Samsung SL30 Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 10.2-megapixel resolution for large, photo quality prints
  • 3x optical zoom
  • 2.5-inch Intelligent LCD screen
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Face detection
  • Movie mode (VGA 30fps, MJPEG)
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC/MMC cards (not included)
  • Release Date: 2009-04-01
  • Final Grade: 87 4.35 Star Rating: Recommended

4.35 Star Rating: Recommended

Samsung SL30
10.2-megapixel resolution for large, photo quality prints; 3x optical zoom; 2.5-inch Intelligent LCD screen; Digital image stabilization; Face detection; Movie mode (VGA 30fps, MJPEG); Capture images to SD/SDHC/MMC cards (not included)
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

The Samsung SL30 is an excellent camera with a number of stunning features at a low price. A 3x optical 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, Digital image stabilization, and a range of other camera modes ensure that you're pictures are never a second too late. You can also utilize the SL30's movie mode, for those memories you can't contain to just one photo. A 2.5-inch Intelligent LCD screen makes taking and reviewing photos easier than ever. Save to SD/SDHC/MMC cards for easy storage and sharing.

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Samsung Reviews

Known more for their smartphones than their cameras, Samsung offers the most connected line of imaging products for those who love the instant uploads from their cell phone but want to step up in quality.

Samsung has lead the way in the camera industry when it comes to sharing digital images—and even taking them. The Samsung NX3000 has a feature that allows you to wink at the camera to snap the photo, designed for selfie lovers. Some of their latest models can share images with a phone just by tapping the two devices together.

For those looking for the best image quality with the most connectivity, Samsung's mirrorless models are the way to go. While they feature the connectivity of a Samsung, they have large sensors and decent processors too. You'll likely pay a bit more over a camera without wi-fi or any connectivity, but for many the difference is well worth it.

Samsung's Galaxy cameras go beyond just connecting with wi-fi and add 3G so users can upload without sending it to a smartphone via wi-fi. Samsung offers a few budget models too, and while you get what you pay for applies to the image quality, not very many budget cameras include wi-fi.

Samsung has also taken style to heart. Many of their cameras feature a faux leather wrap, giving them a classy look.

If you are looking for a connected camera, Samsung is the manufacturer to consider.

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