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).