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Samsung DualView TL225

alaTest has collected and analyzed 291 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the responsiveness and portability are overall positive. The image quality and usability also get good comments, but there are some critical views about the energy efficiency and features. There are some mixed views about the zoom and flash.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung DualView TL225 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung DualView TL225


The 12-megapixel Samsung DualView TL225 ($350 as of December 1, 2009) packs various never-before-seen features into a single point-and-shoot camera. As a feat of engineering and design, it's an astounding piece of work. Performance-minded...

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

Expensive ; Supports only microSD and microSDHC storage cards ; Poor battery life

Packed with innovative features, the dual-screen, touchscreen, gesture-controlled TL225 is more for gadget hounds than for hardcore photographers. Its whistles and bells drain the battery quickly.

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Samsung TL225 Digital Camera Review


The Samsung TL225 is a compact point & shoot camera with a trick up its sleeve: a 1.5-inch LCD screen on the front for taking self portraits.

The Samsung TL225 is an attractive camera for the $330 price. It shoots good pictures, has a decent zoom lens and is easy to control and use. The large screen on the back of the camera is excellent: clear, bright and with enough resolution to show fine...

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Dual-Screen Camera Delivers Double Dose of Dumb


Think a camera with a dual LCD on the front is a good idea? Yeah, it's not. Samsung forgot to develop the camera part of this equation.

Front LCD is fantastic for creating self-indulgent photos. Focal length starts at 27mm, which makes for great wide-angle shots

So-so image quality, especially in low light. Long shutter lag means many missed moments. Touchscreen isn't very responsive or protected by a plastic screen — we felt like it could get damaged pretty easily


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Samsung DualView TL225 (Orange/Black)


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 DualView TL225


It's not easy for a camera manufacturer to come up with that one killer feature that will set its shooter apart from the crowded pack. Samsung has done just that with by adding an LCD to the front of the 12.2-megapixel Samsung DualView TL225 ($349.99...

Excellent image quality. Versatile front-facing LCD. Thin design. High-resolution 3.5-inch touch-screen display with haptic feedback. HDMI-CEC support

Noticeable shutter lag. Audio is muted when you zoom during video capture. Proprietary USB and HDMI Ports ; Watch our Samsung DualView TL225 video review

Excellent image quality, a unique front-facing LCD for self-portraits, and a big, high-resolution touch-screen make Samsung's TL225 a true winner.

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Samsung TL225


The Samsung TL225 also has a 3.5-inch widescreen LCD display with 1,152,000 dots of resolution, which equates to around 384,000 pixels. This unusually high-res display features a touch panel through which most control is achieved. The Samsung TL225's...

Attractive styling ; 27-124mm eq. lens is wide with decent telephoto reach ; Very simple control layout ; Excellent hi-res 3.5-inch LCD monitor ; Front 1.5-inch screen a lot of fun ; Dual Image Stabilization (optical/electronic) ; Captures 1,280 x 720p...

Touch screen menu not nearly as sophisticated or intuitive as competitors ; Tilt control doesn't work well ; Uses easy-to-lose, hard-to-handle microSD/microSDHC cards ; Minimal manual adjustments ; Difficulty using touch screen when mounted on tripod ;...

USB Transfer Speed: Connected to a computer or printer with USB 2.0, the Samsung TL225's download speeds are pretty fast. We measured 5,353 KBytes/sec.

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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.

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 TL225


The Samsung TL 225 is a 12.2 megapixel point and shoot camera. The TL225 features a 4.6x optical zoom lens and optical image stabilization. It has a 3.5″ touchscreen LCD on the back. What makes the TL225 so different though, is that it has a 1.5″ LCD...

Yes. Short and simple.

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Samsung TL225


Compact, with a trick up its sleeve: a 1.5-inch LCD screen on the front for self portraits

A second front-facing LCD; Good color results; Decent noise scores

Image edges soft at times

The Samsung TL225 is an attractive camera for the $330 price. It shoots good pictures, has a decent zoom lens and is easy to control and use. The large screen on the back of the camera is excellent: clear, bright and with enough resolution to show fine...

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Samsung DualView TL225 Review


We've already taken a look at the Dual LCD technology introduced with the Samsung DualView TL225.

Dual LCD technology ; Haptic touch screen ; Slim form factor

Uses MicroSD only ; Poor at mid-to-high ISO ; Slow image buffer

The cost might be a little bit high with a retail price of $350, and may turn off more than a few consumers. But if you like what you read, I'd suggest you take a shot at the TL225. I enjoyed shooting with it and found very little wrong with it once I...

Product Specifications

Picture yourself in the Fun! The Samsung DualView camera TL225 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 TL225 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 3.5" 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


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


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
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/Landscape / Portrait mode / Night mode / Action / Macro / Back light / Night portrait / Natural green / Children / Blue sky / Fireworks / Sunset / Beach / Backlight portrait / Dawn / Tripod / White / Macro text / Snow / Macro portrait / Natural portrait / Perfect self-portrait / Beauty shot


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line: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



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.33 / 1/2.33"/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 800 / ISO 400 / ISO 200 / ISO 1600 / ISO 3200 / ISO auto/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/Soft / Cool / Negative / Vivid / Noise / Elegant / Color Filter / Calm / Classic / Forest / Retro
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera