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Samsung DualView TL220
Samsung DualView TL220
4.2
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Hey! You should know that Samsung has released a newer version of this product: the Samsung PL170.

Samsung DualView TL220

B
We've given the TL220 a grade of B.

Editor's Review

The TL220 was one of the first DualView cameras, which has gone on to be a successful line for Samsung. Alas, this model is now out of production. Here's what we had to say when it was released in September 2009:

[Read our hands-on review of the TL220's big brother, the TL225] A very high percentage of all digital photos are self-portraits taken at an arm's length. This results in a similarly high number of pictures featuring only disembodied arms, foreheads, and half-faces. In the hopes of ending this unfortunate phenomenon, Samsung has introduced the first camera with LCD displays on both sides of the camera so that narcissi...uh, self-portraitists can remember every face that they've ever made. In all seriousness, the front LCD is a cool concept and well-executed for the most part. The rear touchscreen is a flashy touch, though operation is frustrating at times. Overall, the TL220 performs well, but not quite enough to justify the price tag. If you are going to buy a DualView, go with the bigger screen of the TL225.

Specifications

  • 12.2 megapixels
  • 720 HD video
  • 4.6x optical zoom
  • 3.0-inch rear touch-screen LCD display
  • 1.5-inch front LCD display
  • Dual image stabilization
  • Smart Auto Feature
  • 27mm wide-angle lens
  • Part Number: ECTL220ZBPRUS
  • UPC: 044701011873
  • Release Date: Sep 01, 2009

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Samsung DualView TL220 Reviews

Samsung DualView TL220 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 2.0 out of 5
Not Good Camera (Julie — 07/05/2010)
I have had my camera for 1 year and has been in the shop once (after 3 months) and ready to back again. I was told I had water damage and my camera has never been near water. The picture quality is not great and I keep getting lines through the screen that transfers to the pictures. I will go back to Koday.
  • 2.0 out of 5
Poor, fuzzy pics (Dawne — 02/27/2010)
I was extremely excited to get my hands on this camera but have been nothing but disappointed. Lots of fun bells and whistles, but actual picture quality was lacking. At first I was afraid that it was my user error, not the camera, so I took several youtube tutorials and practiced with the different settings. No luck, still poor pictures, no matter if shot indoor(worst), outdoor, or portrait. Finally, my husband and I compared it shot by shot to a Panansonic Lumix DMC-TS1 (our water camera), and the Samsung consistently had noticeably fuzzy pics. Plus, who needs a point and shoot that takes lots of fuss? Traded for a Canon powershot (SD 960IS). Straight out of the box-the Canon delivered sharp, vivid pics. Easy to use controls and quick auto focus, no lag time. Sad, because the Samsung has an innovative design that I'm sure will become the new standard, but picture quality is my 1st concern and ease of use 2nd. The Samsung just did not deliver either.
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