Editors Liked

  • Solid design, Highquality flipout LCD, RAW image shooting
  • The Samsung TL500 has an attractive design and a bright flip-and-twist display
  • Excellent dualimage stabilization, Incamera retouching for RAW images, Solid image quality, Beautiful tiltandswivel OLED screen, Ultrawideangle lens with F1.8 maximum aperture
  • Vivid AMOLED back screen that also tilts and swivels, bright f/1.8 lens, tank-like strength via solid-feel metal construction, Raw capture, ISO3200 at full (10MP) resolution
  • Sharp images. Great low light performance. Articulating high-resolution OLED display. Micro-HDMI port
  • Ability for a large aperture of f1.8 – Great for indoor situations, Bright, colourful screen, Easy to navigate menu system, Ability to choose some manual settings, Great exterior design, feels sturdy and not cheap, Ability to add on conversion lense
  • The f/1.8 lens, rear screen, handling
  • Very fast aperture zoom lens, Construction, Monitor, Positive controls
  • Good image quality, particularly at lower ISO settings, Extremely bright F1.8-2.4 lens, Useful 24mm equiv. wide angle, High ISO performance good up to ISO 800 (and higher if processed from RAW), Accessible, quick-to-use manual controls, Superb bright, hig
  • Super-fast F1.8 lens; solid build and design; hi-res swivel display; good picture quality

Editors Didn't Like

  • No HD video recording, Mediocre JPEG quality, Slow shooting speeds
  • Some irritating control placements, inconsistent photo quality, and an uninspiring feature set tarnish the TL500's appeal
  • Menu and controls can be unintuitive, Poor video resolution and quality, Battery must be charged in the camera, Macro mode isn't as effective as competing cameras
  • Pricey compared to most digital compacts, modest (3x) optical zoom range, standard definition video capture only Product Shots The EX1 is a robustly built, shoot-from-the-hip enthusiasts’ compact that makes the most of Samsung’s electronics h
  • Bulky. Expensive. No high-definition video capture. Noticeable shutter lag. Proprietary USB port
  • Propriety USB cable/charger, Manual settings don’t allow for extreme finetuning of photography (limited values), Need to use a Lens Cap, but it can be attached to minimize loss of it
  • Lack of HD movie, functions greyed out in some modes
  • Slow to write Raws amd Super fine JPEGs
  • Highlight clipping and channel clipping in bright, high-contrast conditions, Unpredictable metering requires regular use of exposure compensation, No control over noise reduction (which is excessive at high ISO settings), Video limited to VGA resolution
  • Inaccurate color reproduction on AMOLED display; sluggish performance