Summary: What's going on with the Samsung PL150's lens? We're used to seeing some drop-off in sharpness at full zoom, but this is much more serious and undermines the value of the whole camera. That's a shame, because the PL150's twin displays, high-class styling and user-friendly features are otherwise rather good
Cons: Terrible picture quality at full zoom makes any other quibbles pale into insignificance.
Conclusion: The dual LCD screens are a particularly appealing selling point given the prevalence of self-portraiture among photo-takers and the overall ease-of-use of this unit coupled with its affordable price tag make it a recommendable compact particularly to those who don’t take their photography too seriously.
Excerpt: On first impressions, the Samsung PL150 isn't the sleekest compact on the market. That's not to say it's not pocketable, but it's certainly not going to win any beauty competitions. On the plus side, its bulky exterior also houses a reasonably large 5x optical zoom and second LCD on the front of the camera.
Excerpt: , their $249.00 point-and-shoot camera with a dual LCDs and a slew of features unseen anywhere else. Many of the innovations don’t just make sense; they’re downright brilliant. But a few of the features seem unnecessary and frankly are head scratchers, is there such a thing as too much innovation on one device?
Excerpt: Constructed out of robust plastic with a glossy black finish and complemented by subtle red detailing, the Samsung PL150 is a very stylish and slim compact camera, especially considering its budget price-tag. The 5x optical lens extends to provide a 27-135mm focal length, versatile enough for anything from wide-angle landscapes to candid head and shoulder portraits, although there are other similarly-sized models that offer a bigger zoom.
Summary: This is a small – almost dainty – digital camera that will easily fit in a pocket or purse. It is predominately black with certain silvered buttons and a grey band along the top and one side. I would even consider it stylish.
Excerpt: Samsung has been releasing an increasingly impressive array of cameras of late, and the Samsung PL150 is an example of the sort of innovation that is getting it noticed in what was once a relatively closed photographic space.
Pros: Second screen useful and fun, easy to use, style effects add some creative scope
Cons: Overall image quality isn't great, video quality isn't great