Samsung PL55 reviews and prices: Compact camera

13 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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8.4 out of 10 based on 13 reviews.
Samsung PL55: 12.2 MP (Megapixels), 5x optical zoom, SD Card storage, Electronic image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description
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Confirmed purchaser Keen amateur

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Stylish, compact, good zoom
Bad points:
Flash is v bright making scene look over exposed and brighter than needed
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 30 Dec 2009

Confirmed purchaser Point & shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Small, fits in a pocket easily. Very easy to use.
Bad points:
A bit difficult to see the screen in bright sunlight, helps to wear a peaked hat so you can shade the screen.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Dec 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Battery lasts ages! Good zoom, great picture quality
Bad points:
Takes a while to charge, difficult to find settings when i wanted to use black & white
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Apr 2010

Laurence, Dorset Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
12 mp's gave me a clearer picture than ever before.
Video amazingly good
Easy for a casual photographer such as me to use
Bad points:
None found yet
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 19 Dec 2009

Lee , Nottinghamshire Point & shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Had this camara about 4 months had no problems to date, Battery excellent, Lots of features and easy to use
Bad points:
Smile detection won't work when i try and take a photo of my daughter, but this could be down to me doing something wrong, somtimes face detection takes a while to settle on a face.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Dec 2009

Dexter, Aberdare Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very good image quality. Easy to use.
Bad points:
Flash could pop-up rather than built in (previous camera's flash was suprerior).
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Dec 2009

Doreen , Glasgow Point & shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Ease of use.Bought for my young son and he finds it easy to use and good quality pictures.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 04 Dec 2009

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Optical zoom ratio 5
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Digital zoom ratio 5
Type of image stabiliser Electronic
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Red
Colour Black
Colour Silver
Media format SDHC Card
Media format SD Card
Media format MMCplus Card
PictBridge Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus No
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 139
Flash Yes
Body Only Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/16
Waterproof No
Viewfinder Yes
Dimensions (mm) 97x59x24.5
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
In-built memory (Megabytes) 31
Release date 2009-09-17
Height in mm 59
Width in mm 97
Depth in mm 25
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 175
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 35

Also known as: PL55, "Samsung PL55

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Manufacturer's Description

With 12.2 megapixels and digital image stabilisation to minimise picture blur from hand shake, your PL55 images will be crisp and detailed, letting you capture the heart of the action. It also comes with editing features such as the Perfect Portrait System and Smart Auto, so now your spur-of-the-moment pics will still have that professional touch.
Get closer without moving an inch.
Of course you want it all. You’re an artist. The PL55 delivers with 12.2 megapixels, CCD sensor and a 5x optical zoom that gets close enough to capture every detail. The same rich, hi-res image that appears in your viewfinder will appear in your photo, proving what an amazing eye you have.
VGA quality video. Now in a compact camera.
VGA quality video. Now in a compact camera.
If you prefer movies to still shots but want to leave your options open (and leave your camcorder at home) the PL55 is right for you. You’ll get 640 × 480 quality video at 30 frames per second. You even can use the 5X optical zoom to get up close and personal. You can even pause your recording. You’ll give up nothing, except carrying around that extra camera.
Shake, Rattle or Stroll
Shake, Rattle or Stroll
Even the tiniest shake can ruin your shot. The PL55s Digital Image Stabilisation solves that. Digital Image Stabilization gives you sharp images no matter the condition. Whether its low light, zooming or just a case of plain old shaky hands, your photos come out sharp and clear. So let the PL55 shake things up. In a good way.
Just what you had in mind
Just what you had in mind
You see the image you want in your head. You point the PL55. And Smart Auto sees it too. This scene recognition technology actually chooses from 11 different settings ranging from landscape to portrait automatically. Then adjusts for the perfect shot. Whether it’s catching your friends on a night on the town or a waterfall off a mountain. What you get is exactly what you had in mind. Plus all the credit.
Lost. And then found.
Lost. And then found.
Say you’ve got about 2000 photos stored on your PL55 and you’re looking for one in particular. You could flip through all 2000 or have the Smart Album feature do it for you. It will search and find photos just the way you want. Go straight to that shot you took whether it was last week or last Friday. You can search by colour tone, or even by file type. So no matter how many memories you have crammed onto your memory card, getting directly to the one you want is a no brainer.
The camera loves you.
The camera loves you.
No one has a bad side with PL55’s Perfect Portrait system. Sure it fixes red-eye, but this next generation face detection technology even detects blinking. So you’re always sure eyes are open and smiles are bright. In addition it evens skin tones, erases blemishes and removes dark circles. And with different level settings, you Can control how much retouching you do. Not that your friends and family need any.


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