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Samsung L210
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Samsung L210 Digital Camera

10.2MP 3x CCD Apr 2011
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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Samsung - L210

23 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Cameras.co.uk, about.com and 01net.com the average expert rating of this camera is 77 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

A few customers mentioned that it was able to produce good images. About.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung L210 “It works well for a beginning photographer looking for a thin, inexpe”. Imaging-Resource.com wrote “It takes very good images at ISO 1,600” in their Samsung L210 review.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung L210 had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk mentioned “It has 10 megapixels”.

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Good Size

A number of Samsung L210 owners wrote that the product was compact. Expert review site Imaging-Resource.com mentioned in their review “I really liked the combination charger/adapter, which was also quite compact”. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote in their review “It was not too long ago when the Korean manufacturing giant took a bold step towards digital imaging with its series of compact digital cameras” . Hardwarezone.com.sg also mentioned “The L210 still holds strong as a 10.2-megapixel compact digital camera with all the functionality one expects from a generi”.

One person who bought the product mentioned that it was thin.

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Easy to Use

Several people reckoned that the product was easy to use the menus. About.com said in their Samsung L210 review seven years ago “Well-colored menu system for easy reading” and rated the Samsung L210 70 out of 100.

Two people who purchased it concluded that it was easy to use. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote “The L210 is also easy enough to use”. About.com mentioned in their Samsung L210 review “Ultra thin camera body is handy to carry” and gave it a rating of 70 out of 100.

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Good Support

Three Samsung L210 reviewers agreed that it had good technical guidance. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert review site Ephotozine eight years ago “Why Buy the Samsung L210?It is not often I come across a camera this small that has a manual exposure mode”. About.com wrote in their review of the Samsung L210 seven years ago “A limited Quick Start Guide” and rated the product 4 stars.

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

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

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Good Product Quality

A number of Samsung L210 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. About.com said seven years ago “Overall photo quality is good” in their Samsung L210 review and scored it 4 stars.

Nice Design

One person who bought the Samsung L210 concluded that it was well designed. Imaging-Resource.com mentioned on Imaging Resource.com “The Samsung L210 is a beautiful little camera with a very nicely designed menu system”. One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was good looking. About.com wrote “Very attractive, stylish camera”.

Reasonably Priced

A number of Samsung L210 reviewers who purchased the product concluded that it was cheap. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote “In my tests I found picture quality very good for such a small and relatively inexpensive digital camera”. Dpreview.com said on expert review site DP Review “In the first of our five group tests of compact digital cameras, were looking at what are best termed budget models”.

One Samsung L210 reviewer said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Techwarelabs.com mentioned “The Samsung L210, in my opinion, is an excellent camera at an affordable price” in their review of the Samsung L210.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person reckoned that it had a good screen. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned on expert website Steve's Digicams “All three additions feature a high-quality, 3x optical zoom Samsung NV lens and pack a 2.5" LCD screen which will automatically brighten or dim depending on the current lighting situation” in their review of the Samsung L210.

CCD Sensor Type

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the GE J1455.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an MMC|SD|SDHC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on digital cameras of this age and spec. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Fujifilm FinePix X10 (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), the Sony DSC-WX50 (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Canon PowerShot N100 (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Samsung L210 supports video recording. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the L210 also support video recording.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras which support video recording currently available including the FinePix X10, or the FinePix JX500 both from Fujifilm or the Samsung EX2F which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Samsung L210 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung L210 has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the L210 also have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10 is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an electronic|mechanical camera shutter, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Samsung L210 is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Samsung camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The photo effects "Negative film", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Four Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Samsung L210 is more than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The image formats "EXIF", "Exif" and "DPOF" are also supported by this Samsung digital camera.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The Samsung L210 has a quite big battery capacity (1,050 milliampere * hour) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the L210. Cameras that were launched around the same time as the L210 have battery capacities of between 170mAh and 2,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 850mAh.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The number of light metering modes featured on the Samsung L210 is more than most similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the L210. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this digital camera.

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Light

The lightest camera of a comparable type and age to the L210 is 20g and the heaviest is 710g. The Samsung L210 is quite light (only 114 grams) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the L210.

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Very Thin

Across all the similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the L210 the depths range from 4mm to 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm. The Samsung L210 is quite thin (only 20 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Narrow

The narrowest digital camera of this spec and age is 16mm wide and the widest is 470mm. At only 87.7 millimeters, the Samsung L210 is quite narrow compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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19 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Samsung L210 reviewer concluded that it was not noisy. Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote “Putting aside its average performance on higher ISO settings in terms of noise levels and the limited selection of scene modes” in their Samsung L210 review.

Quite Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of cameras of a similar age and spec to the L210 is 9.6x. At only 3 times zoom factor, the Samsung L210 has a very small optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the L210.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Samsung EX2F (3.3x), or the Sony DSC-RX100 (£233.99) (3.6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the L210 is 0.3MP and the highest is 46MP. With a megapixel count of only 10.2 megapixels, the Samsung L210 has a quite low megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the L210.

