At A Glance

The Samsung TL500 has some drool-worthy specs and shoots great photos, but it stumbles on usability and video quality.

Manufacturer’s Description

With the TL500's high-performance 1/1.7" CCD sensor, you'll be taking the best possible photos in the darkest conditions. And with a 3" rotating AMOLED screen designed to give you control of your framing no matter what crazy angle you want to shoot from, your photos will come out both incredibly creative and astonishingly professional.

The Specs

Battery Information
Number of Batteries Supported 1
Battery Size Supported Proprietary Battery Size
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Battery Rechargeable Yes
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
HDMI Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 3.00 "
Effective Camera Resolution 10.0 Megapixels
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/1500 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 16 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction
General Information
Manufacturer Samsung
Manufacturer Part Number EC-TL500ZBPBUS
UPC Code 689466324464
Brand Name Samsung
Product Name TL500 Compact Camera
Marketing Information

With the TL500's high-performance 1/1.7" CCD sensor, you'll be taking the best possible photos in the darkest conditions. And with a 3" rotating AMOLED screen designed to give you control of your framing no matter what crazy angle you want to shoot from, your photos will come out both incredibly creative and astonishingly professional.

Product Model TL500
Product Type Compact Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 3648 x 2736
Lens
Optical Zoom 3.0 x
Digital Zoom 3.0
Aperture Range f/1.8 to 2.4
Image Stabilization Optical, Electronic
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Minimum Focus Distance 0.39
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • TL500 Point & Shoot Digital Camera
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Quick Start Manual
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Strap
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Cap Strap
  • Features Face Detection
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 2.5"
    Width 4.5"
    Depth 1.2"
    Weight (Approximate) 5.6 oz
    Video
    Video Formats MP4
    Maximum Video Resolution 640 x 480
    Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Type No
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty 1 Year

    Performance

    Performance (New)
    Exposure Good
    Color Good
    Sharpness Good
    Distortion Very Good
    Video Quality Poor
    Video Sound Quality Poor