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Samsung L100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 168 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and usability. The battery and portability are also mentioned favorably. Comments about the low light performance and shutter are different. Some have doubts about the features and energy efficiency.

value for money, portability, battery, usability, design

color, zoom, build quality, energy, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung L100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 168 reviews)

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Samsung L100


Samsung's L-series cameras have never proved as exciting as the NV series, yet this time the L100 manages to pull off much more than I expected. If you consider its features you'll get your money's worth, but the performance is a bit dodgy all the same.

The scene modes come with small descriptions that help you to optimize your shots. Although easy to overlook, this feature is a great help and adds a special half-star to the final rating.

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Samsung L100


The Samsung L100 is an 8.2 megapixel point and shoot camera with a 3x optical zoom lens (37mm - 111m equivalent) and 2.5 inch LCD display (230,000 pixels). The L100 measures features Face detection, red eye fix and auto contrast … Continue reading →

Samsung's Intelligent Face Recognition Technology detects the subject's face and automatically adjusts auto focus and auto exposure to ensure better composition and image quality for portraits. The AF function instantaneously recognises the faces of...

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Samsung L100 Reviews and Resources


The L100 features face detection autofocus, a special self-portrait mode and auto red eye fix that allows users to set the camera so that it automatically detects and eliminates red-eye from photos as they are taken.

Stay tuned to this page for the latest news and reviews on the Samsung L100 as they arrive.


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Love this camera.


I've had this camera for 3 years. I love how compact it is. I like the many features it has, especially for someone into photography. The quality of the camera is amazing, considering it's just a point and shoot. The things I would change is the...

great quality, a good amt. of settings to choose from for ppl into photography, easy to charge and upload to cpu. and very compact

Wish the optical zoom was much higher, the quality gets worse when you zoom in too much

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Awesome Camera, Small/ compact, Stylish


Good quality / Great resolution ; Good battery life / Easy to charge ; Very stylish / Slim / Compact

I have red color thinking it would look beautiful ; However I think I would like the black color better

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Samsung L100


I bought the L100 as backup for my Pentax DSLR, mainly to shoot little impromptu movies of my kids. This proved to be a very capable little camera, although the control setup is non-intuitive. All in all a very good little machine, fast and light with...

Unfortunately the movie mode is woeful because of a glaring design flaw - the microphone is in the top of the camera, so nothing the subjects say can be heard unless they shout. Every movement of your fingers on the controls can be heard loud and clear...

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Samsung L100


I am a pro photographer, and was looking for cameras for my 2 kids (9yo & 6yo). I only wanted to spend around $150 AUD, but wanted a decent enough camera that I can use if I am not carrying my own DSLR. The owner of the chain store I bought them from...

None experienced yet. There is the standard shutter delay that you get with almost all point and shoot cameras, but it is nowhere near as bad as some others I have tried.

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Samsung L100


Must admit this was something of an impulse buy brought on by necessity - got to Heathrow on my way off on holiday and realised I'd left my usual camera at home on charge... So, marched into the tax-free Dixons in T4 and asked for their cheapest...

Unfortunately, the praise stops here. While clearly the camera was cheap, and I accept there was always going to be a certain element of "you get what you pay for", I certainly hedn't expected it to go wrong only 6 weeks into its life ; I took the...

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Amazon review summary for Samsung L100


alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of Samsung L100 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

value for money, usability, battery, performance, flash

low-light, responsiveness, features, reliability

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung L100 8.2MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Red)Samsung L100 8.1MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Black)Samsung L100 8.2MP Digital Camera (Pink) + 2GB Accessory Kit

Product Specifications

The L100 camera combines Samsung's Digital Image Stabilization and Intelligent Face Recognition Technology in a compact aluminum body. Samsung's Intelligent Face Recognition Technology detects the subject's face and automatically adjusts auto focus and auto exposure to ensure better composition and image quality for portraits. The AF function instantaneously recognizes the faces of subjects and accurately focuses on them before the AE function takes over, setting appropriate exposure to ensure the highest image quality. This product features 3x optical zoom, a bright 2.5" LCD display and a suite of advanced video and editing features

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / MultiMediaCardplus / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Back light / Beach/snow / Children / Close-up / Dawn/dusk / Fireworks / Landscape / Night scene / Portrait mode / Sunset / Text

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:10MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-5.2
Max Focal Length:18.6mm
Min Focal Length:6.2mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:8.2Megapixel

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI / MJPEG/MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:3
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Blue / Color Filter / Color Mask / Green / Negative / Red / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None