Samsung TL225 Digital Camera Review$349.99
The TL225 had very few issues with noise in images; we found that our test images had very little noise in them. The noise level did increase at the higher ISO settings, but it was still lower than most other cameras. More on how we test noise.
In our first noise test, we photograph a test chart at all of the ISO levels that a camera supports at two different light levels: 3000 lux (about the level of a bright sunny day) and 60 lux (equivalent to dim indoor lighting. The noise at the 60 lux level was extremely consistent; the camera is obviously doing some noise reduction processing to remove the noise. In the 3000 lux test, the noise level climbs as the ISO increases, but it still remains pretty low.
The TL225 has an ISO range of 80 up to 3200, with stops at 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1600. That's a very decent range for a point & shoot camera, and it is good to see that the 3200 ISO is still at the full camera resolution. Some cameras offer only a lower resolution at this level.
NOTE: The images above are not used in our testing or scoring, but are included here to show real-world examples of the differences between cameras at the various ISO settings.