The Samsung TL500 / EX1 gets a South Korean release

Samsung’s upcoming flagship shoot brook a few months back. The TL500 / EX1 woo’d us with its rugged good looks along with a host of top-tier specs. Well, you don’t have to wait any longer. The camera is now available — in South Korea.

It doesn’t seem anything has changed since the last time we spied this guy. A F1.8 24mm ultra0wide lens still supplies a 1/1.7-inch CCD backed by Samsung’s DRIMeIII image processor. Dual image stabilization along with a max ISO of 3200 should produce some good shots while a 3-inch AMOLED screen takes care of the viewfinding. The camera’s only real downside is the video mode that’s only capable of 640×480 at 30fps. (what is this, 2006?)

The TL500 / EX1 is still bound for the states, but if you just can’t wait that long, why not fly over to Korea and pick one up for 599,000KRW. ($400 USD) [Samsung]