Samsung PL120 Review

September 23, 2011 | Matt Grayson |


Image Sensor

Sensor Type 1/2.3″ (Approx. 7.76mm) CCD
Effective Pixel Approx. 14.2 Mega pixels Approx. 14.2 Mega pixels
Total Pixel Approx. 14.4 Mega pixels


Focal Length Samsung 5x Zoom Lens f = 4.7 ~ 23.5mm (35mm film equivalent: 26 ~ 130mm)
Digital Zoom - Still Image mode: 1x ~ 5x, (Optical x Digital: 25x), Play mode: 1x ~ 13.5x (depends on image size)
F Value F3.3 (W) ~ F5.9 (T)

Image Stabilization

Mode DIS * Digital Image Stabilization
Image Stabilization DIS(1)


Features Main Display: 2.7" (6.9cm) QVGA(230K), Front Display: 1.5" (3.8cm) 61K TFT LCD


Type N/A


Type TTL auto focus (Multi AF, Center AF, Face Detection AF,Object Tracking AF, Smart Face Recognition AF)
Range Normal: 80 cm ~ ∞ (W), 100cm ~ ∞ (T), Macro: 5cm ~ 80cm (W), 100cm ~ 150cm (T), AutoMacro: 5cm ~ ∞ (W), 100cm ~ ∞ (T)

Shutter Speed

Shutter Speed Auto: 1/8 ~ 1/2000 sec., Program: 1 ~ 1/2000 sec., Night: 8 ~ 1/2000 sec., Fireworks: 2 sec.


Control Program AE
Metering System Multi, Spot, Center Weighted, Face Detection AE
Compensation ±2EV (1/3EV steps)
ISO Equivalent Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (3M)


Sharpness Soft+, Soft, Normal, Vivid, Vivid+

White Balance

Mode Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom

Still Image

Edit - Image Edit: Resize, Rotate, Trimming
- Smart Filter 2.0: Miniature, Vignetting, Soft Focus, Cinema 1, Cinema 2, Half Tone Dot, Sketch, Fish Eye, Defog, Classic, Retro, Negative, Custom RGB
- Image Adjust: Face Retouch, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Red Eye Fix, ACB, Add Noise
Effect - Smart Filter 2.0: Miniature, Vignetting, Half Tone Dot, Sketch, Fish Eye, Defog, Retro, Classic, Negative, Custom RGB
- Image Adjust: Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation (5 steps)
- Image Adjust: Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation
Shooting - Mode: Smart Auto, Program, Scene, Movie
Front LCD (Hot Key)
- Easy Self Shot: Front LCD (hot Key): Self Portrait, Jump Shot, Children mode
Front Mode Setting Tap: Smile on / off, Children Smile on / off, Children Sound, Front Display demo
Smart Auto: Portrait, Night Portrait, Backlight Portrait, Night, Backlight, Landscape, White, NaturalGreen, BlueSky, Sunset, Macro, Macro Text, Macro Color, Tripod, Action, Fireworks
Scene: Magic Frame, Object Highlight, Beauty shot, Night, Landscape, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Back Light, Beach&Snow
- Drive: Single, Continuous, AEB, Motion Capture
- Self Timer: Self-timer: 2sec., 10sec., Double (10sec., 2sec.) (Front LCD will be turned on when selecting Self timer)

Image Play

Single image, Thumbnails,Smart Album, Advanced Slide show, Movie Clip * Slide show : Slide show with Effect & Music - Smart Album Category: Type, Date, Color, Week, Face (External Memory card is needed for Sorting the photos by Face)

Voice Recording

Voice Recording (max. 10 hours), Voice Memo in Still Image (max. 10sec.)

Date Imprinting

Date&Time, Date, Off (user selectable)

Movie Clip

Recording With Audio or without Audio - Zoom mute on / off option: zoom mute off is default (Max Recording time 20min)
Effect - Smart Filter2.0: Palette Effect 1, Palette Effect 2, Palette Effect 3, Palette Effect 4, Miniature, Vignetting, Fish Eye, Defog, Classic, Retro, Negative, Custom RGB
Edit Pause during recording, Still Image Capture, Time Trimming


Media - Internal memory: 30MB
- External memory: Micro SD Card (up to 2GB guaranteed) Micro SDHC (up to 8GB guaranteed)
File Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.21, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0
Movie Clip: AVI (Video: MJPEG, Audio: AAC)
Image Size 14M: 4320 x 3240, 12M P: 4320 x 2880,10M: 3648 x 2736, 10M W : 4320 x 2432, 5M: 2592 x 1944, 3M: 1984 x 1488, 2M W: 1920 x 1080, 1M: 1024 x 768


Digital Output Connector USB 2.0
Audio Microphone: MonoInternal Speaker: Mono
Video Output AV: NTSC, PAL (user selectable) SCC-AV20
DC Power Input 4.2V 20Pin


Power Source Type Rechargeable battery: BP70A, Adaptor: SAC-48, CB20U05A, Connector Type: 20pin(2)

Physical Specification

Dimension Dimension (WxHxD) 94 x 54.5 x 18.8mm
Weight 110g
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 40 °C
Operating Humidity 5 ~ 85%


Application Intelli Studio

Special Feature

- 14 Mega-pixel
- 5x 26mm Slim Optical Zoom Lens
- 2.7” Main Display (230K), 1.5" Front Display (61K)
- Image Stabilization: Digital IS
- Front Display: Self Portrait, Children mode, Jump shot, Easy Self Shot (User can change the flash file of children mode by downloading new file from Samsung Website or making with Intelli Studio)
- Self Timer (Front LCD On: 2sec., 10sec., Double (10sec., 2sec.)
- Smart Face Recognition (Register 8 people manullaly and 20 people automatically / My Star: 8 people who are registered manually )
- Face recognition AF, Face List, My Star (Register manually), Smart Album (Face)
- Smart Auto, Smart Movie
- Smart Album (Smart Album Category: Type, Date, Color, Week, Face)
- Perfect Portrait System (Face Detection, Smie shot, Blink Detection, Smart Face Recognition, Beauty shot, Self Portrait - Front LCD)
- Beauty Shot (1, 2, 3 Steps)
- Object Tracking AF
- High Definition Movie Recording: - 720p Resolution @30fps / MJPEG
- Multi Slide Show

System Requirement in General

For Macintosh Not support
For Windows Intel Pentium 4, 3.2GHz or later / AMD Athelon 2.6GHz or later, Minimum over 512MB RAM (1GB recommanded), Windows XP / VISTA / 7250 MB (Over 1GB recommanded), CD-ROM Drive, USB 2.0, Microsoft 9.0c or later, Over 1024 x 768 pixels, 16 bit color monitor or later (1280 x 1024 pixels, 32 bit color recommanded), Over 64MB video card (nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or later, ATI x 1600 series or later)


Mode Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red eye fix
Recharging Time Approx. 4 sec.
Range Wide: 0.2m ~ 3.4m, Tele: 1m ~ 1.9m, (ISO AUTO)

Usage note

  • (1) Digital Image Stabilization
  • (2) Included battery may vary depending on sales region.