Samsung PL170 Review

3.5
July 8, 2011 | Gavin Stoker |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Samsung PL170.

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

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The new Canon PowerShot A3300 IS camera is firmly aimed at photography beginners. Offering a wealth of auto modes, 16 megapixel sensor, 5x zoom lens, 3 inch LCD screen and an attractive price tag of less than £150 / $180, the A3300 IS looks like the perfect family camera. Read our Canon PowerShot A3300 IS review to find out if that's the case...

Casio EX-Z800

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The Casio EX-Z800 is an entry-level compact camera that delivers a lot of bang for your buck. A mere £125 / $150 snags you a 14 megapixel, pleasingly simple and stylish point-and-shoot with a wide-angle 4x zoom lens, 2.7 inch LCD screen and 720p HD movies. Find out if this is the right budget camera for you by reading our in-depth Casio EX-Z800 review.

Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR

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The Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR is an attractively designed compact camera with a 10x zoom lens, 12 megapixel sensor, 3 inch LCD screen, HD movie recording and manual controls, all for a street price of less than £200 / $250. Read our Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR Review to find out if it's a worthy successor to last year's F70EXR model.

Kodak Easyshare M580

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The Kodak Easyshare M580 is a new entry-level camera with some advanced features, including a wide-angle 8x zoom lens, 14 megapixel sensor, HD video and a large 3 inch LCD screen. Officially retailing for £179.99 / $199.95, read our expert Kodak Easyshare M580 Review.

Nikon Coolpix S5100

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The Nikon Coolpix S5100 is a stylish new budget point-and-shoot camera. The S5100 offers a compact body, 12 megapixels, a 5x zoom with 28mm wide-angle setting, 720p HD movies and a 2.7 inch LCD screen. Read our expert review of the Nikon Coolpix S5100.

Olympus FE-5030

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The Olympus FE-5030 is a new slim, stylish and simplified compact camera that won't break the bank. Featuring a 14 megapixel sensor, 5x 26-130mm zoom lens, and a 2.7 inch LCD screen, the FE 5030 is priced at £139.99. Zoltan-Arva Toth finds out if that's money well spent in our Olympus FE-5030 review.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS37

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS37 (also known as the DMC-FH27) is a new touch-screen compact camera with an appealingly versatile 8x zoom lens. Costing £199 / $229, the FS37 / FH27 is aimed at the beginner end of the market, yet still offers some advanced features including 720p HD movies and Panasonic's reliable intelligent Auto mode. Read our expert Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS37 review now.

Pentax Optio I-10

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Is it a DSLR? Is it a compact? The new Pentax I-10 combines the styling of the former with the simplicity of the latter, complete with a 5x zoom, 12 megapixels and 2.7 inch screen for under £199.99 / $249.95. Gavin Stoker finds out if the Pentax I-10 is all style and no substance...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380 is a new 14 megapixel compact camera with an ultra-wide angle 24-140mm 5x lens, complete with fast f/2.8 aperture, ISO 3200 and SteadyShot anti-shake system. The W380 has a raft of auto features aimed at improving your pictures, from the Easy shooting mode for complete beginners to the Sweep Panorama mode that never fails to impress. Heavily based on the WX1 camera that we enthusiastically reviewed at the end of 2009, does the Sony W380 succeed in bringing a similar feature set to a wider audience? Read our Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380 review to find out...

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