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Samsung PL20 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14.2MP 5x Feb 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Expert reviews are average
Reasonably priced
Easy to use
8 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

This medium megapixel camera received a score of 70% from digital camera expert review website parentesis.com.

User Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 12 user reviews this camera has an overall user rating of 77%. Over 83% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 7,330 expert and owner reviews (including 1,081 verified purchases) for Samsung cameras and found that on average Samsung has good ratings. We also found that Samsung has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Samsung camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Easy to Use

Three owners who bought it thought it was easy to use. H. Proudfoot gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said “The controls are fairly self explanatory - though it can be a bit slow” in their review of the Samsung PL20. H. Proudfoot also wrote “For general use it is a very handy little camera” in their review. Annette Fisher wrote in her review of this digital camera on Amazon three years ago “It is so easy to use, even for me”.

Good Product Quality

One customer who purchased it considered that it was good quality.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One owner who purchased this digital camera considered that it was compact. H. Proudfoot said on Amazon six years ago “I bought this in a hurry on holiday having left my own compact at home” in their review of this digital camera.

Very Light

With a weight of only 103 grams, the Samsung PL20 is one of the lighter similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years amongst cameras of this age. The average weight of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera is 250g.

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Support

Good Support

One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had good technical guidance.


Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Samsung PL20 supports video capability, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung PL20 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Features Face Detection

The Samsung PL20 features face detection. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also feature face detection.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Samsung PL20 features date imprinting, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Very Light

At only 0.103 kilograms, the Samsung PL20 is quite light compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera. The average weight of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera is 6.8kg, and the weights range from 0.097kg to 180kg.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Samsung PL20 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung PL20 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung PL20 has a higher still image resolution than most medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Samsung camera has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution(s), whereas most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(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. The still image resolution of all medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4928 x 3264 (best).

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Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The Samsung PL20 has a 4320 x 3240 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The image resolution of all digital cameras that were released more than two years ago ranges from 4288 x 3216 pixels to 4928 x 3264 pixels.

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Camera

Has a Custom Colour

The Samsung PL20 has a custom colour, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Samsung PL20 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Fairly High Playback Zoom (max)

Digital cameras of this spec and age have playback zoom (max) of between 1x and 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9.1x. At 12.5 times zoom factor, the Samsung PL20 has a fairly high playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Samsung PL20 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Samsung PL20 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Samsung PL20 features voice recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung PL20 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Samsung PL20 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Samsung PL20 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Samsung digital 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). Across all cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Good Quality Pictures

Four owners who reviewed the Samsung PL20 reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Six years ago H. Proudfoot rated it 7 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The quality of the photos is very good”. Bigjon said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “And the file sizes are enormous!)My new free phone with 5MPixel camera takes better pictures.”.


Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Samsung PL20 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Memory

Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of only 8 gigabytes, the Samsung PL20 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The maximum memory card sizes of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 4GB to 130GB.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung PL20 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Samsung PL20 has a fairly standard optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 2.7 inches, the Samsung PL20 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ecpl20zzbpbe1, samsung pl20pink, samsung ecpl20r, pl20zzbpr
Barcodes 00033172022525, 00044701015437, 00044701015468, 00778889970324, 08806071180403, 08806071191744, 08806071205281, 08806071213453, 08806071270234, 08806071283814, 08806071309798, 08806071315096, 08806071317892, 08806071329963, 08806071381770, 08806071381794, 08806071390512, 08806071390529, 08806071390536, 08806071413839
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