Lens starts at 31mm (equivalent), which might
cause some headaches when framing indoors
ISO 1600 and 3200 are
not really usable
Vertical banding issues in movie mode
Samsung has put together a great compact digicam that offers appealing
features and performance with a price tag that is very easy on the
wallet. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
Along side the announcement of their new Dualscreen cameras (the ST100 and ST600), Samsung also unveiled a new affordable compact camera, the PL200. This unit offers some versatile options, such as a 7x optical zoom lens and 14-megapixels of resolution, which are stuffed into a stylish and compact frame.
The PL200 also uses a 3.0-inch LCD, can record 720p HD video at 30fps, and offers their latest version of Smart Auto for both still and video capture. This mode uses scene recognition technology to analyze the subject(s) being framed, then selects not only the best exposure values but scene settings too.
Samsung PL200 key features include:
14.2-megapixels of resolution for large prints
SAMSUNG 7x optical zoom lens covers 31-217mm (in 35mm equivalence)
IS system (Optical Image Stabilization + Digital Image Stabilization)
3.0-inch LCD with 230k pixels
720p HD video capture (30 fps, H.264
Advanced Smart Auto exposure mode (Still and Movie)
Beauty and Smile Shot modes
Face and Blink detection options
Li-ion battery pack
The Samsung PL200 is available in black, red and silver with a suggested
retail price of $179.99 US.
Visitors of Steves can visit the stores below for real-time pricing and availability. You can also find hot, soon to expire online offers on a variety of cameras and accessories at our very own Camera Deals page.