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Samsung PL20
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Samsung PL20 Digital Camera

14.2MP 5x CCD Mar 2011
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
With the Samsung PL20 you can hold onto memories with the help of a 5x optical zoom and 14.2 megapixels. It's detail that brings memories to life. Features such as Smart Auto Mode for fast action... More
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24 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This Samsung camera received a score of 70 out of 100 from expert review website parentesis.com.

Average User Reviews

The average user rating of this Samsung camera is 77% based on 12 user reviews.

Easy to Use

Some Samsung PL20 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Annette Fisher wrote in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “It is so easy to use, even for me”. H. Proudfoot wrote in their Samsung PL20 review “The controls are fairly self explanatory - though it can be a bit slow”. H. Proudfoot also mentioned “For general use it is a very handy little camera”.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of Samsung PL20 owners who bought it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Bigjon said on Amazon three years ago “My old 3MPixel camera failed and i bought this 14MPixel thinking the pics would be better - they're not” in their review of this digital camera. Bigjon also wrote “And the file sizes are enormous!)My new free phone with 5MPixel camera takes better pictures.”. H. Proudfoot wrote in their review on Amazon “The quality of the photos is very good”.

Samsung Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Samsung compact cameras have good reviews on average and across all cameras Samsung is one of the superior manufacturers.

Good Product Quality

One customer who bought the Samsung PL20 reckoned that it was good quality.

Good Size

One customer who reviewed this digital camera thought it was compact. H. Proudfoot wrote in their Samsung PL20 review on Amazon “I bought this in a hurry on holiday having left my own compact at home”.

Good Connectivity

One Samsung PL20 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good in terms of USB connections. H. Proudfoot rated the product 4 stars and mentioned “The power cable has a USB end, which can be plugged into a computer or into a mains socket (with supplied adapter) for charging” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Support

One Samsung PL20 reviewer who purchased the product reckoned that it had good technical guidance.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many 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.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. 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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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PL20 which do not support video capability, the Samsung PL20 supports video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung PL20 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the PL20.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung PL20 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

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Very Light

Digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the PL20 have weights of between 0.097kg and 180kg, and the average weight is 4.1kg. With a weight of only 0.103 kilograms, the Samsung PL20 is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the PL20.

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Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Samsung PL20 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Samsung digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras of this type and age. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Has Six White Balances

The Samsung PL20 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Samsung digital camera.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Samsung PL20 has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most cameras that came out around the same time as 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 1280, 1984 x 1488, 2592 x 1944, 2736 x 2736 and 4320 x 2432 and 4320 x 2880. Across all digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PL20 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 digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PL20 range from 1x to 16x. With a playback zoom (max) of 12.5 times zoom factor, the Samsung PL20 has one of the higher playback zoom (max)s amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Samsung PL20 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PL20. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Samsung 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 have been around for around the same time as the PL20 is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Samsung PL20 is more than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Centre weighted Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Supports Three Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the Samsung PL20 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This digital camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PL20. The audio formats supporteds "AAC" and "MP4" are also supported by this camera.

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Light

With a weight of only 103 grams, the Samsung PL20 is fairly light compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the PL20. The lightest compact camera digital camera that has been available for around the same time as the PL20 is 20g , the heaviest is 840g, and the average weight is 170g.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the Samsung PL20 does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Samsung PL20 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 PL20 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

The Samsung PL20 is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PL20 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Samsung PL20 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Most similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago are not waterproof. The Samsung PL20 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the cameras of this spec and age the internal memorys range from 6.9MB to 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 280MB. The internal memory of the Samsung PL20 of only 6.9 megabytes is one of the smallest amongst cameras of this age and type.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Samsung PL20 has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras of this age and spec. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1 and Exif 2.21 are also supported by this Samsung camera.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Samsung PL20 is more than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on cameras of this type and age. The shooting modess "Movie", "Program" and "Scene" are also found on this Samsung digital camera.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Samsung PL20 has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 1,600) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 3 and the highest is 26,000.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of only 8 gigabytes, the Samsung PL20 has a fairly small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The smallest maximum memory card size of cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PL20 is 1GB, the largest is 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 29GB.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

Compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PL20 have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 6.9, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2. With a minimum aperture number of 3.5, the Samsung PL20 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung PL20

Released Over Five Years Ago

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

Average Digital Zoom

The Samsung PL20 has a relatively standard digital zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PL20.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung PL20 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the PL20.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 14.2 megapixels, the Samsung PL20 has a pretty typical megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the PL20.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Samsung PL20 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the PL20.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixels
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Material
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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
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
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Camera
3D
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Sharpness Levels
Playback Zoom (max)
Custom Colour
Image Editing
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Power Requirements
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Compatibility
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum System Requirements for Macintosh
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Date Imprinting
Weight
Interface
Face Detection
Compatible Operating Systems
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
On/off Switch
Effective Sensor Resolution
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum System Requirements
Power Supply Type
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

(4)
16 February 2011

A slightly more capable version of the ES80 ($99.99 list), the affordable PL20 ($119.99 list) digital camera by Samsung packs a 14 megapixel optical sensor and 24.5 millimeter Samsung lens with 5x... Read more…

22 June 2011

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8 June 2011

Los que necesiten una cámara sin tantas complicaciones y con una buena resolución, prueben este modelo. Gracias a sus menús sencillos y herramientas, aquellos que no estén muy familiarizados...

18 August 2011

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Su gama de colores (gris, negro, rosa, rojo), las buenas opciones de modos de captura (Smart Shot
Smile Shot
Beauty Shot) y su practicidad en diseo
El Zoom es de apenas 5X, esto significa que por ejemplo, en caso de utilizarla en un concierto, no obtendrs fotos muy detalladas y sin movimiento de tus dolos a menos que te encuentres cerca del escen

User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 2 July 2014 by Annette Fisher
(Verified Purchase)

I love it. It is so easy to use, even for me. Many thanks.

Reviewed 11 April 2013 by Breh
(Verified Purchase)

Takes brilliant picis, very easy to understand. My only issue is:- the zoom is a bit mushy to operate- think it may be an issue with just this camera (I bought it as pre owned) Sometimes have 2... Read more…

Reviewed 26 February 2013 by BigJon "Jonny"

I've been using this camera for many months now, and I am repeatedly surprised at how bad the pictures are. My old 3MPixel camera failed and i bought this 14MPixel thinking the pics would be... Read more…

Reviewed 15 January 2013 by Lesley Taylor
(Verified Purchase)

Fab little camera, pressie for my 8yr old in an attempt to get her away from my camera, really easy for her (and me!) to use, excellant picture quality.

Reviewed 28 August 2011 by H. Proudfoot "mrs_bananaman"

I bought this in a hurry on holiday having left my own compact at home...

The quality of the photos is very good, and the controls are fairly self explanatory - though it can be a bit... Read more…

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