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Samsung TL225 DualView 12.2MP Digital Camera with 4.6X Optical Zoom and 3.5-Inch LCD Screen and 1.5-Inch Front Screen (Orange)

by Samsung
3.6 out of 5 stars 59 customer reviews
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Technical Details

Product Description

  • 1/2" LCD on front makes it easy to put yourself in the shot
  • 3-1/2" touchscreen LCD on the back for intuitive operation
  • Sturdy aluminum back cover
  • 12.2-megapixel effective recording
  • Wide-angle Schneider lens with 4.6X optical zoom
  • Dual Image Stabilization (optical and digital)
  • 35mm equivalent focal length: 27-142mm
  • Top JPEG resolution: 4000 x 3000
  • Smart automatic mode evaluates your shooting
  • Environment and selects ideal camera settings
  • Easy album mode lets you quickly find photos stored on a memory card based on subject or scene
  • Face detection adjusts focus and exposure settings for better portraits
  • Smile shot and blink detection help you capture ideal expressions
  • High-definition movie mode with audio (1280 x 720 at up to 30 frames per second)
  • Optional adapter and cable (available from S

  • Product Information

    Product Dimensions 3.9 x 0.8 x 2.4 inches
    Item Weight 6.6 ounces
    Shipping Weight 13.6 ounces
    Item model number EC-TL225ZBPOUS
    Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
    Customer Reviews
    3.6 out of 5 stars 59 customer reviews

    3.6 out of 5 stars
    Best Sellers Rank #19,040 in Camera & Photo
    #2,175 in Camera & Photo > Point & Shoot Digital Cameras
    Date first available at Amazon.com October 2, 2001

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    I would guess that ninety percent of you reading these reviews are prospective digital camera buyers. You are reading these honest reviews by average people in an effort to learn more about buying this camera, you're asking that question "Is the dual-view TL225 right for me?" I don't know if it is, but keep in mind as you're reading my review that I'm writing this review for you because I was you the perspective buyer with numerous questions and concerns just one week ago.

    Comparatively this Camera does not take the best picture of all the camera's in its price range. (The sub $300 digital camera category.) There are other camera's in the TL225's price range the give a better representation of color, perform better in low lighting, take better action photographs, take higher resolution HD movies or are smaller and possibly more convenient in some ways. The TL225 is not the pinnacle of digital photography in any category that I could find. It is however, on par with or above average for its class in just about every category; from iso, to HD-Movie capabilities, picture resolution, delay time between taking pictures, and etc. Make no mistake, this camera is no chump! It's just not a champion in any particular category. Overall I think it's the best fit for the average person that needs a digital camera for taking pictures of nights out, sight seeing, family events, etc. It's also quite sleek, I might suggest, nay, I implore you go to bestbuy and see just how sleek this device is before buying it.

    Some of the other reviewers have been a bit harsh. I wonder however, how many digital cameras they have owned in their life. If the answer is 1 or 2, then they really aren't in a position to make accurate criticisms of this device.
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    My previous camera was a 4MegaPixel Canon S410 which I purchased about 7 years ago. I figured it was time for an upgrade and first I purchased a 12.2 MegaPixel Canon SD980 which is about this same price as the Samsung TL225 and also has a large touch screen. The features and touch UI weren't nearly as good as the TL225. The picture quality of the SD980 was poor and after looking more closely at reviews, I realized I wasn't the only one having issues with it. So, I returned the Canon and purchased this Samsung (mostly because I still wanted the nice touch screen but thought it would have better, not excellent, but good, picture quality). I have been relatively disappointed in the picture quality on this camera. Even in great light conditions, the picture quality isn't all that great. I took my new Samsung TL225 and my old Canon S410 out to the Zoo today to do some comparison shots. It's really sad that my 7 year old, 4 MegaPixel camera is taking far better quality pictures than this brand new, 12.2 MegaPixel camera. Somewhere along the line, the CCD manufacturers must have given up quality in the race to say they had the highest MegaPixel count in their device. There is no excuse for the 4MP to look better than 12.2. Before someone comes along and tells me that I just need to tweak this or that setting, I will say, both cameras were set to auto mode in the comparisons so that things were fair. Also, I don't want to mess with settings, I want to point and shoot and get a decent (not professional) picture. Most of these pictures look OK when zoomed all the way out, but don't think you are going to be able to zoom in and crop a little just because you have 12MP to work with. Any zooming in on the picture on your computer reveals how washed out the image is.Read more ›
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    This is my 1st touch camera. I have owned many small point and shot cameras and this one is the easiest one to work for me and takes great pictures.

    I bought this camera 1 month ago and went on vacation to wine country Napa/Sonoma
    I downloaded the disc manual that comes with the camera and read it complete on the plane. I am glade I did. Being a touch screen you have no controls to turn like basic cameras.
    for anyone looking to buy this samsung, read the manual the funtions are mostly symbols and once you know all the touch funtions you will be taking great pictures.
    If you have a touch phone your halfway there. Amazining pictures and it gives you so many was to take your shots. The quality is great and the 3.5 in screen is outstanding just slide your finger on the screen and veiw or delete. As for the the front view screen in works good but on sunny days you may have to angle it a bit could be brighter.
    rear screen is fine.
    some reviewers complain about fingerprints on the screen.. no problem with me, you just wipe them off, you do want to keep it clean.
    The camera is thin to store anywhere. I went to a my verizon phone store and bought a phone case leather and has a clip for your belt. It work great when I was wine touring.
    Bottom line go and play with one but remember read the manual this camera has funtions that are not listed on the box..enjoy
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    I'm a Canon person and just about all of my compact cameras have been Canon or Nikon. (I must have owned a dozen in the past decade). I got tired of my newest Canon and wanted to try something different. I've been very satisfied with Canon and it's consistent quality, but the fact remains that other than cosmetic changes and the continued increase in resolution (megapixels), very little is left to be desired by gadget lovers out there.

    I've been waiting for the price to drop on the Samsung dual views for a while. I purchased the TL-210 at Costco for about $200. When I brought it home, I realized that it wasn't quite the way I remembered it when I saw it for the first time a while back. It was a little bit bulky as well. I researched it and realized there are actually around 4 different models of the dual views. The TL-205? and TL-210 are the lower end models and neither are touch screen. The TL-220 and TL-225 are the higher end touch screen models. I went ahead and purchased the TL-225 ($260)through Amazon so that I can compare the TL-210 vs. the TL-225.

    The reason why I love Samsung is because they have a lot of imagination and are probably the most innovative. If only they could follow through with ingenuity and intuition!! My "upgrade" to the TL-225 touch screen actually downgraded some of my features. The TL-210 was 12.4mp and had a 5X optical zoom. The TL-225 is 12.2 mp and a 4.6X optical zoom. The 210 was not a touch screen so it had buttons all over. These buttons were all located in logical places and if you are familiar with the layout of Canon camera buttons, you wouldn't even need to read the Samsung manual to operate the camera. There was also a dedicated button on the top next to the on/off button to turn on the front lcd screen on the 210.
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