Summary: Owned it for over a year and I think it's one of the best in class, comparable if not better than Panasonic or Sony. Good thing is Samsung is relatively not a brand name in digital photography so I can get at a lower price as opposed to those brand name offerings. I did a lot of low light or indoor shots so the f1.8 helps a lot. This is my working horse wherever I cannot carry my bulky 5DIII.
Summary: The pictures are definitely up to par, with DSLRs. Sharpness, color and depth are first rate. Macro photography is also one of the strong points of this camera. Adorama cameras were so efficient with the delivery too! Thank you.
Summary: Very well made camera..Slow focus.....Very slow to process at times......you do have a nice Hotshoe....Good luck finding a flash that works Tried 4....Its a waste!....I would not buy again!!!!
Summary: My memories (pictures) are definitely in good hands with this camera. The lens is fantastic. Everything comes in crystal clear. An example of the clarity, there is a bridge that I use in my experimental sessions; the railings on this bridge have designs that are fairly intricate (yet not too ornate). I am capable of seeing these railings and the intricate designs within them from pictures I take of it from quarter mile away. To me, that is fairly impressive.
Summary: This camera is just bliss for hand-held low-light and night photography. You see an image on the screen, take the photo, and 9 times out of 10 the photo is exactly the same as the image you saw. Storefronts at night, restaurants, lights, perfect, no noise. When I shot film, I dreamed of a camera that could do this.
Excerpt: I love this camera but I ABSOLUTELY HATE THE CUSTOMER SERVICE. The camera started producing a small area of red pixels above ISO 400 and also caught dust underneath the lens. Samsung had me send it in for warranty. 2 weeks later the camera returned from Digitech Samsungs warranty company and it appeared as if a 2 year old did the repair.
Summary: I love this camera but I ABSOLUTELY HATE THE CUSTOMER SERVICE. The camera started producing a small area of red pixels above ISO 400 and also caught dust underneath the lens. Samsung had me send it in for warranty. 2 weeks later the camera returned from Digitech Samsungs warranty company and it appeared as if a 2 year old did the repair.
Summary: Samsung is a second rate vendor with subpar products and worse support. My TL-500 stopped working after a few hours of use. It freezes up and you have to remove the battery to power it off. After jumping through the customer service hoops and being treated like a fool, I finally got authorization to return the defective unit. At least Samsung was willing to send me a pre-paid shipping label (the first time).