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.
Conclusion: Overall the Samsung fulfils its aim of being a fun and easy to use compact camera, well suited to general family photography. The images and video suffer from a general softness and lack of detail, so if absolute quality is important to you then this is unlikely to be the camera to pick. However, whilst the front-facing LCD may seem like something of a gimmick, we can't deny the fun it brings to the camera.
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