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Samsung TL225 / ST550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 344 reviews of Samsung TL225 / ST550. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the size and image quality. The portability and screen also get good feedback, but the viewfinder and shutter get critical opinions.

usability, screen, portability, image quality, size

battery, reliability, memory, shutter, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung TL225 / ST550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung TL225 / ST550


alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Samsung TL225 / ST550 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People really like the performance and image quality. The screen and portability also get good views. The memory and viewfinder get negative views.

usability, portability, screen, image quality, performance

size, reliability, viewfinder, memory

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung TL225 / ST550


alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Samsung TL225 / ST550 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People really like the performance and design. The screen and price also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the durability and zoom.

usability, price, screen, design, performance

shutter, zoom, durability

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (

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.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Kelsey Hazlewood (

Review: Samsung DualView TL225


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...

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

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Samsung DualView TL225 review


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.

Oct, 2009

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Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (

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.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : William Chambers (

Samsung TL225 Review


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 ofthe camera, along with the typical display on the back. This "DualView" approach is aimed...

Nov, 2009


Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Samsung ST550 Review


The Samsung ST550 (also known as the TL225) is a 12 megapixel point and shoot camera with a unique twist - it has a 1.5 inch LCD screen on the front which makes it easier to take self-portrait pictures. In addition to this World-first feature, the...

With the best touchscreen interface of any current camera and a useful secondary LCD for easy self-portraits, the Samsung ST550 is a real crowd-pleaser. The resulting poor battery life and so-so image quality unfortunately ultimately detract from the...

Dec, 2009

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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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Samsung ST550 Digital Camera Review


During playback, these tilt commands shift to multi slideshow, favourite tag and protect tag and also help to shuffle backwards and forwards through images. Simple USB charging allows for minimum fuss: you don’t have to take the battery out of the...

Apr, 2010


Expert review by : Michael Kwan (futurelooks)

Samsung ST550 Dual LCD Digital Camera


The digital camera market is constantly on the hunt for new and exciting features. In recent years, we've seen more and more consumer-level cameras implement such things as GPS geotagging, ...

Very solid-feeling camera ; Innovative secondary display on the front ; Very large touchscreen interface ; Good quality photos ; Plenty of features and options

Quite a bit heavier than expected ; Could result in portraits with subjects looking to the right ; Too expensive (in Canada) ; Touchscreen is not glove-friendly

It should be noted that there is quite the discrepancy in pricing, depending on where you choose to buy this camera. Poking around on the Internet, I found that Amazon (USA) had the Samsung ST550 listed at just $230. By contrast, Future Shop (Canada)...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (

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,...

Dec, 2009

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