Samsung PL120 Digital Camera Review$149.99
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The PL120's performance is superior to the Pentax Optio RS1500 in almost every way save for one major caveat: resolution. The Pentax is able capture far more detail than its tiny lens or tiny price point would suggest. Your shooting style will determine whether or not this is a deal-breaker. But remember, the PL120 does offer 5x magnification to the Optio's 4x, so this is a question of close-range detail, not landscape detail.
Aside from performance, you're also getting some significant extra features for only a few dollars more. The front LCD is the most obvious of these, but the Samsung also has a nicer body shape, somewhat better build quality, a far better appearance, and a slightly more efficient menu system. Other than the PL120's lousy shutter release and the RS1500's extra extended ISO, there's very little reason to recommend the Pentax over this Samsung.