- 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 80 - 3200
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 640 x 480 video
- 31-217mm (F3.3-5.5) lens
- 170g - 100 x 60 x 21mm
- Launched July 2010
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Samsung PL200 summary
Samsung PL200 is Samsung's Small Sensor Compact digital camera initially launched on July of 2010. The camera has got a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4320 x 3240.
The PL200 is placed #161 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and overall #1076 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our list. You should check out our Smart camera finder to see camera listings based on your personal requirements.
Here is a diagram of multiple factors used in the rating system.
Samsung PL200 Gallery
You can check the PL200 from several angles in the gallery here.
Samsung PL200 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of pros and cons of the Samsung PL200 based on things which are typically considered essential in a digital camera.
Samsung PL200 Sensor details
The size of the sensor in the Samsung PL200 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4320 x 3240 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can easily produce cropping.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CCD sensor boasts 14MP and provides a standard ISO range of 80 - 3200. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not saved which means that you have less room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath displays the PL200's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The PL200 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is showcased in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Samsung PL200 dimensions
Samsung PL200 weighs in at 0.37 lbs (170 grams or 6.00 ounces) and the measurement of the camera is 100mm x 60mm x 21mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams so the Samsung PL200 is very much the same as compared to various competitors.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Here is a picture of the Samsung PL200 besides a soft drink so you're able to have a feel for its scale.
The top view just below will highlight the button design on the PL200.
Samsung PL200 Lens specs
The PL200 features a built in lens featuring a focal range of 31-217mm giving it a 7.0 x zoom which isn't huge but it will surely be invaluable in certain scenarios.
At the widest 31mm, the lens will have an aperture of f3.3 making it somewhat slow and not ideal in low light conditions and you may find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You would also need to up the ISO which results in noisy shots. Towards the tele end, 217mm comes with f5.5 making it quite sluggish and you may need to apply slower shutter speeds.
Samsung PL200 Connectivity
The PL200 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras which include NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily send files and oftentimes adjust camera settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
Many applications even enable a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external monitor. The majority of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB port.
Samsung PL200 Video specs
The max video quality in the Samsung PL200 is 640 x 480 and it can shoot in H.264 file format. 480p is awful by today's requirements. You should really shoot for at least 1080p quality for video recording. The camera does not have a mic and headphone jack which means you have got little control over your audio. It is probably best to look into another model should you require decent audio in your videos.
Samsung PL200 Weather Sealing
Samsung PL200 does not include environment proofing so rainy conditions might damage the camera.
Samsung PL200 Screen and Viewfinder
The Samsung PL200 has got a 3" fixed screen supporting a resolution of 230k dots.
Unfortunately the screen isn't a touch screen.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The ViewFinder details regarding Samsung PL200 are below:
- ViewFinder None
In those sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and hard to view, viewfinders are rather valuable.
Samsung PL200 Shutter specs
The maximum shutter speed is 1/1500s.
Samsung PL200 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Samsung PL200 boasts only inbuilt flash lacking external flash support.
Samsung PL200 Autofocus specs
Samsung PL200 boasts just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and is missing Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster and exact when compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Samsung PL200 does not have manual focus. Manual focus mode is useful for low light scenarios or you require more accurate control on depth of field.
Samsung PL200 Battery life
The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 offers the maximum (470) battery life for this group of cameras.
Underneath is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras with the best battery life:
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Samsung PL200 for specific forms of photography
The following chart displays a summary of the Samsung PL200 for specific forms of photography. To learn more, check out the specific section underneath.
Samsung PL200 as a Portrait photography camera
The Samsung PL200 gets a points total of 28 which is lousy, and means the camera is not really suitable for portrait photography. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimension, support for RAW files together with the potential to use off-camera lighting.
Samsung PL200 Street photography highlights
Getting a average score of 57, the Samsung PL200 is fairly appropriate for street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Samsung PL200 Sports photography details
A lousy sports photography points tally of 38 indicates the Samsung PL200 is not really suitable for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have fantastic focusing plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Samsung PL200 Travel photography advice
Weight is very critical when buying a travel camera. Over-all, the Samsung PL200 gets a reasonable 58 as a travelling camera which is fairly suited for your trips.
Samsung PL200 Landscape photography highlights
If you find yourself looking to pick a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most vital factor will no doubt be image quality. The Samsung PL200 at it's lousy grade of 37 as a landscape camera is not really suitable amongst its competition.
Vlogging with Samsung PL200
A vlogging camera should really have a moving screen, mic port and ideally image stabilization. Considering all things, the Samsung PL200 is not really suitable for vlogging as it receives a lousy rating of 25.
Samsung PL200 Alternatives
If you are looking for alternatives to the PL200, here is a selection of the highest scored cameras which fall into the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The chart just below will give you a bird's eye view of the PL200 versus it's highest scored rivals suggested earlier.
There are a bunch of cameras you might regard as alternative options. To browse through a extensive comparison, simply click the "compare" link.