Samsung DualView TL210 Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 12.2 megapixels
  • 5x optical zoom
  • Dual Image Stabilization
  • 3-inch rear LCD display/1.5-inch front LCD display
  • Video mode
  • Captures to MicroSD
  • Release Date: 2010-03-08
  • Final Grade: 83 4.15 Star Rating: Recommended

4.15 Star Rating: Recommended

Samsung DualView TL210
12.2 megapixels; 5x optical zoom; Dual Image Stabilization; 3-inch rear LCD display/1.5-inch front LCD display; Video mode; Captures to MicroSD
By , Last updated on: 9/29/2014

The TL210 is one of Samsung's second-generation DualView models, which feature an LCD screen on both sides of the camera for easier self-portraits. The front-LCD feature was well-executed on the TL210's predecessors, though the image quality and performance was just OK. This model does away with the touchscreen, which is fine by us. Initial impressions are good overall, with the included plethora of features outweighing the average image quality. It's been replaced by a newer model and is seeing some of the late-life overpricing that comes with the territory, so we're knocking it down a handful of points and recommending that you buy a newer DualView model, like the PL170 listed at the top of the page.

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