Samsung’s new TL500 is capable of shooting RAW with a crazy fast F1.8 lens and lets you view it all on a twisting AMOLED screen. It’s possibly Samsung’s best point-and-shoot ever, and it could be a Canon S90 killer.
In October, we swore that the Canon Powershot S90 would never leave our pockets. But we might be willing to empty them out for Samsung’s TL500.
The TL500 packs a 1/1.7″ CCD sensor—the same size as the S90’s—and has a 24mm Schneider f/1.8 lens which makes for faaaast shooting and wiiiiide angles, with 3x optical zoom. The TL500 smartly scales back on the megapixels for better low-light performance, packing 10 as opposed to the 14MP offered by their recently announced CL80.
The TL500 shoots RAW and offers the garden variety of shooting modes including full manual control, and it has Samsung’s Smart Auto 2.0 and Dual Image Stabiliziation tech for recognizing surroundings and keeping them sharp in your photos.
Sweetening the deal, the TL500 has a swiveling 3.0″ AMOLED screen, so you will be able to see your shot no matter what crazy position you find yourself in.