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Samsung SAMSUNG PL200
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Samsung SAMSUNG PL200 Digital Camera

14.4MP 7x CCD Apr 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Get Closer Without Moving An Inch.Samsung's 14.2 megapixel camera is the next generation in high-resolution compact cameras. It comes fully equipped with a true-colour filtered 14.2 megapixel CCD... More
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19 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Camera Reviews

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

Easy to Use

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. About.com mentioned “Are easy to use” .

Good Size

A number of Samsung SAMSUNG PL200 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was compact.

Good Support

One Samsung SAMSUNG PL200 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Steves-Digicams.com wrote in their Samsung SAMSUNG PL200 review on expert website Steve's Digicams six years ago “The PL200 is one of many affordable compact cameras from Samsung, that offers various user-friendly options to help you capture better snapshots without worrying about camera settings”.

Good Quality Pictures

One Samsung SAMSUNG PL200 reviewer reckoned that the Samsung SAMSUNG PL200 had a good picture resolution. Etechreviews.com wrote “Samsung PL200 doesn’t come with anything special for the speedy performance or shooting options”.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. 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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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The SAMSUNG PL200 has a quite large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest display diagonal of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1" and the largest is 4.8".

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on comparable spec 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.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The Samsung SAMSUNG PL200 has one of the bigger digital zooms (7 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SAMSUNG PL200 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The SAMSUNG PL200 supports video capability. Most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the SAMSUNG PL200 do not support video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The SAMSUNG PL200 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the SAMSUNG PL200.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung SAMSUNG PL200 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SAMSUNG PL200 have internal memorys of between 6.9MB and 8.2GB. At 4,126 megabytes, the SAMSUNG PL200 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Samsung SAMSUNG PL200 is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this type and age. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Samsung camera.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the SAMSUNG PL200 is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SAMSUNG PL200. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Samsung digital camera.

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Quite Short Flash Recharging Time

At only 4 seconds, the Samsung SAMSUNG PL200 has a quite short flash recharging time compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the SAMSUNG PL200. The flash recharging times of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 0.0005s to 15s.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The SAMSUNG PL200 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this Samsung digital camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Centre weighted Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on cameras of this spec and age.

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Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the SAMSUNG PL200 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Samsung digital camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SAMSUNG PL200. The audio formats supported "AAC" is also supported by this digital camera.

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11 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

Based on seven expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, about.com, PC Welt.de and Chip.de the average expert rating of this compact camera digital camera is 69 out of 100.

Inferior Technical Features

One customer who purchased this digital camera concluded that it did not have good features. Expert website Etechreviews.com wrote “The features are basic and the main benefit here is that”.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact cameras that are a similar age to the SAMSUNG PL200 do not support Full HD video. The Samsung SAMSUNG PL200 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years do not support wi-Fi. The SAMSUNG PL200 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

Most compact cameras that came out around the same time as the SAMSUNG PL200 are not 3D. The SAMSUNG PL200 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The SAMSUNG PL200 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SAMSUNG PL200 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras that have been around for a similar time to the SAMSUNG PL200 are not waterproof. The SAMSUNG PL200 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Has One Image Editing

The number of image editing modes found on the SAMSUNG PL200 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this digital camera. The image editings trimming are also found on this camera.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SAMSUNG PL200 the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 29GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the SAMSUNG PL200 has a quite small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SAMSUNG PL200 is 230 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 450,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the SAMSUNG PL200 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the SAMSUNG PL200.

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Very High Minimum Hard Disk Space

When compared to other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the SAMSUNG PL200 that we have checked, the minimum hard disk space of the SAMSUNG PL200 of 1,024 megabyte is one of the highest. The average minimum hard disk space of compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the SAMSUNG PL200 is 250MB, and the minimum hard disk spaces range from 25MB to 1.1GB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung SAMSUNG PL200

Released Over Three Years Ago

Samsung released the SAMSUNG PL200 over three years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

At 7 times zoom factor, the SAMSUNG PL200 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 14.4 megapixels, the SAMSUNG PL200 has a relatively average megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 143 grams, the Samsung SAMSUNG PL200 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Maximum Image Resolution
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
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)
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
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Custom Colour
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 Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Compatibility
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Interface
Compatible Operating Systems
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum System Requirements
Power Supply Type
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

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20 April 2011

To me, Samsung is a bit of an under-rated camera manufacturing company. Samsung has created a large number of point and shoot and advanced cameras that perform well, offer a good value, and are... Read more…

17 March 2011

Samsung PL200 doesn?t come with anything special for the speedy performance or shooting options but then it is not appropriate to expect something out of the box from every point and zoom camera.... Read more…

11 March 2011

A simple ultracompact with a long lens, the Samsung PL200 isn't a standout, but shouldn't be overlooked either...

10 March 2011

A simple ultracompact with a long lens, the Samsung PL200 isn't a standout, but shouldn't be overlooked either...

15 December 2010

The PL200 is one of many affordable compact cameras from Samsung, that offers various user-friendly options to help you capture better snapshots without worrying about camera settings. These...

21 July 2014

Aparat z matryc? 14,4 Mp, wy?wietlaczem 3 cala i zoomem optycznym 7x. Oprócz zdj?? umo?liwia te? rejestracj? wideo w maksymalnej rozdzielczo?ci 1280 x 720 pikseli.OpisSpecyfikacja i wyniki Zobacz...

P 200 works pretty quickly and features good response times
7X optical zoom lens is nice to see on a budgetpriced camera, and zoom lens moves quickly
Menu structure is very easy to use and is well organized
Image quality is good, especially compared to similarly priced cameras
Autofocus system works very well
Camera struggles with indoor photos on occasion
You'll have a few outoffocus photos in lowlight conditions
Must charge battery inside the camera, which is inconvenient, Even though image quality is good, a little more consistency would be nice
The Samsung P 200's lens isn't as long or wide as competing models
It also has a pretty short battery life and requires a proprietary cable for charging
28 April 2011

Vorteile der Samsung PL200: Sowohl die 14 Megapixel wie auch der optische Zoom und auch die Displaygröße liegen bei der Samsung PL200 teils weit über der Ausstattung vergleichbarer Modelle... Read more…

6 April 2011

Die Samsung PL200 ist eine einfache Rundum-Sorglos-Kamera für Schnappschuss-Fotografen, die sich nicht mit Blende, Belichtungszeit & Co. herumschlagen möchten. Für derzeit knapp 100 Euro bietet...

25 January 2011

CHIP Online hat das Digitalkamera-Testverfahren verbessert. Dieser Text basiert noch auf den früheren Messergebnissen.Gemessen am günstigen Preis erweist sich die PL200 als überraschend gut... Read more…

15 December 2010

Obwohl die günstigste und leichteste Kandidatin im Test, bietet die PL200 mit ihrem 7-fach-Zoom den größten Brennweitenbereich und die höchste Auflösung. Wegen der mäßigen Feinzeichnung...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ecpl200zbpbe1, ecpl200zbpbus, ecpl200zbprus, ec-pl200zbprus, EC-PL200ZBPBUS, samsung ecpl200, samsung ecpl200z, samsung ecpl200zb, samsung ecpl200zbp, samsung ecpl200zbpb, samsung ecpl200zbpbu, samsung ecpl200zbprus, samsung ecpl200zbpbus
Barcodes 00044701014515, 00044701014539, 08806071019154
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