- 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Screen
- ISO 0 - 3200
- 1280 x 720 video
- ()mm (F) lens
- n/ag - 94 x 54 x 19mm
- Introduced January 2011
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- Size Comparison
Samsung PL120 overview
Samsung PL120 is Samsung's Ultracompact digital camera first revealed on January of 2011. It houses a 14 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The PL120 stands at #98 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all round #1107 out of 1459 for cameras in our database. Remember to try our Smart camera search to see camera listings based on your personal requirements.
Below is a chart of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Samsung PL120 history
The Samsung PL120 is part of a family of products. You can view the detailed range underneath.
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Samsung PL120 Gallery
You can see the PL120 from several angles in the gallery below.
Samsung PL120 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of upsides and downsides of the Samsung PL120 based on criterias which are usually viewed as important in a digital camera.
Samsung PL120 Sensor specifications
The sensor spec on the Samsung PL120 is 6.16mm x 4.62mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels .World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CCD sensor boasts 14MP and delivers a standard ISO range of 0 to 3200. Sadly, RAW files are not supported therefore you have less room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath illustrates the PL120's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The PL120 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Samsung PL120 dimensions
Samsung PL120 has a weight of 0.00 lb ( gr or 0.00 ounces) and features external measurements of 94mm x 54mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.7"). The weight of normal Ultracompact camera is 121 gr and the Samsung PL120 is lighter when compared with other competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Underneath is a picture of the Samsung PL120 besides a soda so you can have a feel for its scale.
The top view underneath will show you the button design on the PL120.
Samsung PL120 Lens specifications
The PL120 has a built-in lens providing a constant focal length of ()mm which means you do not have the option to zoom.
At the widest ()mm, it provides an aperture of f and that's great in low light situations and capturing good bokeh. It would also let you go with a much lower ISO to capture clearer shots.
Samsung PL120 Connectivity
The PL120 has the following connectivity:
Cameras that include NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be used wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily transfer files and usually change settings without connecting directly to the camera.
Several applications even enable a Liveview and click the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external screen. Almost all cameras enable you to charge the battery using the USB port.
Samsung PL120 Video specifications
The maximum video resolution on the Samsung PL120 is 1280 x 720 and it can capture in file format. 720p is terrible by today's requirements. You should really try to get a minimum 1080p resolution for decent video. Although the camera comes with a microphone socket, it is lacking a headphone socket which means you won't have the option to keep an eye on your audio levels.
Samsung PL120 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing on the Samsung PL120 so you need to be cautious in wet and dusty situations.
Samsung PL120 Screen and Viewfinder
The Samsung PL120 is equipped with a 2.7" fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 230k dots.
Please be aware that the display offers no touch support.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The View Finder details regarding Samsung PL120 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be quite helpful during sunny outdoor situations which can make the camera screen washed out and difficult to view.
Samsung PL120 Shutter specifications
The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Samsung PL120 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Samsung PL120 has got only in-built flash with missing external flash ability.
Samsung PL120 Autofocusing specifications
Samsung PL120 doesn't have Auto focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more quicker and precise when compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Samsung PL120 doesn't have manual focus. Manual focus ability can be useful during low light situations or you want to have more accurate focusing control.
Samsung PL120 Battery life
The general Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 has got the highest possible (320) battery life within this class of cameras.
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Samsung PL120 for varying styles of photography
The following chart gives a overview of the Samsung PL120 for varying styles of photography. To check out more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Samsung PL120 Portrait photography info
The Samsung PL120 gets a points total of 29 which is bad, meaning that it is not acceptable to use for portrait photography. Taking portrait photos leans heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support along with the flexibility to use external flash.
Samsung PL120 as a Street photography camera
With a moderate rating of 50, the Samsung PL120 is fairly adequate to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Samsung PL120 as a Sports photography camera
A bad sports photography rating of 27 indicates the Samsung PL120 is not acceptable for photographing sports. A camera really should have very good tracking plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Samsung PL120 Travel photography highlights
Weight is extremely crucial when getting a travel camera. Over-all, the Samsung PL120 gets a above average 71 as a travel camera which is a respectable fit to take on your trips.
Samsung PL120 Landscape photography details
In case you're planning to choose a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most vital factor is going to be image quality. The Samsung PL120 and it's bad score of 34 as a landscape camera is not acceptable compared to it's rivals.
Vlogging with Samsung PL120
A vlogging camera really should have a articulating screen, mic port and ideally image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Samsung PL120 is not acceptable for vlogging as it receives a bad score of 31.
Samsung PL120 Alternatives
If you need alternatives to the PL120, here is a selection of the highest placed cameras that fall into the class of Ultracompact.
The chart underneath shows you a summary of the PL120 vs it's highest ranking competitors suggested earlier.
There are more cameras you may see as alternate options. To go through a extensive comparison, visit the "compare" link.