Samsung CL5 Review

Overall Score

29

Main Features

  • 9 MP 1/2.5 CCD Sensor
  • 38-114 mm (3x) F3.5-4.5 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 640 x 480 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 93 x 60 x 19 mm, 141g.
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Samsung CL5 Overview


First introduced in February, 2009, Samsung CL5 is a 9 MP Compact with a 1/2.5 (5.744 x 4.308 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Samsung CL5 comes with a 5.75 x 4.32 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.19 mm (0.28").

- Full Frame
- Samsung CL5

Sensor resolution of Samsung CL5 ~ 3459 x 2601 pixels.

Samsung CL5 has Crop Factor: 6.02

The sensor has a surface area of 24.8 mm².

There are approximate 8,996,859 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Samsung CL5


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Samsung CL5 with competitors in ultracompact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
141g Light Body
±2 AE Bracketing Range
AF Face Detection
4.5 Lens at Tele
38 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
Low Resolution Sensor: 9 MP
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.5
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F4.5
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Type Scores

Samsung CL5 has an Overall Score of 29/100 and ranked #726 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #1133 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Samsung CL5 Scores
Imaging score
18
Features score
20
Value for money score
47
Portability score
98
Overall score
29
Average Scores in Ultracompact
Imaging Score
19
Features Score
29
Value For Money Score
47
Portability Score
88
Overall score
31

Physical Dimensions of Samsung CL5


Samsung CL5 weighs 141g and has external dimensions of 93 x 60 x 19mm (3.66 x 2.36 x 0.75"). Considering that the average weight of Ultracompact cameras is 138g, Samsung CL5 is 3 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Samsung CL5 is less by 3mm more than the average length in Ultracompact.

Weight Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Samsung CL5
141g
Average weight
138g
Min weight
87g
Max weight
221g

Thickness Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Samsung CL5
19mm
Average Thickness
20mm
Min Thickness
13mm
Max Thickness
33mm

Here is the front and top view image of Samsung CL5 with the dimensions:

Samsung CL5

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight CL5 Dimensions CL5
Fujifilm XQ2 Fujifilm XQ2 206 g 141 g 100 x 59 x 33 mm 93 x 60 x 19 mm
Nikon Coolpix P7800 Nikon P7800 399 g 141 g 119 x 78 x 50 mm 93 x 60 x 19 mm
Fujifilm X30 Fujifilm X30 423 g 141 g 119 x 72 x 60 mm 93 x 60 x 19 mm
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 141 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 93 x 60 x 19 mm
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Canon SX230 HS 223 g 141 g 106 x 62 x 33 mm 93 x 60 x 19 mm
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 Olympus TG-860 224 g 141 g 110 x 64 x 28 mm 93 x 60 x 19 mm
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Olympus XZ-2 iHS 346 g 141 g 113 x 65 x 48 mm 93 x 60 x 19 mm
Samsung NX30 Samsung NX30 375 g 141 g 127 x 96 x 58 mm 93 x 60 x 19 mm

Specifications of Samsung CL5


General
Brand Samsung
Model CL5
Announced February, 2009
Body Type Ultracompact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 5
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/16 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting n/a fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 4.00
Flash Modes Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red eye fix
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.5
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 5.75 x 4.32 mm
Sensor Area 24.8 mm²
Sensor Resolution 9 MP
Max Image Resolution 3456 x 2592
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 640 x 480
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB none
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 141 g
Physical Dimensions 93 x 60 x 19 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SC/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus, internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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