Excerpt: Well, my title sums it up. I wanted a compact camera with good low light ability, and I sure got it. I am amazed at the shots I can get almost in the dark. The colors are great, too, very natural, and the lens has excellent sharpness. I also notice that photos taken at ridiculously long shutter speeds still come out sharp. I don't have a very steady hand, but at 1/5 second I can still get a good picture, so the OIS is very effective.
Excerpt: I'm in a unique position to pass judgment here. As a college photography teacher I eventually get to handle and examine the results from nearly all the cameras out there. My students have everything from pro-level DSLRs to Casio point and shoots. They all come across my desk. My second camera is a Canon 5DmkII on which I shoot L series glass. That's right my second camera -- the TL-500 goes with me everywhere and I use it nearly every day; It's my first camera.
Excerpt: I am an enthusiast. This little gem is wonderful. Picture quality is superb, flip twist screen is great! In-camera edits and effects also cool. I gave it 5 stars cos for the price it is unbeatable. Although some quirks exist, (not in terms of picture quality mind you) those can be overlooked or can be worked around. This camera is not so popular only due of lack of marketing. The more established brands take away the share. Buy this and you won't regret.
Summary: The TL500 (EX1) represents the epitomy of what I've been seeking in a companion camera for my DSLRs: it's compact, has full manual controls, has a fast lens and is overall just a pleasure to use. In my quest for the perfect compact I've purchased, used, then sold the following: Panasonic LX3, Canon G11 and S90, Leica D-lux 4.
Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Nice Body Color
Conclusion: one of the best in its class, bright sharp lens, one of the reason to purchase this camera beside the clear OLED screen and solid construction.
Pros: one of the best in its class, bright sharp lens, one of the reason to purchase this camera beside the clear OLED screen and solid construction.
Cons: the white balance sometime off, unpredictable pink cast appear, too much cyan color tone in the picture, Dear SAMSUNG,..SOLVE THIS WITH THE NEW FIRM WARE PLS, PLS..make it THE BEST, this is anoying sometime for such high quality compact camera, it ruin the color balance completely.
Summary: This camera never fails to surprise me. It performs well in low light when others would not. The range of features give you complete control and over the last year it has replaced my SLR without compromise.
Summary: Since I bought this hefty little beauty I have left my SLR in the cupboard. A well made large compact with excellent manual features, fast lens and good display. Barrel distortion on the wide end of the lens is annoying but just be careful where you point it. Battery life could be longer, but charge every night and you will have plenty of power.
Summary: I have two SLR, but neither can fit on my pocket. So the lost quality from the absence my SLR was the minimum possible with EX1. This P&S camera has so good lens and quality jpg, that you not do any post process. You can forget shooting in raw, even the camera offers this. Just use it, take pictures with wide clear and sharp lens, and upload...to your digital community.
Pros: Amazing Quality, for photos and the camera body
Cons: None bad, except has a dull screen from fingers, so needs cleaning a lot, or no fongers on it