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Samsung EX1 / TL500

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Overall 7
7.3

Expert Review

DP Review
11 April 2011
  • Summary: The TL500 / EX1 is a very capable and well-featured photographers' compact camera. Its excellent (and articulated) OLED screen helps distinguish it from the conceptually similar Panasonic LX3. Overall it's among the best compact cameras available if the super-bright lens is more important to your type of shooting than overall zoom reach.
  • Pros: Good image quality, particularly at lower ISO settings, Extremely bright F1.8-2.4 lens, Useful 24mm equiv. wide angle, High ISO performance good up to ISO 800 (and higher if processed from RAW), Accessible, quick-to-use manual controls, Superb bright, high-contrast, articulated OLED screen, Generally well optimized JPEGs with good color response, RAW capability with fully featured RAW conversion software, Well implemented manual AF point selection mode, Reliable focus...
  • Cons: Highlight clipping and channel clipping in bright, high-contrast conditions, Unpredictable metering requires regular use of exposure compensation, No control over noise reduction (which is excessive at high ISO settings), Video limited to VGA resolution, Rear dial difficult to move with precision (and has to be used for manually changing aperture), Flash underpowered, flash performance overall not that impressive, Manual focus preview too low resolution to be useful (...
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Overall 8
8.3

Samsung EX1 digital camera review

best4reviews.com
22 March 2011
  • Summary: Though we’re writing this before taking a look at its new NX100 model, the EX1 has got to be the most impressive digital camera Samsung has produced to date, whether true compact or DSLR-styled mirror-less hybrid model. OK, so it’s not set itself as high a previous benchmark as the likes of Nikon and Canon, but with the EX1 the Korean giant at least shows that it can compete with the big boys of photography when it wants to.
  • Pros: Vivid AMOLED back screen that also tilts and swivels, bright f/1.8 lens, tank-like strength via solid-feel metal construction, Raw capture, ISO3200 at full (10MP) resolution
  • Cons: Pricey compared to most digital compacts, modest (3x) optical zoom range, standard definition video capture only
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Overall 8
7.8

Samsung TL500 Review

Digital Camera Review
1 February 2011
  • Summary: Samsung digicams often provide better performance than their competition at the same price point and that's the case with the TL500. After carrying this nifty little digital camera with me just about everywhere I've gone for the last few weeks, the TL500 has replaced the Canon S95 as my benchmark (plus end of the grading curve) point-and-shoot.
  • Pros: Excellent Schneider zoom with a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture, Intuitive control layout, Very impressive noise mangement, Decent battery life, Easily usable by both beginners and advanced shooters
  • Cons: Expensive, No HD video capture, A couple of minor design missteps, Battery charges in the camera
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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung TL500

CNET
4 January 2011
  • Summary: Less than the sum of its parts, the Samsung TL500 is a solid camera, but it just can't keep up with veteran players in the competitive enthusiast compact market.
  • Pros: The Samsung TL500 has an attractive design and a bright flip-and-twist display.
  • Cons: Some irritating control placements, inconsistent photo quality, and an uninspiring feature set tarnish the TL500's appeal.
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Overall 8
7.7
Value for money 8
8.0
Functionality 7
7.0
Audio & image quality 8
8.0
Appearance 6
6.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Samsung EX1 Digital Camera Review

Buy-n-Shoot.com
17 July 2010
  • Conclusion: On the whole, the EX1 is a good quality camera that will find its particular niche in the market given that it is unlikely to suit all tastes - and nor has it been designed with blanket appeal in mind. It’s not simply an automated point-and-shooter but instead a good couple of levels beyond that where some knowledge and technical ability will quickly pay off.
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Overall 8
8.3

Samsung EX1 review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: If Samsung’s aim in producing this less-than-mass-market model is to boost the value of its brand within the ‘serious’ photographic sector, I’d say the company has taken a massive step in the direction of success. The camera is really very good, and the features and controls it offers make it an ideal machine for the DSLR user on a day off, or the compact user who wants to move up a notch or two.
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung EX1 review

PC Advisor
7 April 2011
  • Summary: The Samsung EX1 is a compact digital camera that caters to the needs of professionals and enthusiast photographers, yet it's not expensive.
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Overall 8
7.5

An easy to use Samsung camera with manual features and an f/1.8 lens

Good Gear Guide.au
22 March 2011
  • Summary: The Samsung EX1 has a fast f/1.8 lens and manual controls that make it a good choice for an enthusiast or professional photographer who wants a fully manual but small camera for casual shoots. It supplied great depth of field during our tests, and it can take vibrant looking photos. However it does have some problems with noise, even at low ISO speeds. Despite this, its asking price and excellent ease of use definitely make it a manual camera to consider.
  • Pros: F/1.8 lens, easy to use menu system, great screen, great depth of field
  • Cons: Noisy images, some softness in bright areas, some lens distortion at wide angles, shutter speed not fast enough
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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung TL500 review

PC Advisor
2 January 2011
  • Summary: The Samsung TL500's specifications list reads like an all-star team recruited from other advanced point-and-shoot cameras' features.
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Overall 7
6.7
Value for money 5
5.0
Features 8
8.3
Performance 7
6.7
Picture quality 7
6.7

Samsung EX1

PC Pro
24 August 2010
  • Conclusion: A fine, if chunky digital compact, but one in danger of falling between two stools
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