Samsung PL200

Last Updated (13 March’11):
– Review & Sample Photos @ CNET

Samsung PL200 is a 14.2 MP Digital camera features 7x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 31 – 217 mm) – F/3.3-5.5 lens, ISO 100-3200, Optical stabilization, and a 3.0″ LCD Display. The camera measures 3.93″ x2.34″ x 0.83″ (W x H x D) and weighs 0.315 lb (without Battery and SD card).

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Samsung PL200 Reviews

CNET reviews the Samsung PL200 and writes;
The good: The Samsung PL200 is easy to use and has a large LCD and good photo quality for its class. The bad: The Samsung PL200’s lens isn’t as long or wide as competing models. It also has a pretty short battery life and requires a proprietary cable for charging. The bottom line: A simple ultracompact with a long lens, the Samsung PL200 isn’t a standout, but shouldn’t be overlooked either.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Steves-digicams reviews the Samsung PL200 and writes;
“the Samsung PL200 is an affordable compact digicam that we were overall very pleased with. It’s simple to use thanks to fully automatic operation with Smart Auto, produces very nice 14-megapixel images in various situations, is packed with useful features like a 7x optical zoom, and offers good shooting performance to boot..”
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User Opinions

Samsung PL200 User Reviews

“This camera is awesome because it has 14 MP and 7x optical zoom. This is what I wanted in a camera and it’s only $120. To me, this is unbeatable, I have been putting off getting a camera, and I wasn’t going to get one this year, but the deal is too good to pass up. I have to have it. Take a look on Amazon here and look at how much this camera usually costs, it’s $180 normally but since it’s Black Friday, it’s been cut on Amazon and everywhere else. This is a good buy. I recommend it to anyone who isn’t sure what to get, this camera will do what you want it too, trust me…” – By A. Schneider
Rating: ★★★★★

GREAT Camera (From an actual user’s point of view)
“Overall though, I’m VERY happy with this camera. Besides the flaws in being able to charge this thing, I was VERY happy with the video quality, the photo quality, and especially the ability to zoom up to 7x. I’d look into seeing if Samsung makes a longer cable to charge this camera, cause I know people will be complaining about that. Either way, I’m definitely going to recommend this camera cause you are getting a LOT of bang for your buck with this device..” – By Mike Sweeney
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great Camera for the Price
“This camera is great at zooming in. And the pictures are crystal clear. I uploaded some pictures I took with it at the Raiders/Jags game. It did not disappoint. I decided to go with this camera because I’ve never been disappointed with Samsung products. I would definitely recommend this camera for every day use. This was my first time using the camera. I hadn’t even read the manual yet, so it’s very easy to use if you’re familiar with digital cameras.” – By L. Tyrrell
Rating: ★★★★★

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Samsung PL200 Sample Photos

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Samsung PL200 User Manual (PDF)

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Samsung PL200 Features

Samsung’s 14.2 megapixel camera is the next generation in high-resolution compact cameras. It comes fully equipped with a true-color filtered 14.2 megapixel CCD and boasts a powerful 7x optical zoom. In addition, this high-resolution camera produces incredibly detailed images that can be used for printing poster-sized photos.

Shake, rattle or stroll
Even the tiniest shake can ruin your shot. Dual Image Stabilization solves that. Samsung has combined the revolutionary technology of their ultimate Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) mechanism with the advanced algorithms of Digital Image Stabilization (DIS). Giving you sharp images no matter the condition. Whether it’s low light, zooming or just a case of plain old shaky hands, your photos come out sharp and clear. So let your Samsung camera shake things up. In a good way.

When it comes to brightness, it’s brilliant
When we engineered the Samsung PL200 to be bright, we meant it in both senses of the word. It’s intelligent and luminous, both. It has a 3.0″ LCD for improved contrast and color reproduction, which allows you to enjoy a wider and clearer image. And its Intelligent LCD brightness automatically detects environmental illumination and adjusts the LCD brightness for optimal image viewing. It does the thinking for you, which makes the PL200 a smart choice.

Record movies in the palm of your hand
The PL200 is like having a compact HD video camera that also takes professional-grade photos. It records HD video in 1280x720p resolution at 30 frames per second. Its H.264 format also allows you to record twice as much as an MP4 and four times more than an MJPEG– the format used in many other digital cameras– and delivers much higher video and sound quality.

Just what you had in mind

Turn any moment into a perfect memory. And a professional-looking photo. Whether it’s a few friends from last night’s party or the moon reflecting off the lake, Smart Auto (Still & Movie) instantly analyzes key elements of your composition then automatically adjusts to capture the perfect shot with multitude of different photo modes and movie modes. And since life isn’t a still life, the camera’s object tracking feature captures those subjects that just don’t, or won’t, stand still.

The camera loves you
No one has a bad side with PL200’s Perfect Portrait system. Sure it fixes red-eye, but this next generation face detection technology even detects blinking. So you’re always sure eyes are open and smiles are bright. In addition it evens skin tones, erases blemishes and removes dark circles. And with different level settings, you can control how much retouching you do. Not that your friends and family need any.

Object Tracking AF
Achieve the beautiful composition you’re looking for by simply selecting any object on the camera display. Object Tracking AF technology will track the object and focus for you—all you need to do is press the shutter button

High Sensitivity ISO 3200
Nobody likes low-light noise. And with the PL200 you won’t get any. Its ISO of 3200 delivers crystal clear indoor shots even in low light and sharp details.

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