PL120 The Samsung PL120 and its LCD Dual Display is the perfect digital camera for a capturing life on the go. The extra 1.5” LCD on the front of the camera is ideally positioned for taking self portraits or even group shots, and will come in handy when having fun with friends. And with a precision cut 26mm wide angle lens with 5x optical zoom, you precious memories will stand out with true-to-life colour and clarity. The PL120 also features a HD video camera for those special moments, and comes with editing capabilities with Magic Lens and Smart Filter. So, all that’s left to do is to start living life.

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.


  • Dual LCD's with 1.5" front LCD
  • Magic Frame;14MP and 26mm Wide Angle Lens with 5x Zoom
  • Smart Filter 2.0
  • High Definition Movie Recording

Edit your own special effects

Edit your own special effects
The unique Magic Frame feature allows you to create sophisticated images and poster-quality visuals that express your mood and personality. Just select one of the built-in Magic Frame templates, including Wall Art, Old Film, Ripple, Full Moon, Old Record, Magazine, Holiday, Classic TV and more. Point the camera at the subject you want, match it within the on-screen template and capture. That’s it. Your subject now is framed by a special mood and background – like magic.

HD quality video. Now in a compact camera

HD quality video. Now in a compact camera
The PL120 artfully combines a professional-grade still camera with a compact HD video camera. You get 720p HD quality video at 30 frames per second. Use the 5x zoom to get up close and vividly personal.

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 & Movie) instantly analyzes key elements of your composition then automatically adjusts to capture the perfect shot with multitude of different photo modes and movie modes. And since life isn't a still life, the camera's object tracking feature captures those subjects that just don't, or won't, stand still.

It knows you, and only gets your best side.

It knows you, and only gets your best side.
The PL120 isn't just smart in design. With its Smart Face Recognition technology, the PL120 creates brilliance with every snap. And keeps it that way. By knowing up to 20 of your friends and family, it automatically focuses on them first, making sure the most important subjects are always in crystal clarity. And since the PL120 never forgets a face, you can also browse more efficiently by the people you've registered.
Twice the fun with Dual LCDs

Twice the fun with Dual LCDs

The effortless way to get perfect pictures, Samsung’s 2View PL120 has a generous 1.5” front-side display so you’re part of every image. Preview self-portraits, then click, with you in the frame __ easy. Flip the camera around to enjoy photos on the wide 2.7” display. New features change the view on hard to-capture experiences. Children Mode has built-in and downloadable animation options to keep kids’ attention. Jump Shot offers cues before taking two continuous shot. Self-Timer is a visual countdown to coordinate group shots so everyone smiles at the results. Quickly pressing the top display on / off button efficiently manages power. From now on, no more out of the frame glitches. No more babies caught crying. You will never have more fun with other cameras.
Get a whole new view

Get a whole new view

Get more from your lens, whether shooting a memorable landscape or the gang’s reunion around a restaurant table. By using the precision-cut PL120 26mm wide-angle lens, with its 5x optical zoom, you instantly cover a whole-horizon field of view. Now, you can now capture full-scale memories of landmarks and landscapes, entire wedding parties and the tallest skyscrapers.
Invent new looks for your images

Invent new looks for your images

Samsung’s Smart Filter lens and color options make special moods easy for still shots and videos. Tilt & Shift Lens Effect adds a miniaturised look and the Vignetting Effect makes striking compositional contrasts. New special effects include Soft Focus to soften colours and add an emotional feel as well as Half-Tone Dot to enhance images with a comic-book look. Palette Effect adds an ultra-vivid vibe and a variety of colour options for your images. It’s now a snap to get creative.
Perfect Portrait System

Perfect Portrait System

With our unique Perfect Portrait System, you can get beautiful portrait shots in every condition and moment.
Object Highlight

Object Highlight

The PL120’s new Object Highlight feature manages and adjusts image backgrounds so every face appears crisply front and center. It works just like a digital single lens reflex camera to put the emphasis on the portrait.

tech specs

Dimension of EC-PL120ZBPBGB

Image Sensor

  • Sensor Type

    1/2.3″ (Approx. 7.76 mm) CCD

  • Effective Pixel

    Approx. 14.2 Mega pixels

  • Total Pixel

    Approx. 14.4 Mega pixels


  • Focal Length

    Samsung 5x Zoom Lens f = 4.7 ~ 23.5 mm (35 mm film equivalent: 26 ~ 130 mm)

