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Samsung TL350 goes high speed and full HD

This compact shoots movies at 1080p or at speeds up to 1,000 frames per second. It takes photos, too.


On your digital camera, do you hate having to stop recording a movie just to capture a still photo? Apparently this irks enough consumers that Samsung added a Dual Capture feature to its new TL350 compact camera. Start recording a movie (at resolutions up to 1080p no less) and you can simultaneously snap 10-megapixel photos. Hopefully it doesn't leave a big hole in your movie while the camera captures the still.

In case that's not exciting enough for you, the camera is built around a backside-illuminated CMOS sensor. In other cameras, this type of sensor has improved low-light photo quality as well as boosting shooting speeds. Samsung's claiming a 10fps burst mode at the full 10-megapixel resolution and a 1,000-frames-per-second high-speed movie mode that creates slow-motion clips at the minuscule size of 138x78 pixels. There are other options, though, such as 60fps at 1,280x720 or 640x480 and 240fps 608x342 or 320x240.


Up front on the TL350 is a 24mm-equivalent ultrawide-angle lens with a 5x zoom. On back is a 3-inch AMOLED screen. It has full manual controls, raw support, Samsung's Advanced Picture Mode for manually tweaking color tones, optical image stabilization, and an Advanced Panorama Shot, which is probably a sweeping panorama mode like those found on other BSI CMOS cameras. There's also an HDMI output for enjoying all that video straight from your camera. Looks like you even get analog gauges for battery life and remaining memory capacity on top, too.

Available in spring, it'll be priced at $349.99.