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SamsungDualView TL225 Digital Camera (Orange)
 
4.3

(based on 28 reviews)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Image stabilization (19)
  • Nice body color (18)
  • Zoom range/performance (11)
  • Compact (8)
  • Good in low light (8)

Cons

  • Short battery life (6)
  • Poor flash (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (18)
  • Travel (16)
  • Landscape/scenery (14)
  • Video (12)
  • Low light (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (6), Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Get it while its hot

Being an avid snapper at social functions i bought this camera to replace my ageing Sony DSC T9.
The Samsung is not quite an ultra compact, but is still compact enough to be...Read complete review

Being an avid snapper at social functions i bought this camera to replace my ageing Sony DSC T9.
The Samsung is not quite an ultra compact, but is still compact enough to be very convenient in most pockets.
The physical finish of the product is a bit questionable, as after only two weeks of use and lugging about in similar manner to my Sony, some of the body paint is fading away - You need to buy a cover which just makes it too bulky.
Features wise, there is nothing that any other new camera can do that the Samsung cant do, and the main reason anybody would want to buy this right now is for the very gimmicky, but very cool front screen panel. Its very useful for self portraits, and also much appreciated by people on the other side as it gives them a bit of feedback on their shot as it happens.
The battery life is not great though. It will last you through one hard day of about 200 snaps with front panel mostly on.

In summary - its a great Compact camera, with poor battery life, and poor physical finish - But the cool Front panel makes up for all shortcomings.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

OK. I guess. But, not thrilled

Just got the camera, and I played with it for a few weeks before taking a big trip to Tokyo, Japan.

I like the front display, it could be...Read complete review

Just got the camera, and I played with it for a few weeks before taking a big trip to Tokyo, Japan.

I like the front display, it could be brighter, but it really helps set up group photos and the countdown timer helps everyone know when the photo is being taken. It's definitely a gimmick, but one that I use a lot and continue to find more uses for.

So, there are a lot of cool features, which you can read all about. The end result were photos that were just "meh". I don't really have a good explanation why that is, but other friends' pictures (of a lot of the same things) look much better. This camera certainly can't come close to a DSLR's optics, but even compared to other PnSs on the trip, the photos are a little flat.

Last gripe... the battery life isn't good. I have never really had a problem with camera battery power before. Typically, with my previous camera, a battery charge will last for a long weekend trip. The Samsung camera would barely make it thru the day. I ended up not taking as many pictures as I would liked to because I was constantly worried about running down the battery and would miss a really cool shot ... we'd plug it in whenever we had the chance.

In conclusion, I think I just need to learn how to work with this camera. I like it well enough, but I LOVED my old camera ... so I think part of it is just getting over that. I say, if you are interested in this camera, go for it.

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5.0

Wonderful images

By Julio

from Sao Paulo - Brazil

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Limited Zoom
  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel
  • Video

Comments about DualView TL225 Digital Camera (Orange):

I've been using this camera for a month before writing this review. The best part are the images, since the lenses and resolution are great. I was a litle bit concerned it is not a Nikon or Canon (well known brands for cameras...) but today, cameras = good technology + good lenses. This summarizes what I found. Samsung is a good tech company and Schneider a good lenses industry so their combination became perfect. The only issue is the battery life. What i did? Bought a spare battery and an external charger. So, I was ever with power for a day taking photos and videos (by the way 1080 HD is amazing)...

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  • No

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4.0

Love it! Slim, great screens!

By rwphoto

from Pinamar, Argentina

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • 2 screens
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Huge touch screen
  • Nice Body Color

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Self portraits
    • Travel
    • Video

    Comments about DualView TL225 Digital Camera (Purple):

    The camera is slim, elegant, has a very good lens starting at 27 wide, the two screens are great, a huge touch one great to compose and see the shots and videos (720 and 1080i), and the front screen is more useful than what I thought, it helps you compose very precisely on self portraits.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Awesome Little Camera

    By ldylushess

    from Las Vegas, NV

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Zoom
    • Nice Body Color

    Cons

    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Video

    Comments about DualView TL225 Digital Camera (Orange):

    I love this camera!

