Best Digital Camera Review Samsung PL120 14MP DualView Camera
Looking for a new camera to peek? Samsung never tires in introducing new and best cameras to catch the attentions of the people in the world of photography. Along with the 5x optical zoom lens on the Samsung PL120 is a 2.7inch LCD screen on the rear of the camera and another 1.5 inch LCD screen in front for easy and convenient taking of self-portrait images. This best digital camera 2011 can also play short, colourful animations for entertaining children. PL120 is also packed with the Smart Auto feature. This is a feature in Samsung cameras which automatically selects the shot mode depending on the scenery it senses.
Samsung PL120 is the cheapest dualview digital camera but offers you a monster performance like expensive DSLR cameras;
Small, convenient and lightweight;
Dual LCDs with 2.7inch rear and 1.5inch front LCD;
Comes in a 14MP 26mm-130mm wide-angle 5x zoom lens;
Smart Filter with Creative Special Effects;
1280 x 720p HD Video ability;
Smart Face Recognition;
ISO80 – 3200;
Built-in speakers and bright display;
Extra modes and Features :Magic Frame, Object Highlight (Object highlight is designed to blur the background, increasing the appearance of depth-of-field and produce DSLR style images), Landscape, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight and Beach and
Durable and long battery life.
Too sensitive to any hand shaking;
Video quality is not that impressive;
Can be slow when it needs to be quick, and images aren’t always as good as they can be, particularly as the zoom extends;inconsistent; and
Occasional random noise at low ISO.
When compared to other ultra compact cameras, it has a touch screen and is newer in the market. However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.7) and doesn’t record movies (none vs 720p @ 30fps)
Compared to other travel zoom cameras, generally the Samsung PL120 is slightly smaller (ultra compact 94x54x19 mm vs compact 99x56x27 mm), has a touch screen, is thinner (0,7″ vs 1,1″) and is slightly less expensive (895 kr vs 2 140 kr). However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 10x), doesn’t record movies (none vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2,7″ vs 3,0″), has worse image stabilization (digital vs digital, lens) and doesn’t record movies in 24p.
Compared to other compact cameras, the Samsung PL120has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 28 mm), has a touch screen and is newer (february, 2011 vs january, 2010). Still on average, it doesn’t record movies (none vs 1080p @ 24fps), doesn’t record movies in 24p and is less popular.
So far, the new Samsung PL120 14MP Dual View Camera is the best when it comes to affordability among dual view digital cameras. In fact, it’s surprisingly a good find considering its low price. Image quality overall is very good, and at the same time is very easy to use in general.