The TL500 includes a wide angle Schneider Kreuznach f/1.8 lens, which provides strong optics. With the f/1.8 lens, the TL500 should have better low-light performance, a wider aperture, and a more shallow depth of field than most consumer-level cameras. Samsung also has included a fast imaging processor and a highly sensitive, large CCD image sensor with the TL500.
This model's specification list looks like it's lacking a bit, but, because of the high-end optics and processing system, it's difficult to compare its specs directly to other cameras. The TL500 offers 10 megapixels of resolution, a 3X optical zoom lens, and 640x480 video. The TL500 does include a high-end 3.0-inch AMOLED screen.
With a high MSRP ($449.99, Compare Prices), the TL500 (only available in black) probably isn't going to appeal to beginning photographers. However, if you're looking for advanced optics and hardware in a point and shoot camera, the TL500 looks like it can deliver.
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