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Samsung PL80 Digital Camera

12.4MP 5x CCD Nov 2010
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
The style and functionality that comes with the Samsung PL80 will surpass any expectations you had in a compact digital camera. The slim casing packs in amazing features including 5x optical zoom... More
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20 Reasons For

Easy to Use

A number of Samsung PL80 owners who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it was easy to use. Beanie wrote in their review of the Samsung PL80 three years ago “Brilliant little camera so easy to use” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Granny Smith said in their review six years ago “Light, easy to use and great focus features” and rated this digital camera 5 stars. Cnet.co.uk said on CNET.co.uk in the same month “The Samsung PL80 is pleasant to use, with some smart” in their Samsung PL80 review.

One Samsung PL80 owner who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it performed as expected. Granny Smith scored the Samsung PL80 5 stars and mentioned “Great camera and does what it says on the box”.

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Good Technical Features

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had good features. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com wrote “It offers a range of simple to use features in a package that is designed to deliver results with minimal fuss”.

Good Size

Several Samsung PL80 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “Samsung has long wanted a slice of the lucrative digital compact camera market.” in their review of this digital camera. Pocket-Lint.com wrote on expert website Pocket Lint “The Samsung PL80 compact camera is an entry-level point”.

Samsung Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 5,487 expert and owner reviews, Samsung has good reviews for its cameras. Samsung also has good reviews specifically within its compact cameras range compared to other brands.

Good Quality Lens

One Samsung PL80 owner who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good autofocus.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Samsung PL80 reviewer who bought it reckoned that it had a good screen. Gadgetspeak.com wrote “Having recently looked at a dual TFT screen from Samsung this modern looking (mine was bright red) digital camera looks near normal.” in their review of this digital camera.

Reasonably Priced

One Samsung PL80 reviewer who bought the product said that it was good value for money. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on expert review site Pocket Lint “Shoot model pitched in at an affordable price” in their review of this digital camera and gave the Samsung PL80 a rating of 70 out of 100.

Very Big Normal Focusing Range (wide)

With a normal focusing range (wide) of 0.8 meters, the Samsung PL80's normal focusing range (wide) is one of the biggest amongst digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PL80. The smallest normal focusing range (wide) of cameras that are a similar age to the PL80 is 0.01m, the biggest is 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 typical of many cameras of this age and spec. 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.

There are a number of alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Rollei Powerflex 240 HD, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an sd|sdhc compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you are looking for a camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the Fujifilm X10 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Nikon Coolpix S9700 (£282.13) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Samsung PL80 supports video capability, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the PL80 which do not support video capability.

Other cameras which support video capability currently available that you might also want to consider include the Nikon D300s, the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F, or the Fujifilm FinePix AX550 which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PL80 range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x. At 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung PL80 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Other 5x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Samsung SAMSUNG ST96.

If this compact camera camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the A1455 (£26.99) (5.7x), or the J1455 (5.7x) both from GE which is also higher rated.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the PL80, the Samsung PL80 has an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10, the Nikon Coolpix P330, or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the PL80, the Samsung PL80 has a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at include the Nikon D300s, the Lexibook DJ048, or the Panasonic DMC-LF1 which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

When compared to other cameras of a comparable age and type to the PL80 that we have assessed, the internal memory of the Samsung PL80 of 4,096 megabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest internal memory of comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PL80 is 6.9MB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 290MB.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Samsung PL80 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PL80. The white balances "Cloudy", "custom modes", "daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Samsung camera.

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3984 X 2656 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Samsung PL80 has a higher still image resolution than most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Samsung camera has a 3984 x 2656 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1024 x 768, 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944 and 3264 x 2448 and 3968 x 2232. The worst still image resolution of all similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The Samsung PL80 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to 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 Single Auto Focus are also featured on this Samsung camera.

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Light

The Samsung PL80 is quite light (only 110 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years. Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 20g and 840g.

We compared all the other 110g cameras to this digital camera and we think the Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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11 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

This Samsung digital camera has an average expert rating of 66% based on seven expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Pocket Lint.

