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Samsung PL70
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Samsung PL70 Digital Camera

12.2MP 5x CCD Apr 2011
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Capture More Of Your LifeYou already have the eye. Now all you need is the camera to capture the world exactly the way you see it. The PL70 combines a 28mm ultra wide angle lens with a 5x zoom.... More
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23 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This Samsung camera has an average expert rating of 70 out of 100 based on six expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and CNET.co.uk.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 7 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Samsung digital camera is 80 out of 100.

Easy to Use

A number of customers who purchased it concluded that it was easy to use. Six years ago C. S. M. Lai mentioned on Amazon “It is very easy to use and is good for beginners at photography.” in their review of the Samsung PL70. C. S. M. Lai also mentioned “10/10 for usability and ease of use”. Expert website Cnet.co.uk said “For that, you get a handy 28mm wide-angle 5x zoom, HD movies”.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was easy to setup. Rach said on Amazon “It doesnt do blury pictures ( like my last camera did ) its so easy to set up and takes brilliant pictures”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several Samsung PL70 owners who purchased the product considered that it was able to produce good images. Miss.sharma mentioned in their review of the Samsung PL70 “If you change the modes, especially the beauty mode, pictures alwaysss come out shaken or blurred” .

Nice Design

Some Samsung PL70 owners wrote in their reviews that it was neat. M. C. Walker wrote in their review of the Samsung PL70 “Light, neat, tough a host of features to make photography a doddle”. Seven years ago Cnet.co.uk scored the Samsung PL70 4 stars and mentioned on expert website CNET.co.uk “A barrage of face-detection options and a rather neat design.”.

One Samsung PL70 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good looking. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk said in their Samsung PL70 review “Its brushed aluminium front fascia looks elegant”.

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Robust

One person who purchased the product considered that it was well made. Rach mentioned “Its solid and its a brilliant point” in their review of the Samsung PL70. One customer who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was strong and durable.

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

On average Samsung compact camera digital cameras have good ratings as do all digital cameras built by Samsung.

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Good Size

Several people said in their reviews that it was compact. Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The Samsung PL70 (also known as the SL720) is a 12 megapixel compact camera with a wide-angle 5x, 28-120mm zoom lens”. Photographyblog.com also mentioned “The Samsung PL70 / SL720 is a competent if rather uninspiring compact camera, with an aggressive price-tag being its saving grace”.

Good Video Capture

One Samsung PL70 reviewer who bought the product concluded that it was good for video recording. Six years ago Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “High image quality and 720p HD video are an impressive combination at this price” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Product Quality

One person who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Expert website Cnet.co.uk wrote “The basic picture quality is fine and it's a decent camera to use.” in their Samsung PL70 review.

Good Quality Lens

One Samsung PL70 reviewer reckoned that it had a good zoom.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Samsung ST90, the Olympus VG-180, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 which has better reviews.

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Quite Large Screen Size

The screen sizes of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1" to 4.8". With a screen size of 3 inches, the Samsung PL70 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the PowerShot SX270 HS ($237.63), and the PowerShot ELPH 100 HS both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P520 ($349.00) (3.2" and higher rated), the Canon IXUS 1100 (3.2" and higher rated), or the Samsung MV900F ($165.99) (3.3" and higher rated).

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an MMC|SD|SDHC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix X10 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-WX50 ($142.97) (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS ($195.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PL70, the Samsung PL70 supports video recording.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras which support video recording currently available including the IXUS 140, or the IXUS 130 both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The Samsung PL70 has one of the bigger digital zooms (5 times zoom factor) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The smallest digital zoom of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PL70 is 1x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 5x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the ST100, the PL80, or the ST96 all from Samsung which has better reviews.

If this Samsung digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the J1455 (5.7x), or the A1455 (5.7x) both from GE which is also higher rated.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Samsung PL70 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the PL70 also have an image stabiliser.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser and we think because of it's better review score, the FinePix X10, and the FinePix AX600 both from Fujifilm or the GE J1455 is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PL70, the Samsung PL70 has a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Lexibook DJ024, or the GE C1033 which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 76 megabytes, the Samsung PL70 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PL70 the internal memory range from 1MB to 8.2GB.

