Samsung DualView TL225 camera reviewed: good idea, poor implementation

The best laid plans can so easily go awry, and while Samsung's DualView TL225 digital camera – which has a second, front-mounted display – seemed like such a great idea, the end result is actually tipped as more than a little disappointing.  Wired have been putting the TL225 through its paces, and they've concluded that not only does the second screen cause its own share of problems rather than solve them, the underlying camera itself is a let-down.

The front display does make lining up shots straightforward, Wired found, but unfortunately it then encourages those in the picture to look to the side of the lens.  The end result is a well-framed photo with nobody looking at the camera.

As for the TL225's image abilities themselves, photos are reportedly less than impressive in anything other than bright light, and there's plenty of shutter lag in-between pressing the button and the shot being captured.  For $300 it seems like a gimmick that's gone wrong.

[via CrunchGear]