I just received a Samsung TL500 (EX1) courtesy of B&H Photo for testing on Serious Compacts. One of the complaints about this camera is excessive noise reduction (smearing) in the high ISO in-camera JPEGs. I haven't seen many processed RAW images from this camera on the web, so I thought I'd share a few. These are 1/45s exposures at ISO 800, processed using the Samsung RAW Converter, which is a version of Silkypix. I applied zero luminance noise reduction and subsequently sharpened, so you're seeing the full extent of luminance noise. Below each resized JPEG, you will find links to download the full-res JPEG as well as the RAW file. Full-res JPEG: https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4093/4819350662_ecb1602aab_o.jpg RAW: View attachment 202 This one was pushed a bit more in the shadows, hence noisier than the others: Full-res JPEG: https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4123/4819350676_76a04a15e5_o.jpg RAW: View attachment 203 Full-res JPEG: https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4099/4819350638_be5e807e53_o.jpg RAW: View attachment 204 I think this is right up there with the best of them as far as high ISO performance, and the lens speed is class leading. Subjective impression is that the image stabilization is not as effective as some others, particularly Canon. Thanks to B&H for the loaner. Some more rigorous testing coming soon!