Samsung TL205 overview
Samsung TL205 is Samsung's Ultracompact camera first released on January of 2010. It includes a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4000 x 3000. The camera is known as "PL100" in certain regions.
The TL205 is scored #119 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all-around #1146 out of 1428 for cameras in our list. You can check out our Advanced camera filter to find camera results based on your personal factors.
The following is a chart of various criteria used in the scoring system.
Samsung TL205 family
The Samsung TL205 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can view the complete range below.
Samsung TL205 Gallery
You can check the TL205 from various angles in the gallery here.
Samsung TL205 Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of upsides and downsides of the Samsung TL205 based on things that are usually seen as necessary in a camera.
Samsung TL205 Sensor details
The sensor measurement in the Samsung TL205 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The CCD sensor boasts 12 megapixels and features a native ISO range of 80 - 3200. Sadly, RAW format is not supported therefore the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The picture below shows the TL205's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The TL205 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is outlined in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Samsung TL205 dimensions
Samsung TL205 weighs around 0.39 lbs (177 gr / 6.24 oz) and features outside measurements of 99mm x 59mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.8"). The weight of general Ultracompact camera is 121 gr so the Samsung TL205 is heavier in comparison with its rivals.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The following is a visual of the Samsung TL205 with a softdrink so you can have a sense of its scale.
The top view here will highlight the button arrangement on the TL205.
Samsung TL205 Lens specs
The TL205 features a built-in lens and it has a focal range of 35-105mm making it a 3.0 x zoom which may not be amazing but it may be valuable in certain conditions.
At the widest 35mm, the lens will have an aperture of f3.0 which will be pretty slow and not good in low light events and you will probably struggle to capture good bokeh. You will likely also have to boost the ISO setting resulting in noisy photographs. With the tele end, 105mm comes to f5.6 which is pretty slow and you may need to go with slow shutter speeds.
Samsung TL205 Connectivity
The TL205 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that consist of NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can transfer pictures and at times alter settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
Many applications even provide a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external display. Most cameras will allow you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.
Samsung TL205 Video specs
The highest video resolution in the Samsung TL205 is 1280 x 720 and it can shoot in Motion JPEG format. 720p is low by today's requirements. You should target a minimum FUll HD resolution for video. The camera doesn't include a mic and headphone port which means that you have little control over your sound. It is perhaps a better idea to buy another camera should you require better sound in your video clips.
Samsung TL205 Weather Sealing
Samsung TL205 doesn't include weather sealing so wet conditions may ruin the camera.
Samsung TL205 Display and Viewfinder
The Samsung TL205 includes a 2.7 inch fixed screen supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please note that the screen offers no touch support.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The View Finder specifications regarding Samsung TL205 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are quite handy during bright outdoor situations which may make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.
Samsung TL205 Shutter specs
The highest shutter speed is 1/1500 sec.
Samsung TL205 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Samsung TL205 boasts only built in flash lacking external flash ability.
Samsung TL205 Autofocusing specs
Samsung TL205 boasts just Contrast Based Autofocus and lacks Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot faster & accurate in comparison with Contrast Based focusing.
It also includes Tracking Autofocus for moving things. Samsung TL205 lacks manual focusing. Manual focusing ability is useful during low light conditions or you need more precise depth of field control.
Samsung TL205 Battery life
The typical Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 features the highest (320) battery life within this category of cameras.
Following is a listing of Ultracompact cameras having the strongest battery life:
Samsung TL205 for various kinds of photography
The following illustration shows a summation of the Samsung TL205 for various kinds of photography. To look at more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Samsung TL205 Portrait photography info
The Samsung TL205 receives a points total of 21 which is lousy, meaning that it is not really suitable to use for portrait photography. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor specs, RAW support along with the flexibility to utilize external flash.
Samsung TL205 as a Street photography camera
Coming in at a average score of 47, the Samsung TL205 is reasonably suited to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Samsung TL205 Sports photography advice
A lousy sports photography points tally of 26 indicates the Samsung TL205 is not really suitable for photographing sports. A camera should have very good tracking plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Samsung TL205 as a Travel photography camera
Portability is pretty important in buying a camera for travel. In general, the Samsung TL205 gets a reasonable 50 for a travel camera which makes it reasonably suitable for your vacations.
Samsung TL205 Landscape photography info
When you are planning to choose a digital camera for landscape photographs, the biggest factor will be image quality. The Samsung TL205 and it's lousy rating of 23 as a landscape camera is not really suitable among it's competition.
Samsung TL205 Vlogging highlights
A camera for vlogging should come with a articulating screen, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Considering all things, the Samsung TL205 is not really suitable as a vlog camera as it comes to a lousy score of 22.
Samsung TL205 Alternatives
If you are shopping for replacements to the TL205, here is a range of the highest placed cameras that fall under the family of Ultracompact.
The line graph here offers you a bird's eye view of the TL205 compared to it's top ranked competitors suggested earlier.
Here are a few more cameras you may have a look at as alternate options. To see a full comparison, click the "compare" link.