Samsung PL90 Review

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Review posted 02/10/2010

Quick Take
Price
Pros
  • Incredibly compact
  • Easy to use and carry
  • Wide 4x optical zoom lens
  • Excellent overall image quality
  • USB arm is very useful
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Slow camera performance
  • microSD cards are slower, easy to lose and not as common
  • No HD video capabilities
  • No AV cable included
Bottom Line
The Samsung PL90 is an ultra-compact point-n-shoot model with great image quality. Although its startup and shot-to-shot are slow, this is an excellent camera for the price. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
samsung_PL90_red_550.jpgSamsung continues to roll out new compact cameras this summer, including the new PL90. This is yet another affordable point-n-shoot camera to add to their ranks, which boasts some standard features for a camera in this price range. These include 12-megapixels, a 4x optical zoom lens, 2.7-inch LCD screen, and standard definition video recording at 640x480. 

The PL90 also boasts Smart Auto, AF tracking, their Perfect Portrait System, and a built-in USB plug, which hides inside the body until released. This allows for effortless sharing and uploading of photos when connected to your PC and also charges the camera's Li-ion battery at the same time.

Samsung PL90 key features include:
  • 12.2-megapixels of resolution for large prints
  • SAMSUNG 4x optical zoom lens
  • 2.7-inch LCD with 230k pixels
  • SD 640x480 video capture @30 fps with sound
  • Advanced Smart Auto exposure mode
  • Perfect Portrait System: Beauty and Smile Shot modes, etc.
  • microSD/SDHC card slot
  • Li-ion battery pack
  • Built-in, flip-out USB plug for transferring files and charging the battery
The Samsung PL90 is available now in two color choices (black/red or black/sliver) for a suggested retail price of $149.99 US.

What's in the box?:
  • Samsung PL90 camera
  • USB to AC adapter
  • Manual
  • Software CD-ROM



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