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Samsung SL202
Samsung SL202

Hey! You should know that Samsung has released a newer version of this product: the Samsung TL105.

Samsung SL202

We've given the SL202 a grade of B-.

Editor's Review

This was a solid camera, but it's out of production. It was not directly replaced, but the most similar current model is the TL105. Here's what we had to say about the SL202 when it was released in early 2009:

The Samsung SL202 is an excellent camera with a number of stunning features at a low price. A 3x optical zoom with dual image stabilized zoom and high quality 10.2-megapixel resolution allows you to get up close to the action without sacrificing picture color or sharpness. Additionally, Face Detection, Smile and Blink Detection and a range of other camera modes ensure that you're pictures are never a second too late. A 2.7-inch LCD screen makes taking and reviewing photos easier than ever. The SL202 allows you to save to SD/SDHC/MMC cards for easy storage and sharing. Samsung may not be a big name in digital cameras yet, but with this, the SL30, and the Dualview models, they're making headway.


  • 10.2 megapixel sensor
  • 3x optical zoom
  • 2.7-inch LCD screen
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Perfect Portrait System: Face Detection, Smile Shot, Blink Detection, Beauty Shot
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC/MMC cards (not included)
  • Part Number: EC-SL202SBP/US
  • UPC: 044701010241
  • Release Date: Apr 01, 2009

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Samsung SL202 Reviews

Samsung SL202 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 1.0 out of 5
1 (billy williams — 10/04/2010)
i got the camera loved it lens broke sent it in got a new lens broke sent it in they sent it back and said it was my fault they have crap lenses and now i hate them! NEVER BUY SAMSUNG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 1.0 out of 5
Works nice- for 9 months and then QUIT!!!!!! (Jeff — 05/20/2010)
As stated in some previous comments, the SL202 worked fantastic. This unit was NOT dropped and was NOT mishandled in ANY way. We owned this camera for approx. 9 months and the lens would simply stay open and the LCD would shut off. I understand normal wear on cameras can cause things to stop working, however after 9 months it should NOT completely stop working! Samsung, as stated above will NOT cover this camera under warranty in any way. Final resolve, I went out and purchased a PANASONIC Lumix FH20. Can't be any happier with this unit to date.... The Samsung will go in the box of "Stupid electronic purchases" to never be seen from again!!!!! Thanks a lot Samsung for me wasting $149.99........ (ROLLEYES)
  • 4.0 out of 5
First one wasnt bad, second one even better (Louis — 12/31/2009)

had this camera for a few days, it takes great pictures , menu easy to use, no shutter lag, maximum time of loading a pic in poor lighting is about 2-3 sec max. I had other cameras that had like 1.5 sec shutter lag and loading time could take 3-5 sec.

like some reviews said, there is a static noise coming from the camera during video playback, static got less once i transfter it to my PC. Anyways, I exchanged for another one and this one is alot quieter during the video playback.

i suggest to try this out at a store, record a video testing the audio. if you hear too much static, ask for another one.

  • 5.0 out of 5
perfect!!! (chazmine — 12/30/2009)

this camera i jus bought it today because i had previously gotten a camera by vivitar and it sucked!! soo i returned it 2 day and then we went to bestbuy tetsed it out then decided to buy it it looked pretty good for 99 bucks. so when i got home took a few pics and a vid i was impressed! they are SO clear and briht and the color looks beautiful so is the vid i love it!its also 10.2 mega pixels which is a lil more than my mothers camera (hers was 10.0) and it cost way less. hers was fuji or sumthin.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great purchase!! (Tara — 12/14/2009)

I own a SLR Canon Rebel which is about $700 and so I wanted something that was going to be reliable and small. I have gone through some Kodak point and shoots only to be let down by them breaking and I also had two cannon point and shoots break on me also... So when I went to BestBuy I was in love with the baby blue casing on this Samsung but didnt even know that samsung made cameras (the guy that sold it to me didnt know they did either until he got this job). I ended up looking around at other cameras just because I thought something with a more well known name would better suit me, but ended up going on a whim and buying the Samsung SL202 and I LOVE IT!!! I have had no problems with it what so ever and have had it over a year now :) Definitely reccomend it to anyone looking for something small and cost affordable. Also I am a Photojournalism major!

  • 5.0 out of 5
I love my new SL202 (jennii bux — 11/07/2009)

the ppl at BestBuy were a little hesitant to recommend this Samsung camera, sayin the co. hadn't been making cameras long..anyhow. they obviously hadn't tested it out. I tried every camera in the 110-270 range and picked this one out as my favorite before seeing the price. I wanted something self explanatory that worked the best for what i wanted it for (basically taking vacation photos and self snapshots because thats what i do too much as well as tons of pics of my dogs and aquariums) ha. anyhow. LOVE this camera. love all the features. my best purchase this year.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Very Very Nice (Kenneth — 10/23/2009)

This camera is so different from all the other cameras I have previously owned. It contains many new features and great image quality for a low cost. I picked this cam up for 110 dollars and I love it. It has smile and blink detection. It has a feature that automatically removes red and blemished faces. Instant redeye removal. For a hundred bucks you cant go wrong with this camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
i LOVE it!!!!!!!!! (camera — 10/12/2009)

i got this beautiful camera for my birthday about 2 weeks ago and i love it! its a nice aqua/blue and it takes great pictures. i would recomend this to anyone

  • 5.0 out of 5
I totally lucked out! (CowDiva — 10/03/2009)

I went on vacation in August and forgot my digital Sony camera at home. What is vacation without photos, right? I went to BestBuy and hoped for the best. At the risk of sounding to "girly" I bought it because it was a gorgeous shade of aqua blue and I was in a hurry. Not only that... the price was right. I am tickled to death with it. I would recommend it to anyone. It takes great concert shots, close-ups, landscapes... you name it... it worked great! Takes a little time to learn how everything works... but every camera does, right? Highly recommend it. (I may never use my Sony again!)

