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Samsung 210
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Samsung 210 Digital Camera

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14.2MP 10x CCD Mar 2011
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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25 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

PhotographyBlog.com wrote that concluded that they would endorse this Samsung camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This camera received an "Awesome Hardware" award from Techwarelabs.com.

Good Quality Pictures

A few Samsung PL210 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung PL210 was able to produce good images. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of the Samsung PL210 on expert review site Ephotozine “With the cameras ability to take excellent macro and portrait pictures as well as its range of Smart Filters, there is plenty for the c”. Photo Answers.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “Sharp pictures” . Five years ago Steves-Digicams.com said on expert website Steve's Digicams “Samsung is announcing two new pocket-sized cameras aimed at customers who love capture images from afar”.

One Samsung PL210 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Steves-Digicams.com said on Steve's Digicams “Shoot setup is made easy by its automatic shooting modes”.

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Good Size

A few customers who bought the Samsung PL210 thought it was thin. Expert website Digitaltrends.com wrote “Touting itself as a supremely thin design housing big capabilities is a” in their review of the Samsung PL210. Five years ago Pcworld.in mentioned in their review of the Samsung PL210 “However, bear in mind despite the fact that this camera is slim it is not exactly going to turn any heads with its plain-Jane look”.

Several Samsung PL210 owners thought it was compact. Ephotozine.com mentioned “The Samsung PL210 is a high-zoom digital compact camera, released in January 2011” and rated the product 4 stars. Five years ago expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com said in their review of this digital camera “Optical zoom in a compact body”.

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Good Technical Features

Some customers who purchased it said that it had good features. Photographyblog.com mentioned on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “Arguably the wrong) way is that this is a high spec camera full of top end features such as the 10x optical zoom in an ultra slim body, face recognition”. Expert review site Pcworld.in mentioned in their Samsung PL210 review “A host of other interesting features”. Pcworld.in also said “The Samsung PL210 has a plethora of features to boast about”.

Good Quality Lens

A few customers who purchased it thought it had a good zoom. Five years ago Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote in their Samsung PL210 review “The 10x zoom is also a great plus.”.

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Samsung cameras and also specifically for Samsung compact cameras and found that in both cases Samsung had good ratings.

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Nice Design

One customer who bought the Samsung PL210 concluded that it was a good design.

Robust

One customer who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was well made.

Good Product Quality

One Samsung PL210 reviewer who purchased the Samsung PL210 concluded that it was good quality. Photo Answers.co.uk wrote “Good overall build quality”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Samsung PL210 reviewer said in their reviews that it had a good screen. Photo Answers.co.uk mentioned four years ago “Secondary screen useful for composing selfportraits”.

Good Video Capture

One Samsung PL210 owner who purchased it concluded that it was good for video recording. Steves-Digicams.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Steve's Digicams five years ago “Selects the correct scene mode to make sure it captures the best image or movie”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time 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.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Samsung 210 supports video capability. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not support video capability.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung 210 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The digital zooms of similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the 210, the Samsung 210 has an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung 210 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Features Five Flash Modess

The Samsung 210 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Samsung digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the 210. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Samsung 210 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Samsung camera.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Samsung 210 has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. Most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1024 x 768, 1920 x 1080, 1984 x 1488, 2592 x 1944, 3648 x 2736 and 4320 x 2432 and 4320 x 2880. Across all compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the 210 the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Fairly High Playback Zoom (max)

The playback zoom (max)s of cameras of this age and spec range from 1x to 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9.3x. The Samsung 210 has a fairly high playback zoom (max) (13.5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Combined Zoom

The Samsung 210 has a fairly big combined zoom (50 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the 210. Digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the 210 have combined zooms of between 3x and 1,600x.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Samsung 210 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of a similar spec and age to the 210. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Samsung camera. This digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The best video resolution of all compact cameras that came out around the same time as the 210 is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite Short Flash Recharging Time

With a flash recharging time of only 4 seconds, the Samsung 210 has one of the shorter flash recharging times amongst compact cameras of this age. Cameras of this age and spec have flash recharging times of between 0.0005s and 15s.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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16 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Based on twelve expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and Photo Answers.co.uk this Samsung camera has an average expert rating of 64 out of 100. Camera experts don't rate this camera very highly.

Difficult to Use

One Samsung PL210 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was not easy to handle. One Samsung PL210 reviewer concluded that it did not have a good interface. Photo Answers.co.uk rated the product 3 stars and wrote “Unintuitive interface”.

