Last week, we were introduced to the Nikon Coolpix S1000pj, the first digital camera with a built-in projector. Today, Samsung unveiled two models of DualView cameras – the Samsung TL220 and TL225.
What’s so unique about these cameras? Both models sport not one but two LCDs, one in the back like what normal cameras have and another one in front beside the camera lens.
Post from Samsung’s News Blog.
The next time you take a look at a photo album from a recent family trip or get-together, you’ll more than likely notice that there’s always someone missing – the photographer!
Today, Samsung announced two ground-breaking digital cameras that will solve the issue of the “missing photographer”. We’re talking about Samsung DualView Cameras – the new TL225 and TL220. With one LCD located on the front of the camera and another one on the back of the camera, photographers can now step out from behind the camera and join their subjects in the photo.
It’s also a handy feature for those involved with social networking Web sites, such as Facebook, as it you the ability to take the perfect profile pics! Since you can see exactly what the camera sees in the front LCD, you can better frame yourself in the photo and capture the shot the way you want it — the first time.
Parents can also benefit from Samsung DualView Cameras as they make it easy to snap better shots of their kids. For example, when the cameras’ “Child mode” is selected, it will play a cartoon animation on the front LCD screen to help keep kids’ attention in order to take a great photo.
The Samsung TL220 and TL225 or also known as the ST500 and ST550 both come with a 4.6x optical zoom, 27mm wide-angle Schneider-KREUZNACH lenses, and both Optical and Digital Image Stabilization. These cameras are ideal for people who like to take self-portraits or pictures with their friends. Personally, I’m not that type of person and I’d rather take photos of other people or ask someone else to take a photo of me or me with my friends so that means I’m not gonna be buying any of these cameras soon. But I do know of some people who love taking self-portraits and I’m pretty sure they’ll be interested in purchasing a Samsung TL220 or TL225.
The Samsung TL220 and TL225 will be available this coming September and will be sold for $299.90 and $349.99 respectively.
What do you think about the Samsung TL220 and TL225? What do you think about the dual view, 2 LCD concept?
@Buffy – Thank you! Glad you like this post. Yeah, this camera is ideal for people who like to take self-portraits or take photos with their friends. :)
love this post! i think a camera that has 2 lcd monitors is very useful… i’d like to get on of these soon!
@Ade – Haha..I know right? Like what Jhay said, this is ingenious. The person who thought about this concept surely have gotten a raise and a promotion. :D
Whoooa. 2 LCDs? Mind. Blown.
@Michael – Yup, that area where you see the clown pic is the front LCD.
2 LCD’s? the one on the front with the clown pic? is that it?
@Jhay – Yes, definitely ingenious. They were able to come up with something new that would attract new and old customers alike. I’m sure this camera would be more popular with teens.
Pretty clever, ingenious if one may say.
Hopefully, the two LCD screens would not be a pain on the battery life.