Samsung PL120

Last Updated (10 May’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ TechRadar

Samsung PL120 is a digital compact camera with a 14.2 megapixel CCD images sensor to capture clear images and a 5x Optical Zoom lens lets you get close distance from far subjects when shooting images. The camera features 720p HD Video Recording, Digital Image Stabilization, Smart Auto 2.0, Face Detection, and a 2.7″ LCD Screen for easy viewing images. The camera measures Approx. 94 x 54.5 x 18.8mm (W x H x D) with wight Approx. 110g.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

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Samsung PL120 Reviews

Techradar reviews the Samsung PL120 and writes;
“Good colours and sharp edges mean great pictures for the holidaying family while the cheap price means it’s easily replaced if it gets broken. The front screen helps to get the kids smiling and is useful with self portraits.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Photographyblog reviews the Samsung PL120 and writes;
“The Samsung PL120 takes good enough pictures. Don’t expect to be blown away but the pictures are sharp enough, the colours are realistic and the sensor has a decent dynamic range. For the average happy snapper that has a family and regular holidays, the Samsung PL120 is a great option.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Ephotozine reviews the Samsung PL120 and writes;
“The Samsung PL120 is ultra compact, features two screens, and offers very good value for money,.. If you just upload to facebook and other social sites, then you may not be too concerned the the dual screen is ideal for indoor self-shots of you and your friends.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Digitalcamerainfo reviews the Samsung PL120 and writes;
“Under normal light and at the lowest ISO setting, which in this case is 80, noise levels start out at a respectable 0.87%, essentially invisible. Noise does creep above 1% early, at ISO 200, before rising to 1.65% at ISO 1600. Like many point-and-shoots, these results are “too good,” suggesting a software noise reduction algorithm working in the background.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Samsung PL120 User Manual (PDF)

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Samsung PL120 Features

Dual LCDs Monitor

The Samsung PL120 offers a dynamic Dual Display feature which allows you to see the shot on the 2.7″ Intelligent LCD and 1.5″ Front LCD screen before take images of yourself. It also offers new features to change the view on difficulty to capture each your action such as Children Mode with downloadable animation options to keeping kids’ attention looks at the camera while you are shooting them, Jump Shot feature to provide cues before taking two continuous shot, and a Self-Timer is a visual countdown to coordinate group shots, so everyone smiles at the result.


Moreover, Samsung PL120 also has a 26mm wide-angle lens with 5x optical zoom which allows you to capture a whole-horizon field of view. The lens enables to capture full-scale images of landmarks and landscapes, entire wedding parties and the tallest skyscrapers.

Picture Effects

With Smart Filter lens, the Samsung PL120 allows you to make a special moods of your still images and videos. You can also use Tilt & Shift Lens Effect for adds a miniature effect of your images, so the results will be look like a miniature and the Vignetting Effect makes striking compositional contrasts. The camera also delivers new special effects like Soft Focus to soften colors and add an emotional feel as well as Half-Tone Dot to enhance images with a comic-book look. In addition, Samsung PL120 has a Palette Effect which adds an ultra-vivid vibe and a variety of color options for your images, so your images results will be more creative.


720p HD Video Recording

The camera allows you to record 720p HD quality video at 30fps combined with 5x optical zoom lens to get closer of the far subjects. With a Smart Face Recognition technology, the camera automatically focuses up to 20 of your friends and family. Additionally, Samsung PL120 also offers a Smart Auto 2.0 features for analyze key elements of your composition then automatically adjusts camera settings to capture the perfect shot with multitude of different photo modes and movie modes.


Additional Features

+ Special Effects
+ Perfect Portrait System
+ Object Highlight

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