Unacceptable Noise Level

A few people who reviewed the product concluded that it was not noisy. Five years ago expert review site Digitalversus.com gave it a rating of 2 stars and said in their Samsung PL210 review “It doesn't keep the promises it makes on paper, mainly due to a poor-quality lens and poor noise handling”. Photo Answers.co.uk scored the product 60 out of 100 and said in their Samsung PL210 review “Occasional random noise at low ISO”.

Poor Battery Life

One Samsung PL210 reviewer said in their reviews that it did not have a good battery life. Photo Answers.co.uk gave this digital camera a rating of 60 out of 100 and mentioned “Flimsy battery and USB port cover” in their review of the Samsung PL210.

Poor Connectivity

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was not good in terms of USB connections.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras of this type and age do not support Full HD video. The Samsung 210 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Samsung 210 does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 210 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

The Samsung 210 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the 210 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the 210 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Samsung 210 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the 210, the Samsung 210 is not waterproof.

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Only 1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

The Samsung 210 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2.33"". That's 1% less optical sensor size than a 1/2.3"" camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size.

A 1/2.33"" optical sensor size is in fact the worst optical sensor size across all compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

A 2/3"" optical sensor size is the best optical sensor size amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Only Supports One Power Source Type

The Samsung 210 has a greater number of power sources than most cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly supported power source type is Battery, but this power source type is not supported by this Samsung digital camera. The power source types AC are also supported by this camera.

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Only Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Samsung 210 has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is WAV, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Samsung camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC are also supported by this camera.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the 210 the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 29GB. The Samsung 210 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes (only 8 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of this type and age is 450,000 pixels, and the display resolution (numeric)s range from 230 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Samsung 210 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the 210.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Samsung 210 has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Samsung digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the 210.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung 210

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Samsung 210 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the 210.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this compact camera digital camera was released.

Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Samsung 210 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the 210.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 14.2 megapixels, the Samsung 210 has a pretty standard megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 148 grams, the Samsung 210 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 210.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Album Organization
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Power Requirements
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Mac Compatibility
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum System Requirements for Macintosh
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Date Imprinting
Interface
Compatible Operating Systems
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
Effective Sensor Resolution
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum System Requirements
Power Supply Type
Digital SLR
Product Dimensions When Open (LxWxD)

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Expert Reviews

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21 March 2012

The Samsung PL120 offers not one but two LCD screens the second being placed on the front and this makes it perfect for self portraits and group shots...

Good overall build quality
Nice colour rendition
Sharp pictures
Nice package for the price
Secondary screen useful for composing selfportraits
Flimsy battery and USB port cover
Cluttered back will be difficult for large hands
Occasional random noise at low ISO
Average performance
Unintuitive interface

Samsung has always churned out impressive cameras, whether in a phone, point-and shoots or even DSLRs. Photos come out clear and crisp; it's as if there is a Photoshop application inside the... Read more…

It?s harsh to cal the Samsung PL210 a one-trick pony, especially when that one trick is the one thing that users seem to demand most from point-and-shoot cameras: optical zoom in a compact body....

26 August 2011

The Samsung PL210 is meant for casual beginners who need to slip in a camera in their pocket and capture pictures on-the-fly. The 10x zoom is also a great plus. But a lot of small problems mar...

25 August 2011

The Samsung PL210 has a plethora of features to boast about and coupled with the 10x zoom it definitely looks good on paper. Read the full review to know whether on-paper features translates to...

1 August 2011

There are many baby zoomer compacts out on the market these days, offering anything from 15x to 30x zoom. It?s into this crowded market segment Samsung is launching the PL210, with a 10x optical... Read more…

You can look at the Samsung PL210 in two ways. The first (and arguably the wrong) way is that this is a high spec camera full of top end features such as the 10x optical zoom in an ultra slim...

PhotographyBlog.com

14 June 2011

The Samsung PL210 has a decent-looking set of tech specs and a budget price tag. Unfortunately though, it doesn't keep the promises it makes on paper, mainly due to a poor-quality lens and poor...

26 May 2011

Techwarelabs.com

Amazon has over 3500 results in their point and shoot digital camera section. It?s hard to make waves in a market flooded with competitors. It comes down to three factors when looking at point and... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers ecpl210zbpbe1, ecpl210zbpse1, samsung ecpl210, samsung ecpl210z, samsung ecpl210zb, samsung ecpl210zbp, samsung ecpl210zbpu, samsung ecpl210zbpuu, samsung ecpl210zbpsus, samsung ecpl210zbpuus, samsung 8403c90b224871, samsung 8403c90b224871l
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