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Samsung PL170

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the usability and design are generally positive. The value for money and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the flash.

screen, portability, value for money, design, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung PL170 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 83 reviews)

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Samsung PL170 Preview


DualView cameras are great for those who love to take self-portraits because there's an additional viewing screen on the front of the camera (no more guesswork needed for capturing self-portraits or group shots with your friends). Samsung helped...

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Amazon review summary for Samsung PL170


alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Samsung PL170 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Cool Front Screen


Hope they come up with a 10 X zoom for dual screen

Front LCD Screen , good for hand held group picture include myself ; Wide lens helps too

takes a few buttons to enable flash if front LCD screen is on


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Excellent photo camera


I bought it last November and was the main camera for Hollyday season ... i took more than 1000 pictures in a month without inconvenience or some performance issue.

Bright display, Lightweight, Realistic color

No panoramic

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Great Camera for Price


i recently purchased this camera and loving it. Great deal!

Inexpensive, Lightweight

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What a disappointment..........used it several times. It's just not very good.

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This product for the features.


I have neices and nephews, so the children features for the front LCD would allow them to focus on the camera. Some of my brothers and sisters don't like taking pictures, so the blink detection and smile would make it easiers for me to get their picture.

Bright display, Durable, Inexpensive, Lightweight, Realistic color

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excellent camera!!!!!!!


i have had this camera for about a week and a half and its great. it takes quality pictures and the auto correction to take pictures in any atmosphere works wonderfully. it truly shows the 16 mp even in 5x zoom the pictures are clear. looking for nice...

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Samsung PL170 review


Isn't it always the case that whoever is usually taking the pictures in the family rarely gets into shot themselves, while most attempts at self-portraiture result in merely highlighting double chins or inadvertently chopping half your face out of the...

Dual screen set up, relatively inexpensive, covers all the basics

Image noise appears as low as ISO 200

Looking for an inexpensive pocket snapper for the holidays with the talking point of screens front and back? Then look no further than the unique Samsung PL170. LCD wow factor aside, this is very much your average point and shoot however

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Samsung PL170


Never miss a shooting opportunity again with this smart little compact from Samsung

A solid all-round compact camera with an expansive and fun feature set. Its easy-to-use controls and competitive price make it a perfect travel or family camera.

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: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3'' / 1/2.33''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:8
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


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: No
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: No
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Samsung BP-70A
Battery Type:Samsung BP-70A / Samsung BP70-A


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: No
Shutter Priority: No