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Samsung PL81

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and image quality. The portability and usability also get good views, whereas there are some negative comments about the screen and performance.

value for money, usability, portability, image quality, design

performance, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung PL81 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 15 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for Samsung PL81


alaTest has collected and analysed 5 user reviews of Samsung PL81 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

portability, usability, size, responsiveness


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung PL81 12.2 MP Digital Camera - Purple RRP £199

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Samsung purple PL81


Got this camera as i had an earlier model which i had had for 3 years but due to my new puppy spilling a cup of tea over it, it was time for a new one.

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Cracking Camera


Bought this for my 15 yr old daughter's birthday. Loved the purple colour. Stylish, easy to use (she didn't even need the instructions), picture quality fantastic. Would thoroughly recommend this for any age.


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Worst Purchase Ever


I bought this camera to replace my old one that i broke and this is the worse camera i have ever used all the picures that i took were dark even when the flash was on. It is also slow at taking pictures. The only thing thats good about it is the zoom....

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Fantastic little camera


This is an absolute steal at the current Comet price. I was looking for a well specified, good looking, simple to use digital camera suitable for my soon to be 80 year old mother who has recently purchased a netbook and is getting into the whole...

samsung brand, all metal body, stylish appearance, specification, price


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excellent value


Very easy to use, point and shoot camera. A bit more tricky if you want to go into the menus more.

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Great compact camera


I purchased this little camera for my wife who has no idea when it comes to operating any device that comes with a manual.

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have not found any yet

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good purchase


Good product, relatively east to use. I like the purple colour!

instruction manual does not fully explain things

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Samsung Camera PL81


A good camera to use. A great value money. It a li-lion battery. I would recommend this camera to other people.

easy for young people

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Great value at £79


Bought this a while ago at full price, really good compact - picture in low light isn't great without flash and flash beaches out slightly but at this price its highly reccomended.

great allrounder


Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No


Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
Serial Shot Mode: Yes