Samsung PL170 Review

Overall Score

23

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 0 - 3200 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 95 x 57 x 19 mm, 89g.
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Samsung PL170 Overview


First introduced in January, 2011, Samsung PL170 is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Samsung PL170 comes with a 6.08 x 4.56 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.6 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Samsung PL170

Sensor resolution of Samsung PL170 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Samsung PL170 has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Samsung PL170


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Samsung PL170 with competitors in ultracompact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
±2 AE Bracketing Range
89g Light Body
Flash Sync Port
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
Type Scores

Samsung PL170 has an Overall Score of 23/100 and ranked #784 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #1201 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Samsung PL170 Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
16
Value for money score
43
Portability score
51
Overall score
23
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 PL170


Samsung PL170 weighs 89g and has external dimensions of 95 x 57 x 19mm (3.74 x 2.24 x 0.75"). Considering that the average weight of Ultracompact cameras is 138g, Samsung PL170 is 49 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Samsung PL170 is less by 1mm more than the average length in Ultracompact.

Weight Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Samsung PL170
89g
Average weight
138g
Min weight
87g
Max weight
221g

Thickness Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Samsung PL170
19mm
Average Thickness
20mm
Min Thickness
13mm
Max Thickness
33mm

Here is the front and top view image of Samsung PL170 with the dimensions:

Samsung PL170

Specifications of Samsung PL170


General
Brand Samsung
Model PL170
Announced January, 2011
Body Type Ultracompact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
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 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/8 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 no built-in flash
Flash Modes n/a
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 0
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats
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 89 g
Physical Dimensions 95 x 57 x 19 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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