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Samsung PL70 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12.2MP 5x Apr 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Average expert reviews
Easy to use
Good quality pictures
11 Reviews

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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

This Samsung digital camera has an average expert rating of 70 out of 100 based on six expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and CNET.co.uk.

Good Brand

We checked 7,714 expert and owner reviews (including 26 verified purchases) for Samsung digital cameras and found that on average Samsung has good ratings. We also found that Samsung has good ratings specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 81% of those that bought a Samsung camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Easy to Use

Four owners who purchased the product agreed that it was easy to use. Expert website Cnet.co.uk scored it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “For that, you get a handy 28mm wide-angle 5x zoom, HD movies”. They also said “The basic picture quality is fine and it's a decent camera to use.” in their review. C. S. M. Lai wrote on expert website Amazon seven years ago “It is very easy to use and is good for beginners at photography.”.


Good Quality Pictures

Five customers considered that it was able to produce good images. M. C. Walker scored it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “Photographs are usually fairly spur of the moment” in their review of this digital camera. Miss.sharma said five years ago “If you change the modes, especially the beauty mode, pictures alwaysss come out shaken or blurred” .


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Samsung PL70 supports video recording. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also support video recording.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Four people who reviewed the Samsung PL70 agreed that it was good value for money. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert website Expert Reviews seven years ago “High image quality and 720p HD video are an impressive combination at this price” in their review of this digital camera. C. S. M. Lai said in their review of this digital camera “This camera packs in so much features for its price, I am thoroughly pleased with this camera” . They also mentioned “10/10 for its value and cost (for £160 it is a bargain for the things it can do” in their review.


Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Samsung PL70 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The smallest display diagonal of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1", the largest is 3.5", and the average display diagonal is 2.6".

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of their better review scores, the 500 HS, and the S110 both from Canon or the Nikon D3S are also worth considering.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Canon 1100 (3.2" and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5" and higher rated).

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Other

Released Over Six Years Ago

It was April 2011 when Samsung released the PL70.


Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera the digital zooms range from 0.71x to 14x. The Samsung PL70 has a fairly big digital zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the A1250 (5.7x and higher rated), or the C1233 (5.7x and higher rated) both from GE.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung PL70 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 5x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of their better review scores, the S110, or the Powershot ELPH 300 HS both from Canon or the Samsung ES71.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Panasonic DMC-LF1 (7.1x and higher rated), the Nikon P7700 (7.1x and higher rated), or the Leica C (Typ 112) (7.1x and higher rated).

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Samsung PL70 supports video capability, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available which you might want to look at including because of their better review scores, the D3S, or the D300S both from Nikon.

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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 digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider including the Nikon D3S, or the Lexibook DJ048LPS which both of have better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Samsung PL70 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Samsung PL70 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung PL70 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of their better review scores, the Nikon D3S, and the Canon 230 HS are also worth considering.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is typical of many low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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12.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 12.2 megapixels digital camera.

We compared all the other 12.2MP digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Samsung ES71, and the Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Fujifilm X100 (12.3MP and higher rated), the Nikon D5000 (12.3MP and higher rated), or the Olympus E-P2 (12.3MP and higher rated).

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 149 grams, the Samsung PL70 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

Alternative 149g cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the Panasonic DMC-FX90 which has better reviews.

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Camera

Features Album Organization

The Samsung PL70 features album organization, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Samsung PL70 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Samsung PL70 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also feature saturation adjustment.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

Across all the low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera the playback zoom (max) range from 1x to 24x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9x. When compared to other cameras of this age and spec that we have assessed, the Samsung PL70's playback zoom (max) of only 1 times zoom factor is one of the lowest.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Samsung PL70 features voice recording. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung PL70 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Samsung PL70 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Memory

Quite Big Internal Memory

At 76 megabytes, the Samsung PL70 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The internal memory of low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera range from 8MB to 7.5GB.

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Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The Samsung PL70 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera. The ISO sensitivities "80", "100", "200", "800", "1600", "3200" and "Auto" are also supported by this Samsung camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung samsungpl70redgmcbp58, ecpl70zzbpre1
Barcodes 05055301172005, 08806386920695

Samsung PL70 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung PL70 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,674 product attributes, 178,028 digital camera reviews and 4,186,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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