    I got this to replace my 5 Megas Pixels Casio, and I absolutely love it! It takes great photos, and the front screen is sooo worth it! It makes it very easy to take pictures of yourself, and i was impressed with the clarity.
    I also took some video of fast paced footage, eg drag racing and it turned out great! Clear and not laggy.
    I do find that the battery life is a little low, but that is to be expected with a touch screen, so if you are an avid user, then you would probably want a spare battery. But that doesn't seem to be a big deal to me. You will also get a lot of fingerprints on the front of the camera, which is kind of annoying, but still not a big problem.
    Overall, I recommend this camera!

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    4.0

    Love this camera, it's so easy

    By Russ Limo Driver

    from Anchorage, Alaska

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Zoom
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about DualView TL225 Digital Camera (Orange):

      I love this camera it has a large screen, easy to see and I love to take photos that include me. for years there were no pictures with me in them.

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      5.0

      I love my camera

      By Trapeze Artist

      from New York, NY

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Nice Body Color
      • Short Lag Time

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Video

        Comments about DualView TL225 Digital Camera (Purple):

        I really like the front view feature that lets the subjects see the picture being taken. I also like the built-in special effects, like crop, and the great resolution.

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        3.0

        Great camera

        By Poetminor

        from Harlem, NYC

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Battery lasts
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Great Zoom
        • Nice Body Color

        Cons

        • On button push hard

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Self-portriats
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about DualView TL225 Digital Camera (Purple):

        This camera is great because I use it to take shots of myself for my TV show. Since I am on location and can't always find someone to take a photo of me and my "guest" I can set the shot by looking at the viewfinder on the front of the camera and put the self-timer on and there you have it! A great shot. There are many features about the camera and since I only had it a week I'm still checking them out. The battery lasts and it's really easy to download photos to Mac and to recharge. Probably the only draw back for me is that you really have to press the on button for it to come on but other wise it's really good.

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        5.0

        Best camera ever!

        By Jaja Ang

        from Austin, Texas

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Nice Body Color
        • Short Lag Time

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about DualView TL225 Digital Camera (Orange):

          I use this product for almost everything! Its great to use with friends and with business. I use it when I want to capture a moment with family, or when moving into a new apartment and want to catch the very fine detail of things. I love that it has amazing quality that seems so real. I also love that it's a touch screen, extremely up to date with technology as well as easy to comprehend. The only thing I don't like about it is, it doesn't have sport shot and when you use the dual side the flash isn't automatically included unless you unlock the main screen. Other than that I love this camera! I would highly recommend it to everyone.

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          4.0

          excellent camera

          By Anra

          from NY

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Nice Body Color

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about DualView TL225 Digital Camera (Purple):

            used this on a recent trip to Vienna. it took wonderful photos indoors, outside and at a concert.

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            1.0

            Do not buy , bad,bad,bad

            By Stefan

            from NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Nice Body Color

            Cons

            • Limited Zoom
            • Poor Flash
            • Poor Image Quality

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Video

            Comments about DualView TL225 Digital Camera (Orange):

            Casual spare camera ,first impresion not so good,all auto , very slow ,good video quqlity,etc...Let's say we can deal with this but pay attention the lens is "protected"by a plastic or glass screen wich collect dust and debree that is impossible to clean.When I call samsung they said this is not covered by warranty.This camera was a replacement for a KODAK Z1285 , Big mistake! Do not waste your money just for the front display and touch screen !

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            4.0

            Grad Gift

            By Crew

            from houston

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • College Life
                • Family Photos
                • Travel

                Comments about DualView TL225 Digital Camera (Orange):

                I purchased this Samsung point and shoot as a graduation gift for a girl heading off to college. The additional front viewing screen was the selling feature. She is very pleased with the photo quality compared to her old camera. Great little camera to document all the fun times ahead in college.

                For casual photography and the convenience of size, it fills the need well.

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                5.0

                Great camera with impressive features!!!

                By Reese

                from Dallas, TX

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Zoom
                • Nice Body Color

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about DualView TL225 Digital Camera (Orange):

                  Pros:
                  Great clarity
                  Huge screen
                  Menu touch feedback is adjustable
                  Front LCD with smile detection is cool feature
                  Too many Pros to list!
                  Cons:
                  When shooting outside with sunglasses on, hard to tell if picture mode is on Tungsten or normal.
                  Auto-program feature is hit and miss

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                  5.0

                  Fits the Requirements

                  By EasternSP

                  from Sierra Vista, AZ

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Nice Body Color

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about DualView TL225 Digital Camera (Purple):

                    This was a graduation gift to my niece who will be going on a trip to Europe with the bare essentials. This camera is compact, lightweight and can store a lot of images on MicroSD cards. The front LCD will help her to take pictures of her with friends and background.

