Samsung rolls out budget-friendly PL20, ES80 compact cameras

Summary:It's shaping out to be a big day for new camera introductions. Samsung is up at deck with the PL20 and ES80 pocket cameras that should fit the bill of almost any budget.

It's shaping out to be a big day for new camera introductions. Samsung is up at deck with the PL20 and ES80 pocket cameras that should fit the bill of almost any budget.

The higher-end model of these two entry-level cameras is the 14-megapixel PL20 (pictured above) with a 27mm wide-angle lens, 5x optical zoom, 720p HD movie recording, Smart Auto scene selection, and a rechargeable Li-ion battery.

For consumers looking for a bottom basics camera, the 12-megapixel ES80 (pictured right) should do the trick with 5x optical zoom and some Smart Auto preset functions.
The PL20 will hit the scene first in March for $119.99. The ES80 will follow in April for $99.99. Both will be available in silver, black, pink and tomato red.

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Topics: Hardware, Samsung

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