Summary Samsung TL500

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$527
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Specifications Key specs
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Help 3x
Screen size
Help 3"
Aperture
Help f/1.8
Screen resolution
Help 920k dots
Wide angle
Help 24 mm
Movie format
Help 480p @ 30fps
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Also known as: Samsung EX1

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Avatar for Volker Peter SCHENK Volker Peter SCHENK (6:50 AM, August 29, 2011)
That camera is amazing. I shoot the same focal length 24-70mm on my Pro NIKON D700. This gear is very intrusive, especially, when you want to travel light. In the Winter 2010/2011 I stayed in Cannon Beach, OR and had a chance, to compare the 2 RAW  shooter in the "Belt" class (How I define a camera you have always on you, in a pouch on your belt) Here is a link to the test on one evening, that speaks for itself. While a 24-70mm pro lens is limited to a max F-stop of 2.8, the TL500 offers 1.8 in a high quality Schneider optics. The camera is all metal, even the battery door and has this extreme quality feeling. The excellent AMOLED screen is fully articulated and folding inwards to protect the screen, very usable with this size of cameras (I badly scratched the screen of my NEX with my car keys in the pocket). You can see the photos of that evening here:
http://volkerschenkphotography.smugmug.com/TOOLS-HARDWARE/24-70mm-RAW-Shooter/24-7072mm-RAW-Shooter/14895821_DL2hp6 A rather good image stabilization allowed all shots to be taken handheld. Unfortunately, neither this camera nor the excellent NEX competitor NX10-11 are very popular due to non existing marketing on SAMSUNG's side.