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Samsung SL720

Samsung SL720
alaScore 82

30 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the low light performance and battery are on the whole positive. The value for money and usability are also appreciated.

portability, usability, value for money, battery, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung SL720 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung SL720


The Samsung SL720 (named the Samsung PL70 in Europe) is the second new compact digital camera to be announced this week by Samsung. It has a more advanced spec sheet than it's little brother with a 5x optical zoom lens (starting with a wider 28mm focal...

The Samsung SL720 also boasts the ability to shoot HD video that allows you to ‘pause and re-record' movies in one movie clip.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Samsung SL720 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Product Specifications

Offering 12.2 megapixels, 5x optical zooms and eye-catching style, the SL720 is the perfect camera for consumers looking to capture all those important memories with easy and simple use. With the SL720, users have access to a 28mm wide angle lens. The SL720 offers powerful 5x optical zooms and is paired with image stabilization to help reduce blur caused by hand movements. The SL720 offers Dual Image Stabilization, which combines both optical and digital stabilization technology. Users can also frame their shots and review their images on the camera's large LCD screen. The SL720 features a 3.0-inch LCD. The SL720 incorporates a host of intuitive and smart features which simplify how users take and view their photos. It includes Samsung's smart auto shooting mode, an advanced setting which automatically chooses from the camera's 11 scene modes, to produce the best possible image. When finished taking photos, the SL720 features smart album, a useful tool that allows users to easily search for a specific image they have saved on their memory card. Smart album automatically organizes the user's digital images and gives them the ability to narrow their search based on specific criteria such as the date or week the image was taken, the overall color tone, portraits or specific file types, including photos, videos, or voice memos. The SL720 features advanced Face Recognition technology that automatically stores up to 10 preferred faces to the camera's internal memory. While taking a portrait, the SL720 will automatically recognize if one of the user's preferred faces is in the frame and identify them as a priority for focus and exposure. Users can also save time sorting through their photos and instead search for photos that contain a specific face up to 15. Samsung's perfect portrait system can also be found on the SL720, which includes Face Detection, Smile Shot, Blink Detection and Samsung's Beauty Shot. The SL720 offers consumers advanced video recording options. With the SL720, users can record 720p, high-definition video which can be played on an HDTV through an HDMI adapter sold separately. The camera also utilizes H.264 compression, an advanced codec that allows users to record video for longer periods of time.