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                    4.0

                    So far so good

                    By Twins' mom

                    from Lake View, NY

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Front display
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large touch LCD
                    • Nice Body Color
                    • Short Lag Time

                    Cons

                    • A lot of icons to know

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about DualView TL225 Digital Camera (Purple):

                    I use this camera to take photos of my twins. I have a digital SLR, but it is too much to carry around all the time. This camera has been great so far. I really like the front screen. I can finally get pics of me with my kids! I also like that I can put a cute graphic on the front display to get them to look at the camera. I haven't used all the features yet, but it has taken some great photos so far.

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                    3.0

                    Great camera for self portrait pictures

                    By jay

                    from East Elmhurst NY

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Nice Body Color

                    Cons

                    • Poor Flash
                    • Short Battery Life

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about DualView TL225 Digital Camera (Orange):

                    Touch screen menu on the back isn´t that useful. Because of this, batery doesn´t last enough. i would recommed buy a second batery.

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                    4.0

                    very best and smalllll camera!!!!

                    By MICHAEL S.

                    from Beer-Sheva, Israel

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Nice Body Color

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel
                      • Video

                      Comments about DualView TL225 Digital Camera (Purple):

                      very eazy im use this product

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                      5.0

                      Better Than the rest

                      By leiers

                      from New York, NY

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Nice Body Color
                      • Short Lag Time

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about DualView TL225 Digital Camera (Purple):

                      Upon buying this camera, I did alot of research. Many website like Cnet.com and other camera sites recommended this camera which caught my eye. I cannot say how much I love this camera. Everything is so easy to use, the features explain themselves on the camera, you are never at a loss for what something does. When I show my friends the feature of taking out pictures from the front of the camera and viewing it, everyone loves it, and it really comes out as shown. The quality is outstanding, very very crisp. Everything is touch, and it not super sensitive that it will pickup the slightest movement. It is just enough, to know when you are using your finger. It is pretty much like an iphone. The camera is light weight and easy to carry around. I bought a small pouch to go with it (Vidpro brand). And B&H sells the camera for a great price, cheaper than that electronic down on wall street. I really love this camera, compared to always getting Casio Exlims before.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent multi-functioning camera

                      By Rich in NY

                      from Brooklyn, NY

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Nice Body Color

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about DualView TL225 Digital Camera (Purple):

                        The second screen come in handy when taking photos of you and your loved one. The touchscreen gives the camera an ease of use. Would highly recommend.

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                        5.0

                        Stylish camera

                        By Valery

                        from Sao Paulo, Brasil

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Nice Body Color
                        • Photos of yourself easily

                        Cons

                        • Not a semi-pro camera

                        Best Uses

                        • Photos of yourself

                        Comments about DualView TL225 Digital Camera (Purple):

                        The LCD in front is great for taking photos of yourself with friends. No more bad surprises!

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                        5.0

                        Love this Camera

                        By Jellybean

                        from Melbourne, Fl

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Nice Body Color
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                        • Short Battery Life

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel

                        Comments about DualView TL225 Digital Camera (Purple):

                        I absolutely love this camera! The dual screens are great, especially for self-portraits. Touch-screen is very easy to use. Takes amazing pictures!

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                        3.0

                        Funny partycamera but disappointed IQ

                        By ChrT

                        from Oslo, Norway

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                        • Poor Flash
                        • Poor Image Quality
                        • Poor Image Stabilization
                        • Short Battery Life

                        Best Uses

                        • Casuals
                        • Family Photos
                        • Fun
                        • Parties

                        Comments about DualView TL225 Digital Camera (Orange):

                        Fun to use - and you get attention with the second lcd-screen in front of you. Even fun to take pictures of your self with friends. The back lcd screen is nice and bright.

                        But: I wish there was more wide angle - but this is a common problem with most of the tiny pocket cameras. And I am disappointed about the image quality indoor, and especially while low light. The screen interaction with menus and settings ain't that good either. Wish there was some better, logical menues with easier adjustments while shooting. Batteries only last approx 100-110 pictures in one evening party-use (include looking at pictures).

                        For fun - this camera is recommended. But if you need nice pictures I would considered other cameras.

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