Olympus XZ-10 vs Samsung TL220

Portability
91
Imaging
38
Features
57
Overall
45
Olympus Stylus XZ-10 front
 
Samsung TL220 front
Portability
95
Imaging
36
Features
27
Overall
32

Olympus XZ-10 vs Samsung TL220 Key Specs

Olympus XZ-10
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-130mm (F1.8-2.7) lens
  • 221g - 102 x 61 x 34mm
  • Launched January 2013
Samsung TL220
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 27-124mm (F3.5-5.9) lens
  • 169g - 100 x 60 x 19mm
  • Launched August 2009
  • Alternative Name is ST500
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Olympus XZ-10 vs Samsung TL220 Overview

The following is a complete review of the Olympus XZ-10 vs Samsung TL220, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by companies Olympus and Samsung. The image resolution of the XZ-10 (12MP) and the TL220 (12MP) is relatively well matched and they feature the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The XZ-10 was launched 3 years after the TL220 which is quite a big difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving in to a in depth comparison, below is a simple summation of how the XZ-10 scores vs the TL220 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus XZ-10 over the Samsung TL220

 XZ-10 TL220 
LaunchedJanuary 2013August 2009Newer by 43 months
Focus manually Very accurate focusing
Screen resolution920k230kClearer screen (+690k dot)

Reasons to pick Samsung TL220 over the Olympus XZ-10

 TL220 XZ-10 

Common features in the Olympus XZ-10 and Samsung TL220

 XZ-10 TL220 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen sizing
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Olympus XZ-10 vs Samsung TL220 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to travel with your camera frequently, you need to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Olympus XZ-10 comes with external measurements of 102mm x 61mm x 34mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.3") having a weight of 221 grams (0.49 lbs) and the Samsung TL220 has dimensions of 100mm x 60mm x 19mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.7") with a weight of 169 grams (0.37 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you use at the time. Following is the front view measurement comparison of the XZ-10 against the TL220.

Olympus XZ-10 vs Samsung TL220 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the XZ-10 and TL220 is 91 and 95 respectively.

Olympus XZ-10 vs Samsung TL220 top view buttons comparison

Olympus XZ-10 vs Samsung TL220 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is very tough to visualize the difference between sensor dimensions merely by checking technical specs. The pic underneath will help offer you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the XZ-10 and TL220.

As you can tell, each of these cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements and the identical megapixels so you can expect similar quality of files though you really should consider the age of the products into consideration. The more recent XZ-10 should have an advantage in sensor technology.

Olympus XZ-10 vs Samsung TL220 sensor size comparison

Olympus XZ-10 vs Samsung TL220 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus XZ-10 vs Samsung TL220 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Olympus XZ-10
Portrait photography with Samsung TL220
46
manual focus
supports face detection focusing
exports RAW files
low resolution (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
21
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
can't use external flash
MP count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Olympus XZ-10 Street photography information
Samsung TL220 Street photography information
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
exports RAW files
screen is fixed
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
heavier than competition in class (221g)
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
has touch focus
fixed screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus XZ-10
Sports photography with Samsung TL220
35
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports tracking autofocus
very slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
low resolution (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
28
has image stabilization (Optical)
lack of shutter priority mode
MP count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus XZ-10 Travel photography factors
Samsung TL220 Travel photography factors
61
built-in flash
decently wide (26mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
missing Time Lapse recording
heavier than competition in class (221 grams)
low resolution (12 megapixels)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
62
has touch focus
has built in flash
really wide (27mm)
missing Time Lapse function
MP count low (12 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus XZ-10 Landscape photography info
Samsung TL220 Landscape photography info
54
manual focus
decently wide (26mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
exports RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
low resolution (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
missing Time Lapse recording
37
really wide (27mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
manual mode not available
MP count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
missing Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus XZ-10 Vlogging highlights
Samsung TL220 Vlogging highlights
35
decently wide (26mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
touchscreen functionality
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detection focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
missing external mic port
heavier than competition in class (221 grams)
31
really wide (27mm)
touchscreen enabled
has image stabilization (Optical)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen is not selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing mic port
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Olympus XZ-10 vs Samsung TL220 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus XZ-10 and Samsung TL220
 Olympus Stylus XZ-10Samsung TL220
General Information
Make Olympus Samsung
Model type Olympus Stylus XZ-10 Samsung TL220
Also Known as - ST500
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2013-01-30 2009-08-13
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 3968 x 2976 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 6400 3200
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 35 -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 26-130mm (5.0x) 27-124mm (4.6x)
Largest aperture f/1.8-2.7 f/3.5-5.9
Macro focusing range 1cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 920 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 seconds 8 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 5.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance - 3.40 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Wireless Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow sync, Manual
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps, 18Mbps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps, 9Mbps) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30, 15 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 221g (0.49 pounds) 169g (0.37 pounds)
Dimensions 102 x 61 x 34mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.3") 100 x 60 x 19mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 240 pictures -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID Li-50B SLB-07A
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (10 sec, 2 sec, Double, Motion Timer)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, internal
Storage slots One One
Launch price $428 $90