Samsung TL225 Review

Review posted 11/6/2009

Samsung has surprised the world with the introduction of the DualView TL225, one of the first digicams ever to offer dual LCD screens, one located on the front of the camera, along with the typical display on the back. This "DualView" approach is aimed towards those who are constantly taking self-portraits or small group shots using the one-handed, self-photographer method; turning the camera towards you and holding it with one hand while posing for the photo with a friend or loved one.

This is accomplished using a 1.5-inch LCD located on the front of the camera, which allows you to take sharp, high-quality photos, whether you are in front of or behind the camera. The TL225 also features a 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD on the back offering a whopping 1,152K pixels of resolution. This 12-megapixel model also offers a 4.6x optical zoom lens, Smart Auto exposure mode, and H.264 format (MPEG4) HD video recording at 720p resolution.

TL225 Key Features:
  • 12.2-megapixel CCD image sensor for images sizes up to 4000x3000 pixels
  • Samsung 4.6x optical zoom lens (27-124.2mm in 35mm equivalent)
  • Smart Auto exposure mode chooses from scene modes for best possible results
  • Program AE mode offers access to more advaced setttings (ISO, WB, etc.)
  • Dual IS system (optical + digital IS)
  • Face Detection system with Blink Detection, Smile Shot, and Beauty Shot options
  • Capture video at 800x592 (20fps) or 640x480 and 320x240 (30/15fps) w/audio
  • High speed continuous and Auto Exposure Bracketing shooting
  • 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD with 1,152K pixels
  • 1.5-inch "DualView" LCD on the front for effortless self-portraits
  • Records video at 720p HD resolution @ 15 or 30fps (VGA and QVGA available too)
  • Adjustable sensitivity from ISO 80 - 3200
  • 55MB of internal memory and removable SD/SDHC/MMC card storage
  • In-camera edit menu for making adjustments to still images
  • Li-ion rechargeable battery, charges via USB (AC Adapter included)
  • USB 2.0 Mass Storage and PictBridge compliant

The TL225 camera kit is available now for estimated selling price of US$299.99, and ships with: Rechargeable battery pack, AC adapter/USB cable, AV cable, Camera Strap, Software CD-ROM, Maual and Product Warranty.

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