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Samsung L210
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Samsung L210 Digital Camera

10.2MP 3x CCD Apr 2011
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
The Natural Choice for Better Images. With built-in features such as Dual Image Stabilization, Face Detection and Auto Contrast Balance, taking blurring or poorly lit images is a thing of the... More
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Expert Reviews Are 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 Samsung 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.

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.

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Compact cameras built by Samsung have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just compact cameras) and found that Samsung also has good reviews across its entire range.

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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.

Quite Big Normal Focusing Range (wide)

At 0.8 meters, the Samsung L210 has a fairly big normal focusing range (wide) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. Cameras that were released more than two years ago have normal focusing ranges (wide) of between 0.01m and 0.8m, and the average normal focusing range (wide) is 0.43m.

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CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras of this age and type. 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 digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_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 typical of many similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this compact camera camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Samsung L210 supports video capability, unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years which do not support video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the L210, the Samsung L210 has an image stabilizer.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], and the Panasonic DMC-LF1[plb_1727132_price] 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 cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36[plb_1725803_price] which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an electronic|mechanical camera shutter type, which is typical of many cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Samsung L210 is more than most cameras of this type and age. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the L210. 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 number of white balance modes found on the Samsung L210 is more than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the L210. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Samsung digital camera.

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The Samsung L210 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the L210. The photo effectss "Negative film", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of digital cameras of this spec and age is 170mAh, the biggest is 1,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 830mAh. With a battery capacity of 1,050 milliampere * hour, the Samsung L210 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the L210.

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Quite Short Flash Recharging Time

Digital cameras of a similar age and type to the L210 have flash recharging times of between 0.0005s and 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 6.2s. At only 4 seconds, the Samsung L210 has a quite short flash recharging time compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the L210.

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Light

Across all the compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago the weights range from 20g to 840g, and the average weight is 170g. With a weight of only 114 grams, the Samsung L210 is one of the lighter compact cameras that were released around the same time as the L210 amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Samsung L210 is more than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Centre weighted Auto Focus and Multi Point Auto Focus are also featured on this digital camera.

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14 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 Normal Focusing Range (tele)

The Samsung L210 has one of the smaller normal focusing ranges (tele) (only 0.8 meters) amongst compact cameras of this age. The normal focusing ranges (tele) of compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 0.2m to 3.5m, and the average normal focusing range (tele) is 1.3m.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the L210 is 9.3x, and the optical zooms range from 0.17x to 63x. With an optical zoom of only 3 times zoom factor, the Samsung L210 has a very small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the L210.

If this digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price] (3.3x and higher rated), or the Sony DSC-RX100M2[plb_1610616_price] (3.6x and higher rated).

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Quite Low Megapixel

The average megapixel of compact cameras that have been around for more than two years is 14MP, and the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP. The Samsung L210 has one of the lower megapixels (only 10.2 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the Olympus XZ-10[plb_1873249_price] (12MP).

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Samsung L210 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the L210 also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

At only 2.5 inches, the Samsung L210 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the L210. The display diagonals of compact cameras that were released around the same time as the L210 range from 1" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

We compared all the other 2.5" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think the Canon A800[plb_1399055_price], and the Nikon Coolpix P3[plb_2003_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this digital camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic DMC-XS3[plb_2003627_price] (2.7") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Samsung L210 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price], or the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

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

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the L210, the Samsung L210 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the L210, the Samsung L210 is not waterproof.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

Across all the compact cameras that have been around for more than two years the playback zoom (max)s range from 1x to 16x. When compared to other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the playback zoom (max) of, the Samsung L210's playback zoom (max) of only 1 times zoom factor is one of the lowest.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Digital cameras that have been around for more than two years have internal memorys of between 6.9MB and 8.2GB. At only 10 megabytes, the Samsung L210 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the L210.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Samsung L210 has a higher image resolution than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras of this age and spec have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the L210 the best image resolution is 5152 x 3864 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The Samsung L210 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes (only 8 gigabytes) amongst compact cameras of this age. The maximum memory card sizes of compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the L210 range from 1GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 29GB.

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung L210

Released Over Five Years Ago

Samsung released the L210 over five years ago.

Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
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
Shutter
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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
Playback Zoom (max)
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
Operational Conditions
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)
Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum System Requirements
Power Supply Type
Digital SLR

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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