Samsung SL102

 
Samsung SL102 front
 
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-105mm (F) lens
  • 116g - 90 x 59 x 22mm
  • Launched January 2009
  • Alternative Name is ES55
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
96
Imaging
34
Features
21
Overall
28

Samsung SL102 summary

Samsung SL102 is Samsung's Small Sensor Compact camera initially introduced on January of 2009. The camera has a 10MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 3648 x 2736. It is known as "ES55" in some countries.

The SL102 is rated #226 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and over all #1160 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our collection. Please test our Advanced camera search to get camera results based on your personalized factors.

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Samsung SL102 family

The Samsung SL102 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can take a look at all previous and brand new models alongside main specs.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Samsung-ST150F front thumbnailSamsung ST150F
SL102 vs ST150F
25-125mm
F2.5-6.3
16MP1/2.3"2013
Samsung-SL820 front thumbnailSamsung SL820
SL102 vs SL820
28-140mm
F3.4-5.8
12MP1/2.3"2009
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Samsung-SL202 front thumbnailSamsung SL202
SL102 vs SL202
28-102mm
F2.8-5.7
10MP1/2.3"2009
Samsung-SL30 front thumbnailSamsung SL30
SL102 vs SL30
38-114mm
F2.8-5.7
10MP1/2.3"2009
Samsung-SL102 front thumbnailSamsung SL10235-105mm
F
10MP1/2.3"2009

Samsung SL102 Pros and Cons

Below is a selection of positives and negatives of the Samsung SL102 based on features that are generally regarded as necessary in a camera.

above average minimum ISO (80)
built in lens has zoom (35-105mm 3.0 x zoom)
fast max aperture (f)
flash built-in
has face detect focus
lighter than competition (116 grams)
does not offer selfie friendly display
external flash not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
focusing manually not possible
has no phase detect auto focus
has no RAW format
lack of aperture priority mode
lack of image stabilization
manual exposure not available
missing HDMI socket
missing headphone socket
missing mic socket
missing Time Lapse recording
no moving screen
no shutter priority
screen has low resolution (230 k dots)
screen is small (2.5 inches)
sensor resolution low (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
video resolution low (640 x 480 pixels)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
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Samsung SL102 Sensor specifications

The dimension of the sensor on the Samsung SL102 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 3648 x 2736 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CCD sensor boasts 10MP and has a native ISO range of 80 to 1600. Sadly, RAW photos are not saved which means that the user has less room to maneuver in post.

The graphic below displays the SL102's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The SL102 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is outlined in green.

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To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Samsung SL102 dimensions

Samsung SL102 weighs about 0.26 lbs (116 gr or 4.09 oz) and features outside proportions of 90mm x 59mm x 22mm (3.5" x 2.3" x 0.9"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr and the Samsung SL102 is less heavy when compared to its competitors.

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Below is a pic of the Samsung SL102 beside a soda to help you to have a sense of its scale.

Samsung SL102 dimensions scale

The top view below will provide the button layout on the SL102.

Samsung SL102 topview buttons dials

Samsung SL102 Lens specifications

The SL102 has an inbuilt lens featuring a focal range of 35-105mm making it a 3.0 x zoom which may not be very good but it can be very helpful in some cases.

At the widest 35mm, it offers an aperture of f making it fantastic in low light circumstances and getting a shallow depth of field. It will also enable you to go with a lower ISO in order to get more clean photographs.

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Samsung SL102 Connectivity

The SL102 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Digital cameras that feature NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to transfer pictures and usually adjust settings without connecting physically to the camera.

Some applications even enable a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it can be connected to an external monitor. The majority of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.

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Samsung SL102 Video specifications

The highest possible video quality on the Samsung SL102 is 640 x 480 and it can shoot in Motion JPEG format. 480p is awful by today's requirements. You should aim for at least FUll HD quality for good video. The camera does not offer a mic and / or headphone jack which means you have little control over your sound. It is perhaps a better idea to shop for an alternative camera in case you need good sound in your video clips.

