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Samsung PL200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and responsiveness. The portability and value for money also get good views. There are some critical opinions about the lens and low light performance, and comments are divided on the battery.

usability, value for money, portability, responsiveness, design

shutter, low-light, lens

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung PL200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 80 reviews)

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Samsung PL200 (Silver)

 

Just about every camera manufacturer has a point-and-shoot with a zoom lens that's longer than the 3x you'll find on entry-level models, but shorter than bulkier and more expensive 10x zoom models. They're in-betweeners if you will, and Samsung's PL200...

The Samsung PL200 is easy to use and has a large LCD and good photo quality for its class.

The Samsung PL200's lens isn't as long or wide as competing models. It also has a pretty short battery life and requires a proprietary cable for charging.

A simple ultracompact with a long lens, the Samsung PL200 isn't a standout, but shouldn't be overlooked either.

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Samsung PL200 Review

 

Samsung has put together a great compact digicam that offers appealing features and performance with a price tag that is very easy on the wallet. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Well built ; Comfortable control layout ; Captures pleasing 14-megapixel photos ; Good photo quality up to ISO 800 ; Smart Auto produces great results ; Great bang for your buck

Lens starts at 31mm (equivalent), which might cause some headaches when framing indoors ; ISO 1600 and 3200 are not really usable ; Vertical banding issues in movie mode

Samsung has put together a great compact digicam that offers appealing features and performance with a price tag that is very easy on the wallet. Read more in our

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Samsung PL200 – Nothing special about it

 

Samsung PL200 doesn't come with anything special for the speedy performance or shooting options but then it is not appropriate to expect something out of the box from every point and zoom camera. The features are basic and the main benefit here is that...

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"Great Camera."

 

It has a great zoom and the shutter speed is faster from most of the other cameras I've ever had and I got it on sale for only $99.

I don't really have anything bad to say about this camera, I've been very satisfied with my purchase.

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Great Camera.

 

It has a great zoom and the shutter speed is faster from most of the other cameras I've ever had and I got it on sale for only $99 ; It takes excellent pictures

I don't really have anything bad to say about this camera, I've been very satisfied with my purchase

Consumer review by:

Awesome Camera. Very good performance outdoors.

 

Good performance when lighting is very good. Good battery life. 7x zoom is not available on other models in this price-band. Stylish looks

Speed of shooting. Low light Shooting

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Overall a very good camera for still shots and movies.

 

Glad I replaced my 5 year old digital camera, and expect I will get many years out of this one, before it is obsolete.

Great 14 meg resolution. Easy to carry. Good zoom. Large 3 inch LCD for viewing

better owners manual would help shorten the learning curve

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"Awesome Camera. Very good performance outdoors."

 

Good performance when lighting is very good. Good battery life. 7x zoom is not available on other models in this price-band. Stylish looks.

Speed of shooting. Low light Shooting.

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"I had to return this camera after 1 week of use."

 

Ease of use

poor low light pictures, vertical line on the HD video, took forever to take the shoot

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Nice one - of many.

 

There are so many little digital cameras out there that it's hard to stand out. And they are all pretty good, each with very minor pros and cons over the others. The Samsung PL200 is a solid choice for a point and shoot camera. I bought this camera,...

7x Optical Zoom ; 14.2 Mega-pixel ; Compact ; 3" LCD Screen ; 720p HD Video ; Stabilized Image ; Intuitive Controls ; Uses SD Memory (and has internal memory as a back-up) ; Great price on sale

Small Controls (typical for point and shot cameras) ; Full instruction manual only available on the included CD ; No memory card included with camera ; Battery compartment does not "click" shut

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

General Features

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

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:2 / 8
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000

Memory

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

Power Supply

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

Recording

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