Play, Print, and Edit Features
Dual LCD Screens: The Samsung TL220 digital camera features a front
and back TFT LCD screen. The rear-panel 3" LCD screen (230K pixels) offers
touch-panel and motion-sensitive controls with "haptic" technology. The rear LCD
screen allows you to scroll quickly through all menus, and easily access your
photo library. The LCD screen's Haptic vibration response registers your menu
choices. The front-panel 1.5" LCD screen (61K pixels) lets you frame yourself in
self-portraits. You can adjust the brightness of the two LCD screens from
Normal, Dark, Bright, or Auto.
Note: This digital camera does not include a separate viewfinder.
Dual Media: The Samsung TL220 digital camera can record still images
and video onto its built-in 55MB flash memory or using an optional MicroSD card
(up to 4GB).
Image Recording Format:
The digital camera records still images in JPEG format. High-definition and
standard-definition movie clips with audio (stereo) are recorded in H.264.
Image Sensor: Samsung's TL220 comes fully equipped with a
true color-filtered 1/2.3" CCD (12.2 megapixel effective/12.4 megapixel total) to
produce incredibly detailed images which can even be used for printing
Image Size: The Samsung digital camera offers the following
still image sizes and movie clip sizes. The camera can record still images in a
3:2, 4:3, or 16:9 aspect ratio with three compression ratio settings (Super
Fine, Fine, and Normal). Movie clips can be recorded in standard-definition
(4:3) or high-definition (16:9) at 60, 30, or 15 fps (frames-per-second).
|Recorded Image Size
||Image Capacity with 1GB microSD-Card
||12M (4:3): 4000 x 3000
|10M (3:2): 3984 x 2656
|9M (16:9): 3840 x 2160
|8M (4:3): 3264 x 2448
|5M (4:3): 2560 x 1920
|3M (4:3): 2048 x 1536
|2M (16:9): 1920 x 1080
|1M (4:3): 1024 x 768
||High-Definition HQ (16:9): 1280 x
||13 min. 21 sec.
||23 min. 20 sec.
|High-Definition (16:9): 1280 x 720
||15 min. 10 sec.
||32 min. 11 sec.
|Standard 640 (4:3): 640 x 480
||37 min. 25 sec.
||66 min. 45 sec.
|Standard 320 (4:3): 320 x 240
||78 min. 20 sec.
||136 min. 47 sec.
||235 min. 02 sec.
Note: You can record 20 minutes of high-definition
video and 2 hours of standard-definition video.
Schneider-Kreuznach 27mm Wide-Angle Lens: The TL220's 27mm
wide angle lens (35mm equivalent: 27-124.2mm), plus 4.6x optical zoom gives you a
wider shooting range from a shorter distance with more flexibility. You can
capture images of beautiful landscapes, entire wedding parties and skyscrapers
without having to back up to get the shot. The precisely cut 27mm optical lens
from Schneider-KREUZNACH delivers clear, clean images with even resolution from
center to edges. Each lens surface is multi-coated to minimize ghosting or
flaring for a great shot every time.
Digital Zoom: The Samsung digital camera provides a 5x
digital zoom for a total zoom of 23x for still picture shooting.
Focus Range: The Samsung TL220 offers four auto focus ranges - Normal
(31.5" to infinity), Macro (1.97" to 31.5"), Auto Macro (1.97" to Infinity);
and Super Macro (1.18" to 3.15").
Focus Modes: You can also select your preferred auto focus area. You
can choose from Center AF (the rectangular area in the center of the LCD monitor
will be focused), Multi AF (camera select all of the available 9 AF points),
Face Recognition AF (automatically detect a human face), Smart Touch AF (allows
you to track and auto focus on your subject, even when moving), and One Touch
Shooting (focus on your subject and take a photo with a touch of your finger).
Focus Lock: Use the camera's focus lock function to focus on a subject
not positioned in the center of the picture.
AF Assist Lamp: The AF-assist lamp will sometimes emit when
the shutter button is pressed halfway to assist focusing in certain conditions,
i.e. dark conditions. The AF-assist lamp can be turned off, if desired. If
animals are your subject, turn off the beam when shooting in the dark to avoid
2 Stage Shutter-Button: Pressing the shutter-button down half-way
confirms focus and flash battery charge; pressing the shutter button all the way
down will snap the picture.
Drive Modes: The camera offers 4 drive mode to suit your shooting
- Single: Takes on picture only.
