PL20 Don't let life's best moments just pass you by. With the Samsung PL20 you can hold onto memories with the help of a 5x optical zoom and 14.2 megapixels. Features such as Smart Auto Mode for fast action sequence and the Smart Filter Lens, which offers plenty of creative options, will help put the finishing touches on any shot.

Recycling Batteries Responsibly

  • The European Directive on Batteries and Accumulators aims to minimise the impact of batteries on the environment and encourage the recovery of the materials they contain. In the UK, regulations on the recycling of batteries and accumulators (rechargeable batteries) were Introduced in 2009. The Waste Batteries Regulations aim to significantly increase UK collection and recycling of used portable batteries from 3% in 2007 to 25% by 2012, rising to at least 45% in 2016.

  • The battery symbol on a product or on its packaging indicates that the product must not be disposed of with general household waste. Instead, it is the consumer’s responsibility to dispose of their waste batteries at a designated collection point so that they can be recycled. The separate collection and recycling of batteries at the time of dispo sal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that they are recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. A comprehensive list of battery recycling centres can be obtained from: www.recycle-more.co.uk

  • All Samsung products that are subject to the Batteries Directive are compliant with the UK battery and accumulator Requirements. In accordance with national law, SAMSUNG Electronics (UK) Ltd is a member of an approved batteries producer compliance scheme. This scheme collects, treats and disposes of batteries on Samsung’s behalf.



  • Enjoy true-to-life detail with 14.2 megapixels
  • Enjoy true-to-life detail with 14.2 megapixels
  • 5x optical, 27mm wide angle lens captures more
  • Enjoy HD movie mode now in a compact camera
  • Capture crystal clear moments with Smart Auto Mode

The simple way to go pro

The simple way to go pro
Turn any moment into a perfect memory and a professional looking photo. Whether it's a few friends from last night's party or the moon reflecting off the lake, Smart Auto 2.0 (Still) instantly analyses key elements of your composition then automatically adjusts to capture the perfect shot with a multitude of different photo modes.

Cool effects make every photo unique

Cool effects make every photo unique
Samsung’s Smart Filter lens and colour effects deliver an artistic edge to your still shots and videos. The Miniature Effect gives your subjects a miniaturised look, the Vignetting Camera Effect delivers a strikingly strong compositional contrast, and our Fish-eye Effect gives your video that cool distorted feel. So get creative and get Samsung.

When it comes to brightness, it’s brilliant

When it comes to brightness, it’s brilliant
When we engineered the Samsung PL20 to be bright, we meant it in both senses of the word. It has a 2.7” LCD for improved contrast and colour reproduction, which allows you to enjoy a wider and clearer image. Its Intelligent LCD brightness automatically detects environmental illumination and adjusts the LCD brightness for optimal image viewing.

High Sensitivity ISO 1600

High Sensitivity ISO 1600
With a true ISO 1600 setting, your Samsung camera can effectively minimise noise for crystal clear images. The super speed sensitive ISO 1600 feature give you the ability to take amazingly detailed photos even under low light conditions. Plus, ISO 1600 lets you take perfectly focused photos of fleeting images, like during a sporting event.
Get a whole new view

Get a whole new view

Get more from your lens, whether you’re shooting a memorable landscape or your friends around a restaurant table. By using the PL20’s 27mm wide-angle lens, you instantly cover a whole-horizon field of view. You can now capture full-scale memories of landmarks and landscapes, entire wedding parties and the tallest skyscrapers.
HD quality video. Now in a compact camera

HD quality video. Now in a compact camera

The PL20 artfully combines a professional grade still camera with a compact HD video camera. You get 720p HD quality video at 24 frames per second. Use the 5x zoom to get up close and vividly personal.
Face Detection

Face Detection

Advanced automatic face detection software is capable of accurately detecting and recognising multiple faces, ensuring that every facial feature of each person is always in focus.
Perfect Portrait System

Perfect Portrait System

With our unique Perfect Portrait System, you can get beautiful portrait shoots in every condition and moment. (ex. Beauty Shot)
Smart Album

Smart Album

Smart Album automatically organises your photos By type, date, colour, week, and face so that you can find that one particular shot amongst 2,000. It does the looking for you. In fact, it can even do a face search!

tech specs

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Image Sensor

  • Sensor Type

    1 / 2.33″ (Approx. 7.76mm) CCD

  • Effective Pixel

    Approx. 14.2 Mega-pixel

  • Total Pixel

    Approx. 14.48 Mega-pixel


  • Focal Length

    Samsung Lens f = f 4.90 - 24.5mm (f27 - 135mm 35mm film equiv.)

