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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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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 Samsung digital camera is 70%.

Good Owner Reviews

PL70 owners on average rated this digital camera 80 out of 100.

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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Reasonably Priced

Several people who reviewed the product thought it was good value for money. C. S. M. Lai wrote in their review of the Samsung PL70 on Amazon “This camera packs in so much features for its price, I am thoroughly pleased with this camera”. M. C. Walker mentioned in their review “Photographs are usually fairly spur of the moment and this superb value for money camera allows that perfectly” and rated it as very good. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “The PL70's a decent camera for the money.” in their review of the Samsung PL70.

One customer who reviewed the Samsung PL70 concluded that it was a bargain for the price. C. S. M. Lai said “Cost (for £160 it is a bargain for the things it can do”.

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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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Good Brand

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 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.

Quite Big Normal Focusing Range (wide)

At 0.8 meters, the Samsung PL70 has a quite big normal focusing range (wide) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PL70 the normal focusing ranges (wide) range from 0.01m to 0.8m, and the average normal focusing range (wide) is 0.43m.

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CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on comparable spec cameras that have been on the market 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.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor and we think the Samsung 90[plb_1216_price], the Nikon 28[plb_1877145_price], and the Olympus VR-350[plb_1835931_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an MMC|SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and type to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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

If the memory card type of this compact camera camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), the Canon Powershot S200[plb_2175840_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Sony DSC-W570[plb_2128686_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and 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 that were released more than two years ago do not support video capability.

Other cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Sony DSC-HX20B[plb_1543754_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price].

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung PL70 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. The digital zooms of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 1x to 810x.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 5x digital zoom digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the 90[pl_1216_price], and the ST100[pl_1426104_price] both from Samsung is also worth considering.

If this digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the A1455[pl_1772760_price] (5.7x and higher rated), the C1033[pl_1772798_price] (5.7x and higher rated), or the C1233[pl_1772801_price] (5.7x and higher rated) all from GE.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PL70, the Samsung PL70 has an image stabilizer.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the GE C1233[plb_1772801_price], and the Olympus VR-370[plb_1721828_price] 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, as do most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36[plb_1725803_price] is also worth considering.

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Features Five Flash Modess

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Samsung PL70 has a fairly big internal memory (76 megabytes) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PL70 the internal memorys range from 6.9MB to 8.2GB.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of cameras of a similar type and age to the PL70 is 830mAh, and the battery capacitys range from 170mAh to 1,700mAh. At 1,050 milliampere * hour, the Samsung PL70 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PL70.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Samsung PL70 has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras of this age and type. This Samsung camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the PL70.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Small Normal Focusing Range (tele)

The average normal focusing range (tele) of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PL70 is 1.3m, and the normal focusing ranges (tele) range from 0.2m to 3.5m. The Samsung PL70 has one of the smaller normal focusing ranges (tele) (only 0.8 meters) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras of a comparable age and type to the PL70 do not support Full HD video. The Samsung PL70 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Olympus XZ-2[plb_1716567_price], or the Canon 115 HS[plb_1526810_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Samsung PL70 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the PL70 also do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to look at include the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], the Canon IXUS 265 HS[plb_2110773_price], or the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PL70 are not 3D. The Samsung PL70 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Samsung PL70 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the PL70 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this camera and we think the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], the Sony DSC-HX10[plb_1543755_price], or the Panasonic DMC-TS5[plb_1900903_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PL70, the Samsung PL70 is not waterproof.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

With a playback zoom (max) of only 1 times zoom factor, the Samsung PL70 has one of the lowest playback zoom (max)s amongst compact cameras of this age. The average playback zoom (max) of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the PL70 is 9.3x, and the playback zoom (max)s range from 1x to 16x.

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Only Supports Five Image Formats Supporteds

The Samsung PL70 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Samsung digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by similar spec digital 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 digital camera.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Samsung PL70

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Samsung PL70 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Panasonic DMC-FX90[plb_1291987_price], or the Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 HS[plb_796910_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Canon IXUS 1100[plb_1504251_price] (3.2"), or the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F[plb_1519008_price] (3.3") which also has a higher rating.

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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 the most commonly found optical sensor size on similar spec cameras that have been around for 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 fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PL70.

There are a number of alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Powershot ELPH 300 HS[pl_1426159_price], or the IXUS 240 HS[pl_408112_price] both from Canon or the Nikon S1100PJ[plb_185015_price].

If this Samsung camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Coolpix S5200[pl_3179968_price] (6x), or the Coolpix S5200[pl_1873851_price] (6x) both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 149 grams, the Samsung PL70 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PL70.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 149g digital cameras currently available including 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

With a megapixel of 12.2 megapixels, the Samsung PL70 has a pretty typical megapixel compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PL70.

We compared all the other 12.2MP cameras to this camera and we think the Samsung ES71[plb_1426057_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth looking at 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 is also higher rated.

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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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