Samsung TL350 Review

Overall 45
Imaging 9
Features 28
Size 90
Price 100

Main Features

  • 10.0 MP 1/2.33" CMOS sensor
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • 10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 608 x 342 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps), 138 x 78 (30 fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 100 x 59 x 22 mm
  • Weight: 195 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No
  • Also known as Samsung WB2000

Samsung TL350 Summary

This review is devoted to TL350 that Samsung has first introduced to the public in Feb 20, 2010. This model is a Small Sensor Compact camera with a resolution of 10.0 MP and a 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

In Small Sensor Compact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #123 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 45/100 and it takes a rank of #346 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Samsung TL350 Compared to other Compact Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Samsung TL350 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Max Aperture: F2.4-5.8
  • Min Native Iso: 80
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Continuous Shooting: 10.0 fps
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes
  • Weight: 175 g

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Sensor Resolution: 10.0 MP
  • Max Native Iso: 3200
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Samsung TL350 With Other Cameras in Small Sensor Compact Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Samsung TL350. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Compact cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Samsung TL350

Samsung TL350 has the following external dimensions 100 x 100 x 22 mm (39.37 x 23.23 x 8.66″) with the weight of 195 g.

The typical weight for average Small Sensor Compact type cameras is 175g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Samsung TL350, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Samsung TL350 is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 22mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Samsung TL350 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Samsung TL350 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Samsung TL350 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Thickness

Samsung TL350 — 22 mm
Min: 10 mm
Average: 26 mm
Max: 60 mm

Weight

Samsung TL350 — 195 g
Min: 103 g
Average: 175 g
Max: 423 g

Unfortunately, Samsung TL350 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Samsung TL350 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Samsung TL350 Photo and Sensor Features

Samsung TL350 boasts of a resolution of 10.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

The base of Samsung TL350 has the following ISO range 80 - 3200 .

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

Samsung TL350 features a 10.0 MP 1/2.33" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Samsung TL350 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2.33" sensor featured in Samsung TL350 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Samsung TL350

LCD and ViewFinder

Samsung TL350 is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 920k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Samsung TL350 are its 10.0 fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, TL350 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Samsung TL350, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Samsung TL350 allows you to save files in H.264 formats.

Samsung TL350 provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

Samsung TL350 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect TL350 to compatible devices via its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports.

How Good is Samsung TL350 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Samsung TL350’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Samsung TL350’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the TL350 to the average Compact camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Samsung TL350 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung TL350 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 23. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung TL350 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sensor

Samsung TL350 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung TL350 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 42. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung TL350 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small size (100 x 59 x 22 mm)
  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • No Built-in View Finder
  • Small 1/2.33"(6.08 x 4.56 mm) sensor

Samsung TL350 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung TL350 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 16. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung TL350 can be called a 16 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (10.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/2000s)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)
  • Small size (100 x 59 x 22 mm)

Samsung TL350 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung TL350 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 35. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung TL350 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small weight (195 g)
  • Small size (100 x 59 x 22 mm)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Live View
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sensor
  • No Built-in View Finder

Samsung TL350 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung TL350 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 58. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung TL350 can be called a 58 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (10 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)

Samsung TL350 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Samsung
Model TL350
Announced Feb 20, 2010
Body Type Compact
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range 5
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 920k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 16 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance No
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 5.2
Flash Modes Auto, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow syncro, Manual
External Flash No
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing No
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted Yes
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 1/2.33"
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.72 mm2
Sensor Resolution 10.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736
Max Native ISO 3,200
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 80
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous No
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking No
AF Selective No
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection No
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 608 x 342 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps), 138 x 78 (30 fps)
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 195 g
Physical Dimensions 100 x 59 x 22 mm
Battery Life n/a
Battery Type n/a
Battery Model SLB-11A
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC, internal
Storage Slots 1

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