Summary Samsung PL170

Prices Price
Camera only
$100
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 4
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 37
Specifications Key specs
Zoom
Help 5x
Screen size
Help 3"
Aperture
Help f/3.3
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Wide angle
Help 26 mm
Movie format
Help 720p @ 30fps
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Pros

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The Samsung PL170 vs other recent compacts

Screen size Above average sized screen Help
3"
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Digital
  2. Lens
Thickness Thin Help
0.7"
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$100.00
Size Quite small Help
Super compact (95×57×19 mm)
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
Weight Light Help
153 g

Cons

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The Samsung PL170 vs other recent compacts

Aperture Slightly narrow aperture Help
f/3.3
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
230k dots
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.7 MP
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
Announced Old Help
February 2011
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
8 seconds
Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Sensor type Sensor type Help
CCD
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
None
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users

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Mrs D (9:37 AM, February 05, 2012)
The image stabilization on the childrens function is very poor quality, so you are able to show the child alovely image on the front to grab their attention but the picture is too blurry to see.  I would not recommend this camera to anyone!  
 
Avatar for usnmustanger usnmustanger (1:08 AM, December 12, 2011)
All of your comparisons of the PL170 indicate that it has a touch screen.  It doesn't.  I'm pretty sure that would be listed on Samsung's feature page for this camera if it did:  http://www.samsung.com/us/photography/digital-cameras/EC-PL170ZBPBUS-features.  It isn't.  
This glaring innacuracy does lead me to question the validity of the rest of your reviews/comparisons.
 
Sss (0:18 PM, December 11, 2011)
good value for money,