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Samsung PL70 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12.2MP 5x Apr 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Average expert reviews
Nice design
Good video capture
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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

Based on six expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and CNET.co.uk the average expert rating of this camera is 70 out of 100.

Good Brand

We checked 7,330 owner and expert reviews (including 15 verified purchases) for Samsung digital cameras and found that on average Samsung has good reviews. We also found that Samsung has good reviews specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range. 80% of those that bought a Samsung camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Nice Design

One Samsung PL70 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking. Seven years ago Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert website Expert Reviews “Its brushed aluminium front fascia looks elegant”. One Samsung PL70 owner who purchased it concluded that it was neat. Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their Samsung PL70 review on expert website CNET.co.uk “A barrage of face-detection options and a rather neat design.”.

Easy to Use

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Cnet.co.uk said “For that, you get a handy 28mm wide-angle 5x zoom, HD movies” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Product Quality

One Samsung PL70 owner who reviewed it said that it was good quality. Cnet.co.uk wrote on expert review site CNET.co.uk “The basic picture quality is fine and it's a decent camera to use.” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 6 stars.


Good Video Capture

One person who bought the Samsung PL70 reckoned that it was good for video recording.

Good Quality Pictures

One Samsung PL70 reviewer who purchased the Samsung PL70 considered that it was able to produce good images.

Good Quality Lens

One Samsung PL70 owner who bought it wrote that it had a good zoom.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Samsung PL70 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One Samsung PL70 reviewer who bought the Samsung PL70 thought it was compact. Expert website Photographyblog.com said in their review of the Samsung PL70 “The Samsung PL70 (also known as the SL720) is a 12 megapixel compact camera with a wide-angle 5x, 28-120mm zoom lens” .

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was heavy and bulky. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their Samsung PL70 review on Expert Reviews “The PL70 is a tad chunkier than average”.

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Average Weight

The Samsung PL70 has a fairly average weight (149 grams) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 149g digital cameras currently available including the Panasonic DMC-FX90 which has better reviews.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera is 1", the largest is 3.5", and the average display diagonal is 2.6". The Samsung PL70 has a fairly large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the 500 HS, or the S110 both from Canon or the Nikon D3S.

If you want a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Canon 1100 (3.2" and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5" and higher rated).

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Samsung PL70 supports video capability, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We compared all the other cameras which support video capability to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the D3S, the Coolpix 8800, and the D300S all from Nikon is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung PL70 has a built-in flash. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the D3S, and the L25 both from Nikon or the Lexibook DJ048LPS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Samsung PL70 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Samsung PL70 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung PL70 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Nikon D3S, the Vivitar T135, or the Canon 1100 which has better reviews.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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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 digital cameras of this spec and age. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 0.71x, the biggest is 14x, and the average digital zoom is 4.1x. With a digital zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung PL70 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the A1250 ($55.29) (5.7x), or the C1233 (5.7x) both from GE which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung PL70 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative 5x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including the S110, or the Powershot ELPH 300 HS both from Canon or the Panasonic DMC-FX90 which has better reviews.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Leica C (Typ 112) ($629) (7.1x), the Nikon P7700 (7.1x), or the Panasonic DMC-LF1 (7.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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Camera

Features Album Organization

The Samsung PL70 features album organization, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Samsung PL70 features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Samsung PL70 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

The average playback zoom (max) of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 9x, and the playback zoom (max) range from 1x to 24x. When compared to other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the playback zoom (max) of the Samsung PL70 of only 1 times zoom factor is one of the lowest.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Samsung PL70 features voice recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung PL70 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Samsung PL70 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Memory

Quite Big Internal Memory

At 76 megabytes, the Samsung PL70 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera. The internal memory of low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 8MB to 7.5GB.

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Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Samsung PL70 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "80", "100", "200", "800", "1600", "3200" and "Auto" are also supported by this Samsung camera.

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Other

Released Over Six Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this Samsung digital camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung samsungpl70redgmcbp58, ecpl70zzbpre1
Barcodes 05055301172005, 08806386920695
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