Samsung TL225 and more
At last, a fresh idea. Samsung today made an announcement about 2 cameras with a LCD screen on the front that helps snap-shooters put themselves in their photos. ( It also includes some neat features for travelers and faster methods to remove photographs within the camera).
The $350 DualView TL225 and $300 DualView TL220 have a 1.5-inch LCD screen on the front ( as well as a bigger LCD screen on the back ) that enables photographers to better frame shots of themselves alone or in groups.
Simply tap the front screen and the camera enters portrait mode and will mechanically snap a photograph when it senses a smiling faceno need to press a shutter button. The company demonstrated the new cameras at a press meeting this A. M. , and the dual-LCDs were outstandingly useful for taking shots of yourself with other folks. The dual-LCD cameras also include a kid mode that displays on the front LCD screen a cartoon animation to snatch the eye of camera-unaware babies and children. The animation looked a bit little but it should work fine for close shots. ( No babies were carted in for the demo, so I do not know for sure).
For adults who have to know when to grin and not blink, when the camera is in self-timer mode, the front LCD will display a preview of the image and show a visible countdown to shutter snap. The camera can also take 2 sequential shots in this mode. The TL225 has a broad 3.5-inch touch screen LCD on the back ( the TL220 has a smaller 3-inch LCD ) that permits users to milk an intuitive new Smart Gesture interface.
It’s straightforward : Draw an X on the screen to remove an image ; to revolve, draw a circle. When in playback mode, swipe the screen to advance to the following image.
Both models have a 12.2-megapixel sensor fronted by a wide angle 27mm lens with a 4.6X optical zoom. The cameras can capture Hi-D video ( 720p ) at thirty frames per second using the H.264 video format. Bluetooth 2.0 permits you to swap photographs with cell telephones. Another feature designed for travelers is built in geotagging, which records the latitude and longitude where each image is taken and also exhibits the town name on the camera’s LCD. The 12.2-megapixel CL65 packs 35mm lens with 5X zoom.
It has the same 3.5-inch wide touchscreen LCD as the TL225 and incorporates the Smart Gesture control panel. Like the dual-LCD models, it records video in 720p at thirty frames per second in the H.264 format. All 3 models will hit stores in Sep .