Samsung TL100 summary
Samsung TL100 is Samsung's Small Sensor Compact camera originally revealed on January of 2009. It has got a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 4000 x 3000. It is referred to as "ST50" in some regions.
The TL100 ranks at #206 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and over all #1140 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our database. You should try out our Advanced camera search to find camera ratings based on your personalized factors.
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Samsung TL100 family
The Samsung TL100 is part of a family of products. You can read the complete list below.
Samsung TL100 Gallery
You can look at the TL100 from different angles in the gallery here.
Samsung TL100 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of good and bad points of the Samsung TL100 based on factors that are normally considered necessary in a camera.
Samsung TL100 Sensor features
The spec of the sensor on the Samsung TL100 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels using aspect ratios of 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Digital). In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter can easily produce cropping.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The CCD sensor boasts 12MP and provides a native ISO range of 80 to 3200. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not supported so the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The graphic below displays the TL100's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The TL100 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is outlined in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Samsung TL100 dimensions
Samsung TL100 is 0.48 lbs (219 gr or 7.73 oz) and the physical size of the camera is 105mm x 61mm x 37mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.5"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr and the Samsung TL100 is more heavy as compared with various competitors.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Listed below is a pic of the Samsung TL100 beside a soft drink so you can have a sense of its size.
The top view here will show you the button arrangement on the TL100.
Samsung TL100 Lens features
The TL100 offers a built-in lens having a focal range of 35-105mm making it a 3.0 x zoom which won't be great however it will probably be useful in some circumstances.
At it's widest 35mm, it offers an aperture of f3.0 and that's pretty sluggish and not great in low light events and you will likely find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You will probably also need to raise your ISO causing noisy photographs. With the long end, 105mm comes to f5.6 which is very slow and you may have to go with slow shutter speeds.
Samsung TL100 Connectivity
The TL100 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily transfer photos and oftentimes adjust settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.
Many apps also enable a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can be connected to an external monitor. Many cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Samsung TL100 Video features
The max video resolution on the Samsung TL100 is 640 x 480 and it can record in Motion JPEG format. 480p is low by today's requirements. You should shoot for a minimum FUll HD resolution for video. The body does not have a mic or headphone port so you have got absolutely no control over your sound. It is perhaps best to shop for a different camera should you want good sound in your video clips.
Samsung TL100 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing on the Samsung TL100 so you have to be careful in rainy and dusty situations.
Samsung TL100 Display and Viewfinder
The Samsung TL100 has got a 2.7" fixed display screen having a resolution of 230k dots.
Unfortunately the display screen is not a touch screen.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The View Finder details regarding Samsung TL100 are below:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and tough to view, viewfinders are very helpful.
Samsung TL100 Shutter features
The highest shutter speed is 1/1500 seconds.
Samsung TL100 Flash and Hot shoe features
Samsung TL100 includes just built-in flash without external flash support.
Samsung TL100 Autofocusing features
Samsung TL100 includes only Contrast Based AF and lacks Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is more faster and accurate as compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera has got Face detect making it valuable for portrait photography.
It also comes with Tracking AF for objects on the move. Samsung TL100 has not got manual focusing. Manual focusing can be good for low light conditions or you want more exact depth of field control.
Samsung TL100 Battery life
The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has got the maximum (470) battery life for this type of cameras.
Listed below is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras that have the best battery life:
Samsung TL100 for various kinds of photography
The following graph provides a outline of the Samsung TL100 for various kinds of photography. To view more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Portrait photography with Samsung TL100
The Samsung TL100 gets a score of 26 which is terrible, and means the camera is not really very good to use for portrait photography. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW files along with the ability to utilize off-camera flash.
Street photography with Samsung TL100
Getting a average points tally of 53, the Samsung TL100 is reasonably suitable to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera offers a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Samsung TL100 Sports photography features
A terrible sports photography points tally of 34 indicates the Samsung TL100 is not really very good for shooting sports. A camera should have great autofocus plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Samsung TL100 as a Travel photography camera
Size is pretty critical in picking a camera for travel. All things considered, the Samsung TL100 gets a moderate 49 for a travel camera which makes it somewhat acceptable to buy for your trips.
Samsung TL100 as a Landscape photography camera
For those who are looking to purchase a camera for landscape photographs, the most essential aspect is going to be image quality. The Samsung TL100 and it's terrible score of 27 for a landscape camera is not really very good within the current market.
Samsung TL100 Vlogging advice
A camera for vlogging should come with a articulating display, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Considering all things, the Samsung TL100 is not really very good as a vlog camera as it comes to a terrible score of 26.
Samsung TL100 Alternatives
If you want replacements to the TL100, here is a range of the top ranked cameras that fall under the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The line chart underneath shows you a bird's eye view of the TL100 vs it's top ranked rivals shown previously.
Here are a handful of other cameras you may see as alternatives. To check out a extensive comparison, just click on the "compare" link.