Record Screens & Menus

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Note: the PL200 kit does not include an AV cable, therefore we had to photograph the LCD for the screens below.

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This is a view of the Samsung PL200's Smart shooting mode, for novice users. The camera will automatically decide for you what modes and specs best fit your shot. However smart mode will only allow you to change the photo size, flash on/off, and enable/disable the self-timer. This is the best way to get optimal results, without having to change any of the settings. 



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Here is the camera in Program mode. While also fully automatic, you now have access to more advanced settings like ISO, White Balance, etc. The LCD icons show you most of the photos settings, which can be removed by pressing your 4-way pad "up". Pressing again will scroll through basic information, no information, or all photo information. The 4-way pad can also be used here as a shortcut for flash, self-timer, and select macro or AF.   


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Half pressing the shutter release brings you to the snap shown above, called the capture ready screen. The AF mark will turn green if focus is achieve or red if it fails. When exposure and focus are determined and set, the camera will display the aperture and shutter speed values at the top left. Also shown to the right are other icons on the LCD that indicate photo size, quality, metering, flash ready, and at the top you can see the battery level indicator.




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The Menu button brings you to this menu of options. The four tabs shown include; Shooting, Sound, Display, and Settings.


  • Photo Size - 14M, 12M,12M(3:2),10M(16:9), 8M, 5M, 3M, 1M
  • Quality -SuperFine, Fine, Normal
  • Exposure Compensation - ±2EV in 1/3EV steps
  • ISO - Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
  • White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent L, Tungsten, Custom Set
  • Face Detection - Off, Normal, Self-Portrait, Smile Shot, Blink Detection
  • Focus Area - Center or Multi
  • Metering - Multi, Spot, Center-weighted
  • Photo Style Selector - Normal, Soft, Vivid, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, Custom
  • Image Adjust - Toggle Contrast, Sharpness and Saturation in 5 steps
  • ACB - Automatically compensates for differences in brightness; On or Off
  • Drive - Single, Continuous, Motion Capture, AE Bracketing
  • OIS - Optical Image Stabilization; On or Off
  • Voice - Off, Voice memo, Voice recording



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In Movie mode you can record in High Quality 1280x720 (30/15fps),and Standard Quality 640x480 (30/15fps) or 320x240 (60/30/15fps) motion video with audio. All movie clips are saved in Motion JPEG format as .AVI video files. The length of movies that can be recorded is determined by the amount of available memory (2GB max. clip size), and unlike most models, the optical zoom can be used while recording.




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Movie mode menu options:

  • Movie Size - 1280x720HQ, 640x480 or 320x240
  • Frame Rate - 60fps, 30fps or 15fps
  • Exposure Compensation - ±2EV in 1/3EV steps
  • White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent L, Tungsten, Custom Set
  • Metering - Multi, Spot, Center-weighted
  • Photo Style Selector - Normal, Soft, Vivid, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, Custom
  • Optical Image Stabilization - On or Off
  • Voice - On, Off, or Zoom Mute



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Shooting settings menu options:

  • Format - Format the memory card/internal memory
  • Reset - Return all settings to factory defaults
  • Language - Select languages
  • Time Zone - Choose your time zone
  • Date & Time - Set the internal clock/calendar
  • Date Type - Select how date is displayed
  • File No. - Series or Reset
  • Imprint - Off, Date or Date & Time
  • Auto Power Off - Off, 1, 3, 5 or 10 minutes
  • AF Lamp - Turn the AF assist lamp On of Off
  • Video Out - NTSC or PAL format
  • USB mode - Auto, Computer, Printer

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