- 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3.5" Fixed Screen
- ISO 80 - 3200
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1280 x 720 video
- 27-124mm (F3.5-5.9) lens
- 187g - 100 x 60 x 19mm
- Revealed August 2009
- Also referred to as ST550
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Samsung TL225 overview
Samsung TL225 is Samsung's Ultracompact digital camera originally announced on August of 2009. The camera includes a 12MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4000 x 3000. It is also known as "ST550" in other regions.
The TL225 is placed #60 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all around #992 out of 1459 for cameras in our database. Remember to use our Smart camera finder to get camera listings based on your custom requirements.
The following is a graph of different criteria used in the scoring system.
Samsung TL225 history
The Samsung TL225 is part of a family of cameras. You can see the detailed list underneath.
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Samsung TL225 Gallery
You can view the TL225 from different angles in the gallery below.
Samsung TL225 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of advantages and disadvantages of the Samsung TL225 based on features which are typically viewed as useful in a digital camera.
Samsung TL225 Sensor features
The sensor dimension on the Samsung TL225 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter can easily lead to cropping.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CCD sensor boasts 12MP and features a standard ISO range of 80 to 3200. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved so you have less margin for error.
The picture underneath shows the TL225's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The TL225 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is presented in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Samsung TL225 dimensions
Samsung TL225 has a weight of 0.41 lbs (187 grams / 6.60 ounces) and the size of the camera is 100mm x 60mm x 19mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.7"). The weight of normal Ultracompact camera is 121 grams and the Samsung TL225 is more heavy compared to various competitors.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Down below is a shot of the Samsung TL225 alongside a soda to help you to have a feel for its size.
The top view underneath will show you the button arrangement on the TL225.
Samsung TL225 Lens features
The TL225 provides an inbuilt lens giving a focal range of 27-124mm giving it a 4.6 x zoom which isn't outstanding but it will be valuable in a few cases.
At it's widest 27mm, it provides an aperture of f3.5 which is somewhat sluggish and not the best in low light conditions and you will probably find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You might also have to up your ISO setting which results in noisy photos. On the long end, 124mm comes at f5.9 making it pretty sluggish and you may have to go with slower shutter speeds.
Samsung TL225 Connectivity
The TL225 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that feature NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily transfer files and at times adjust settings without connecting straight with the camera.
Certain apps also stream a Liveview and click the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external screen. A lot of cameras enable you to charge the battery through the USB port.
Samsung TL225 Video features
The maximum video quality on the Samsung TL225 is 1280 x 720 and it can save in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is low by today's standards. You really should try to get at least 1080p quality for video recording. The body doesn't feature a mic and / or headphone jack so you have zero control over your audio. It is probably best to shop for an alternative model if you want better audio in your videos.
Samsung TL225 Weather Sealing
Samsung TL225 doesn't have weather proofing so damp conditions can ruin the camera.
Samsung TL225 Screen and Viewfinder
The Samsung TL225 includes a 3.5 inch fixed screen with a resolution of 1,152 thousand dots.
Additionally the screen is touch friendly so you can easily adjust focus points and change settings using your fingertips.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Samsung TL225 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be quite helpful in sunny outdoor conditions which can make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.
Samsung TL225 Shutter features
The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Samsung TL225 Flash and Hot shoe features
Samsung TL225 has got just integrated flash lacking external flash ability.
Samsung TL225 Autofocus features
Samsung TL225 has got only Contrast Detect Auto Focus and is missing Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster & precise compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Samsung TL225 has touch to focus. You are able to use your fingers to switch focus points. Samsung TL225 has not got manual focus. Manual focus can be good in low light scenarios or you need to have more exact focusing control.
Samsung TL225 Battery life
The general Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 comes with the highest possible (320) battery life in this class of cameras.
Here is a collection of Ultracompact cameras which have the strongest battery life:
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Samsung TL225 for different categories of photography
The following illustration presents a summation of the Samsung TL225 for different categories of photography. To find out more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Samsung TL225 Portrait photography factors
The Samsung TL225 has a points tally of 21 which is low, and means the camera is not really good for portrait photography. Taking portrait images favors greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support together with the ability to use off-camera lighting.
Samsung TL225 Street photography highlights
Coming in at a moderate rating of 59, the Samsung TL225 is somewhat acceptable to use in street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Samsung TL225 Sports photography information
A low sports photography rating of 27 means the Samsung TL225 is not really good for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs fantastic tracking and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Samsung TL225 Travel photography details
Weight is really critical when buying a camera for travel. Over-all, the Samsung TL225 gets a decent 59 as a travelling camera which is relatively suited to buy for your travels.
Samsung TL225 Landscape photography advice
For anybody who is planning to buy a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most essential factor is going to be image quality. The Samsung TL225 at it's low grade of 37 for a landscape camera is not really good amongst its competitors.
Samsung TL225 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging really should come with a moving display, microphone port and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Samsung TL225 is not really good as a vlog camera as it comes to a low rating of 29.
Samsung TL225 Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the TL225, here is a selection of the top rated cameras which fall under the family of Ultracompact.
The chart followed below gives you an overview of the TL225 versus it's top ranked competitors shown earlier.
Here are a few more cameras you might have a look at as alternatives. To see a full comparison, go to the "compare" link.