- Continuous: Images will be taken continuously until the shutter
button is released.
- Motion Capture: This takes 6 shots per second, when the shutter
button is head down. A maximum number of 30 shots can be taken and the image
sized is fixed to VGA.
- AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing): Takes threes pictures in a series
in different exposures - standard exposure (0.0EV), short exposure (-1/2EV),
and over exposures (+1/2EV).
Self-Timer: The Samsung TL220 offers four self-timer functions.
- 10Sec Self-Timer: Pressing the shutter button will allows an
interval of 10 seconds before the image is taken.
- 2Sec Self-Timer: Pressing the shutter button will allows an
interval of 2 seconds before the image is taken.
- Double Self-Timer: A picture will be taken after about 10 seconds
and 2 seconds later a second picture will be taken.
- Motion Timer: The camera detects the subject's movement 6 seconds
after pressing the shutter button, and the picture is taken when the
movement is stopped.
With the Face Detection feature, the camera detects faces in a scene and then
automatically focuses and optimizes the brightness of the face for beautiful
portrait pictures. The Face Detection feature detects up to 10 different faces,
automatically adjusts focus and brightness, and also senses and removes red-eye.
Face Recognition: The camera automatically registers faces that you
frequently photograph. This features will automatically prioritize the focus on
those faces. This feature is available only when you use a memory card. The
camera can register up to total of 14 faces. It can register up to five faces in
Favorite Faces: You can also manually register your favorite faces (up
to 6) to prioritize the focus and exposure on those saved faces. This feature is
available only when you use a memory card.
Smile Shot: The camera
automatically takes a picture by detecting the face of a subject that is
smiling, without having to press the shutter button.
Blink Detection: If your
subject's eyes are closed when the shutter button is pressed, the camera takes 2
continuous shots and then the images are saved. The camera takes only one
picture if the eyes of your subject are open when the shutter button is pressed.
ACB: This function is used
to adjust the contrast automatically when taking photos in an environment with
big exposure differences in backlight and/or contrast. This function adjusts the
brightness automatically and allows the subject to be photographed clearly.
Recording Mode: The Samsung TL220 digital camera offers various
recording modes to choose from to match your shooting preference.
- Auto Mode: Select this mode for quick and easy picture taking
with minimal user interaction.
- Smart Auto Mode: The camera automatically chooses the
appropriate camera settings based on a detected type of scene. It will
automatically select one of the following scene modes (Portrait, Night
Portrait, Backlight Portrait, Backlight, Landscape, White, Motion, Tripod,
Night, Macro, Macro Text, Blue Sky, Sunset Sky, Natural Green, Natural
Portrait, Macro Color) which best suits the environment you are shooting
- Program Mode: Select this mode to manual configure all functions
of the camera, except the aperture value and shutter speed.
- Dual Image Stabilization (DIS): The Advanced Dual Image
Stabilization (IS) feature allows you to capture crystal-clear, blur-free
shots without using a flash or tripod. The TL220's Advanced Dual IS combines
both Optical and Digital Image Stabilizers to produce sharp images without
the noise commonly found in other cameras. The optical IS compensates for
hand trembling by shifting the lens in the opposite direction. When using
Optical IS not quite enough, the Digital IS automatically takes over to
ensure blur-free images.
- Beauty Shot: Takes a photo of a person with options to hide
- Face Tone: this function allows you to control the skin
tone in images that will be taken with beauty shot mode; the higher
the level you select, the brighter the skin tone
- Face Retouch: this feature allow you to make skin appear
clear and beautiful before recording in beauty shot mode, the higher
the level select, the more effective the control
- Frame Guide: Use this mode when you want someone else to take a picture for you
from the angle you choose.
- Children: In this mode, you can draw children's
attention to the camera by showing a short animation clip on the front LCD
- Scene Modes: The TL220's various scenes modes automatically
configures the camera's optimal settings for a variety of shooting
- Night: use this for shooting still images at night or in
other dark conditions
- Long Timer Shutter: this camera automatically adjusts
the shutter speed and aperture values to the shooting
environment; however, in Night Scene mode, you can set the
shutter speed and aperture values to your preference
- Portrait: to take a picture of a person
- Landscape: to take pictures of distant scenery
- Close Up: close-up shooting for small objects such as plants
- Text: use this mode to shoot a document
- Sunset: for taking pictures of sunsets
- Dawn: daybreak scenes
- Backlight: portrait without shadows caused by backlight
- Fireworks: firework scenes
- Beach&Snow: for ocean, lake, beach, and snow-scape scenes
- Movie Clip Mode: A movie clip can be recorded (with or without
sound) for as long as the available recording time of the memory capacity
allows or up to 20 minutes for high-definition video and 2 hours for
standard definition video.
