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Samsung PL70 Digital Camera

12.2MP 5x CCD Apr 2011
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Capture More Of Your LifeYou already have the eye. Now all you need is the camera to capture the world exactly the way you see it. The PL70 combines a 28mm ultra wide angle lens with a 5x zoom.... More
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23 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

On average, 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 User Reviews

PL70 owners on average rated this camera 80%.

Easy to Use

Four Samsung PL70 owners agreed that the product was easy to use. C. S. M. Lai wrote in their review of the Samsung PL70 on Amazon “It is very easy to use and is good for beginners at photography.”. C. S. M. Lai also said “10/10 for usability and ease of use”. Cnet.co.uk scored the product 75 out of 100 and said in their Samsung PL70 review on CNET.co.uk “For that, you get a handy 28mm wide-angle 5x zoom, HD movies”.

One Samsung PL70 owner reckoned that it was easy to setup. Rach said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It doesnt do blury pictures ( like my last camera did ) its so easy to set up and takes brilliant pictures” and gave the Samsung PL70 a score of 5 stars.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several customers agreed that the Samsung PL70 was able to produce good images. Miss.sharma mentioned on Amazon “If you change the modes, especially the beauty mode, pictures alwaysss come out shaken or blurred” in their review of this digital camera.

Nice Design

A number of Samsung PL70 reviewers thought it was neat. Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera on CNET.co.uk “A barrage of face-detection options and a rather neat design.”. One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “Its brushed aluminium front fascia looks elegant”.

Robust

One Samsung PL70 owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable. Six years ago M. C. Walker wrote “Light, neat, tough a host of features to make photography a doddle” and gave this digital camera a very good rating.

One Samsung PL70 owner concluded that the Samsung PL70 was well made. Four years ago Rach wrote in their review of the Samsung PL70 on Amazon “Its solid and its a brilliant point” and scored the product 5 stars.

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Samsung Cameras Have Good Reviews

Samsung is one of the superior digital camera brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Samsung also has good reviews for its compact cameras.

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Good Size

A few Samsung PL70 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was compact. Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review on expert website PhotographyBlog.com seven years ago “The Samsung PL70 (also known as the SL720) is a 12 megapixel compact camera with a wide-angle 5x, 28-120mm zoom lens”. Photographyblog.com also wrote “The Samsung PL70 / SL720 is a competent if rather uninspiring compact camera, with an aggressive price-tag being its saving grace”.

Good Video Capture

One Samsung PL70 reviewer said in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert website Expert Reviews “High image quality and 720p HD video are an impressive combination at this price” in their review of the Samsung PL70.

Good Product Quality

One Samsung PL70 reviewer concluded that this digital camera was good quality. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk wrote “The basic picture quality is fine and it's a decent camera to use.” in their review and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

Good Quality Lens

One Samsung PL70 reviewer who purchased the product concluded that it had a good zoom.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on compact cameras that came out around the same time as 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.

Other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might also want to look at include the Samsung 90[plb_1216_price], the Rollei Powerflex 240 HD[plb_1879236_price], or the Olympus VR-350[plb_1835931_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an MMC|SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Other digital cameras that support an MMC|SD|SDHC memory currently available that you might want to look at include the Lexibook DJ052[plb_1959055_price] which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-H400[plb_2169604_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Nikon S3500[plb_2119299_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Samsung PL70 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age do not support video capability.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras which support video capability currently available including the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI[plb_1543754_price], or the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS[plb_1658031_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung PL70 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PL70. Cameras that were released more than two years ago have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 5x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the ST100[pl_1426104_price], the 90[pl_1216_price], or the PL80[pl_1412394_price] all from Samsung which has better reviews.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the C1033[pl_1772798_price] (5.7x and higher rated), the C1233[pl_1772801_price] (5.7x and higher rated), or the A1455[pl_1772760_price] (5.7x and higher rated) all from GE.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PL70, the Samsung PL70 has an image stabilizer.

Other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to look at include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price], or the GE C1233[plb_1772801_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung PL70 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PL70.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider including the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Lexibook DJ024[plb_1833399_price], or the GE C1233[plb_1772801_price] which has better reviews.