If this camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix S570 (12MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the L210, the Samsung L210 does not support Full HD video.

Other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to look at include the Exilim EX-ZR700, or the Exilim EX-ZR400 both from Casio or the Fujifilm FinePix X10.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the digital cameras that were released around the same time as the L210 the screen sizes range from 1" to 4.8". The Samsung L210 has a quite small screen size (only 2.5 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 2.5" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P3, and the Canon PowerShot A800 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Samsung L210 does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also do not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to look at include the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Samsung L210 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the L210 are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Samsung L210 does not have a GPS, although keep in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 (£245.00), the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V (£282.99).

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Not Waterproof

The Samsung L210 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this age and type are also not waterproof.

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Only 1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

The Samsung L210 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2.33"". That's 1% less optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/2.3"". The best optical sensor size of all similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the L210 is 2/3"" and the worst is 1/2.5"".

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Samsung L210 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of a similar age and spec to the L210. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Samsung camera.

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Quite Low Maximum Playback Zoom

At only 1 times zoom factor, the Samsung L210 has a very low maximum playback zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The average maximum playback zoom of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the L210 is 8.8x.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 10 megabytes, the Samsung L210 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the L210. Cameras that have been around for a similar time to the L210 have internal memory of between 1MB and 8.2GB.

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Only 2048 X 1536 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung L210 has a 2048 x 1536 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution. Across all digital cameras of this spec and age the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Samsung L210 has a higher image resolution than most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This digital camera has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras of a similar age and spec to the L210 the best image resolution is 5152 x 3864 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

The average display resolution of digital cameras of this age and spec is 400,000 pixels, and the display resolutions range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. The Samsung L210 has one of the lower display resolutions (only 230,000 pixels) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of only 8 gigabytes, the Samsung L210 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years have maximum memory card sizes of between 1GB and 130GB.

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Only Has Four Playback Modes

The Samsung L210 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This digital camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the L210. The playback modes "single image", "slide show" and "thumbnails" are also found on this camera.

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Only Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Samsung L210 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This Samsung digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung L210

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Samsung released the L210.

Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Shutter
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Video
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Custom Colour
Image Editing Mode
Playback Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Mac Compatible
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Packaging Content
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Interface
Operating System
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Minimum System Requirement
Power Supply
Digital SLR
Special Features

Expert Reviews

(14)
19 February 2009

With a price of less than $200, Samsungs L210 offers a number of slightly above average features, when compared to other models in its price range. The L210 has a few drawbacks, but it works well...

Ultra thin camera body is handy to carry
210 performs very well in low light for lowpriced model
Overall photo quality is good
210s response times are a little above average
Very attractive, stylish camera
LCD could be larger
Flash photos arent as good as they could be
Design of camera controls isnt very good
Only a 3X optical zoom lens
A limited Quick Start Guide
30 November 2008

The Samsung L210, in my opinion, is an excellent camera at an affordable price. When I first received the L210, I assumed that a tiny black camera meant that it was a basic camera. I was wrong....

27 November 2008

In the first of our five group tests of compact digital cameras, were looking at what are best termed budget models. Weve not gone for the absolute cheapest of the cheap (you can, after all buy a... Read more…

7 November 2008

Why Buy the Samsung L210?It is not often I come across a camera this small that has a manual exposure mode. In my tests I found picture quality very good for such a small and relatively... Read more…

11 October 2008

The Samsung L210 is a beautiful little camera with a very nicely designed menu system. It takes very good images at ISO 1,600 and it held highlights pretty well, too. I really liked the... Read more…

1 September 2008

The Samsung L210 is a small, pocket sized camera with a manual exposure mode. It has 10 megapixels, a 3x optical zoom lens and image stabilisation. Why Buy the Samsung L210?It is not often I come... Read more…

30 July 2008

Since Jamie Harrison has been helping out we've managed to publish three full camera reviews a week for most of this year, and as a result we've nearly caught up with the manufacturers' output.... Read more…

8 July 2008

All three additions feature a high-quality, 3x optical zoom Samsung NV lens and pack a 2.5" LCD screen which will automatically brighten or dim depending on the current lighting situation. For... Read more…

Putting aside its average performance on higher ISO settings in terms of noise levels and the limited selection of scene modes, the L210 still holds strong as a 10.2-megapixel compact digital...

16 April 2008

Difficile de faire original ces derniers temps en matière dappareils photo numériques compacts. Les capteurs à la mode ont une résolution de huit ou de dix mégapixels. Cest cette dernière...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung 101, samsung 101m, samsung l210, samsung 101mp, samsung l210b, samsung l210bl, samsung ecl210, samsung ecl210z, samsung l210bla, samsung l210blac, samsung ecl210zr, samsung ecl210zrb, samsung l210black, samsung ecl210zrba, samsung ecl210zrbau, samsung ecl210zrbaus
Barcodes 00044701008989, 00044701008996, 00853055003669

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