Comparing f/1.8 compact cameras: Samsung TL500, Olympus XZ-1 and Nikon Coolpix P300

A quick comparison between all three f/1.8 compact cameras on the market today (green color indicates the better specs):

Samsung TL500 Olympus XZ-1 Nikon Coolpix P300
Pixels 1o MP 10 MP 12 MP
Sensor size 1/1.7 in. 1/1.63 in. 1/2.3 in.
Sensor type CCD CCD BSI CMOS
ISO range 80-3200 100-6400 160-3200
Lens aperture f/1.8-2.4 f/1.8-2.5 f/1.8-4.9
Lens zoom 24-72 mm 28-112 mm 24-100mm
Screen Rotating 3″ AMOLED 3″ OLED 3″ 921k dots
Video mode 640×480 at 30fps 1280×720 at 30fps 1920x1080p at 30fps
Max shutter 1/1500 sec 1/2000 sec 1/2000 sec
RAW yes yes no
Flash hot shoe yes yes no
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.5 x 2.5 x 1.1 in. 4.4 x 2.6 x 1.7 4.1 x 2.3 x 1.3
Weight 0.78 lbs 0.60 lbs 0.41 lbs
Price $356.00 $499.00 $329.00

Additional Nikon Coolpix P300 info:

Overview from C-net:

Promotional Nikon P300 video:

and another video overview:

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