Summary: Let me first say that I was so excited about this camera. I love the idea of the viewer on the front for vanity shots and stuff. It only lasted a day before there was dead pixels all over the back display. I just don't know what else to say about this because I didn't actually get a chance to even take any pictures with it. I sent it back without getting a replacement. It was a nice idea... the implementation just left a little/lot to be desired.
Summary: Four months after purchased, the shuttle door does not even open and/or close completely. Also, the front LCD does not work anymore, mixed black line when turn on. Just returned to Samsung for one year warranty service yesterday.
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: With roughly 3.8 gazillion arm's length self portraits posted on Facebook, it's amazing that Samsung is the only manufacturer to put a screen on the FRONT of the camera. Pure genius. They must have a rock-solid patent claim. If you want to eliminate the aiming guesswork and see yourself while taking an "armie" (as my GF so eloquently calls it), then the Samsung TL 220 & 225 are presently the only game in town.
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.
Summary: I purchased this camera after reading a few reviews and wish I had done more research. Cons: Where to start. 1) There is a significant amount of distortion on the outside portion of photos on wide angle shots. 2) When taking photos, depending on how you hold your thumb, it may sit directly on the bottom of the camera where the battery release is. I've had it open twice while shooting.