I got one of these when they first came out (the TL225 model with the 3.5" screen) and this is the review I gave it after about a week or two of using it. I still own it, and still like it very much. And as stated below multiple times...please do yourself a favor and get a screen protector
First of all... I have read multiple reviews of the TL220 model [the main difference is that the TL220 has a 3.0" screen whereas the TL225 model has a 3.5" screen] and have been pretty irritated by what some people have been complaining about.
This is a TOUCH-SCREEN camera... therefore, it is not acceptable to say that it is 'prone to fingerprints' in the 'What's Not So Great' category. I was trying to think of a good analogy and came up with two.
It would be like saying:
I just bought a new car, but what's not so great about it is that it runs out of gas and I have to pay to fill it back up.
I just bought a new igloo, but what's not so great about it is that it's really cold in there.
If you don't want fingerprints on a touch-screen device get a protective cover for it; that's what they are designed to DO. Then you don't have to ever worry about fingerprints, scratches, etc. It really frustrates me that people are all for getting touch-screen devices, but complain about the fact that they are prone to fingerprints; it's obviously going to happen, so buy a protective cover.
As in regards to this specific camera, I have had no problems within the first few weeks of owning it. I'm not going to lie though; I did mainly buy it due to the front-screen LCD [which does come in quite handy] and also splurged the extra $50 to get the TL225 instead of TL220 to get the .5" larger screen. I have not fooled around with ALL the features quite yet, but there are multiple different settings from Smart, to Auto, to Program, to everything inbetween that will make one content with the purchase; whether they be a novice photographer or a professional. The camera is also pretty slim, and would recommend a case or protective cover for the outside screen as well, because if you leave it in your pocket it would be a lot more prone to scratches, etc.
I gave this a 5-star rating overall because 4 was 'Good' but due to the front-LCD screen I feel this camera deserves a 'Better' 5-star rating.
Value for the price I also put as a 5; although other people would argue that it's too expensive. But again, in my view, if they're going to add an extra screen on the front as well as a large screen on the back, I feel it's worth this much money.
Picture Quality was given a 4 because I have not had any pictures that simply blew my mind away. The quality is definitely better than average, but it is not the quality of some professional cameras. But again, this camera is pretty cheap compared to those high-end ones, so you are paying for what you get.
Ease of Use is rated a 5 because everything is right at your fingertips and the menus are pretty simple to navigate through.
Features are also given a 5 because there are still a lot of things on here that I don't know what they are for, but will have to play around more to keep learning new ones.
I think it's a good quality camera, but understand it is still in it's 'newness' stage as of now, and there could always be problems down the road. But if you want a good, sleek looking camera which allows you to take the picture yourself, I would definitely recommend this. And PLEASE do yourselves all a favor, and get a protective cover for both screens. You'll feel much better about it down the road