formats H.264 Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model SLB-07A
Physical
Weight 386 g 167 g
Physical Dimensions 114 x 63 x 29 mm 93 x 56 x 24 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC, internal Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, Internal
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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