Exposure Compensation: This camera automatically adjusts the exposure
according the ambient light conditions. You can also select the exposure value
from +2.0EV to -2.0EV in steps of 1/3EV.
Metering Mode: If you cannot obtain suitable exposure conditions, you
can change the camera's metering method to take brighter pictures. You can choose
from 3 modes.
- Multi: Exposure will be calculated based on an average of the
available light in the image area. This is suitable for general use.
- Spot: Only the rectangular area in the center of the LCD monitor
will be metered for light. This is suitable when the subject in the center
is exposed correctly, regardless of the back lighting.
- Center Weighted: Exposure will be calculated based on an average
of the available light in the image area. However, the calculation will be
biased towards the center of the image area. This is suitable for taking a
picture of small objects like a flower or insects.
Built-In Flash: The Samsung digital camera features a built-in flash
with a variable range based on the auto focus mode. The flash has a range of
7.87" to 11.15'. You can also choose from the following flash modes.
- Auto Flash: If the subject or background is dark, the camera
flash will operate automatically.
- Auto & Red-Eye Reduction: If a subject or background is dark, the
camera flash will work automatically and will reduce the red-eye effect by
using the red-eye reduction function.
- Fill In Flash: The flash fires regardless of the available light.
The intensity of the flash will be automatically controlled to suit the
- Slow Synchro: The flash operates with a slow shutter speed to
obtain a balanced correct exposure.
- Red-Eye Reduction: When a shot with "red-eye" is detected, this
mode will reduce the red-eyed effect automatically.
- Flash Off: The flash does not fire.
White Balance: The white balance control allows you to adjust the
colors to appear more natural. The camera has seven white balance modes.
- Auto WB: The camera automatically selects the appropriate white
balance settings, depending on the prevailing lighting conditions.
- Daylight: For taking images outside.
- Cloudy: For taking images under a cloudy and overcast sky.
- Fluorescent H: For shooting under daylight fluorescent type of
three-way fluorescent lighting.
- Fluorescent L: Shooting under white fluorescent lighting.
- Tungsten: For shooting under tungsten (standard light bulb)
- Custom Set: You can customize the white balance by taking photos
of a white surface, such as a piece of paper. this will help to match the
colors in your photo with the actual scene according to your lighting
ISO Sensitivity: You can select the ISO
sensitivity when taking pictures. The speed or specific light-sensitivity of a
camera is rated by ISO numbers. A higher ISO setting allows for faster
shutter speed, so you can take photos indoors or in low light without the need
for a flash. The camera features the following ISO settings - Auto, 80, 100,
200, 400, 800, 1600, and 3200.
Photo Style Selector: You can add various effects to an image you are
about to record without using image editing software. You can choose from
Normal, Soft, Vivid, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, or Custom RGB.
Image Adjust: You can adjust the Contrast, Sharpness, and Saturation
of a recorded image.
Note: You cannot check the Image Adjustment effect on the camera's
LCD monitor before you take a picture, because this function is applied only
when the capture image is stored on the memory.
Voice Recording: A stereo voice recording can be recorded for as long as the
available recording or up to 10 hours.
Play, Print, and Edit Features
Quick View: If you enable the Quick View function before capturing an
image, you can view the image you just captured on the camera's LCD monitor for
the set duration of 0.5, 1, or 3 seconds.
Auto Rotate: You can view vertical photos in landscape view without
rotating the camera. Vertical photos will be automatically rotated to an upright
position in landscape view once.
Smart Album: Recorded
content can be categorized by type (picture, video, or voice), date, color, or
week; allowing you to easily retrieve them on the camera when you want to view
You can view 9 pictures on the
LCD monitor at once.
Slide Show: Images can be displayed continuously at pre-set intervals
on the camera's LCD monitor. The camera offer pre-recorded background music to
play along with your still image slide show.
Image Zoom: A single image can be zoomed in for a closer look
(1.0x-12.5x depending on image size). Once the image is zoomed in, you can pan through
different areas of the image.
