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Samsung L210 Review


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I've seen some reviews of SLR's on here, but none on Point and Shoot cameras. Could we perhaps create a sticky, with links to both reviews of SLR's and P+S cameras? That way someone interested in a camera would just be able to look at a single thread to find links to all the relevant reviews.

Here's my review of my Samsung L210, I'll probably edit it a little bit over the next couple of days to neaten it up.


Over summer, in the process of tidying up the kitchen, my camera ended up in the washing machine, needless to say it didn't last very long after that. With a holiday to Canada and Alaska coming up I was in urgent need of a new camera. My requirements are probably typical of many amateur/casual photographers like myself, they were as follows:

  • [*:1bts0ijv]Small enough to fit in my trouser pocket
    [*:1bts0ijv]Decent photo quality
    [*:1bts0ijv]Large/expandable capacity (I took about 6GB's of photos in a 2 week period)
    [*:1bts0ijv]Reasonably cheap (I was a poor student at the time)

My parents had the Samsung L70, which I had always liked, so decided to try and get something from the same range. Having searched many reviews and looked at many sample photos I plumped for the L210.

The specs for the camera can be found here. In summary, it is 10.2MPixels, 3x optical screen and a bright 2.5" screen. It has all of the standard features you find on point and click cameras nowadays, red-eye reduction, face detection, image stabilization and auto contrast balance.

What I particularly like is the ease of use (true point and click), but at the same time, it has a number of modes that lets you set a much wider range of settings.

In conclusion, it does everything that I wanted from it, so for £99 think it was a good deal.

Here's a sample photo:


More photos taken by this camera on my Canada and Alaska trip can be found at: http://gallery.me.com/peteelawrence#100024 (some photos were taken from inside a coach, hence why there's a lot of reflection on some of them)

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