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Samsung PL55

We have collected and analyzed 8 expert reviews and 22 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 73/100 and users rate it 89/100. The average review date is Aug 31, 2009. We have compared these reviews to 780620 reviews from other Digital Compact Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 84/100 = Very good. Last update: Apr 20, 2014.

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(Based on 30 reviews)

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Samsung PL55


12 megapixels and 5x zoom for under £110.

However while Samsung can do cheap mass production better than almost anyone, its design department still has plenty of room for improvement, and the PL55 has as many bad points as good ones. In some ways it's very good; the overall build quality is...

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Samsung PL55 review


A 5x zoom mid-range compact for less than £110, the Samsung PL55 boasts a decent spec and stylish design. The WDC Samsung PL55 review finds out how it performs

Value, build quality, performance

Image quality, autofocus

Although it offers a lot of camera for the money, with good build quality and stylish design, the Samsung PL55 has too many faults and problems, particularly the slow and unreliable AF system and the poor final image quality.

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Samsung PL55


Feature-rich, user-friendly compact at a bargain price

The PL55 is feature rich and thoughtfully designed. With its street price weighing in at £40 less than its RRP, it's also excellent value for the beginner


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Amazon review summary for Samsung PL55


alaTest has collected and analysed 15 user reviews of Samsung PL55 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

usability, value for money, glare, memory, image quality

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

This summary is based on the product: Samsung PL55 Digital Camera - Red (12MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch QVGA TFT

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Not 10.2 but 12.2mp


Got this camera yesterday and WOW. so easy to use. I have to say The Samsung PL55 is one of the most full-featured compact digital cameras i have used. The Samsung PL55 is a real entry model digital cameras especially suitable for those who seek a...

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Samsung PL55


Ease of use.Bought for my young son and he finds it easy to use and good quality pictures

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Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical 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
Sensor Size:1/2.33''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:16
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: Yes
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Samsung SLB-10A
Battery Type:Samsung SLB-10A


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