Image Rotation: You can rotate and image 360-degrees in 90-degree
Movie Playback: You can playback a movie clip on the camera's LCD
monitor. The camera offers basic playback functions such as Play, Pause, Rewind,
and Fast Forward.
Copy To Card: This feature enables you to copy image files, movie
clips, and voice recording files from the camera's internal memory to an
inserted memory card.
Movie Clip Capture: You can capture still images from a recorded movie
clip. The captured movie clip file will be saved as the same size as the
original movie clip (1280 x 720, 640x480, or 320x240).
Voice Memo: You can add your voice-over (up to 10 seconds)
in stereo to a stored
still image. You can playback the voice memo using the camera's built-in
Edit: The Samsung TL220 digital camera offers various editing features
so you can manipulate your pictures right from the camera once they have been
- Resizing: You can change the resolution (image size) of a
recorded picture to a smaller size.
- Photo Style Selector: You can add various effects to a recorded
without using image editing software. You can choose from Normal, Soft,
Vivid, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, or Custom RGB.
- Special Effects: You
can apply special effects to a recorded photo such as color filters, or
- ACB Correction: You
can adjust the brightness, contrast, and saturation of a recorded image.
- Portrait Touch Up: You can improve your portrait photos by hiding
facial imperfections and removing red-eye, or you can apply special effects
(Snow, Highlight, or Mosaic).
- Video Trimming: You can edit a video's clip start and stop point.
Deleting Images: Images can be deleted one at a time, in a
pre-selected group, or all at once. If you activate the recycle bin, files you
delete will be sent to the recycle bin, instead of being deleted permanently.
This applies to single files, or select files only. If you choose to delete all
files, those files will not be sent to the recycle bin.
Protecting Images: This is used to protect specific shots from being
Exif Print (Exif 2.21): The TL220 conforms to "Exif Print," a
worldwide standard. Vital camera settings (such as: exposure mode, white
balance, exposure time) and scene data are recorded to the image file when it is
captured. Printers compatible with "Exif Print" are able to use this information
to produce high quality photographs, exactly the way they were intended at the
time of capture. This intelligent communication process also allows the printer
to correct for poor lighting or mistakes, resulting in photos that can be even
better than the originals.
DPOF (1.1) Transfer Order: You can use the camera to specify
settings for images that you wish to download to a computer. The settings used
on the camera comply with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards.
PictBridge (1.0) Printing Capability: Using the supplied USB
cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer.
PictBridge is a new standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant
camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of
AV/USB Proprietary Output: The Samsung TL220 features a single
proprietary port which allows you to hook the camera up to your television via
the supplied composite audio/video cable or to your computer via the included
USB type-A cable. The Samsung TL220's video output can be set to NTSC or PAL.
This proprietary output along with the supplied USB cable can be used to
recharge the camera's battery using the supplied AC adapter.
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery: The Samsung TL220 comes
supplied with a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (SLB-07A) which provides up to
200 still image shots or 60 minutes of movie recording. The supplied AC adapter
and USB cable
charges the Lithium-Ion battery in approximately 150 minutes.
Power Save: If you perform no operations of the camera for 30 seconds,
the camera will automatically switch to Power Save mode to sustain battery life.
Intelli-Studio Software: You can transfer still-image and video files
directly from the Samsung TL220 to your computer using the camera's built-in
Intelli-Studio software program for playback and editing. You can also use this
built-in software to upload your still-image and video files to your favorite
websites, such as Flicker or YouTube. The Intelli-Studio software will start
automatically when you connect the camera to your computer via the included USB
System Requirements (Windows Only): You computer will need to meet the
following system requirements to use the camera's built-in TL220 Intelli-Studio
- CPU: Intel Pentium 4, 3.2 GHz or higher/AMD Athlon 64FX, 2.6GHz
- OS: Windows XP SP2 or Vista
- RAM: Minimum 512 MB RAM (1 GB and above recommended)
- Hard Disk Capacity: 250 MB or more (1 GB or more recommended)
- Drive: CD-ROM drive
- Video Card: 64 MB or greater video card (nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or
higher/ATI X1600 series or higher recommended)
- Monitor: 1024 x 768 pixels, 16-bit color display compatible
monitor (1280 x 1024 pixels, 32-bit color display recommended)
- Programs: Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later
- Connection: USB 2.0 High-Speed
Mac Computers: When you connect the camera to a Macintosh computer,
the computer will recognize the device automatically. You can transfer files
directly from the camera to the computer without installing any programs.