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Nikon S80 vs Samsung TL320

Portability
96
Imaging
37
Features
37
Overall
37
Nikon Coolpix S80 front
 
Samsung TL320 front
Portability
98
Imaging
35
Features
36
Overall
35

Nikon S80 vs Samsung TL320 Key Specs

Nikon S80
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Increase to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-175mm (F3.6-4.8) lens
  • 133g - 99 x 63 x 17mm
  • Announced September 2010
Samsung TL320
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.8-5.8) lens
  • n/ag - 97 x 61 x 21mm
  • Launched February 2009
  • Additionally Known as WB1000
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Nikon S80 vs Samsung TL320 Overview

In this write-up, we are comparing the Nikon S80 and Samsung TL320, both Ultracompact digital cameras by companies Nikon and Samsung. The sensor resolution of the S80 (14MP) and the TL320 (12MP) is fairly well matched and they use the same exact sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The S80 was released 19 months later than the TL320 making the cameras a generation apart from one another. Both the cameras offer the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before getting straight into a in depth comparison, below is a short overview of how the S80 grades against the TL320 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S80 over the Samsung TL320

 S80 TL320 
LaunchedSeptember 2010February 2009More recent by 19 months
Display sizing3.5"3"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution819k460kCrisper display (+359k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Samsung TL320 over the Nikon S80

 TL320 S80 
Manual focus Dial exact focusing

Common features in the Nikon S80 and Samsung TL320

 S80 TL320 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen

Nikon S80 vs Samsung TL320 Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to lug around your camera frequently, you'll have to factor in its weight and size. The Nikon S80 comes with physical measurements of 99mm x 63mm x 17mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.7") with a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs) while the Samsung TL320 has specifications of 97mm x 61mm x 21mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 0.8") along with a weight of n/a grams (0.00 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you are employing at the time. Following is the front view physical size comparison of the S80 versus the TL320.

Nikon S80 vs Samsung TL320 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability score of the S80 and TL320 is 96 and 98 respectively.

Nikon S80 vs Samsung TL320 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S80 vs Samsung TL320 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is difficult to envision the difference between sensor measurements simply by reading through technical specs. The photograph below may give you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the S80 and TL320.

As you have seen, both of these cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but not the same MP. You can anticipate the Nikon S80 to resolve extra detail as a result of its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will also help you crop pics far more aggressively. The newer S80 is going to have a benefit with regard to sensor tech.

Nikon S80 vs Samsung TL320 sensor size comparison

Nikon S80 vs Samsung TL320 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S80 vs Samsung TL320 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S80 as a Portrait photography camera
Samsung TL320 as a Portrait photography camera
33
MP count good (14MP)
offers face detection focus
no manual focus
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
34
manual focus
provides face detection focusing
no external flash support
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon S80 as a Street photography camera
Samsung TL320 as a Street photography camera
63
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers focus via touch
no articulating screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
58
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S80 as a Sports photography camera
Samsung TL320 as a Sports photography camera
40
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14MP)
offers tracking autofocus
very slow continuous shooting (1.3 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
terrible battery life (150 shots)
does not have phase detect auto focus
30
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S80 Travel photography info
Samsung TL320 Travel photography info
60
offers focus via touch
MP count good (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
lack of Timelapse function
terrible battery life (150 per charge)
does not have a selfie friendly display
wide angle not the best (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.6)
59
has built in flash
pretty wide (24mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
sensor resolution low (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S80 Landscape photography info
Samsung TL320 Landscape photography info
36
screen larger than average (3.5 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14MP)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.6)
no manual control
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
terrible battery life (150 per charge)
lack of Timelapse function
43
manual focus
pretty wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
lack of Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S80 Vlogging details
Samsung TL320 Vlogging details
30
touch screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focus
wide angle not the best (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.6)
does not have a selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of external microphone socket
31
pretty wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detection focusing
slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of external mic support
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Nikon S80 vs Samsung TL320 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S80 and Samsung TL320
 Nikon Coolpix S80Samsung TL320
General Information
Company Nikon Samsung
Model type Nikon Coolpix S80 Samsung TL320
Also called as - WB1000
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Announced 2010-09-08 2009-02-23
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Powered by Expeed C2 -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Highest Possible resolution 4320 x 3240 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Maximum enhanced ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 35-175mm (5.0x) 24-120mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.6-4.8 f/2.8-5.8
Macro focusing distance 7cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3.5 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 819k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen technology OLED -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 30s 16s
Max shutter speed 1/8000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter rate 1.3fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance - 5.00 m
Flash options - Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red eye fix
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30, 15 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 133g (0.29 lbs) -
Dimensions 99 x 63 x 17mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.7") 97 x 61 x 21mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 150 shots -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID EN-EL10 -
Self timer - Yes (10 sec, 2 sec, Double, Motion Timer)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SC/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus, internal
Card slots 1 1
Launch cost $191 $380