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Samsung SL50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the portability and battery. The responsiveness and value for money also get good comments. Some have doubts about the features and focus.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung SL50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Amazon review summary for Samsung SL50


alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 user reviews of Samsung SL50 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SL50 10.2 MP Digital Camera with 5X Optical Zoom and 2.5-Inch LCD Display (Silver)Samsung SL50 10.2 MP Digital Camera with 5X Optical Zoom and 2.5-Inch LCD Display (Black)Samsung SL50 10.2 MP Digital Camera with 5X Optical Zoom and 2.5-Inch LCD Display (Red)

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Samsung SL50 Digital Camera


Bought spare battery and 2 8Gig memory sticks.

Great camera for the price. It takes amazing pictures. Real Clear


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Quite good


Excellent point and shoot camera for the price. I got the camera for less than $100

Rechargeable battery does well. Its simple and easy to use. No problems with it so far

It comes with a short usb cable to connect to the computer and a wall adapter to charge it with. It would be nice to have an actual battery charger to charge one battery while using another, but that's just a slight inconvenience


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It's OK


Small, easy to store camera. Fairly easy to use

Low light photos are not very good. If I had a chance to do it again, I would not buy this camera

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Bought this to replace a camera for work. Works well for intended use, but would not recommend as a daily use camera. Pics are not bright and vivid.


You get what you pay for

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Not bad


The Smart Focus is a total fail. But you can turn it off. Overall, a good little camera for the price.

Compact, seems durable. Takes good photos...when it focuses. It has a nice flash and a surprising about of options and settings for an inexpensive camera. You can trim the photos as you view them on the camera; interesting features. Good battery life

The Smart Focus is a pain; it's a novel idea...if it works. But a lot of the photos that you take up close turn out blurry and it takes a while after pressing the button to actually take the photo

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Budget camera


At [$]it is a budget camera, keep that in mind. Despite all the easy to understand

Great Zoom

Poor Image Stabilization

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Cute and Compact


I realized at the last minute that i did not have a small handy camera for my daughter's senior prom, so I hopped online and found this cute little compact camera. I am so happy I chose this one . It so small that it fits in my purse well. Its very...

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Great Item but was sent the wrong color!


I researched the features I wanted for the (very reasonable) price for this camera. Due to the small size and ownership of similar small cameras, I specifically wanted and ordered the RED colored camera which was offered, BUT they sent me a SILVER...

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compact and handy.....


I just love this camera it fits into my handbag and goes with me everyday . I see something i like and I think family should see I just take out my camera and snap we have a photo. Very compact and handy.


Product Specifications

The Samsung SL50 comes with plenty of features to help you get the best shot possible. 10.2 megapixels and a 5x optical zoom help you capture every detail and the large 2.5'' LCD screen makes sure you can take and edit your photos in a snap. The perfect portrait system does all the work for you, to make sure your photos are beautiful. Plus, with digital image stabilization, photos are crystal clear, not blurry.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Samsung BP-70A

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card / MultiMediaCardplus

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:32MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-5.9
Max Focal Length:24.5mm
Min Focal Length:4.9mm
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.33 / 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

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MJPEG / AVI
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 80 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Cool / Soft / Negative / Vivid / Custom Effect / Normal / Calm / Classic / Forest / Retro
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None