Samsung’s latest cameras: TL34HD and TL9
by Mark R
Samsung has recently released two new digital cameras. The TL34HD (lower left) is said to be one of the “most advanced point-and-shoot digital camera in Samsung’s history”, and the other camera, the TL9 (upper left), is advanced too, despite its most non-advanced feature.
The TL9 has two analog (that’s right, analog) gauges that display the amount of memory, as well as the battery life. Don’t let the old school display fool you, as this guy has 10 megapixels of action, a 2.7 inch LCD, 5x optical zoom, face detection, and dual image stabilization.
As for the TL34HD, it has 14.7 megapixels, a three-inch touchscreen LCD, plus a Schneider lens with 28mm wide-angle focal length and 3.6x optical zoom. It can also shoot video in 720p high-definition at 30 fps. It also has “H.264 compression, a codec for high-definition video that has become an industry standard and which yields three times the recording length than of MPEG4”.
The TL34HD will be available in September for the price of $330 in all black or silver with a red accent. The Samsung TL9 should be available for $280 in the fall. It sounds like either camera would be a good deal, and it would be interesting to see what sells more: the more advanced one or the one with old-school features.
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