Summary: I've owned both the TL225 and the TL220 (this review applies to both in that they are so similar) in the past 9 months and have had the same problems with each model. The main problem is that each camera has displayed "stuck" pixels in every picture taken. The location and color of these pixels varies, but I've owned four models and they've all displayed this problem. The pixels are usually red or green, and typically appear around the center of the picture.
Summary: I loved the idea of the LCD on the front since my husband and I travel frequently-- but after a month of using it I realized there were several things that really bugged me about this camera. 1) on one hand the touch screen is so awesome...until we tried to actually use the front LCD screen and take our photo together-- then it always seems no matter where you touch it...
Summary: Battery wouldn't even last one day of shooting. Was at a wedding then reception after, the battery was dead towards the end of the reception. I was even conserving battery and not shooting as much anymore since I saw the battery meter going low. My old point and shoot Sony T5 (first generation of the slim ones) which is 6 years old even has a better battery than this. Shooting yourself is fun, AS LONG AS YOU HAVE ENOUGH EXTRA BATTERIES.
Puzzled doesn't quite describe how I feel about Samsung....
3 November 2009
Summary: I'm a Canon person and just about all of my compact cameras have been Canon or Nikon. (I must have owned a dozen in the past decade). I got tired of my newest Canon and wanted to try something different. I've been very satisfied with Canon and it's consistent quality, but the fact remains that other than cosmetic changes and the continued increase in resolution (megapixels), very little is left to be desired by gadget lovers out there.