Product Type: Samsung digital cameras
An alright little camera
Samsung Digimax S700
Member Name: Gemma_C
Samsung Digimax S700
Date: 17/10/08, updated on 21/10/09 (86 review reads)
Advantages: It's small, and 7.2 mega pixels.
Disadvantages: No anti-shake
I got this camera as a gift about 3 years ago and it was my first digital camera.
Despite it being my first I found out how to use it rather quickly. It's not too bulky a camera and is nice and sleek.
The only thing which annoyed me at first was you need to use 2 X AA batteries. I bought some rechargable ones though so I wouldn't have to keep buying new ones. However, if for some reason or other I can't wait to recharge them and I put a different brand of AA batteries in my camera... the camera won't work! It will only now accept the brand of batteries that my rechargable ones are! I'm not sure why this happens, but as long as it's working when I'm using my rechargable ones then this isn't too much of a problem for me.
This camera takes nice sharp pictures, however the anti-shake feature will only kick in when you uise the flash. This was very annoying for me at night at the top of the Eiffel tower as I couldn't get any good pictures of the sceneary. If the flash was on, nothing would show up, and if the flash was off I'd have to stand impossible still to take a blur free photo. This will be a main feature I'll be looking for in my next camera!
If it's quite light, and you have your camera on auto, it will sometimes use the flash because it thinks it's too dark. However pictures look better in natural light especially with this camera, so I turn the flash off but I have to try and hold the camera really still or the picture blurs. Which most of the time it does. But if you're happy with using the flash and don't want an expensive premium camera then this is for you.
It came with a cable to connect up to my PC, however this stopped working after a while. I would plug my camera in and my PC simply did not recognise anything as being connected. I bought a cheap USB card reader instead to upload my photos to my PC.
The camera also doesn't come with a case so you might one to buy one to prevent scratching to the screen!
Summary: A cheap camera which serves it's purpose.
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