Samsung DualView TL225

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(added 22 Aug 2009)
Samsung DualView TL225

A camera with a great surprise, since all cameras were getting snaps from the frontal side, yet the review we are presenting here, would give you the opportunity of getting snaps from the backside either, which is this gizmo? It is Samsung DualView TL225 that is fortuned to be adding with it two LCD displays one at its front side and one at its rear side, and 12.2MP resolution either.

Of course, this unmatched and highly modern camera's front side screen is having the size of 1.5in, whilst its backside display is measuring 3.5in with broader touchscreen backside LCD.  This TL225 series is accompanied by TL220 that attaches mostly identical features with it.

Amazingly TL225 LCD is offering a broader resolution to the extent of fourfold bigger than all other conventional cameras. 12.2MP CCD and 27mm broader-angle lens with 4.6x optical zoom, lends a broader snapping capability from a nearer spot with a finer resolution from the central point of the impression to the corners.

"These cameras are very first of their kind," said Sang Jin Park, CEO of Samsung Digital Imaging Company. "The use of digital imaging technologies has evolved and we are offering functionality and capabilities that no other digital camera manufacturer has yet addressed.  It has become more common for the photographer to switch roles and become the subject of his or her photo, especially given the rise in popularity of self-portraits or profile pictures for use with today's popular social networking sites. The Dual LCD on the TL225 and TL220 allows consumers to become part of the picture in a way that they simply were unable to do so before. These cameras will be must-haves for those individuals that use popular social networking websites and for families that want to get everyone, including the photographer in the picture." He added.

These both series TL225 and TL220, which carries double displays - a large display on the back is aimed to control the images, and the front side screen is fixated for previewing the close-ups.

These both series employ Samsung's latest Tap and Take function, which permits to switch to employing the front screen by simply using it.  Using this function means mechanically kicking the TL225 and TL220 into close-up mode that depends on smile-shutter to snap off a subject.

This can also be useful to employ the animated images, which are productive to attract small children and can easily make the elders happy.  Besides, these both series also add optical and digital image stabilization, face and smile recognition, smile shuttering, 720p HD video recording and gesture-driven touchscreen either.

Samsung seems committed to add additional capabilities, in its newest gizmos, as has done in ST225 and ST220 series.

Key Specs and Features Samsung DualView TL225 Image sensor

Type: 1/2.33? (approx 7.79mm) CCD

Effective Pixel: Approx. 12.2MP

Total Pixel: Approx. 12.4MP


Focal Length: Schneider-KREUZNACH Lens f = 4.9 ~ 22.5mm (35mm film equivalent: 27~124.2mm)

F #:  F3.5 (W) ~ F5.9 (T)

Digital Zoom Still Image mode: 1.0X ~5.0X

Play mode: 1.0X ~ 12.5X (depends on image size)

Image Stabilization

Dual IS (OIS + DIS)

* OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), DIS (Digital Image Stabilization)


Type:  TFT LCD

Feature: Main Display - 3.5" (8.9cm) Wide 1152K Full Touch LCD; Front Display - 1.5"(3.8cm) 61K TFT LCD


Type: TTL auto focus (Multi AF, Center AF, Face Detection AF, Smart Touch AF, Smart Face Recognition AF, One Touch Shooting)

Range:  Normal - 80cm ~ infinity, Macro - 5cm ~ 80cm (Wide), 50cm ~ 80cm (Tele), Auto Macro - 5cm ~ Infinity (Wide), 50cm ~ Infinity (Tele)


Control: Program AE

Metering: Multi, Spot, Center Weighted, Face Detection AE

Compensation:  ±2EV (1/3EV steps)

ISO Equivalent: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200


Modes: Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, slow sync, Flash off, Red eye fix

Range: Wide - 0.2m ~ 3.4m, Tele - 0.5m ~ 2.0m, (ISO AUTO)

Recharging time: Approx. 4 seconds


Soft+, Soft, Normal, Vivid, Vivid+

White Balance

Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom

Still Image Shooting: Smart Auto, Auto, Program, Dual IS, Scene, Movie Clip

*Smart Auto

: Portrait, Night Portrait, Backlight Portrait, Macro Portrait, Backlight, Landscape, White, Action, Tripod, Night, Macro, Macro Text, Blue Sky, Sunset Sky, Natural Portrait, Natural Green


: Beauty shot, Frame Guidet, Portrait, Children, Night, Landscape, Close up Text, Sunset, Dawn, Back Light, Fireworks, Beach, Snow

Effect: Photo Style Selector: Normal, Soft, Vivid, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, Custom RGB

Image Adjust: Sharpness (Soft+, Soft, Normal, Vivid, Vivid+),

Contrast (Hight+,High, Normal, Low, Low+),

Saturation (++, +, Normal, -, --)

Edit: Image Edit: Resize, Rotate, Trimming

Photo Style Selector: Normal, Soft, Vivid, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, Custom RGB

Special Effect: Color Filter, Elegant, Add Noise

Image Adjust: Face Retouch, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Red Eye Fix, ACB

Funny Face: Face Retouch (Level 1, 2, 3), Red eye fix, Snow, Mosaic, Highlight

Image Play

Single image, Thumbnails, Smart Album, Advanced Slide show, Movie Clip

* Slide show, Slide show with Effect & Music

- Smart Album Category: Type, Date, Color, Week, Face, Favorite

(External Memory card is needed for sorting the photos by Face)

Voice Recording

Voice Recording: Max. 10 hours

Voice Memo: Still Image - max. 10 seconds

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(added 22 Aug 2009) / 3058 views

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