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Samsung PL170

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 reviews of Samsung PL170. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The price and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the flash and shutter. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, screen, price, portability, size

memory, shutter, flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung PL170 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung PL170


alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Samsung PL170 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Opinions about the design and usability are on the whole positive. The price and size also get good comments. There are some critical comments about the shutter.

screen, size, price, usability, design


80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Samsung PL170


Isn't it always the case that whoever is usually taking the pictures in the family rarely gets into shot themselves, while most attempts at self-portraiture result in merely highlighting double chins or inadvertently chopping half your face out of the...

Dual screen set up, relatively inexpensive, covers all the basics

Image noise appears as low as ISO 200

Strip away the dual screen functionality and the PL170 is hardly a game changer in terms of the rest of its feature set or its performance. If you don’t require two screens and are not something of a narcissist then, you may be better served elsewhere...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Troy Park (

Samsung PL170


Never miss a shooting opportunity again with this smart little compact from Samsung

A solid all-round compact camera with an expansive and fun feature set. Its easy-to-use controls and competitive price make it a perfect travel or family camera.

Oct, 2011

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Samsung PL170 Digital Compact Camera Review


Daniel Bell reviews the Samsung PL170, a digital compact camera with a screen on both the rear and the front!

Mode dial; Screens on front and rear; Excellent colour reproduction

Images lack detail

May, 2011

Expert review by : William Chambers (

Samsung PL170 Preview


DualView cameras are great for those who love to take self-portraits because there's an additional viewing screen on the front of the camera (no more guesswork needed for capturing self-portraits or group shots with your friends). Samsung helped...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Samsung PL170 Review


The Samsung PL170 is a new 16 megapixel point and shoot camera with a twist - it has a second 1.5 inch LCD screen on the front which makes it much easier to take self-portrait pictures and videos. As part of this DualView system the PL170 also offers a...

The Samsung PL170's back and front LCD screen set up holds obvious appeal for both families with restless children and the narcissists out there. Take away that unique facility and you have a rather ordinary snapshot camera underneath, which to give...

Jul, 2011

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Samsung PL170


Dual Screen

Slight inclination backwards do to case build, when set down on a solid surface,for example to use the timer function

Jun, 2012

Consumer review (

Brilliant little camera


This samsung camera is a marvel in a tiny package at a very affordable price.Picture quality is excellent with lots of features and functions to enhance the final picture. It is also very easy to use and understand.The front LCD display is a brilliant...

May, 2012

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Good all-rounder


This is a good all-round camera. Great to shove in a pocket and carry round for that occasional pic. Great colour, but the casing gets covered with finger marks and needs wiping!

May, 2012

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Samsung PL170 16MP Camera - Purple


Very pleased with this camera. Easy to use.ideal to fit into your pocket or bag. Love the colour!

Apr, 2012

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Great compact


Bought this camera to replace one stolen and it is a fantastic little compact, easy to use, light and it came with a case vey good value.

Mar, 2012

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