PL170 Put yourself in the right frame with the Dual-LCD display PL170! Generous dual-view displays of large 1.5” front and wide 3.0” back let you choreograph flawless self-shots, previewed with ease on a larger screen. Convenient top button offers instant on / off power control for the front LCD screen and quick flips from still to movie or among shooting modes. Several Smart Settings make for easy-does-it perfect images.

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 disposal 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.


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 PL170 artfully combines a professional-grade still camera with a compact HD video camera. You get 720p HD quality video at 30 frames per second and recording time 4 x longer than MJPEG video with the H.264 format. 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 analyses 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 PL170 isn''t just smart in design. With its Smart Face Recognition technology, the PL170 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 PL170 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 PL170 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 3.0” 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 PL170 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 colour 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 PL170’s new Object Highlight feature manages and adjusts image backgrounds so every face appears crisply front and centre. It works just like a digital single lens reflex camera to put the emphasis on the portrait.
Dual Image Stabilisation

Dual Image Stabilisation

Even the thinnest shake can ruin your shot. With the PL170 Dual Image Stabilisation you Get the sharpest images in now light, using a close zoom or even with shaky hands.


Just one HDMI code is all it takes to connect. Your PL170 directy into your TV, computer or DVD player. With the PL170, making professional quality videos is Just easy as sharing them.

tech specs

Dimension of EC-PL170ZHCBMY

Image Sensor

  • Sensor Type

    1/2.3″ (Approx. 7.76mm) CCD

  • Effective Pixel

    Approx. 16.1 Mega pixel

  • Total Pixel

    Approx. 16.4 Mega pixel


  • Focal Length

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

  • F Value

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

  • digital zoom

    Still Image mode: 1.0X - 5.0X Play mode: 1.0X - 14.4X (depends on image size)



  • Type

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

  • Range

    Normal: 80cm - infinity, 150cm - 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, 1,600, 3,200


  • Mode

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

  • Range

    Wide: 0.2m - 3.5m, Tele: 0.5m - 2.0m, (ISO AUTO)

  • Recharging Time

    Approx. 4 seconds


  • Media

    Internal Memory: Approx. 27MB TBD External Memory (Optional): Micro SD Card (up to 2GB guaranteed)
    Micro SDHC (up to 8GB guaranteed)

  • File format

    Still Image: JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.21, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0 Movie Clip: H.264 (MPEG4.AVC) Audio: AAC

  • Image Size

    16M: 4,608 x 3,456, 14M P: 4,608 x 3,072, 12M W: 4,608 x 2,592, 10M: 3,648 x 2,736, 5M: 2,592 x 1,944, 3M: 1,984 x 1,488, 2M W: 1,920 x 1,080, 1M: 1,024 x 768


  • Audio

    Microphone: Mono Internal Speaker: Mono

  • Digital output connector

    USB 2.0

  • Video Output

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

  • DC power input

    4.2V 20Pin

Physical Specifications

  • Dimension
    Dimension (WxHxD)

    95.3 x 57.3 x 19.0mm

  • Weight

    113.2g without battery and memory card

  • Operating Temperature

    0 - 40°C

  • Operating Humidity

    5 - 85%


  • Type


  • Features

    Main Display: 3.0" (7.6cm) QVGA (230K) Front Display: 1.5" (3.8cm) 61K TFT LCD

Movie Clip

  • Recording

    With Audio or without Audio - Sound Alive On / Sound Alive Off / Mute ('Sound Alive On' is default) Max Recording time: 20 minutes Size: 1,280 x 720 (30/15fps) High Quality, 1,280 x 720 (30/15fps) Standard Quality, 640 x 480 (30/15fps), 320 x 240 (30/15fps) Zoom: Optical 5X

  • Effect

    Smart Filter2.0: Palette Effect 1, Palette Effect 2, Palette Effect 3, Palette Effect 4, Half Tone Dot, Miniature, Vignetting, Sketch, Fish Eye, Defog, Classic, Retro, Negative, Custom RGB

  • Edit

    Pause during recording, Still Image Capture, Time Trimming

System Requirements in General

  • For Windows

    Intel Pentium 4, 3.2GHz or later / AMD Athelon 64FX, 2.6GHz or later Minimum over 512MB RAM (1GB recommanded) Windows XP / VISTA / 7 250MB (Over 1GB recommanded) CD-ROM Drive USB 2.0 Microsoft 9.0c or later Over 1024 x 768 pixels, 16bit colour monitor or later (1280 x 1024 pixels, 32bit colour recommanded) Over 64MB video card (nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or later / ATI x1600 series or later)

  • For Macintosh

    Power Mac G3 or later Mac OS 10.4 or higher Minimum 256MB RAM 110MB of available hard-disk space USB port CD-ROM drive

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