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Samsung SL420

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the portability and value for money. The image quality and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the features and energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung SL420 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung SL420 Review


One of many Samsung "SL" series models announced at CES 2009, the SL420 features aresolution of 10.2 megapixels, offers Face Detection technology and is powered by a rechargeable Li-ion battery. The SL420 also employs alarge 2.7-inch LCD display,...

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Samsung SL420 Digital Camera First Impression Review


At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week we had the chance to try out a very pre-production version of a newly announced compact camera, the SL420 from Samsung. There's no announced price yet, and the confirmed shipping information so...

Without knowing the price or assessing image quality through our meticulous lab testing, it's far too early to make any recommendations regarding the SL420. From our hands-on experience with a pre-production unit, though, we can say that it's a simple...

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Amazon review summary for Samsung SL420


alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Samsung SL420 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SL420 10MP Digital Camera with 5x Dual Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Grey)Samsung SL420 10MP Digital Camera with 5x Dual Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Black)Samsung SL420 10MP Digital Camera with 5x Dual Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Silver)


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Pretty good camera


Nice picture quality and features. Overall good camera for the price

The software to transfer pictures sucks, and it's difficult to access your files through explorer

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The big difference between this camera, my Olympus and my wife's older Pentax Cool Pix is the ease of operation. If you have trouble with this camera you probably have trouble with everything.

This camera fits neatly in a shirt pocket. It is light, easy to operate and powerful, especially when compared to older compact cameras. It is very easy to operate. This one replaces my 4 year old Olympus FE115 which I paid about $200 for. I paid...

There are other cameras out there with 12 MP for the same money. If that is a big issue, you might want to look around

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Great Camera


Don't drop speakers on this camera - it doesn't appreciate it and makes a cracking noise to protest.

Great camera, great pictures

Fragile (like most are)

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User Friendly


I've had my camera for a little over a month. Very user friendly and takes great pictures.

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Get it!!!


Excellent zoom(5x)optical,even the video is great.small compact easy to navigate menu.Second Samsung camera and no cons


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Decent Camera


The flash allows for great pictures even in total darkness. Daylight pictures are excellent ; Features are easy to understand and use

The internal memory only allows for 2 pictures then its full. A good memory card is definetly needed. The power cord that comes with it is very short, less than a foot in length

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Samsung SL420 Black 10.2 MP 5X Zoom Digital Camera


Very nice camera! Great pictures, easy to use.

Product Specifications

With 10.2 MP and a powerful optical zoom, it's easy to capture every detail. And you won't have to worry about flawed photos. It comes with a slew of tools to beautify those not-so-perfect shots. The Samsung Perfect Portrait system includes beauty shot which automatically retouches facial imperfections and the smart auto feature. It automatically selects the scene mode ideal for the environment you're shooting in. Capture all of your special moments with a camera that helps you create stunning photos.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Samsung SLB-10A

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:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Back light / Beach/snow / Beauty shot / Children / Close-up / Dawn/dusk / Fireworks / Landscape / Night mode / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Sunset / Text

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated/SD Memory Card / Integrated
Storage Capacity:2GB / 40MB/40MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-5.5
Max Focal Length:31.5mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens


Vista Certification:Works with 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 / MJPEG
Digital Zoom:5
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 (3Mpix) / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Calm / Cool / Forest / Negative / Neutral / Sepia / Soft / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None