Samsung PL90 Review

Review posted 02/10/2010

Quick Take
  • Incredibly compact
  • Easy to use and carry
  • Wide 4x optical zoom lens
  • Excellent overall image quality
  • USB arm is very useful
  • Good battery life
  • 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 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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