  • F Value

    F3.5 (W) ~ F5.9 (T)

  • digital zoom

    Play mode: 1.0x ~ 12.5x (depends on)



  • Type

    TTL auto focus (Multi AF, Centre AF, Face Detection AF)

  • Range

    Normal: 80cm ~ infinity (Wide), 100cm ~ infinity (Tele)
    Macro: 5cm ~ 80cm (Wide), 100cm ~ 150cm (Tele)
    Auto Macro: 5cm ~ Infinity (Wide), 100cm ~ Infinity (Tele)


  • Control

    Program AE

  • Metering System

    Multi, Spot, Centre Weighted, Face Detection AE

  • Compensation

    ±2EV (1 / 3EV steps)

  • ISO Equivalent

    Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600


  • Mode

    Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red Eye Fix

  • Range

    Wide: 0.20m ~ 2.68m, Tele: 0.50m ~ 1.59m (ISO AUTO)

  • Recharging Time

    Approx. 4 seconds.


  • Media

    Internal memory: Approximately 6.9 flash memory
    External memory: SD Card(up to 2GB guaranteed)
    SDHC (up to 8GB guaranteed)

  • Image Size

    14M: 4320 x 3240 pixels 12MP : 4320 x 2880 pixels 10MW : 4320 x 2432 pixels,
    10M: 3648 x 2736 pixels 5M: 2592 x 1944 pixels, 3M: 1984 x 1488 pixels, 2MW: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 1M: 1024 x 768 pixels

  • File format

    Still Image: JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.21, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0
    Movie Clip : AVI (MJPEG)
    Audio : WAV


  • Digital Output Connector

    USB 2.0

  • Audio

    Microphone: Mono
    Internal Speaker: Mono

  • Video Output

    AV: NTSC, PAL (user selectable)

  • DC Power Input



  • Power Source

    Rechargeable battery: BP-70A, 3.7V
    Charger: SAC-48
    DC power input connector: 20pin

Physical Specification

  • Dimension
    Dimension (WxHxD)

    96.8 x 58.0 x 20.3mm

  • Weight


  • Operating Temperature

    0 ~ 40°C

  • Operating Humidity

    5 ~ 85%

Image Stabilization

  • Mode

    DIS (Digital Image Stabilisation)


  • Type


  • Feature

    2.7" (6.9cm), 230K

Shutter Speed

  • Shutter Speed

    Auto: 8 ~ 1 / 2,000 seconds.,Program: 1 ~ 1 / 2,000 seconds. Night: 8 ~ 1 / 2,000 seconds., Fireworks: 2 seconds.

White Balance

  • Mode

    Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom

Voice Recording

  • Voice Recording

    Voice Recording (max. 1 hours)
    Voice Memo in Still Image (max. 10 seconds.)

Special Feature

  • Special Feature

    Smart Auto 2.0
    Smart Filter
    HD Movie Recording 30fps
    Face Detection
    Beauty Shot
    DIS (Digital Image Stabilisation)
    Photo Help Guide

Movie Clip

  • Recording

    With Audio or without Audio
    (user selectable, recording time: Max 20minutes)
    Size: 1,280 x 720, 640 x 480, 320 x 240
    3x Optical Zoom
    Frame rate: 30fps (720P 24fps), 15fps

  • Effect

    Smart Filter: Normal, Fish Eye, Vivid, Retro, Cool, Classic, Negative, Custom RGB

  • Edit

    Pause during recording, Still Image Capture

Still Image

  • Mode

    Mode: Smart Auto, Program, DIS, Photo help Guide , Scene, Movie


  • Sharpness

    Soft+, Soft, Normal, Vivid, Vivid+

Date Imprinting

  • Date Imprinting

    Date&Time, Date, Off (user selectable)

System Requirement in General

  • For Windows

    PC with processor better than PentiumⅢ 500MHz (Pentiumlll 800MHz recommended)
    Windows 2000 / XP / Vista
    250MB of available hard-disk space (Over 1GB recommend)
    Minimum 256MB RAM (Over 512MB recommended)USB port
    CD-ROM drive
    1024 x 768 pixels, 16-bit colour display compatible monitor
    (24-bit colour display recommended)
    Microsoft DirectX 9.0 or later

  • For Macintosh

    Power Mac G3 or later
    Mac OS 10.3 or higher
    Minimum 256MB RAM
    110MB of available hard-disk space
    USB port
    CD-ROM drive


User Manual

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