Samsung TL500 summary
Samsung TL500 is Samsung's Small Sensor Compact camera first released on July of 2010. It includes a 10 MegaPixel, CCD 1/1.7" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 3648 x 2736. It is known as "EX1" in some markets.
The TL500 is positioned #25 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and overall #588 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our collection. Please try out our Advanced camera finder to get camera results based on your custom requirements.
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Samsung TL500 Gallery
You can see the TL500 from various angles in the gallery here.
Samsung TL500 Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of upsides and downsides of the Samsung TL500 based on factors that are typically regarded as necessary in a camera.
Samsung TL500 Sensor info
The sensor size on the Samsung TL500 is 7.44mm x 5.58mm (1/1.7"). The 42 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 3648 x 2736 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization since the latter may cause cropping.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CCD sensor boasts 10 megapixels and features a native ISO range of 80 to 3200. RAW photos are saved which means that the user has wider margin for error.
The picture below displays the TL500's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The TL500 sensor comes with a crop factor of 4.8 and is presented in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Samsung TL500 dimensions
Samsung TL500 weighs about 0.85 lb (386 gr / 13.62 oz) and the over all size of the camera is 114mm x 63mm x 29mm (4.5" x 2.5" x 1.1"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr and the Samsung TL500 is weightier compared with its rivals.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Below is a visual of the Samsung TL500 beside a softdrink to help you have a sense of its scale.
The top view here will illustrate the button arrangement on the TL500.
Samsung TL500 Lens info
The TL500 includes a fixed lens and a focal range of 24-72mm making it a 3.0 x zoom which is not at all huge but it could be helpful in some conditions.
At the widest 24mm, it offers an aperture of f1.8 and that is good in low light situations and getting good bokeh. It is going to also make it easier to go with a much lower ISO to produce better photographs. For the tele end, 72mm comes to f2.4 which is very decent and will help you have high shutter speeds.
Samsung TL500 Connectivity
The TL500 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that incorporate NFC or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can copy photos and oftentimes alter settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.
A few applications even give a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can be connected to an external screen. Nearly all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Samsung TL500 Video info
The highest possible video resolution on the Samsung TL500 is 640 x 480 and it can capture in H.264 format. 480p is terrible by today's standards. You should strive for at least FUll HD resolution for good video. The camera does not offer a mic or headphone socket which means you get no control over your sound. It is perhaps a better idea to look at another camera in case you require better sound in your video clips.
Samsung TL500 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing in the Samsung TL500 so you need to be careful in rainy and dusty situations.
Samsung TL500 Display and Viewfinder
The Samsung TL500 includes a 3 inch fully articulated display boasting a resolution of 614 thousand dots.
It features a selfie friendly display to get self portraits as well as group photos if necessary. Please note that the display screen offers no touch support.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The View Finder specs regarding Samsung TL500 are below:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and challenging to view, viewfinders will be very valuable.
Samsung TL500 Shutter info
The max shutter speed is 1/1500 seconds.
Samsung TL500 Flash and Hot shoe info
Samsung TL500 includes both inbuilt flash and also external flash support.
Samsung TL500 Autofocus info
Samsung TL500 includes just Contrast Based Auto Focus and doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker & exact compared with Contrast Based focusing.
Samsung TL500 comes with manual focusing when required during low light situations or you require more exact focusing control.
Samsung TL500 Battery life
The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 comes with the best (470) battery life within this type of cameras.
Underneath is a number of Small Sensor Compact cameras with the best battery life:
Samsung TL500 for specific styles of photography
The following illustration provides a rundown of the Samsung TL500 for specific styles of photography. To read more, browse to the specific section below.
Samsung TL500 as a Portrait photography camera
The Samsung TL500 receives a points tally of 41 which is dreadful, meaning that it is not suitable to use for portrait photography. Taking portrait photos leans heavily to sensor dimension, RAW support along with the potential to use external flash.
Samsung TL500 as a Street photography camera
With a nice points tally of 67, the Samsung TL500 is a very decent pick to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Samsung TL500 Sports photography highlights
A dreadful sports photography points total of 30 suggests the Samsung TL500 is not suitable for taking photos of sports. A camera needs fantastic tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Samsung TL500 Travel photography info
Weight is really crucial in choosing a camera for travel. Overall, the Samsung TL500 gets a very good 65 for a travel camera which makes it a respectable pick for your vacations.
Landscape photography with Samsung TL500
If you find yourself planning to choose a camera for landscape photography, the most vital aspect will be image quality. The Samsung TL500 at it's moderate rating of 53 as a landscape camera is relatively appropriate amongst it's competitors.
Samsung TL500 Vlogging info
A camera for vlogging ought to offer a articulating display, microphone input and preferably image stabilization. Considering all things, the Samsung TL500 is a very decent fit as a vlog camera as it gets a nice score of 65.
Samsung TL500 Alternatives
If you are shopping for replacements to the TL500, below is a list of the highest scored cameras which fall in to the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The graph followed below will give you a summary of the TL500 vs it's top rated rivals shown previously.
These are some more cameras you might look into as alternatives. To review a complete comparison, simply click the "compare" link.