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Samsung L200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 246 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the portability and screen. The image quality and value for money are also appreciated. The focus and responsiveness get mixed views. Many are critical about the features and memory.

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

reliability, low-light, shutter, memory, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung L200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon review summary for Samsung L200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of Samsung L200 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

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

features

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung L200 10MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Red)Samsung L200 10MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Silver)Samsung L200 10MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Black)

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I love this camera.

 

overall I'm really pleased with this camera.

color-black, good video, shots are clear, 10.2 megapixels

could be better but great for the price

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Great features for the money, but fatal flaws make it a no-buy

 

I've attempted to contact Samsung multiple times regarding the ISO issue, but have yet to receive any response. Assuming their lack of response is indicative of their customer service, that could be considered another negative. I'm very mixed on the...

10.2 megapixels, relatively low noise, especially at higher ISOs compared to other consumer-grade digicams ; Very compact ; Macro shots work well when light is plentiful ; USB cable allows camera to act as high-speed mass media storage access, and...

The autofocus is the worst I've seen on any digicam in years. It usually takes 3-4 attempts before it's able to get a clear focus on anything. As long as you're taking pictures of trees, it's great, but good luck trying to snap something moving ; The...

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Great features for the money on paper, but fatal flaws make it a no-buy

 

I've attempted to contact Samsung multiple times regarding the ISO issue, but have yet to receive any response. Assuming their lack of response is indicative of their customer service, that could be considered another negative. I'm very mixed on the...

10.2 megapixels, relatively low noise, especially at higher ISOs compared to other consumer-grade digicams ; Optical AND digital image stabilization ; Very compact ; Macro shots work well when light is plentiful ; USB cable allows camera to act as...

The autofocus is the worst I've seen on any digicam in years. It usually takes 3-4 attempts before it's able to get a clear focus on anything. As long as you're taking pictures of trees, it's great, but good luck trying to snap something moving ; The...

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Great little camera!!!

 

I travel A LOT. This sure beats having to lug around a big, bulky camera. With 10.2 MP, the pictures turn out great (obviously). Highly recommend this one.

10.2 MegaPixels for less than $150 ; Lithium-ion battery lasts forever ; Great video quality for a digital camera ; Compact size (frontal area is exactly the size of a credit card) ; Easy user interface ; Facial recognition ; Video stability control ;...

Only 2G max (guaranteed) on the SD card slot ; USB, battery charger, and A/V all use the same port ; Menu descriptions pop-up too fast to read, but the menu icon still remains on the screen (meaning, I gotta open the manual to find out what everything...

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Great features for the money, but fatal flaws make it a no-buy

 

I've attempted to contact Samsung multiple times regarding the ISO issue, but have yet to receive any response. Assuming their lack of response is indicative of their customer service, that could be considered another negative. I'm very mixed on the...

10.2 megapixels, relatively low noise, especially at higher ISOs compared to other consumer-grade digicams ; Optical AND digital image stabilization ; Very compact ; Macro shots work well when light is plentiful ; USB cable allows camera to act as...

The autofocus is the worst I've seen on any digicam in years. It usually takes 3-4 attempts before it's able to get a clear focus on anything. As long as you're taking pictures of trees, it's great, but good luck trying to snap something moving ; The...

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You get what you pay for

 

We purchased the Samsung L200 nearly two years ago, before the birth of our first child. Our primary concern was affordability, which is one of the L200's pros. Another pro is the the battery life has held up very well. I haven't needed to charge it...

Affordable with long battery life

Very poor focus quality unless used with flash

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Samsung L200 camera

 

I needed a camera to take with me on a holiday to the Swiss Alps. I didn't want anything bulky or heavy. I dislike having to carry anything that weighs a lot, particularly when I am travelling, because I find heavy items become burdensome and extremely...

Because of its size, it meant that I could fit the L200 camera into my handbag and not have to hang it over my shoulder. I also felt that now I could happily go on my holiday with a camera that would be easy for me to use.

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The Samsung L200 - nice, compact camera

 

The Samsung L200 Digital Camera is a good camera that would be suitable for almost anyone who needs a digital camera.  It is very compact and is loaded with features (Google it for a full list.)

Very compact but great photos with 10 megapixels.  USB charging

SD memory card should not be shared with other devices

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The Samsung L200 - nice, compact camera

 

The Samsung L200 Digital Camera is a good camera that would be suitable for almost anyone who needs a digital camera. It is very compact and is loaded with features (Google it for a full list.)The rechargeable battery pack lasts a good long ...

Very compact but great photos with 10 megapixels.  ; USB charging

SD memory card should not be shared with other devices

Product Specifications

Enjoy high-quality photos with an amazing 10.2 megapixel digital camera. Taking beautiful photos is a snap with the Samsung L200 and the photo help guide which instructs you every step of the way. Plus, with digital image stabilization, images are crisp, clear, and free from blur. The L200 is easy-to-use and easy-to-enjoy no matter where you're capturing images.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

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

Depth:0.8in
Height:2.2in
Weight:4oz
Width:3.5in

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

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:L200
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

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Plum/Red/Silver
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.33"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.9 mm ( 1/2.33 ) / 10.9 mm ( 1/2.33" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:10.2Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI / MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:5
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 / Custom Effect / Green / Negative / Red / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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