  • F Value

    F3.3 (W) ~ F5.9 (T)

  • digital zoom

    - Still Image mode: 1x ~ 5x, (Optical x Digital: 25x), Play mode: 1x ~ 13.5x (depends on image size)


Image Stabilisation

  • Mode



  • Type


  • Feature

    Main Display: 2.7" (6.9 cm) QVGA(230K), Front Display: 1.5" (3.8 cm) 61K TFT LCD


  • Type

    TTL auto focus (Multi AF, Center AF, Face Detection AF,Object Tracking AF, Smart Face Recognition AF)

  • Range

    Normal: 80 cm ~ ∞ (W), 100 cm ~ ∞ (T), Macro: 5 cm ~ 80 cm (W), 100 cm ~ 150 cm (T), AutoMacro: 5 cm ~ ∞ (W), 100 cm ~ ∞ (T)

Shutter Speed

  • Shutter Speed

    Auto: 1/8 ~ 1/2000 sec., Program: 1 ~ 1/2000 sec., Night: 8 ~ 1/2000 sec., Fireworks: 2 sec.


  • Control

    Program AE

  • Metering System

    Multi, Spot, Center Weighted, Face Detection AE

  • Compensation

    ±2EV (1/3EV steps)

  • ISO Equivalent

    Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (3M)


  • Mode

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

  • Range

    Wide: 0.2m ~ 3.4m, Tele: 1m ~ 1.9m, (ISO AUTO)

  • Recharging Time

    Approx. 4 sec.


  • Sharpness

    Soft+, Soft, Normal, Vivid, Vivid+

White Balance

  • Mode

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

Movie Clip

  • Recording

    With Audio or without Audio - Zoom mute on / off option: zoom mute off is default (Max Recording time 20min)
    Size : 1280 x 720 (30 / 15fps) , 640 x 480 (30 / 15fps) , 320 x 240 (60 / 30 / 15fps)
    - Per one file: Max. 4 GB
    - Zoom: Optical 5x
    - Smart Auto Movie: Landscape, BlueSky, NaturalGreen, Sunset
    - Front LCD (hot Key): Self Movie, Children Animation Movie.

  • Effect

    - Smart Filter 2.0: Miniature, Vignetting, Half Tone Dot, Sketch, Fish Eye, Defog, Retro, Classic, Negative, Custom RGB
    - Image Adjust: Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation (5 steps)
    - Image Adjust: Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation- Smart Filter2.0: Palette Effect 1, Palette Effect 2, Palette Effect 3, Palette Effect 4, Miniature, Vignetting, Fish Eye, Defog, Classic, Retro, Negative, Custom RGB

  • Edit

    - Image Edit: Resize, Rotate, Trimming
    - Smart Filter 2.0: Miniature, Vignetting, Soft Focus, Cinema 1, Cinema 2, Half Tone Dot, Sketch, Fish Eye, Defog, Classic, Retro, Negative, Custom RGB
    - Image Adjust: Face Retouch, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Red Eye Fix, ACB, Add NoisePause during recording, Still Image Capture, Time Trimming

Still Image

  • Mode

    - Mode: Smart Auto, Program, Scene, Movie
     Front LCD (Hot Key)
    - Easy Self Shot: Front LCD (hot Key): Self Portrait, Jump Shot, Children mode
     Front Mode Setting Tap: Smile on / off, Children Smile on / off, Children Sound, Front Display demo
      Smart Auto: Portrait, Night Portrait, Backlight Portrait, Night, Backlight, Landscape, White, NaturalGreen, BlueSky, Sunset, Macro, Macro Text, Macro Color, Tripod, Action, Fireworks
     Scene: Magic Frame, Object Highlight, Beauty shot, Night, Landscape, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Back Light, Beach&Snow
    - Drive: Single, Continuous, AEB, Motion Capture
    - Self Timer: Self-timer: 2sec., 10sec., Double (10sec., 2sec.) (Front LCD will be turned on when selecting Self timer)

Image Play

  • Image Play

    Single image, Thumbnails, Smart Album, Advanced Slide show, Movie Clip
      Slide show: Slide show with Effect & Music - Smart Album
     Category: Type, Date, Color, Week, Face (External Memory card is needed for Sorting the photos by Face)

Voice Recording

  • Voice Recording

    Voice Recording (max. 10 hours), Voice Memo in Still Image (max. 10sec.)

