Awful Camera, Stay Away of this camera it's worst than a TOY
3 November 2009
Summary: I'm an aficionado to photography. In my experience i have used Nikon, Canon even Kodak. Recently my sister asked me to buy this Samsung because she was travelling to Paris and wanted to use the "front screen" feature to take herself pictures. My family also traveled and as i had an old canon powershot G7 i decided to left it in the house to experience this brand new modern Samsung.
Summary: I'm just short of being flat out disappointed in the Samsung TL-225. I bought this before a trip we took. Read and read and read about it. I'll admit, I bought it for the cool features (touch screen, front LCD, etc.) but was really let down by picture quality. All of my pictures from our trip are overexposed or out of focus. Oddly enough, the best pictures are indoor pictures in medium - low lighting. The good . . .
Summary: I selected the TL225 as I take a lot of self portraits with my young daughter. I had read many reviews however warning of a problem with a non-retracting lens - this is how the camera arrived. Samsung offered to review it for service and likey replace it in 2-3 weeks - as I needed the camera now and the "known" defect was obvious right out of the box I suggested they rush the process - they said no.
Summary: This camera was pretty good when it worked. It stopped working correctly so we sent it for repair per the manufacturer. Of course they cannot duplicate the problem, even though their solution was for us to buy a new battery, which we already had done. I guess it will go out for recycling because it didnt last long and we dont want to bring it on trips if it will continue to malfunction. Buyer BEWARE!