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Features Five Flash Modess

The Samsung PL70 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of a similar age and type to the PL70. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Has Six White Balances

The Samsung PL70 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of this age and spec. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 76 megabytes, the Samsung PL70 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the PL70. The internal memorys of cameras of this spec and age range from 6.9MB to 8.2GB.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of digital cameras of this type and age is 830mAh. The Samsung PL70 has a quite big battery capacity (1,050 milliampere * hour) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the PL70.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

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

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Samsung PL70 has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PL70, the Samsung PL70 does not support Full HD video.

Other digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to consider include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Sony DSC-HX10V/R[plb_1543755_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PL70, the Samsung PL70 does not support wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the ST200[pl_378406_price], the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the PL70 are not 3D. The Samsung PL70 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Samsung PL70 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price], the Samsung EK-GC100[plb_2075290_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the PL70, the Samsung PL70 is not waterproof.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

At only 1 times zoom factor, the Samsung PL70 has a very low playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PL70. The lowest playback zoom (max) of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PL70 is 1x, the highest is 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9.3x.

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Only Supports Five Image Formats Supporteds

The Samsung PL70 has a greater number of supported image formats than most comparable 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 compact cameras that are a comparable age to the PL70. The image formats supporteds "EXIF", "DCF", "EXIF 2.21" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this camera.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Samsung PL70

Average Display Diagonal

The Samsung PL70 has a relatively standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PL70.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Panasonic DMC-FX90[plb_1291987_price], or the Canon ELPH 100 HS[plb_783777_price].

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Canon IXUS 1100[plb_1504251_price] (3.2" and higher rated), or the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F[plb_1519008_price] (3.3" and higher rated).

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Released Over Five Years Ago

Samsung released the PL70 over five years ago.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung PL70 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS[plb_1426159_price], the Samsung SAMSUNG ST96[plb_1338363_price], or the Nikon COOLPIX S3100 + 4GB[plb_955911_price].

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Coolpix S5200[pl_3179968_price] (6x), or the 3200[pl_1729050_price] (6x) both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Samsung PL70 has a pretty typical weight (149 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

Alternative 149g digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], or the Panasonic DMC-FX90[plb_1291987_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Megapixel

The Samsung PL70 has a relatively standard megapixel (12.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PL70.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 12.2MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung ES71[plb_1426057_price].

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price] (12.4MP), the GE C1233[plb_1772801_price] (12.4MP), or the Pentax MX-1[plb_1488049_price] (12.76MP) which also has a higher rating.

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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
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
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
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 Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Album Organization
Sharpness Levels
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Power Requirements
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Interface
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
Camera Shutter Speed
Power Supply Type
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

(10)
3 March 2010

Not without its flaws, but high image quality and 720p HD video are an impressive combination at this price...

9 December 2009

The PL70's a decent camera for the money, but it's a long way from perfect. The basic picture quality is fine and it's a decent camera to use, but not all of its features live up to their promise....

8 December 2009

The Samsung PL70 / SL720 is a competent if rather uninspiring compact camera, with an aggressive price-tag being its saving grace.This point-and-shoot camera ticks all the right boxes, especially...

9 September 2009

Sort and browse In browse mode, the Samsung PL 70 has an interesting ?Smart Album? filtering system to make it easier to find your shots.Not only can you sort your pictures by date (in the usual... Read more…

14 June 2010

Le Samsung PL70 arbore un look enjôleur. En dépit de quelques insuffisances, il constitue un bon rapport qualité prix...

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User Reviews

(7)
Reviewed 22 October 2014 by Savvey buyer
(Verified Purchase)

Nice product...

Reviewed 23 February 2014 by Ms M Stanley
(Verified Purchase)

I received this package in excellent time - the item arrived harm-free and with all the attachments in place. I have used the camera and I am very pleased with the performance.

Reviewed 22 October 2012 by Miss.Sharma

For just point and shoot in Auto mode, it's alright. It does have many features... but if you change the modes, especially the beauty mode, pictures alwaysss come out shaken or blurred. It's... Read more…

Reviewed 12 May 2012 by Rach

I love this camera. Its solid and its a brilliant point and shoot camera. It doesnt do blury pictures ( like my last camera did ) its so easy to set up and takes brilliant pictures. Love the red... Read more…

Reviewed 22 March 2011 by Mimi

This camera literally has everything you need! Only fault is on the panal, the top button isn't working, but that's probably because I dropped it in the snow.. It's great in high light conditions... Read more…

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