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Samsung PL57 12.2 Megapixel / 5x Optical Zoom / 2.7 inch LCD / Digital Camera / Black

Manufacturer: Samsung

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  Survived a 15-20ft drop in the forest but buy a case!

| | See all Brumbrom's reviews (1)

I have been generally really pleased with this camera on the whole as it takes really nice quality photos. Took it to a Go Ape! day with no case and as i jumped off the tarzan swing it wrapped around the net and fell 15-20 feet. We looked for the remains (assuming it would be broken to pieces as it would have fell at quite a speed!) and actually found the camera on the floor in perfect condition (no scratches anywhere and turned on and off absolutely fine! - now that's durable!)
Unfortunately my camera broke last weekend though (Someone was sick on it during a night out - which made the electrics/ chemicals in the battery corrode) This wouldn't have happened if it had a case so my advice is buy a case!!! Will get the same camera to replace it though! :)

  Ookay!

| | See all katapilla's reviews (1)

had this camera since january and has already broke, is an excellent camera just a shame it is not very durable!!if ur thinking aabout using it for clubbin, bring a case and DO NOT drop it!!

  good for £80 - best to replace desposible

| | See all djjake's reviews (12)

I just been looking around for a cheap camera that i won't have to worry about if it gets dropped as its mostly going to be used for nights out, gigs and general activities where it may get damaged. Although i have yet to use it on any of these as i just got it over 4hours ago (3days to come in post) i am really impressed with the quality for 80pounds.

The case feels solid, the buttons are a more to the plastic side but feel tight and firm. The picture quality is outstanding, although the auto mode always uses flash even when its well light over exposing so may have to use more manual settings.

The camera is lightweight and the same size as every other standard size compact.

One thing i will use a lot is the video capture, it wasn't going to be amazing for the 80punds but it certainly is very good, only thing i can say against it is the auto focus find it hard to realise that it needs focussing but that may be down to the fact i was moving it around to various focal lengths which may have confused it.

Package contains:
Camera
usb cable
usb plug (not had much luck with these in past but seems to work well with this product)
battery (just the one)
start up guild + warranty
driver cd
av cable without red just yellow and white

If the product lets me down i will be back here to let you guys know. But so far i recommend to get it cheap while you can!!

****UPDATE****
Been using it out and about, no way of saving settings, focus is really good until you actually take photo it will most of the time go out of focus or take ages taking the photo making it blurry. I thought thats out its just the shutter speed i'll change it, no way of changing it so very hard to get good photos.

I took it to a gig, was stood at the back and near no one moving to knock me or antyhing but from the photos you would think i was in the pit. Video quality is just a little better than phone quality (5-8mp phones) but the sound just cuts out at any sudden or loud noises so don't think it would be good for videos.

Hope this helps people, i think i have decided on this being good for nights out, festivals instead of a disposible etc, DO NOT GET IF YOU PLAN TO USE VIDEO RECORD, GOING TO GIGS OR ANYTHING THAT WOULD REQUIRE A FAST CLEAR SHUTTER

  handy and posh

| | See all lhay123's reviews (1)

not bad for the price instruction very staight forward good product for the price image very clear common guys buy for holiday snaps

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  Good price

| | See all Elpojohn's reviews (39)

For 79.99 pounds sterling you cannot go wrong. I compared quite a few cameras and read reviews from other sites before buying ,am very happy with it,also take advantage of the offer that comes with camera ...as you get a protective screen cover ,camera bag and cloths and len cleaning stuff ,all for 3 Quid.

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  Great value

| | See all ReuyJs's reviews (2)

Pretty avrage if left in auto I found using the program mode Works best , Even if not sure what everything means in it . It will tell you the basics over all amazing buy.

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  Anyone?

| | See all KayleyJay's reviews (7)

Anyone know if sound still works whilst zooming in when recording a video? Nice camera & seems as though it does it's job nicely but i'd like to know about the sound as if i were to buy this camera i will be using it to record videos mainly as well as pictures. Thanks...

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  Good Buy

| | See all jlambert's reviews (1)

All round the camera is superb, especially having more optical zoom than many other camera in its price catchment

  Brilliant

| | See all JessDoll007's reviews (1)

My dad got me this camera for Christmas, It is fantastic the quality of the pictures are great plus there's some great features. It's unbelieveably easy to use, I would definately recommend this (great value for money too!)

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