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Samsung PL200
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Samsung PL200 Digital Camera

14.4MP 7x CCD Nov 2010
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Get Closer Without Moving An Inch.Samsung's 14.2 megapixel camera is the next generation in high-resolution compact cameras. It comes fully equipped with a true-colour filtered 14.2 megapixel CCD... More
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Samsung PL200 Overall Test Video
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15 Reasons For

Samsung Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 5,594 expert and user reviews for Samsung digital cameras and found that on average Samsung has good reviews. We also found that Samsung has good reviews specifically within its compact camera digital cameras range.

Easy to Use

One customer who reviewed it thought it was easy to use. Expert website About.com said “Are easy to use” .

Good Size

A few Samsung PL200 owners who bought this digital camera concluded that it was compact.

Good Support

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had good technical guidance.

Good Quality Pictures

One customer concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Five years ago Etechreviews.com wrote “Samsung PL200 doesn’t come with anything special for the speedy performance or shooting options” in their review.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Samsung PL200 has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the PL200. The smallest screen size of digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PL200 is 1", the largest is 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8".

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 7 times zoom factor, the Samsung PL200 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the PL200. Compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Samsung PL200 supports video recording.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Samsung PL200 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung PL200 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PL200.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PL200 is 1MB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 330MB. With an internal memory of 4,126 megabytes, the Samsung PL200's internal memory is one of the biggest amongst compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PL200.

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Features Three Auto Focus

The Samsung PL200 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Centre weighted Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this Samsung digital camera.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The Samsung PL200 has a greater number of light metering modes than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This digital camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on cameras that were launched around the same time as the PL200. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this camera.

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15 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

Seven experts from sites including CNET.com, about.com, PC Welt.de and Chip.de have rated this digital camera on average 69%.

Inferior Technical Features

One customer said in their reviews that the product did not have good features. Expert website Etechreviews.com said five years ago “The features are basic and the main benefit here is that” in their review.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Samsung PL200 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PL200 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Samsung PL200 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Samsung PL200 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PL200 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Samsung PL200 does not have a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the PL200 also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

Most similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years are not waterproof. The Samsung PL200 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Samsung PL200 is more than most cameras of this age and type. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the PL200. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Samsung camera.

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Only Has One Image Editing Mode

The Samsung PL200 has a greater number of image editing modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most frequently found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this camera. The image editing modes trimming are also found on this Samsung camera.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The Samsung PL200 has a fairly small maximum memory card size (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 130GB.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

The average display resolution of similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the PL200 is 400,000 pixels, and the display resolutions range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. The Samsung PL200 has one of the lower display resolutions (only 230,000 pixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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Only Has Three Playback Modes

The Samsung PL200 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Samsung camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the PL200. The playback modes "single image" and "slide show" are also found on this Samsung digital camera.

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Only Has Six White Balance Modes

The Samsung PL200 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Samsung camera.

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Only Supports Four Image Formats

The Samsung PL200 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of a similar age and spec to the PL200. The image formats "DCF", "EXIF 2.21" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this Samsung camera.

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Quite High Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement

With a minimum hard disk space requirement of 1,024 megabyte, the Samsung PL200 has a fairly high minimum hard disk space requirement compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the minimum hard disk spaces requirement range from 25MB to 2.1GB.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung PL200

Released Over Six Years Ago

Samsung released the PL200 over six years ago.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on cameras that came out around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 7 times zoom factor, the Samsung PL200 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Samsung PL200 has a fairly standard megapixel count (14.4 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 143 grams, the Samsung PL200 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PL200.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Sharpness Level
Image Editing Mode
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Required Power
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Other Features
Interface
Operating System
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Minimum System Requirement
Power Supply
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

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20 April 2011

To me, Samsung is a bit of an under-rated camera manufacturing company. Samsung has created a large number of point and shoot and advanced cameras that perform well, offer a good value, and are... Read more…

17 March 2011

Samsung PL200 doesn?t come with anything special for the speedy performance or shooting options but then it is not appropriate to expect something out of the box from every point and zoom camera.... Read more…

11 March 2011

A simple ultracompact with a long lens, the Samsung PL200 isn't a standout, but shouldn't be overlooked either...

10 March 2011

A simple ultracompact with a long lens, the Samsung PL200 isn't a standout, but shouldn't be overlooked either...

15 December 2010

The PL200 is one of many affordable compact cameras from Samsung, that offers various user-friendly options to help you capture better snapshots without worrying about camera settings. These...

21 July 2014

Aparat z matryc? 14,4 Mp, wy?wietlaczem 3 cala i zoomem optycznym 7x. Oprócz zdj?? umo?liwia te? rejestracj? wideo w maksymalnej rozdzielczo?ci 1280 x 720 pikseli.OpisSpecyfikacja i wyniki Zobacz...

P 200 works pretty quickly and features good response times
7X optical zoom lens is nice to see on a budgetpriced camera, and zoom lens moves quickly
Menu structure is very easy to use and is well organized
Image quality is good, especially compared to similarly priced cameras
Autofocus system works very well
Camera struggles with indoor photos on occasion
You'll have a few outoffocus photos in lowlight conditions
Must charge battery inside the camera, which is inconvenient, Even though image quality is good, a little more consistency would be nice
The Samsung P 200's lens isn't as long or wide as competing models
It also has a pretty short battery life and requires a proprietary cable for charging
28 April 2011

Vorteile der Samsung PL200: Sowohl die 14 Megapixel wie auch der optische Zoom und auch die Displaygröße liegen bei der Samsung PL200 teils weit über der Ausstattung vergleichbarer Modelle... Read more…

6 April 2011

Die Samsung PL200 ist eine einfache Rundum-Sorglos-Kamera für Schnappschuss-Fotografen, die sich nicht mit Blende, Belichtungszeit & Co. herumschlagen möchten. Für derzeit knapp 100 Euro bietet...

25 January 2011

CHIP Online hat das Digitalkamera-Testverfahren verbessert. Dieser Text basiert noch auf den früheren Messergebnissen.Gemessen am günstigen Preis erweist sich die PL200 als überraschend gut... Read more…

15 December 2010

Obwohl die günstigste und leichteste Kandidatin im Test, bietet die PL200 mit ihrem 7-fach-Zoom den größten Brennweitenbereich und die höchste Auflösung. Wegen der mäßigen Feinzeichnung...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ecpl200zbpbe1, ecpl200zbpbus, ecpl200zbprus, ec-pl200zbprus, EC-PL200ZBPBUS, samsung ecpl200, samsung ecpl200z, samsung ecpl200zb, samsung ecpl200zbp, samsung ecpl200zbpb, samsung ecpl200zbpbu, samsung ecpl200zbprus, samsung ecpl200zbpbus
Barcodes 00044701014515, 00044701014539, 08806071019154
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