Samsung PL150 Review

June 2, 2010 | Mark Goldstein |


Usage note
(1) Remarks: HDMI function is available when connected through Type D HDMI Cable (optional).
(2) Smart Auto Movie: Landscape, BlueSky, NaturalGreen, Sunset
Front LCD (hot Key): Self Portrait, Children mode
(3) Front LCD (hot Key): Self Portrait, Children mode, Couple shot, Off
Smart AutoPortrait, Night Portrait, Backlight Portrait, Macro Portrait, Night, Backlight, Landscape, White, NaturalGreen, BlueSky, Sunset, Macro, Macro Text, Macro Colour, Tripod, Action, Fireworks
Smart Movie: Landscape, BlueSky, NaturalGreen, Sunset
Scene: Frame Guide, Portrait, Landscape, Close up Text, Sunset, Dawn, Back Light, Fireworks, Beach & Snow
(4) Front LCD will be turned on when selecting Self timer
Quick View will be displayed until inputting any key.

Image sensor Type 1/2.33" (appox 7.79mm) CCD
Effective Pixel Approx. 12.4 Mega-pixel
Total Pixel Approx. 12.7 Mega-pixel
Lens Focal Length Samsung Lens f = 4.9 ~ 24.5mm (35mm film equivalent: 27 ~ 135mm)
F No. F3.5 (W) ~ F5.9 (T)
Digital Zoom Still Image mode: 1.0x ~ 5.0x Play mode: 1.0x ~ 12.5x (depends on image size)
Focusing Type TTL auto focus (Multi AF, Centre AF, Face Detection AF, Object Tracking AF, Smart Face Recognition AF)
Range Normal: 80cm ~ infinity, 1m ~ Infinity (Tele) Macro: 5cm ~ 80cm (Wide), 1m ~ 1.5m (Tele) Auto Macro: 5cm ~ Infinity (Wide), 1m ~ Infinity (Tele)
Exposure Compensation ±2EV (1/3EV steps)
Control Program AE
ISO Equivalent Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Metering Multi, Spot, Centre Weighted, Face Detection AE
Flash Modes Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red eye fix
Recharging Time Approx. 4sec.
Range Wide: 0.2m ~ 3.4m, Tele: 0.5m ~ 2.0m, (ISO AUTO)
Storage Media Still Image: JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.21, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0 Movie Clip: Videos H.264 (MPEG4.AVC) / Audio: AAC Audio: WAV
File format 12M: 4000 x 3000 pixels, 8M: 3264 x 2448 pixels, 5M: 2560 x 1920 pixels, 3M: 2048 x 1536 pixels 1M: 1024 x 768 pixels, 9M W: 3840 x 2160 pixels, 2MW: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 10M P: 3984 x 2656 pixels
Image Size 12M: Super Fine 147, Fine 284, Normal 403 10MP: Super Fine 167, Fine 313, Normal 441 9MW: Super Fine 202, Fine 367, Normal 528 8M: Super Fine 211, Fine 374, Normal 537 5M: Super Fine 339, Fine 566, Normal 792 3M: Super Fine 532, Fine 802, Normal 1065 2MW: Super Fine 870, Fine1144, Normal 1437 1M: Super Fine 1471, Fine 1670, Normal 1872
Interface Audio Microphone: Mono Internal Speaker: Mono
Digital output connector USB 2.0
Video Out AV: NTSC, PAL (user selectable) SCC-AV20 HDMI 1.4: NTSC, PAL (user selectable) (1)
DC power input 4.2V 20Pin
Physical Specification Dimensions (WxHxD) 99.2 x 59 x 19.9
Weight 136.6g (without battery and card)
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 40 °C
Operationg Humidity 5 ~ 85%
Display Type TFT LCD
Feature Main Display: 3" (7.6cm) QVGA (230K) Front Display: 1.5" (3.8cm) 61K TFT LCD
Movie Clip Recording With Audio or without Audio (Zoom Mute) (Max Recording time: 20min) Size: 1280 x 720 (30 / 15fps) High Quality, 1280 x 720 (30 / 15fps) Standard Quality, 640 x 480 (30 / 15fps), 320 x 240 (60 / 30 / 15fps) Zoom: Optical 5x (2)
Effect Colour Style: Normal, Soft, Vivid, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, Custom Smart Filter: Miniature, Vignetting, Fish Eye1
Edit Pause during recording, Still Image Capture, Time Trimming
Still Image Shooting Mode: Smart Auto, Auto, Program, Dual IS, Beauty, Night, Scene, Movie (menu -smart detection: Smart Movie), Front LCD (Hot Key) (3)
Effect Photo Style Selector: Normal, Soft, Vivid, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, Custom RGB, DeFog, Sketch Effect Smart Filter: Miniature, Vignetting, Fish Eye1, Fish Eye2 Image Adjust: Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation
Edit Self-timer: 2sec., 10sec., Double (10sec., 2sec.), Jump shot (4)
Special Feature   • 3" Main Display (230K), 1.5" Front Display (61K) • Dual Image Stabilisation: Optical IS + Digital IS • Front Display Key: Self Portrait (Stil & Movie), Children Mode (Stil & Movie), Couple shot (Still) (User can change the flash file of children mode by downloading new file from Samsung Website) • Self Timer (Front LCD On: 2sec., 10sec., Double (10sec., 2sec.), Jump shot • Smart Face Recognition (Register 8 people manually 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, Colour, Week, Face) • Perfect Portrait System (Face Detection, Smile 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 / H.264 Movie File • HDMI CEC • Multi Slide Show
System Requirement in general For Windows Intel Pentium 4, 3.2GHz or later / AMD Athelon 64FX, 2.6GHz or later Minimum 512MB RAM (1GB)Windows XP / VISTA / 7 250MB (Over 1GB recommended) CD-ROM Drive USB 2.0 Microsoft 9.0c or later Over 1024 x 768 pixels, 16bit colour monitor or later (1280 x 1024 pixels, 32bit colour recommended) Over 64MB video card (nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or later / ATI x1600 series or later)
For Macintosh Not support