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Samsung TL500 Digital Camera (Black)

B&H # SATL500B Mfr # EC-TL500ZFPBUS
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Product Highlights
  • 10 Megapixels
  • Fast F1.8-F2.4 Schneider-KREUZNACH Lens
  • Very Wideangle 24-72mm (Equivalent) Lens
  • Auto or Full Manual Control
  • Up to ISO 3200
  • Image Stabilization to Prevent Blurring
  • Hotshoe for Aux. Flash
  • RAW & JPEG Capability
  • Video @ 15 & 30 FPS
  • Range of Shooting Modes

Samsung's TL500 Digital Camera (Black) is their most ambitious point-and-shoot yet: a 10-megapixel camera with a F1.8-2.4 Schneider-KREUZNACH 35mm equivalent 24-72mm lens that is one of the fastest and one of the widest lenses in this category. This gives the TL500 a decided edge in shooting under low-light conditions and provides a more professional look for your photos (the 24mm lens is a workhorse for many professionals, but rarely found in this class of camera). Coupled with ISO ratings stretching up to 3200 and the Dual Image Stabilization system, the TL500 can handle almost any situation that you encounter.

In addition to a wide range of shooting and focusing modes, creative color effects (Sketch, Defog, Soft, Vivid, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, Custom RGB), automatic optimized settings for common situations (Night, Portrait, Fireworks, Macro, Sunset, Backlight, etc.), and a "smart" filter that gives you fish-eye, vignetting, and "miniature" effects; the TL500 gives you professional tools like a hotshoe for an auxiliary flash (in addition to the built-in flash), plus RAW and JPEG shooting capability for getting the absolute best from your photographs.

A 3" AMOLED VGA rotating display makes composing and playback a pleasure. The TL500 also features Single Image, Thumbnails, Multi-slide show, and Smart Album playback options, and in-camera editing options. And, you can shoot video at 15 or 30 FPS at up to 640x480 resolution. 

High-Quality Optics and Images

An ultra-fast f/1.8 lens allows photographers to take better photos in low light, and delivers shallow depth-of-field, giving them the ability to blur the background of their images. The new high-performance 1/1.7" CCD sensor is larger than sensors typically found in compact digital cameras, and high sensitivity (max ISO 3200), together with Samsung's imaging processor, ensures that the TL500 can capture high-quality images, regardless of the lighting environment. The 24-72mm (35mm equivalent) ultra-wide 3x optical zoom lens allows photographers to capture more of a scene, from a beautiful landscape to groups of friends or family.

Advanced Options

The TL500 supports RAW as well as JPEG files, giving photographers full control over their images with shutter priority, aperture priority and full manual shooting modes. A photographer can experiment with features such as slower shutter speeds and depth-of-field; for those who prefer convenience over manual controls, the TL500 offers Samsung's Smart Auto (Still & Movie) scene recognition technology. Operational for video recording (640x480/30fps/H.264) and still photos, this feature analyzes a scene and automatically selects the appropriate settings for the best results possible--it's effortless and users don't have to sacrifice image quality for simplicity.

Shooting Modes

The TL500 has a wide variety of shooting modes available, including color style options like Soft, Vivid, Retro, Cool Calm, Classic, Negative, and Custom RGB; Smart Mode, which recognizes and optimizes settings for common situations like Landscape, Fireworks, Night Portrait, Macro, Beach, Snow, Backlit Portrait, Tripod, Sunset, Dawn, etc.; and Smart Filter, which can give you the look of a fish-eye lens, old-fashioned vignetting, and "miniature" effect that makes the scene you shoot look like a miniature model (through selective focus).
Imaging
Pixels 10 Megapixel
Sensor 1/1.7" CCD
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: AAC, WAV
Max Resolution 10MP: 3648 x 2736
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical & Digital
Optics
Lens Schneider-KREUZNACH
(35 mm equivalent: 24-72 mm)
Aperture: f/1.8 (W) - 2.4 (T)
Zoom Optical: 3x
Focus Range Wide: 1.31' (40 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 2.62' (80 cm) - Infinity
Wide Macro: 0.03' (1 cm) - 1.31' (40 cm)
Tele Macro: 0.16' (50 mm) - 2.62' (80 cm)Infinity
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 80-3200
Shutter 16 - 1/1500 seconds
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent H, Manual, Tungsten
Burst Rate Not Specified By Manufacturer
Self Timer 2 Seconds, 10 Seconds
Interval Recording No
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Fill-in
Off
Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 0.66 - 17.06' (0.2 - 5.2 m)
Telephoto: 1.64 - 8.20' (0.5 - 2.5 m)
External Flash Connection None
Memory
Built-in Memory 1GB
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Video
Video Clip Length Up to 20 Minutes
Audio Recording With Still Images & Video, Mono
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type None
Screen 3" OLED 1
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Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity HDMI A (Full Size)
AV Output
HDMI A (Full Size)
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 5 - 85%
Power
Battery SLB-11A Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
AC Power Adapter Not Specified By Manufacturer
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.5 x 2.5 x 1.2" / 114.3 x 63.5 x 30.0 mm
Weight .4 lb / 181 g (Camera only)
Samsung TL500 Digital Camera (Black)
  • AC Adapter/USB Cable
  • Strap
  • Lens Cap
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Quick Start Manual
  • Software CD-ROM (includes User Manual)
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Memory Cards

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    SanDisk -  8GB SDHC Memory Card Class 4
    • You Pay: $6.95
     

    Batteries & Power

    Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

    Pearstone -  Battery Adapter Plate for SLB-11A Battery
    • You Pay: $1.99
     

    Bags & Straps

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    Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or a strap.

    Pearstone -  Onyx 260 Camera Pouch (5.6 x 2.8 x 2", Black)
    • You Pay: $16.95
     

    Screen Protectors

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    Protect your LCD screen from scratches and finger prints.

    GGI -  Digital Camera/Camcorder Screen Protector Kit
    • Reg. Price: $6.95
    • Instant Savings: -$2.00
    • You Pay: $4.95
    • Limited supply at this price
     

    Card Readers

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    Download your pictures faster and save battery life.

    GGI -  All In One USB 2.0 Digital Flash Card Reader / Writer
    • You Pay: $9.95
     
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