Samsung SL720 Review

Overall Score

27

Main Features

  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 28-102 mm (3.6x) F2.8-5.7 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 1600 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 640 x 480 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 92 x 61 x 23 mm, 168g.
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Samsung SL720 Overview


First introduced in July, 2009, Samsung SL720 is a 12 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Samsung SL720 comes with a 6.08 x 4.56 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.6 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Samsung SL720

Sensor resolution of Samsung SL720 ~ 3995 x 3003 pixels.

Samsung SL720 has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

There are approximate 11,996,985 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Samsung SL720


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Samsung SL720 with competitors in ultracompact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
28 mm Wide Angle Lens
2.8 Lens at Wide
168g Light Body
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.8
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Image Stabilization
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Low Max Native ISO: 1600
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.7
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Type Scores

Samsung SL720 has an Overall Score of 27/100 and ranked #768 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #1180 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Samsung SL720 Scores
Imaging score
20
Features score
19
Value for money score
46
Portability score
97
Overall score
27
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 SL720


Samsung SL720 weighs 168g and has external dimensions of 92 x 61 x 23mm (3.62 x 2.4 x 0.91"). Considering that the average weight of Ultracompact cameras is 138g, Samsung SL720 is 30 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Samsung SL720 is less by 4mm more than the average length in Ultracompact.

Weight Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Samsung SL720
168g
Average weight
138g
Min weight
87g
Max weight
221g

Thickness Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Samsung SL720
23mm
Average Thickness
20mm
Min Thickness
13mm
Max Thickness
33mm

Here is the front and top view image of Samsung SL720 with the dimensions:

Samsung SL720

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight SL720 Dimensions SL720
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 168 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 92 x 61 x 23 mm
Casio Exilim EX-10 Casio EX-10 384 g 168 g 120 x 68 x 49 mm 92 x 61 x 23 mm
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 168 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 92 x 61 x 23 mm
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS Canon ELPH 340 HS 147 g 168 g 100 x 58 x 22 mm 92 x 61 x 23 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V Sony HX50V 272 g 168 g 108 x 64 x 38 mm 92 x 61 x 23 mm
Olympus Stylus XZ-10 Olympus XZ-10 221 g 168 g 102 x 61 x 34 mm 92 x 61 x 23 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Panasonic LX5 271 g 168 g 110 x 65 x 43 mm 92 x 61 x 23 mm
Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR Fujifilm F200EXR 205 g 168 g 98 x 59 x 23 mm 92 x 61 x 23 mm

Specifications of Samsung SL720


General
Brand Samsung
Model SL720
Announced July, 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 1/8 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/1500 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 4.60
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow sync
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 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 1600
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 USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model SLB-10A
Physical
Weight 168 g
Physical Dimensions 92 x 61 x 23 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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