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The Samsung TL500 is one of two high-end, compact digital cameras released in Spring 2010 for novice and advanced photographers.

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Pros

lens accessory ring for filters and conversion lenses

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fast 3x lens (24-72mm equivalent) - F/1.8-2.4, capable in low light, able to isolate subjects with DOF

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capable of shooting and recording images in the lossless RAW format

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built-in popup flash

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dual image stabilization

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optional remote control

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extremely high quality build - all metal, well put together

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beautiful fully articulating 3" high resolution (920k dot) AMOLED display

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external flash hotshoe

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capable of being fully used - including taking another shot - when processing and storing RAW files

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fairly compact and lightweight

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larger than average 1/1.7" CCD sensor

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mini-HDMI output for direct playback of stored images and video onto a compatible HDTV or display (requires optional cable, sold separately)

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Cons

inconsistent image quality

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limited 3x zoom

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no burst mode when shooting in RAW

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not capable of recording video in high definition

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The Samsung TL500 is one of two high-end, compact digital cameras released in Spring 2010 for novice and advanced photographers. It features an ultra-fast f/1.8 Schneider Kreuznach 3x zoom lens starting at 24mm wide angle. This allows it to capture significantly more light than the TL350. Other enhancements include support for RAW image format and an enhanced CMOS sensor that performs better. The caveat, however, is that the TL500 is restricted to standard definition (480p/30fps) videos, unlike its 1080p HD counterpart. Similarities across both cameras include built-in flash, a 3.0” AMOLED display, 10MP stills, and a 3200 ISO sensitivity level. Additional features include shutter-priority, aperture-priority, full manual mode, and a hot shoe for external flash.

Features
  • High-End Compact Digital Camera
  • 480p Video Capture
  • 10MP Still Capture
  • F/1.8 Schenider 3x Lens
  • Support for RAW Format
  • Enhanced CMOS Sensor
  • AMOLED Display
  • Built-In Flash
  • Shutter Priority
  • Aperture Priority
  • Full Manual Mode
  • Hot Shoe (External Flash)
Specifications
  • Megapixels: 10
  • Optical Zoom: 3x
  • Display: 3.0” VGA AMOLED
  • Lens: Schneider KREUZNACH
  • Movie Mode: 640x480 @30fps (H.264)
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