- 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Screen
- ISO 80 - 1600
- 640 x 480 video
- 28-102mm (F2.8-5.7) lens
- 168g - 92 x 61 x 23mm
- Introduced February 2009
- Also referred to as PL50
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Samsung SL202 overview
Samsung SL202 is Samsung's Small Sensor Compact digital camera initially announced on February of 2009. The camera features a 10MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 3648 x 2736. It is referred to as "PL50" in other regions.
The SL202 is positioned #242 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all round #1225 out of 1459 for cameras in our database. Remember to check our Smart camera search to get camera listings based on your customized criteria.
The following is a diagram of different criteria used in the scoring system.
Samsung SL202 history
The Samsung SL202 comes with a history of related cameras. Here, you can view all earlier and most recent models along with key specs.
SL202 vs ST150F25-125mm
SL202 vs SL82028-140mm
SL202 vs SL3038-114mm
SL202 vs SL10235-105mm
Samsung SL202 Gallery
You can look at the SL202 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Samsung SL202 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of pluses and minuses of the Samsung SL202 based on factors which are generally viewed as useful in a digital camera.
Samsung SL202 Sensor information
The size of the sensor on the Samsung SL202 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 3648 x 2736 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CCD sensor boasts 10 megapixels and includes a standard ISO range of 80 to 1600. Sadly, RAW format is not saved so you have less margin for error.
The graphic underneath displays the SL202's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The SL202 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is highlighted in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Samsung SL202 dimensions
Samsung SL202 has a weight of 0.37 pounds (168 gr or 5.93 ounces) and the dimensions of the camera is 92mm x 61mm x 23mm (3.6" x 2.4" x 0.9"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr and the Samsung SL202 is on par when compared to other rivals.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Down below is a picture of the Samsung SL202 alongside a soft drink so you're able to have a feel for its size.
The top view under will provide the button arrangement on the SL202.
Samsung SL202 Lens information
The SL202 features a built in lens offering a focal range of 28-102mm giving it a 3.6 x zoom which isn't great however it might be handy in a few conditions.
At it's widest 28mm, it will have an aperture of f2.8 and that is somewhat sluggish and not the best in low light events and you might find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You could also have to up your ISO setting giving you noisy photos. For the long end, 102mm comes to f5.7 making it pretty sluggish and you may have to go with slower shutter speeds.
Samsung SL202 Connectivity
The SL202 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that feature NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to send files and oftentimes change camera settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.
Certain apps also give a Liveview and click the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external monitor. Virtually all cameras enable you to charge the battery using the USB port.
Samsung SL202 Video information
The maximum video quality on the Samsung SL202 is 640 x 480 and it can record in Motion JPEG file format. 480p is terrible by today's standards. You should target at least 1080p quality for video recording. The body doesn't feature a mic or headphone jack so you have absolutely no control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to have a look at another model should you need decent audio in your videos.
Samsung SL202 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing for the Samsung SL202 so you have to be cautious in wet and dusty conditions.
Samsung SL202 Screen and Viewfinder
The Samsung SL202 features a 2.7" fixed display having a resolution of 230k dots.
Please note that the display screen offers no touch support.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder specs regarding Samsung SL202 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
In those sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and hard to view, viewfinders can be quite helpful.
Samsung SL202 Shutter information
The max shutter speed is 1/1500 sec.
Samsung SL202 Flash and Hot shoe information
Samsung SL202 boasts just built in flash without external flash ability.
Samsung SL202 Autofocus information
Samsung SL202 boasts only Contrast Detect Autofocus and is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier and exact as compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera features Face detection which can be helpful for portraits.
Samsung SL202 lacks manual focus. Manual focus mode can be good for low light conditions or you want more exact focus control.
Samsung SL202 Battery life
The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the highest possible (470) battery life for this group of cameras.
Underneath is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras which have the highest battery life:
SL202 vs Fujifilm X30470 yesnono
SL202 vs EX-10455 yesnono
SL202 vs GR Digital IV390 yesnono
SL202 vs G12370 yesnono
SL202 vs G16360 yesnono
Samsung SL202 for different types of photography
The following graph displays a overview of the Samsung SL202 for different types of photography. To understand more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Samsung SL202
The Samsung SL202 has a rating of 25 which is terrible, and means the camera is not really good for portraits. Taking portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor size, support for RAW photos along with the ability to utilize external flash.
Samsung SL202 as a Street photography camera
Getting a reasonable score of 47, the Samsung SL202 is reasonably adequate to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Samsung SL202 as a Sports photography camera
A terrible sports photography points total of 16 suggests the Samsung SL202 is not really good for taking photos of sports. A camera should have excellent autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Samsung SL202 as a Travel photography camera
Portability is extremely important in selecting a travel camera. All round, the Samsung SL202 gets a reasonable 57 for a travel camera which makes it somewhat suitable for your holidays.
Samsung SL202 as a Landscape photography camera
For anyone who is planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most important factor is going to be image quality. The Samsung SL202 with it's terrible rating of 27 for a landscape camera is not really good among it's competitors.
Samsung SL202 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging should come with a moving screen, mic port and ideally image stabilization. Considering everything, the Samsung SL202 is not really good as a vlog camera as it comes to a terrible rating of 27.
Samsung SL202 Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the SL202, here is a collection of the top ranked cameras that fall under the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The line graph listed below offers you an overview of the SL202 versus it's highest ranked competitors listed previously.
Here are a few more cameras you may look at as alternative options. To see a full comparison, click the "compare" link.