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Supports Five Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Samsung PL70 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Samsung camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PL70. The image formats "EXIF", "DCF", "EXIF 2.21" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

Cameras of a similar age and spec to the PL70 have battery capacities of between 170mAh and 2,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 850mAh. With a battery capacity of 1,050 milliampere * hour, the Samsung PL70 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Features Five Auto Focus

The Samsung PL70 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this digital camera. The auto focus Centre weighted Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Face tracking, Multi Point Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this Samsung camera.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The number of light metering modes featured on the Samsung PL70 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This Samsung camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PL70. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this Samsung digital camera.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Samsung PL70 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PL70 also do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Coolpix S9500, or the Coolpix S6500 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Samsung PL70 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the PL70 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

Other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to look at include the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110 ($29.99), or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Samsung PL70 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras of this type and age are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 ($375.99), or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the Samsung PL70 does not have a GPS.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V ($448.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PL70, the Samsung PL70 is not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Samsung PL70 is more than most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this age and type. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Low Maximum Playback Zoom

With a maximum playback zoom of only 1 times zoom factor, the Samsung PL70 has a very low maximum playback zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PL70. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PL70 the maximum playback zooms range from 1x to 16x.

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Only Has Four Playback Modes

The Samsung PL70 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on cameras of a similar age and spec to the PL70. The playback modes "single image", "slide show" and "thumbnails" are also found on this Samsung digital camera.

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Only Has Six White Balance Modes

The Samsung PL70 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Samsung camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PL70. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung PL70

Released Over Five Years Ago

This compact camera camera has been on the market for over five years.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Samsung PL70 has a relatively typical optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the PL70.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the Powershot A3500 IS ($89.98), the IXUS 125 HS, or the PowerShot A810 all from Canon which has better reviews.

If this compact camera camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Coolpix S5200 (6x and higher rated), or the Coolpix S5200 (6x and higher rated) both from Nikon.

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Average Weight

The Samsung PL70 has a fairly standard weight (149 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PL70.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 149g cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS which has better reviews.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 12.2 megapixels, the Samsung PL70 has a fairly standard megapixel count compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this camera to all the other 12.2MP digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the ST90, and the ES71 both from Samsung or the Nikon Coolpix S5100 is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix X100 (12.3MP), the Samsung EX2F (12.4MP), or the GE C1233 (12.4MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
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
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Album Organization
Sharpness Level
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Playback Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Required Power
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Interface
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Power Supply
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

(10)
3 March 2010

Not without its flaws, but high image quality and 720p HD video are an impressive combination at this price...

9 December 2009

The PL70's a decent camera for the money, but it's a long way from perfect. The basic picture quality is fine and it's a decent camera to use, but not all of its features live up to their promise....

8 December 2009

The Samsung PL70 / SL720 is a competent if rather uninspiring compact camera, with an aggressive price-tag being its saving grace.This point-and-shoot camera ticks all the right boxes, especially...

9 September 2009

Sort and browse In browse mode, the Samsung PL 70 has an interesting ?Smart Album? filtering system to make it easier to find your shots.Not only can you sort your pictures by date (in the usual... Read more…

14 June 2010

Le Samsung PL70 arbore un look enjôleur. En dépit de quelques insuffisances, il constitue un bon rapport qualité prix...

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User Reviews

(7)
Reviewed 22 October 2014 by Savvey buyer
(Verified Purchase)

Nice product...

Reviewed 23 February 2014 by Ms M Stanley
(Verified Purchase)

I received this package in excellent time - the item arrived harm-free and with all the attachments in place. I have used the camera and I am very pleased with the performance.

Reviewed 22 October 2012 by Miss.Sharma

For just point and shoot in Auto mode, it's alright. It does have many features... but if you change the modes, especially the beauty mode, pictures alwaysss come out shaken or blurred. It's... Read more…

Reviewed 12 May 2012 by Rach

I love this camera. Its solid and its a brilliant point and shoot camera. It doesnt do blury pictures ( like my last camera did ) its so easy to set up and takes brilliant pictures. Love the red... Read more…

Reviewed 22 March 2011 by Mimi

This camera literally has everything you need! Only fault is on the panal, the top button isn't working, but that's probably because I dropped it in the snow.. It's great in high light conditions... Read more…

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