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Samsung SL30

Samsung SL30
alaScore 82

217 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 217 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and portability. The battery and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the memory.

value for money, usability, battery, portability, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung SL30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 217 reviews)

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Great little Camera !


Received this camera as a gift about two years ago and it is still going strong! I have taken about 900-1000 pics with it and it functions as intended. It has a lot of features for the money spent . It DOES eat up the batteries if you only use alkaline...

Easy to use , Durable , Off the shelf Batteries and memory. Takes good sharp pics

Likes batteries if alkalines are used

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Dont waste your money


Small, lightweight

Quits working after 10 minutes of fresh batteries. I have owned this camera for a few months, and now it does not even turn on. A complete waste of money

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Amazon review summary for Samsung SL30


alaTest has collected and analyzed 192 user reviews of Samsung SL30 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, portability, performance

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SL30 10MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom and 2.5 inch LCD (Black)Samsung SL30 10MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom and 2.5 inch LCD (Black)Samsung SL30 10MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom and 2.5 inch LCD (Pink)


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SAMSUNG SL30 Black 10.2 MP 3X Optical Zoom Digital Camera


I wanted this camera for my wife and it needs to be a simple point and shoot. This does a horrible job at that. I have owned Canons in the past they always took good pictures and had a good automatic focus. I would stay away form this camera. Save up...

Small. Sometimes it takes good pictures

Pictures are often blurry. Wasted $90

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SAMSUNG SL30 Black 10.2 MP 3X Optical Zoom Digital Camera


This little camera is a great replacement for my wife's bulky Sony DSC-H2. So far, the SL30 takes great pictures and it takes pictures when I press the button. That was the main reason behind replacing the old camera. It's not an SLR by any means. But,...

A very minor inconvenience (for my wife and I specifically) is that the SL30 uses a different mini - USB cable than the ones that we already own. I'm really looking for things to write here. Switching to video mode takes a few more seconds than I would...

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Exceptional shopping experience


I bought this camera as a gift for my daughter who loves it. She never leaves home without a camera in hand and was so excited to get this. She went to a pro football game with it and was so impressed with the quality of the pictures. Thanks for a...

Easy To Use","Good Image Quality","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Zoom","Large Clear LCD","Short Lag Time","Small / Compact

No split screen play

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Nice Little Camera


I bought this camera to replace an antique Sony Mavica. It's a good camera for the price with a few minor quirks. It takes good quality pictures, & is fairly easy to operate once you get used to the controls. A "SDHC card & camera case" are a must if...

Cheap price ($79 shipped), compact & lightweight, runs on AA batteries instead of proprietary rechargeable batteries. Good resolution. Plug & Play with XP, never had to install the CD supplied with the camera

The control layout takes a some time to get used to. A camera case should be supplied with the camera, even if it's a cheap one. The built in memory is very very small, it holds 3-15 pictures (depending on resolution) if you're lucky

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awesome at a very good price


nice quality.

Easy To Use

Short Battery Life

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Great camera for the kids


This camera is reviewed by digital camera hq as the top choice for this type of camera in this price range. I bought it for my 11-year-old son to replace his old camera and he's been having a blast!

Goes quickly from from off to ready ; Pretty good on battery life ; Pictures are decent ; Lots of features ; Can use zoom during video ; Great image stabilization ; Low cost ; Perfect camera for the kids

Menus took a little getting used to ; Would like to see better low-light performance ; Recording mutes when zooming

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This camera is not a slim beauty at all......

Product Specifications

This slim beauty exudes style, but still packs powerful features. 10.2 megapixels gives you the high quality your memories deserve and a 3x optical zoom means you can get close enough to get a great shot. Once you have the shot, make sure it comes out sharp and clear. Digital Image Stabilization reduces the blurred effects of shaky hands.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono


Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

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:Anti shake / Back light / Beach/snow / Beauty / Children / Close-up / Dawn / Fireworks / Landscape / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sunset / Text


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.2-5.8
Max Focal Length:18.9mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens



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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI / MJPEG
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
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None