Samsung PL 120 Black

MPN: EC-PL120ZBPBUS  |  EAN: 0044701015475  |  Model: PL 120

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as at 25 Sep 19 | 12:43 AM CET





Choosist's Ratings

Samsung PL 120 Black - EC-PL120ZBPBUS Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Compact Cameras
Just Right
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Just Right
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Just Right
Event Videos
Just Right
Home Videos
Just Right
Just Right
Everyday Life Photography
Just Right
Events Photography
Just Right
Landscape Photography
Just Right
Underwater Photography
Just Right
Very Good
Regular Looks
Just Right
Bluetooth Connectivity
Just Right

Kind of Camera

As someone who just simply wants to point and shoot, this product just works.

Photography Skillset

Point and shoot - If you're not quite the expert yet or you're just getting started in the world of photography, the Samsung PL 120 will satisfy your needs.

Video skill level

Casual videos - If the technicalities involved in altering video settings are not a priority, then this Samsung device is a very good option!


Video Scenarios

Recording every moment of the day's events is precious and this device certainly delivers. While the camera is rolling it has a handy Image stabilization feature built-in.

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Samsung PL 120 is a great companion to have.

For the YouTubers - This is a good choice for your video recordings because in addition to it's excellent Image Sensor Size (6.17 x 4.55 mm mm), it comes with an in-built image stablizer that ensures your shots remain steady.

Photo Scenarios

There are times when you just want to take simple but great photos of things around you without bothering too much about camera settings. For that purpose, the PL 120 is a really good choice. 

While taking those action shots during the day's event, you'll be aiming to keep your subject matter in sharp focus while they're in motion. The Auto Focus Tracking capability that comes with this camera helps with this.

Taking photos while underwater is a lot of fun. You'll be able to bathe the subject of your photograph with the colours and hues only found when taking shots in an aquatic environment.

Whether on holiday or exploring new places, this camera from Samsung is a great choice. Taking photos of what's around you - near and far - with the PL 120 is a breeze.

Composing photographs of landscapes is subject to the lighting conditions that you're faced with. The 6.17 x 4.55 mm(mm) Image Sensor Size on this model play a big role in this. Also, the Samsung PL 120 has a variety of scene modes which can be selected to suit the shot you're preparing to take.


It looks simple, capable and doesn't stand out in any particular way.

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Technical Specifications

Samsung PL 120 Black - EC-PL120ZBPBUS Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Camera Type Compact camera
Operating Temperature (T-T) 0 - 40 °F
Product Colour Black
Aperture Priority AE Yes
Aperture Range (F-F) 3.3-5.9
Camera File System DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.1
Image Formats Supported JPEG, DCF, DPOF, EXIF
Photo Effects 1
Scene Modes Backlight, Beach, Children, Close-up (macro), Dawn, Documents, Night portrait, Portrait, Self-portrait, Snow, Sunset, Landscape (scenery)
Scene Modes Present Yes
Self-timer Delay 2, 10 s
Sharpness Levels Normal, Soft, Vivid
White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Modes Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele) 1 - 1.9 m
Flash Range (wide) 0.2 - 3.4 m
Flash Sync-speed 4 s
Auto Focus Yes
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face detection, Multi Point Auto Focus
Face Detection Yes
Focus TTL
Focus Adjustment Auto
Macro Focusing Range (tele) 1 - 1.5 m
Macro Focusing Range (wide) 0.05 - 0.8 m
Normal Focusing Range 0.8 - ∞/1 - ∞ m
Normal Focusing Range (tele) 1.5 - ∞ m
Normal Focusing Range (wide) 0.8 - ∞ m
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto
ISO Sensitivity (max) 3200
ISO Sensitivity (min) 80
Light Exposure Control Program AE
Light Exposure Correction ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Modes Auto
Light Metering Centre-weighted, Spot
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 8 s
Analog Signal Format System NTSC, PAL
Camcorder Media Type SD, SDHC
HD Type HD
Maximum Video Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
Motion JPEG Frame Rate 30 fps
Video Formats Supported AVI, H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolutions 320 x 240, 640 x 480 pixels
Audio Formats Supported AAC
Audio System Mono
Built-in Microphone Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Mono
Voice Recording Yes
Lens System
Combined Zoom 25 x
Digital Zoom 5 x
Focal Length Range (f-f) 4.7 - 23.5 mm
Maximum Aperture Number 5.9
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 130 mm
Minimum Aperture Number 3.3
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 26 mm
Optical Zoom 5 x
Compatible Memory Cards SD, SDHC
Internal Memory 30
Maximum Memory Card Size 8 GB
Built-in Display Yes
Display TFT
Display Diagonal 2.7
Display Resolution (numeric) 230000 pixels
Video Capability Yes
Image Sensor Size 1/2.3
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Megapixel 14.2 MP
Sensor Format Cropped
Sensor Type CCD
Total Megapixels 14.4 MP
Other Features
Date Imprinting Yes
Image Editing Resizing, Rotating, Trimming
PictBridge Yes
Stabilizer Yes
Ports & Interfaces
DC-in Jack Yes
USB 2.0 Type-A Ports Quantity 1
USB Version 2.0
Power Source Type Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 18.8 mm
Height 54.5 mm
Weight 109 g
Width 94 mm
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 4320 x 3240 pixels
Still Image Resolution(s) 1024 x 768, 1920 x 1080, 1984 x 1488, 2592 x 1944, 3648 x 2736, 4320 x 2432, 4320 x 2880
Memory Slots 1
System Requirements
Minimum Processor Intel Pentium 4, (3.2GHz), AMD Athelon (2.6GHz)
Windows Operating Systems Supported Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) 5 - 85 %