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Samsung PL20

Samsung PL20
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A good spec and classic compact camera
Compact 14.2MP 5x Yes Feb 2012
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Samsung PL20 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Samsung PL20 number 990 across all digital cameras.
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13 Reviews
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Features
Good Features
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has good user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 72%, based on 13 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Samsung digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Average optical zoom
Average minimum aperture number
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 sequence and the smart filter lens, which offers plenty of creative options, will help put the finishing touches on any shot. and with a 27mm wide angle lens, you can simply capture more. anything from breathtaking scenic shots to close-to-your-heart group shots, it is all achieved easily with samsung wide angle l
Get a whole new view
More from your lens, whether shooting a memorable landscape or the gang's reunion around a restaurant table. by using the precision-cut pl20's 27mm wide-angle lens, with its 5x optical zoom, you instantly cover a whole-horizon field of view. now, you can capture full-scale memories of landmarks and landscapes, entire wedding parties and the tallest skyscrap
HD quality video. now in a compact camera
PL20 artfully combines a professional-grade still camera with a compact HD video camera. you get 720p HD quality video at 24 frames per second. use the 5x zoom to get up close and vividly perso
The simple way to go pro
any moment into a perfect memory. and a professional-looking photo. whether it's a few friends from last night's party or the moon reflecting off the lake, smart auto 2.0 (still) instantly analyses key elements of your composition then automatically adjusts to capture the perfect shot with multitude of different photo m
When it comes to brightness, it's brilliant
we engineered the samsung pl20 to be bright, we meant it in both senses of the word. it's intelligent and luminous, both. it has a 2.7 LCD for improved contrast and colour reproduction, which allows you to enjoy a wider and clearer image. and its intelligent LCD brightness automatically detects environmental illumination and adjusts the LCD brightness for optimal image viewing. it does the thinking for you, which makes the pl20 a smart cho
Cool effects make every photo unique
Ung's smart filter lens and colour effects deliver an artistic edge to your still shots and videos. the miniature effect gives your subjects a miniaturised look, the vignetting camera effect delivers a strikingly strong compositional contrast, and our fish-eye effect gives your video that cool distorted feel. so get creative and get sams
Only 4320 x 3240 pixels image resolution
Lower than average megapixels

Samsung PL20 Video Reviews

How Big is the Samsung PL20?

The Samsung PL20 is 96.8mm wide and 58mm tall. It is 20.3mm deep and weighs 0.103kg.

Samsung PL20 front dimensions
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Samsung PL20 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Samsung PL20 is 4320 x 3240 pixels. That's 12% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Samsung PL20's sensor megapixels of only 14.2MP is in the lowest 35% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Samsung PL20's optical zoom of 5x is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 52% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Samsung PL20 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 3840 x 3840 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Samsung PL20's minimum aperture number of 3.5 is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 96% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Samsung PL20 of only 1,600 is lower than 87% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The ISO sensitivities (max) of cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung PL20 has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Faster Than Average Camera Shutter Speed

The Samsung PL20's camera shutter speed of 0.125s is faster than 70% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Samsung PL20 has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Lighter Than Average

Across all the cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Samsung PL20's weight of only 103g is in the lightest 5% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Samsung PL20 of only 2.7" is smaller than 73% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average display diagonal of all cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 1" and the largest being 7.7".

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Samsung PL20 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Higher Than Average Maximum Playback Zoom

The Samsung PL20's maximum playback zoom of 12.5x is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 83% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The playback zoom (max) of cameras range from 1x to 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 10x.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Samsung PL20 supports custom colours, which is unusual. 94% of cameras do not support custom colours.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Samsung PL20 does not support Wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that 69% of cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Samsung PL20 supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Features Face Detection

The Samsung PL20 features face detection. 88% of cameras do not feature face detection.

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Very Light

The weights of cameras range from 0.095kg to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 0.25kg. The Samsung PL20's weight of only 0.103kg is lighter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lightest 9% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card size of the Samsung PL20 of only 8GB is in the smallest 21% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have maximum memory card sizes of between 1GB and 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 43GB.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The Samsung PL20's digital zoom of 5x is in the biggest 29% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The average digital zoom of all cameras is 12x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 810x.

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Smaller Than Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Samsung PL20 of only 0.429" is in the smallest 12% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The smallest image sensor size of digital cameras is 0.25", the biggest is 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.47".

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Only 1024 X 768 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung PL20 supports a maximum still image resolution of 1024 x 768. That's 73% lower still image resolution than a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. Cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Very Low Display Resolution

The average display resolution of all cameras is 620,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels. The Samsung PL20's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 74% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Samsung PL20's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 27mm is in the longest 18% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Samsung PL20 features date imprinting. 93% of cameras do not feature date imprinting.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Samsung PL20 of 5.9 is in the largest 26% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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Barcodes:

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