  • 5.0 out of 5
amazing camera (katie — 08/23/2009)

i just got this camera 5 hours ago. and it's totally amazing the pictures are clear and awesome. i love them!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 4.0 out of 5
fireworks....... (person — 08/14/2009)

i tried taking pictures with the fireworks setting and it did not work. it can out blurry and weird. the auto setting worked better for fireworks. also does not take many pictures in a row. i was trying to take pictures and it takes 10 seconds in between pictures. other than that, its good and i like it

  • 1.0 out of 5
The Screen went blank (Kelli — 07/30/2009)

I have not dropped the camera anything it just quit on me and now Samsung wants me to pay them for a BRAND new camera that I took good care of and it fucking died after two weeks Wtf I am so pissed but whatever my fiance is going to figure it out so i don't have to stress BUT DO NOT DO NOT waste you time effort or money on this piece of shit!

  • 4.0 out of 5
awesome!! (Anne — 07/22/2009)

i just got this camera and it has everything i want and more! the beauty shot is amazing and all of the specific camera settings are great. the video wasnt too awesome, but thats not a huge concern of mine. i got this camera in the blue. it's more turquiose than the pictures show, but it's very pretty!! --- a great camera with a great price!! :)

  • 3.0 out of 5
Quality (V — 05/28/2009)

The person who has mentioned the problem about video is right. A strange and rather annoying noise buzzes constantly when the video is played. The noise is prominent when video is played on camera itself but a little less prominent when we upload it. But there is a noise. Otherwise it is excellent. Picture Quality and sound and video quality(except that noise ) are very good. Other cameras that cost $150 have other problems such as bad picture quality. Keeping in view the cost and picture quality and other excellent features , I think I should keep it. I will keep this camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Awesome little Digital Camera (Mark — 05/09/2009)

when i bought this Camera over at target it was on sale for 99.99, i compared to the other cameras like the Sony Cyber shot 10.1 Digital Camera but that cost 149.99 so i think the regular price on my camera is the same so i saved 50 dollars. this is my first time buying a digital camera, i always borrowed my mom's 7.1 Megapixel Camera. its nice but i like mine the best. so if u guys want a camera i would get this.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Love it! (Jenn — 04/29/2009)

My CyberShot that I had & loved for the past 4 years finally gave out & we were not on a CyberShot budget so I spent a few days researching/reading reviews for other digital cameras. I LOVE IT!! Someone said in a review on this site that the sound stops when zooming in during video mode: FYI on video mode on every digital you have to zoom before starting to record video. On this camera in particular when you zoom during a video the sound will cut out when you are pushing the zoom button but resumes when you stop pressing it so you get a noticeable sound cut out when zooming. This camera is great: the screen is large (2.7"), it has a help guide built-in, a feature that retouches the subject's skin so it appears blemish-free & best of all, it has it's own rechargeable battery and a plug for recharging so no more searching for AA batteries (just recharge while you sleep at night!).

  • 3.0 out of 5
video (rachael — 04/19/2009)

I just bought this camera and it seems to be working fine except for the video option. Video is an important aspect of the camera for us, so I'm a bit unhappy. When playing the video there is a constant high-pitch noise. Also, when zooming, sound stops recording completely. The rest of the camera modes appear to be alright. I'm going to return the camera tomorrow and look for one with better video sound quality. Any suggestions?

  • 5.0 out of 5
Eik! <3 at first sight (Karla G — 04/16/2009)

So I went w/ my mom camera shopping for her. Well we got hers and as I was walking I saw the prettiest camera and was like Oooo. xD yeah i know. Anyways I started operating it and i fell in LOVE with it <3. Not only is it stylish, but it is also easy to use and has lots of awesome features. I've had it for 2 days and I can't seem to put it down. My favorite camera so far. FYI, I named it Saul Hernandez (lead singer of Caifanes/Jaguares).


  • 5.0 out of 5
Had to buy it! (Frank D — 04/11/2009)

This camera has some really terrific features not found on older model digital cameras. I love the image blur reduction and it's ability to detect a face in the view finder. Found it on sale!!

  • 5.0 out of 5
WOW (Janet Parsamyan — 03/28/2009)

so me and my bf went camera shopping after i dropped my Casio Camera in the sand at the beach. we looked around for 2 hours at difff stores and when i found this one it was sooo amazing i love this camera the features actually work some camera has that only takes the pics when u smile feature but it never ever works but this one does this is great camera u wont regret buying it