Digital Cameras: Tired of blindly aiming for a decent angle while taking your own headshot? Rest assured, Samsung has created the ideal digital camera solution - the DualView TL220.
Sleek and stylish, the TL220, with a black casing, accented with either a red, blue, or silver trim, offers an additional 1.5" LCD screen on the camera front to allow you to take the perfect shot of you and your best friend over brunch, at the beach, in front of Niagara Falls, all at arms length. Its clever "Child Mode" plays short animated clips in the front display to get the biggest smile out of the fussiest of toddlers.
Running around $300, this pocket-sized phenomenon packs all the power of many digital heavyweights, boasting 12.2 Megapixel CCD. On the flipside, the rear 3" touch screen integrates all of the standard external controls into a haptic touch-screen menu system, comparatively more intuitive to navigate than the typical and cumbersome click-and-switch menu systems offered on less evolved cameras.
The 27mm Wide Angle Lens along with the 4.6x zoom makes taking wider, panoramic shots a cinch, allowing for noticeably wider lens range from shorter distances.
Let's not forget the number of additional features that make this approximately 2.5" x 4" gem worth at least twice its weight in gold, like the invaluable image stabilizer, which remedies a shaky hand or a bumpy car ride, for instance. There's also the self-timer, which allows taking your own group shots, with a convenient countdown visible in the front screen.
Of course, there's adjustable flash, shutter speed, red eye reduction features, and a wide-lens option not to mention a memory capacity of 8GB with the right Micro SDHC card. With that kind of memory at your disposal, using the HD video feature allows you to put your director's hat on and shoot professional quality video from the palm of your hand.
Highly regarded among consumers, the Samsung DualView TL220 has become the hot digital camera pick since its US release this month.