Ilse Jurriën : August 19th 2009 - 13:30 CET
Samsung TL220 digital camera : Samsung Electronics America announce its first Samsung DualView camera, the TL220 (in Europe known as Samsung ST500). This 12.2 megapixel, innovative compact digital camera features Dual LCD screens, with one LCD on the front of the camera, and a second one on the back of the camera, to give consumers the ability to truly step out from behind the camera and put themselves in the picture. A 12.2 megapixel CCD and 27mm wide-angle Schneider-Kreuznach lens with 4.6x optical zoom gives a wider shooting range from a shorter distance, producing clear, clean pictures with balanced resolution from the center of the image to the edges.|
Samsung TL220 digital camera
Delivering an unrivalled user experience, the 1.5” LCD located on the front of the Samsung TL220 DualView camera now allows consumers to take first-rate photos whether they are behind the camera or in front of it. Furthermore, Samsung’s innovative Smart Face Recognition technology will memorize up to 20 faces and adjust the focus and exposure to the most high-ranked faces on the camera. It also allows users to sort images by registered faces and scroll through to find images of people in their Smart Album instead of viewing every single photo.
Samsung TL220 offers a Dual LCD screen
“The Samsung TL220 digital camera is the very first of its kind,” said Sang Jin Park, CEO of Samsung Digital Imaging Company. “The use of digital imaging technologies has evolved and we are offering functionality and capabilities that no other digital camera manufacturer has yet addressed. It has become more common for the photographer to switch roles and become the subject of his or her photo, especially given the rise in popularity of self-portraits or profile pictures for use with today’s popular social networking sites. The Dual LCD on the Samsung TL220 allows consumers to become part of the picture in a way that they simply were unable to do so before. The new Samsung camera will be a must-have for those individuals that use popular social networking Web sites and for families that want to get everyone, including the photographer, in the picture.”
Samsung TL-220 incorporates a Smart Gesture User Interface
Showcasing further innovations, Samsung’s Smart Gesture User Interface (UI) with built-in Gravity sensor means that once the Samsung TL220 is turned on, a simple tap on the front LCD activates it and the camera is automatically set to Self Portrait mode with smile detection. This means that if users want to take a self portrait, they only need to tap and smile, and the picture will be taken automatically without pressing the shutter button. Teamed with innovative Samsung technologies such as Smile Shot, Smart Face Recognition and Smart Auto, users are given the ability to take the perfect image with ease.
Smart Auto feature on the Samsung TL220
Additionally, just by tilting the Samsung TL220 digital camera in a certain direction, users can go directly to a different mode or view their saved images. A simple touch or hand gesture is all it takes to access the cameras’ full range of key features. For example, with Samsung’s Smart Auto feature, the worry of photos being washed out, too dark, or out of focus is also now a thing of the past. Smart Auto, which is able to recognize 16 different potential scenes, analyzes key elements of your composition and subject, and then selects the appropriate scene settings in response.
Record HD videos with the Samsung TL220
Alongside professional-grade photos, the Samsung TL220 records 720p HD video at 30 frames per-second in H.264 format, providing twice as much recording capacity as MPEG4 format, and four times more than using MJPEG format, all in the palm of your hand. HDMI connectivity means that your HD videos can be enjoyed on any HDTV or HD Monitor.
Samsung Photo Style Selector software
The Samsung TL220 DualView digital camera is designed to help you enhance your creativity when it comes to digital imaging. Samsung’s Photo Style Selector allows you to transform your photos from simple memories to works of art. Choose from a wide selection of artistic treatments ranging from classic black and white to something more vivid, giving you full control over the color tones of your image. Additionally, with Samsung’s unique highlight feature, you can focus on one area of your photo and blur everything around it, turning a normal photo into something much more complex.
Samsung TL220 Price & Availability
• Availability: September 2009
• Price: $299.99
Samsung TL220 review
As soon as we receive a full production Samsung TL220 test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Samsung TL220 review.