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Samsung SL102 Weather Sealing

There is no environment sealing in the Samsung SL102 so you need to be careful in rainy and dusty conditions.

Samsung SL102 Display and Viewfinder

The Samsung SL102 has a 2.5" fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 230k dots.

Sadly the display screen is not a touch screen.

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The ViewFinder specs regarding Samsung SL102 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder None

In those bright outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders will be rather valuable.

Samsung SL102 Shutter specifications

The maximum shutter speed is 1/1500 sec.

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Samsung SL102 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Samsung SL102 includes only inbuilt flash lacking external flash support.

Samsung SL102 Autofocus specifications

Samsung SL102 includes just Contrast Based AF and doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier and exact when compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera has Face detect which is handy for portraits.

Samsung SL102 does not have manual focusing. Manual focusing can be useful for low light occasions or you want to have more precise control on focus.

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Samsung SL102 Battery life

The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the best (470) battery life for this type of cameras.

Listed below is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras with the strongest battery life:

Samsung SL102 for different kinds of photography

The following graph provides a rundown of the Samsung SL102 for different kinds of photography. To learn more, browse to the specific section below.

Samsung SL102 Portrait photography advice

The Samsung SL102 has a score of 26 which is terrible, and means the camera is not good for portrait photos. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support along with the flexibility to utilize external flash.

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includes face detect focus
manual focus not available
manual mode not possible
no external flash support
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files

Samsung SL102 Street photography information

With a average score of 55, the Samsung SL102 is somewhat adequate to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of image quality and portability.

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lighter than average (116g)
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files

Samsung SL102 Sports photography info

A terrible sports photography points total of 17 suggests the Samsung SL102 is not good for taking photos of sports. A camera must have very good focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
MP count low (10 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus

Travel photography with Samsung SL102

Size is super crucial when picking a travel camera. All things considered, the Samsung SL102 gets a above average 62 as a travel camera which is a fine pick to take with you on your travels.

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lighter than others in class (116 grams)
built-in flash
good maximum aperture (f)
lack of Time Lapse function
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (35mm)

Samsung SL102 Landscape photography highlights

For anybody looking to choose a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most critical factor will be image quality. The Samsung SL102 with it's terrible score of 27 as a landscape camera is not good among it's competition.

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great maximum aperture (f)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
small screen (2.5 inches)
lack of manual mode
does not have image stabilization
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
lack of Timelapse mode

Samsung SL102 as a Vlogging camera

A camera for vlogging really should come with a moving screen, mic port and ideally image stabilization. Considering everything, the Samsung SL102 is not good as a vlog camera as it comes to a terrible rating of 30.

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good max aperture (f)
features face detect autofocus
lighter than competitors (116g)
wide angle not the best (35mm)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
video quality not great (640 x 480 pxls)
does not have mic jack

Samsung SL102 Alternatives

If you are searching for replacements to the SL102, here is a range of the highest placed cameras that fall under the family of Small Sensor Compact.

The line chart below provides you an overview of the SL102 vs it's highest scoring rivals mentioned above.

Here are a handful of other cameras you may regard as alternatives. To check out a detailed comparison, click the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Make
Samsung
Model type
Samsung SL102
Also referred to as
ES55
Category
Small Sensor Compact
Launched
2009-01-08
Physical type
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area
27.7mm²
Sensor resolution
10 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
3648 x 2736
RAW photos
Max native ISO
1600
Min native ISO
80
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
35-105mm (3.0x)
Macro focusing distance
10cm
Focal length multiplier
5.9
Screen
Display type
Fixed Type
Display sizing
2.5 inches
Display resolution
230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Minimum shutter speed
8s
Fastest shutter speed
1/1500s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash options
Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red Eye Fix
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
640x480
Video file format
Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
116 grams (0.26 lb)
Dimensions
90 x 59 x 22mm (3.5" x 2.3" x 0.9")
Other
Self timer
Yes (10sec, 2sec, Double, Motion Timer)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SC/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus, internal
Card slots
One
Cost at release
$130