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Samsung PL70

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Samsung PL70

£104.99
Samsung PL70
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A classic and top-value compact camera, good for everyday photography
Compact 12.2MP 5x Yes Apr 2011
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Samsung PL70 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Samsung PL70 number 282 in best selling cameras and number 295 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
14 Reviews
95
Value for Money
Excellent
64
Features
Good Features
59
Age
6 Years Old
78
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has good user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 73%, based on 14 reviews. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report it is easy to use, good picture quality and that it is reasonably priced.
This Samsung digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Capture more of your life
HD quality video. now in A compact camera
Just what you had in mind
Shake, rattle or stroll
3.0" intelligent LCD
Lost. and then found
Recycle bin
Frame guide
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Lower than average megapixels

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the PL70 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 133 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 139 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 134 in wildlife photography cameras.
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
79
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Samsung PL70 Video Reviews

Samsung PL70 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Average Expert Reviews

Based on seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and Cnetfrance.fr this digital camera has an average expert rating of 70 out of 100.

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Good User Reviews

Owners have rated this camera on average 80%. 4 reviewers (71% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Three owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use.

Very Good Brand

Based on 9,733 user and expert reviews (including 2,325 verified purchases), Samsung has very good ratings for its cameras. 94% of those that bought a Samsung digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Three people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Two people reckoned that it was good value for money.

  • Great camera! Definitely worthless for its price…
  • 10/10 for its value and cost (for £160 it is a bargain for the things it can do…
  • Photographs are usually fairly spur of the moment and this superb value for money camera allows that perfectly…

Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £104.99 it is cheaper than 89% of digital cameras.

Age

Released Over Six Years Ago

This Samsung digital camera has been on the market since April 2011.

Features

Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Samsung PL70 is 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Samsung PL70 of only 12.2MP is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 78% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest megapixels of digital cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Samsung PL70 of 5x is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 54% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Samsung PL70 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 160 x 120 pixels and the best is 3840 x 3840 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung PL70 has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Faster Than Average Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the Samsung PL70 of 0.125s is faster than 74% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Samsung PL70 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Very Light

The weight of the Samsung PL70 of only 149g is lighter than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 31% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The weights of cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Samsung PL70's display diagonal of 3" is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 40% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Samsung PL70 of 0.435" is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 44% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Samsung PL70 supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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3984 X 2656 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Samsung PL70 is 3984 x 2656. That's over three times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. This Samsung digital camera also supports a still image resolution of 3968 x 2232 and 3264 x 2448. Across all cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Features Album Organization

The Samsung PL70 features album organization, which is unusual. 95% of cameras do not feature album organization.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Samsung PL70 features saturation adjustment. 87% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Samsung PL70 features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Bigger Than Average Internal Memory

Cameras have internal memory of between 1MB and 700MB, and the average internal memory is 50MB. The Samsung PL70's internal memory of 76MB is bigger than 83% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Samsung PL70 of 5x is bigger than 70% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Lower Than Average Maximum Playback Zoom

The playback zoom (max) of cameras range from 1x to 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 10x. The Samsung PL70's maximum playback zoom of only 1x is lower than 98% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Samsung PL70 has an HDMI port, unlike 73% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

samsung samsungpl70redgmcbp58

Barcodes:

05055301172005, 08806386920695

Frequently Asked Questions About the Samsung PL70

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