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Samsung TL34HD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the screen and value for money. The portability and image quality also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the energy efficiency and features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung TL34HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung TL34 HD


If you often find that your friends wander off, birds take flight, or the sun dips below the horizon before you can press the shutter or adjust settings accordingly, the Samsung TL34HD ($300 as of 3/16/09) might be a good point-and-shoot camera option...

Elegant touch-screen controls ; Good HDTV features

Needs $70 dock for HDTV features ; No panorama mode

A beautiful touch-sensitive screen is the major draw of this feature-packed camera.

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Samsung TL34HD (silver and black)


It's not surprising that the 14.7-megapixel Samsung TL34HD's most noteworthy attribute is its design. The electronics manufacturer generally has some of the better-looking products on the market across the many categories it's involved in. This...

Very good touch-screen shooting controls; many settings to experiment with; well designed.

Middling photo quality; touch-screen frustrating to use in menu system.

An excellent touch-screen interface--at least for shooting photos--and decent feature set don't make the Samsung TL34HD's photo quality better than OK.

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Samsung TL34HD


Samsung's new TL34HD is a sleek and compact digital camera featuring high-definition video capabilities, 14.7 megapixels of resolution and a renowned Schneider 3.6x optical zoom lens yielding a 28mm wide-angle focal length. The most advanced...

The TL34HD gives shooters the ability to record video in 720p high-definition resolution, at a maximum frame rate of 30fps. Shooters can also take advantage of a movie stabilizer and optical zoom while recording video, as well as Samsung's Successive...


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The TL34HD from Samsung is their new touch-screen, 14.7-megapixel point-and-shoot camera. Housed in a sleek metal case, it wowed us with good to excellent results in almost every test we could throw at it, especially white balance and automatic noise....

Solid, handsome construction ; Excellent touch-screen ; Good results in our testing, especially white balance

Poor video quality ; Proprietary port ; In-camera battery charging ; Poorly placed zoom controls and flash

Samsung is showing itself to be a major up-and-comer with this and the NV40. We found the TL34HD a pleasure to use. Its interface was excellent, the touch-screen functioned far better than most of the competition, and it scored very well in the...


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Samsung TL34HD


Point-and-shoot digicams have some pretty outlandish features for reasonable prices these days. Look at the new Samsung TL34HD, for example. It has a 14.7-megapixel sensor, a 3-inch touchscreen LCD, optical image stabilization, a wide-angle Schneider...

Fine images in good light; solid 720p videos; excellent touch screen menu

Sharp photos require bright light; built-in mic is really bad

The Samsung TL34HD is a mixed bag.

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Samsung TL34HD Digital Camera First Impressions Review


The Samsung TL34HD (or the NV100HD as it is known outside of the USA) is the new flagship of Samsung's point and shoot lineup, with 14.6-megapixel resolution and a large 3-inch touch screen LCD. And it looks like it could be a flagship performer; apart...

- 3-inch LCD screen is clear and bright - Touch screen is easy to use - Menus are mostly well laid out and logical

- Zoom button is uncomfortably placed for one-handed use - No aperture- or shutter-priority mode

Samsung made a couple of odd choices with the TL34HD. For one, it can shoot high definition video, but does not come with a high definition video output by default; you have to pay extra for the dock connector to get HDMI output. This seems like an odd...

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Samsung TL34HD


Although the Samsung TL34HD digital camera is a nicely designed shooter that's easy to use and offers plenty of options, it just doesn't produce great images.

Easy-to-navigate touch screen LCD; lots of shooting options; nice design

So-so images; very sensitive touch screen; underperforming HD movie mode

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Review: Samsung TL34HD Digital Camera


Before the release of Samsung's NV series their digital cameras were notoriously bad. Being a company that is almost always a safe option to purchase from, regardless of the product, the NV series was a great release because finally Samsung had a few...

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Samsung TL34HD


The TL34HD is a new pocket-size touch-screen camera from Samsung, boasting a high 14.7-megapixel resolution and a 3.6x zoom, wide-angle lens, with a list price of $299.99

We were very impressed with the body of this camera. It's mostly constructed of matte metal, so it's tough, and won't get smudged by fingerprints too badly. Well, except for the top (which is shiny) and the screen (which is inevitable with touch-screen...

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Samsung TL34HD


The front of the TL34HD is a sleek little number, with a curved accent along the upper left corner made of smoother plastic that morphs into a wrist-strap hole. Apart from this little area and a small section on the lens, the rest of the camera's front...



Product Specifications

The possibilities are endless with the TL34HD digital camera. The large 3.0" LCD touch screen lets you take pictures or shoot video in high definition. You'll also get amazing close-ups with the high-quality optics in the 28 mm wide angle lens. It delivers crystal-clear images with every shot. The Samsung TL34HD has all the advanced features you want, in one compact digital camera. Featuring an all-metal build, the TL34HD is pocket-sized and takes camera design to a new level. Although compact, a large three-inch touch-screen HVGA LCD dominates the back of the camera and is sure to turn heads no matter where the TL34HD may be used. The TL34HD gives shooters the ability to record video in 720p high-definition resolution, at a maximum frame rate of 30fps. Shooters can also take advantage of a movie stabilizer and optical zoom while recording video, as well as Samsung's Successive Recording mode, which allows the user to pause and then resume filming without having to save the clips as individual files. Additionally, the TL34HD utilizes H.264 compression, a codec for high-definition video that has become an industry standard and which yields three times the recording length than of MPEG4.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Samsung SLB-1137D

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card / MultiMediaCardplus/MultiMediaCard / MultiMediaCardplus / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


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:Back light / Beach/snow / Beauty shot / Cafe / Children / Close-up / Dawn/dusk / Fireworks / Food / Landscape / Night mode / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Sunset / Text/Landscape / Portrait mode / Night mode / Text / Close-up / Back light / Beach/snow / Self-portrait / Children / Food / Fireworks / Dawn/dusk / Sunset / Cafe / Beauty shot


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-5.9
Max Focal Length:21.6mm
Min Focal Length:6mm
Optical Zoom:3.6
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Black/Black / Silver/Silver/Silver / Red

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.72 / 1/1.72"/1/1.72"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.8 mm ( 1/1.72 ) / 14.8 mm ( 1/1.72" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:14.7Megapixel

Optical System

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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:H.264 / MPEG-4/MPEG-4 / H.264
Digital Zoom:5
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 800 / ISO 400 / ISO 200 / ISO 1600 / ISO auto / ISO 3200 (3Mpix)/ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 (3Mpix) / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Blue / Calm / Classic / Color Filter / Cool / Forest / Frames / Green / Negative / Neutral / Noise / Red / Retro / Sepia / Soft / Vivid/Soft / Cool / Negative / Black & White / Sepia / Neutral / Vivid / Blue / Green / Red / Noise / Frames / Color Filter / Calm / Classic / Forest / Retro
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None