Date Imprinting

  • Date Imprinting

    Date&Time, Date, Off (user selectable)


  • Media

    - Internal memory: 30 MB
    - External memory: Micro SD Card (up to 2 GB guaranteed) Micro SDHC (up to 8 GB guaranteed)*

  • File format

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

  • Image Size

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


  • Digital Output Connector

    USB 2.0

  • Audio

    Microphone: MonoInternal Speaker: Mono

  • Video Output

    AV: NTSC, PAL (user selectable) SCC-AV20

  • DC power input

    4.2V 20Pin


  • Power Source

    Rechargeable battery: BP70A, Adaptor: SAC-48, CB20U05A, Connector Type: 20pin

Physical Specification

  • Dimension (WxHxD)
    Dimension (WxHxD)

    94 x 54.5 x 18.8 mm

  • Weight


  • Operating Temperature

    0 ~ 40 °C

  • Operating Humidity

    5 ~ 85%


  • Application

    Intelli Studio

Special Feature

  • Special Feature

    - 14 Mega-pixel
    - 5x 26 mm Slim Optical Zoom Lens
    - 2.7” Main Display (230K), 1.5" Front Display (61K)
    - Image Stabilization: Digital IS
    - Front Display: Self Portrait, Children mode, Jump shot, Easy Self Shot (User can change the flash file of children mode by downloading new file from Samsung Website or making with Intelli Studio)
    - Self Timer (Front LCD On: 2sec., 10sec., Double (10sec., 2sec.)
    - Smart Face Recognition (Register 8 people manullaly and 20 people automatically / My Star: 8 people who are registered manually )
    - Face recognition AF, Face List, My Star (Register manually), Smart Album (Face)
    - Smart Auto, Smart Movie
    - Smart Album (Smart Album Category: Type, Date, Color, Week, Face)
    - Perfect Portrait System (Face Detection, Smie shot, Blink Detection, Smart Face Recognition, Beauty shot, Self Portrait - Front LCD)
    - Beauty Shot (1, 2, 3 Steps)
    - Object Tracking AF
    - High Definition Movie Recording: - 720p Resolution @30fps / MJPEG
    - Multi Slide Show

System Requirement in general

  • For Windows

    Intel Pentium 4, 3.2 GHz or later / AMD Athelon 2.6 GHz or later, Minimum over 512 MB RAM (1 GB reco mmanded), Windows XP / VISTA / 7250 MB (Over 1 GB reco mmanded), CD-ROM Drive, USB 2.0, Microsoft 9.0c or later, Over 1024 x 768 pixels, 16 bit color monitor or later (1280 x 1024 pixels, 32 bit color reco mmanded), Over 64 MB video card (nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or later, ATI x 1600 series or later)

  • For Macintosh

    Not support


User Manual

7.78 MB, pdf, ENGLISH


Firmware (2)

  • Upgrade File

    All OS, 49.25 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE

    Version : 1108304


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    1. Title
    PL120 Firmware version 1108304
    2. Applicable Model
    3. Carrier or Corporate Customer
    open market
    4. Description
    - Firmware update according to the change of component part. (Performance & functions are the same.)
    - If this Firmware(Ver.1108304) is not updating on the camera, this update is not neccesary.
    (Ver.1106031 is the latest version for cameras which are before-part-change products.)
  • Upgrade File

    All OS, 48.41 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE

    Version : 1106031


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    1. Title
    [PL120] The latest F/W (ver.1106031)
    2. Applicable Model
    3. Carrier or Corporate Customer
    ''Open Market''
    4. Description
    - You should use intelli-studio for upgrading firmware.
    - Improved zoom operation.

    [The difference between ver.1106031 and ver.1108034]
    - Firmware update according to the change of component part. (Performance & functions are the same.)
    - If this Firmware(Ver.1108034) is not updating on the camera, this update is not neccesary.
    (Ver.1106031 is the latest version for cameras which are before-part-change products.)

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