Excerpt: (1 items) The 12-megapixel Samsung DualView TL225 packs various never-before-seen features into a single point-and-shoot camera. As a feat of engineering and design, it's an astounding piece of work. Performance-minded photographers, however, will see past those nifty features and demand better battery life, sharper photos, and more manual settings for the price. "Subtlety" isn't in the DualView TL225's vocabulary.
Pros: Innovative dual-screen display, Cool touchscreen UI with gesture-based controls
Cons: Supports only microSD and microSDHC storage cards, Poor battery life, Mediocre image quality
Summary: You've probably seen the Samsung DualView TL225 camera in TV commercials recently. It's not often camera manufacturers highlight a single camera model with a TV campaign, especially a point and shoot camera, but I found during my Samsung DualView TL225 review that the company has good reason to promote this model.
You don't need to ready my DualView TL225 review to realize the "wow" factor of this camera, thanks to its two LCD screens.
Pros: The DualView TL225's "wow" factor is off the charts with two LCDs, Touch-screen LCD on back is large, bright, and sharp - one of the best around, Image quality is very good, Autofocus works very well most of the time, Menu structure is easy to understand, especially with touchscreen LCD
Cons: Camera can be a little tough to hold comfortably because of large LCD, Not surprisingly, an LCD that occupies the entire back of the camera is easy to smudge, Only can charge battery while it's in camera, Macro mode images sometime wash out when flash is required, Only works with less common MicroSD memory cards
Excerpt: The Samsung TL 225 is a 12.2 megapixel point and shoot camera. The TL225 features a 4.6x optical zoom lens and optical image stabilization. It has a 3.5″ touchscreen LCD on the back. What makes the TL225 so different though, is that it has a 1.5″ LCD on the front.
Summary: As camera makers rush to try and come up with the next big thing to move camera volume during these economic hardships, Samsung has engineered a new idea that will either turn on new customers or have them scratching their heads.
Pros: Unique DualView LCD technology, Small and stylish form factor, Haptic touch screen, Good image quality, Sharp lens
Cons: ISO performance not great, Uses MicroSD (Really?), Video quality subpar, Slow image buffer
Summary: Samsung is one of the biggest electronics makers out there, with a product range running from LCD and LED TVs to RAM and lithium-ion batteries. However, Samsung occupies only about 9% of the digital camera market, so the company has some work to do. In light of this, the company’s new DualView cameras look like they just might be what Samsung needs to increase its market share.