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 #228 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and over all #1168 out of 1428 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.
Samsung SL102 Gallery
You can check the SL102 from several angles in the gallery below.
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.
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.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
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.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
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.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Below is a pic of the Samsung SL102 beside a soda to help you to have a sense of its scale.
The top view below will provide the button layout on the SL102.
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.
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.
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.
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.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.