- 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 80 - 3200
- Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
- 1280 x 720 video
- 24-120mm (F2.8-5.8) lens
- n/ag - 97 x 61 x 21mm
- Released February 2009
- Other Name is WB1000
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Samsung TL320 overview
Samsung TL320 is Samsung's Ultracompact digital camera originally announced on February of 2009. It features a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 4000 x 3000. The camera is also known as "WB1000" in certain markets.
The TL320 is scored #50 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & all around #950 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. You can check our Advanced camera filter to see camera ratings based on your personalized requirements.
The following is a diagram of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Samsung TL320 history
The Samsung TL320 has a history of related cameras. Down below, you can check out all older and latest models along with main features.
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Samsung TL320 Gallery
You can view the TL320 from different angles in the gallery here.
Samsung TL320 Pros and Cons
Here is a list of advantages and drawbacks of the Samsung TL320 based on things that are often seen as essential in a digital camera.
Samsung TL320 Sensor information
The sensor spec in the Samsung TL320 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels with aspect ratios of 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2. The camera has Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter might cause cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CCD sensor has 12MP and includes a standard ISO range of 80 - 3200. Unfortunately, RAW files are not supported which means that the user has less margin for error.
The picture below illustrates the TL320's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The TL320 sensor has a crop factor of 5.9 and is shown in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Samsung TL320 dimensions
Samsung TL320 weighs 0.00 pounds ( gr / 0.00 ounces) & has outer measurements of 97mm x 61mm x 21mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 0.8"). The weight of general Ultracompact camera is 121 gr so the Samsung TL320 is lighter than its competitors.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The following is a visual of the Samsung TL320 with a softdrink so you can get a sense of its size.
The top view here will show you the button layout on the TL320.
Samsung TL320 Lens information
The TL320 is equipped with a built-in lens with a focal range of 24-120mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which might not be ideal however it may be valuable in certain circumstances.
At it's widest 24mm, the lens has an aperture of f2.8 which is rather sluggish and not very good for low light conditions and you will struggle to get good bokeh. You will probably also have to raise your ISO setting giving you noisy photos. With the long end, 120mm comes to f5.8 which is fairly slow and you would have to utilize slower shutter speeds.
Samsung TL320 Connectivity
The TL320 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that consist of NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to transfer files and sometimes adjust settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.
Many apps also provide a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external display. A good number of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery using the USB port.
Samsung TL320 Video information
The highest video resolution in the Samsung TL320 is 1280 x 720 and you can save in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is awful for today's requirements. You should try to get a minimum FUll HD resolution for video. The body doesn't include a microphone and headphone socket which means you have got zero control over the sound. It is perhaps best to shop for a different camera if you require decent sound for your videos.
Samsung TL320 Weather Sealing
Samsung TL320 doesn't have weather sealing so wet conditions could damage the camera.
Samsung TL320 Screen and Viewfinder
The Samsung TL320 features a 3 inch fixed display screen with a resolution of 460 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the display has no touch support.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The View Finder details for Samsung TL320 are below:
- ViewFinder None
For bright outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and challenging to see, viewfinders can be particularly valuable.
Samsung TL320 Shutter information
The highest shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Samsung TL320 Flash and Hot shoe information
Samsung TL320 has just built in flash without external flash ability.
Samsung TL320 Autofocusing information
Samsung TL320 has only Contrast Based Autofocus & lacks Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster & precise than Contrast Based focusing. The camera features Face detection making it valuable for taking portraits of people.
Samsung TL320 has manual focusing if needed during low light scenarios or you need more accurate control on focusing.
Samsung TL320 Battery life
The typical Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 comes with the highest (320) battery life within this range of cameras.
Following is a collection of Ultracompact cameras that come with the best battery life:
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Samsung TL320 for varying categories of photography
The following chart indicates a overview of the Samsung TL320 for varying categories of photography. To see more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Portrait photography with Samsung TL320
The Samsung TL320 has a score of 34 which is horrible, and means the camera is simply not good to use for portraits. Taking portrait images favors greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support along with the flexibility to utilize external flash.
Samsung TL320 Street photography information
Coming in at a decent points total of 58, the Samsung TL320 is fairly appropriate to use in street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of image quality and portability.
Sports photography with Samsung TL320
A horrible sports photography rating of 30 indicates the Samsung TL320 is simply not good for shooting sports. A camera needs very good tracking and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Samsung TL320 Travel photography highlights
Weight is really critical when buying a camera for travel. Over-all, the Samsung TL320 gets a average 59 as a travel camera which is reasonably suitable to take with you on your vacations.
Samsung TL320 Landscape photography highlights
If you're planning to purchase a camera for landscape photography, the most vital aspect will be image quality. The Samsung TL320 and it's horrible grade of 43 for a landscape camera is simply not good in the current market.
Vlogging with Samsung TL320
A vlogging camera ought to offer a articulating screen, microphone input and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Samsung TL320 is simply not good as a vlog camera as it gets a horrible score of 31.
Samsung TL320 Alternatives
If you are in the market for replacements to the TL320, below is a number of the highest ranked cameras that fall in to the category of Ultracompact.
The diagram underneath shows you a bird's eye view of the TL320 compared to it's top ranking rivals suggested earlier.
These are some more cameras you may take a look at as alternatives. To review a thorough comparison, click the "compare" link.