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Samsung DualView TL220

alaTest has collected and analyzed 338 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the image stabilizer and responsiveness. The image quality and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the energy efficiency and exposure, while some have doubts about the focus and storage.

screen, usability, image quality, responsiveness, stabilizer

battery, build quality, reliability, storage, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung DualView TL220 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung DualView TL220 (Red)

 

Editors' note: CNET reviewed the Samsung DualView TL225. The DualView TL220 differs from the TL225 slightly, but in no way that affects shooting performance or photo quality. The feature differences for the TL220 are a smaller 3-inch LCD with a...

Large automatic shooting feature set; responsive touch-screen navigation; unique dual-screen design.

Adapter needed for HDMI output; microSD card requirement might irk some; touch-screen interface not for everyone; battery charges in camera; whole screen not used for framing shots at full resolution.

The technology-packed Samsung DualView TL225 is the ultimate ultracompact for those who like to be in front of the camera more than they like being behind it.

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Samsung TL220 Preview

 

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. - August 13, 2009 - SamsungElectronics America, Inc., today announced the Samsung DualViewCameras, the TL225 and TL220. These 12.2 mega-pixel, innovative compactdigital cameras feature Dual LCD screens, with one LCD on the front...

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Review: Samsung DualView TL225 digital camera

 

The 12-megapixel Samsung DualView TL225 packs various never-before-seen features into a single point-and-shoot camera.

Innovative dual-screen display ; Cool touchscreen UI with gesture-based controls

Supports only microSD and microSDHC storage cards ; Poor battery life ; Mediocre image quality

Subtlety" isn't in the DualView TL225's vocabulary. When you tap the area to the left of its 4.6X (27mm to 124mm) optical zoom lens, its black front faceplate morphs into a secondary LCD screen. The front-facing LCD screen has several useful functions,...

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Samsung DualView TL225

 

If you're looking for a digital camera with one feature that stands out among all the rest, the Samsung DualView TL225 has got it: a dual LCD screen for self-portraits. The 12.4-megapixel has two viewfinders, one on the front and one on the back. The...

Fantastic image quality ; Front-facing LCD & large touch screen LCD on back ; 720p Video w/ HDMI output

Long shutter lag ; Proprietary HDMI & USB connectors

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Do not buy this camera

 

Sounds great, but damage to 45 days of purchase. I turned it on, It does not work. At Best Buy I saw a lady returning the ST 700 Samsung for the same failure. Do not buy this camera, I paid $ 270.00 and I have not been able to use. ... Expand full review

Sounds great

It damage to 45 days of purchase, just take 50 photos on two occasions. The lens stayed out, the screen is black, do not see anything and not be turned off unless you remove the battery. I call customer service at Samsung, attended me very well and said t

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Complete piece of junk

 

This camera takes alright pictures, but the latches are poorly engineered. Mine got "water" in it somehow, even though I never exposed it to water. I'm assuming the "water" they are speaking of is sweat that entered through the crappy latch for the...

Decent pictures for a cheap camera ; Decent set of point-and-shoot features

Build quality is absolute crap ; Cheap latch for battery and connector cable

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Horrible camera

 

Lightweight; occasionally I get lucky and get one or two good pictures that I can print

Settings are hard to figure out; horrible pictures at concerts, horrible video, the stabilizer actually makes the video and pictures more blurry

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"Horrible camera"

 

Lightweight; occasionally I get lucky and get one or two good pictures that I can print

Settings are hard to figure out; horrible pictures at concerts, horrible video, the stabilizer actually makes the video and pictures more blurry.

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"Do not buy this camera"

 

Sounds great, but damage to 45 days of purchase. I turned it on, It does not work. At Best Buy I saw a lady returning the ST 700 Samsung for the same failure. Do not buy this camera, I paid $ 270.00 and I have not been able to use. Now I have to send...

Sounds great.

It damage to 45 days of purchase, just take 50 photos on two occasions. The lens stayed out, the screen is black, do not see anything and not be turned off unless you remove the battery. I call customer service at Samsung, attended me very well and said t

Consumer review by:

Do not buy this camera

 

Sounds great, but damage to 45 days of purchase. I turned it on, It does not work. At Best Buy I saw a lady returning the ST 700 Samsung for the same failure. Do not buy this camera, I paid $ 270.00 and I have not been able to use. Now I have to send...

Sounds great

It damage to 45 days of purchase, just take 50 photos on two occasions. The lens stayed out, the screen is black, do not see anything and not be turned off unless you remove the battery. I call customer service at Samsung, attended me very well and said t

Product Specifications

Picture yourself in the Fun! The Samsung DualView camera TL220 with a 1.5" front LCD screen - a revolutionary feature in the industry - lets you take part in capturing the moment like never before. The Samsung DualView camera TL220 lets you see every scene in an exciting way. Just use the front LCD screen, and set up the perfect shot - with you in it - time after time. A host of top-ranked features and technologies, from the 4.6x/27mm Schneider lens to the 3" touch screen with "haptic" technology, turns this camera into a true must-have. And the small, handheld size makes it easy to take it with you everywhere you go.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

AV Furniture

Recommended Use:LCD TV
Type:Bracket

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Samsung SLB-07A

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:microSD Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:2.4in
Weight:5.3oz/5.5lbs
Width:3.9in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Action / Back light / Backlight portrait / Beach / Beauty shot / Blue sky / Children / Dawn / Fireworks / Landscape / Macro / Macro portrait / Macro text / Natural green / Natural portrait / Night mode / Night portrait / Perfect self-portrait / Portrait mode / Snow / Sunset / Tripod / White

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:TL220/WMTL2200
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung/Samsung DualView

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-5.9
Max Focal Length:22.5mm
Min Focal Length:4.9mm
Optical Zoom:4.6
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Blue/Red/Silver

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.33"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.9 mm ( 1/2.33 ) / 10.9 mm ( 1/2.33" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:12.2Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Video Input

Digital Video Format:H.264
Digital Zoom:5
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Calm / Classic / Color Filter / Cool / Elegant / Forest / Negative / Noise / Retro / Soft / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera
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