Sum ‘n’ substance:
Thumbs up: Huge set of features; attractive design; good build.
Thumbs down: Image quality is average; the performance was average too; steep price.
Inside the trunk: 5x optical zoom; 24mm ultra wide angle Schneider lens; 3.0 inch Active Matrix Organic LED display screen; resolution : 460K pixels; dual-image stabilization function; face detection; movie capture function; high speed USB 2.0; internal memory up to 40 MB approximately SD/SDHC/MMC/MMC plus rechargeable SLB-11A Li-ion battery.
The whiz- kid speaks:
Razzle dazzle: The TL320 is one heck of an attractive camera. the metal body- panels gives a good fell to it, weight wise. The gorgeous 3.0 inch Active Matrix Organic LED display adorns the back with grace. This AMOLED is not only about looks, it performs just as good too, and it also runs lighter on fuel as compared to the TFT matrix displays. At the top, you have a power button than is highlighted by a blue light. Next to the power button are two gauges, one for measuring the battery life and the other for SD/SDHC card. Additional to these, there is a shutter release, and a sunken shooting mode dial At the back you have the Menu button, navigation pad, Playback and Function buttons.
The function button displays the context-sensitive shooting menu, while the Menu button provides access to all shooting functions, sound, display, and settings. The entire system can be browsed smoothly using the directional pad beneath the dial.
The TL320 features a plethora of options for adjustability, there are 13 different screen shots to choose from, and the smart auto mode selects the perfect screen shot from eleven of the scene modes. The auto mode locks most of the functions if you do not want to fiddle of the adjustments and provides the best shot possible. some hidden extras in the camera include the fine-tuner for white balance and colour temperature, self-portrait face detection, backlight compensation, exposure bracketing, and a motion-sensitive shutter-release timer. The performance of the TL320 was standard, nothing exceptional, from a cold –start the camera took 1.9 seconds, but 2.4seconds between shots. It also took 0.5 seconds in normal conditions and 0.8 seconds to auto focus. The images obtained were soft and a small amount of noise too. Like at all cameras in its range, the TL320 reached it potential at ISO200. the overall colours were rich and the white balance were good.
Video quality was good too, plus you get the options of image stabilization and zoom while recording. On e more goodie in Samsungs bag was the Custom RGB option.
Nitty- gritty: This camera packs a lot of features but there is a bit of a problem, the price. The TL320 costs around $300, which is steep, given the fact it has an average performance and the picture qualities a re so-so too. If Samsung worked on it a little longer, or reduces the price tag, then there should be no reason why you shouldn’t get one.