Poor Product Quality

One customer considered that the Samsung PL80 was not good quality. Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on What Digital Camera six years ago “Samsung's PL80 looks far more expensive than it is, although there are a few image quality problems to face” but in spite of that they still scored the Samsung PL80 70 out of 100.

Quite Small Normal Focusing Range (tele)

Across all the digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PL80 the normal focusing ranges (tele) range from 0.2m to 3.5m, and the average normal focusing range (tele) is 1.3m. At only 0.8 meters, the Samsung PL80 has a quite small normal focusing range (tele) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PL80.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras that are a similar age to the PL80 do not support Full HD video. The Samsung PL80 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to consider including the Fujifilm X10, the Olympus XZ-2, or the Canon 115 HS which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Samsung PL80 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PL80 also do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider including the Samsung ST200, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40, or the Sony DSC-WX300 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Most cameras of this spec and age are not 3D. The Samsung PL80 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Olympus VR-360, the Samsung ST200, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras of this spec and age do not have a GPS (satellite). The Samsung PL80 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

Alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix P330, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Samsung EK-GC100 which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Samsung PL80 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of this spec and age are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Samsung PL80 is more than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PL80. The flash modess "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Samsung digital camera.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Samsung PL80 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution. Across all compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PL80 the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite High Minimum Hard Disk Space

The lowest minimum hard disk space of cameras of a similar type and age to the PL80 is 25MB and the highest is 1.1GB. The Samsung PL80 has a fairly high minimum hard disk space (250 megabytes) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the PL80.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung PL80

Released Over Six Years Ago

This camera was released over six years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung PL80 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

There are a number of other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the Samsung SAMSUNG ST96, the Canon IXUS 125 HS, or the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5 which has better reviews.

If this compact camera camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Coolpix S5200 (6x), or the Coolpix S5200 (£69.99) (6x) both from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Samsung PL80 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS, the Rollei Sportsline 99, and the Nikon COOLPIX S3100 + 4GB is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the PowerShot N (2.8"), or the PowerShot G12 (£80.00) (2.8") both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit (2.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 12.4 megapixels, the Samsung PL80 has a pretty standard megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the Pentax MX-1 (12.76MP), the Fujifilm FinePix AX600 (14MP), or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo (14MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro 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
Video Recording
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Album Organization
Image Editing
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Power Requirements
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
Compatible Operating Systems
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
Effective Sensor Resolution
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum System Requirements
Power Supply Type
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

(8)

Samsung's PL80 looks far more expensive than it is, although there are a few image quality problems to face. For the full review head here for the Budget Cameras Grouptest...

26 May 2010

Having recently looked at a dual TFT screen from Samsung this modern looking (mine was bright red) digital camera looks near normal. But not that long ago a 28mm wide angle lens and 5x optical... Read more…

Expert Reviews

1 May 2010

Samsung has long wanted a slice of the lucrative digital compact camera market, but past offerings have often failed to excite. While shunning some of the quirky designs and dubious build of... Read more…

30 April 2010

The Samsung PL80 is pleasant to use, with some smart and useful features. In the long run, however, you may wish you'd spent slightly more cash on a better camera. The PL80 may give you a good set...

22 April 2010

As I've noted before, as the world's largest industrial corporation Samsung has a big advantage in the digital camera industry. Most manufacturers will buy components such as LCD monitors,... Read more…

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 30 January 2013 by Beanie
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant little camera so easy to use. The prints are very clear and the camera is ideal for my usage.

Reviewed 30 September 2010 by Granny Smith
(Verified Purchase)

Great camera and does what it says on the box. Light, easy to use and great focus features.

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung 122, samsung 122m, samsung 122mp, samsung ecpl80, samsung ecpl80z, samsung ecpl80zz, samsung ecpl80zzb, samsung ecpl80zzbp, samsung ecpl80zzbpr, samsung ecpl80zzbprg, samsung ecpl80zzbprgb
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