Samsung have created this handy, compact digital camera with people like me (and you??) in mind. I wanted a point and shoot camera, I wasn't bothered about all the fancy stuff like optical zooms and pixels and just wanted a non complicated device. this does the job. There are settings you can play about with on there such as scene changers (to deal with bright light, night time, sport/ action etc) and the video, although not exactly high definition, is good enough for capturing those little moments when you're out and about. The camera itself is available in silver or black, takes a good clear photo and cost me £70 7 years ago. Although it's been dropped, stood on, taken to the beach etc, it has survived well and still takes a better photo than my friend's Nikon. the only downside is the delay between pressing the button and it taking the photo - common with some digital cameras. a great camera for first timers who just want simplicity. Battery length is pretty good and a full charge will see you through hundreds of photos plus some time reviewing them on the small, lcd screen.
My work use this camera so it has been used for various things, taking pictures of freight, our security identity tags and of course the work nights out.
It's a very nice camera, although a bit on the chunky side, girls beware a bit bulky in your handbag.
The casing is made from stylish aluminium, which is hard wearing and durable.
It has a good range of exposure controls, including full auto, full manual, and 11 scene modes. has a fantastic 3x optical zoom lens which serves my purpose to use it well, seven mega pixels and 2in LCD monitor which makes it clear to see each picture you can also zoom in and navigate
around to take a closer look at this picture.
It starts up in about two seconds, which is quicker than some cameras I've used and takes shots in about 2 seconds it's instant booting allows you to take pictures instantly the moment the camera is turned on making it hard to miss those all important moments. The high-speed shot-to-shot feature allows continuous high-speed picture taking. The shutter speed however is a little bit slow.
The quality of the pictures are very good, they are Sharpe and clear, although I found the video quality to be a bit poorer than expected the menu system is very straight forward and so simple to understand for all people no matter how advanced you are with cameras.
It comes with a battery, battery charger and so far has never let us down, it's taking easily 200-250 pictures on a night out as I am snap happy
Overall I would recommend this camera to an individual, family or a company.
The Digimax V700 is a high-resolution digital camera that is equipped with a true-color filtered 7.1 mega-pixel CCD. You can use the 7.1 mega-pixel Digimax V700 digital camera to produce even better images and take detailed photos for printing up to poster size. In addition, the Digimax V700 has a 3x optical and 10x digital zoom giving 30x total zoom when combined.
The Digimax V700 is ready to take pictures very quickly and its shot-to-shot speed allows instant shooting. Its instant booting allows you to shoot pictures as soon as the camera is turned on, and the high-speed shot-to-shot feature allows continuous high-speed shooting, This faster operation means you can capture more of the action as it happens.
For enhanced movie-shooting, the Digimax V700 supports MPEG-4 format, the high-compression high-quality movie clip format. It provides a recording time 3-4 times longer than conventional digital cameras, which is about 2 hours 10 minutes when you are using 256 MB memory, making it a perfect substitute for a camcorder .You can use the Digimax V700 to shoot a movie clip in VGA(640x480) at 30 fps and play it on your TV at the same, high quality it was taken, or enjoy it in your PC.
The Digimax V700 has a movie stabilizer for movie-shooting. Through automatic detection and correction of lateral and vertical camera movement caused by the operator's hand shaking, the recording of the subject itself is kept steady.
The Digimax V700 provides a built-in movie clip editing function that was previously only possible with use of a PC. This helps the user make better videos by allowing the selection of a part of a movie clip for saving, during playback. It also allows you to capture a selected part of a movie clip as a still image during playback.
With continuous video recording, you can pause and resume video recording any time you want, and merge multiple video files into a single file. You just press the Pause button to pause and press it again to resume recording. This extra video capability in the Digimax V700 is based on unique Samsung technology.
The Digimax V700 has special effects that give you a unique shooting experience beyond conventional picture taking. The special effects of the Digimax V700 are: Highlight, Composite, and Photo Frames. Highlight, enables you to emphasize a subject by putting its surroundings into soft focus. This is achieved using digital processing within the camera. With Composite, you can divide a shooting scene into 2-4 segments and save it into a single file. Photo Frame lets you add a photo frame from 3 different choices to a picture you have taken.
The Digimax V700 provides a histogram that shows a variety of shooting information, including brightness and contrast, to help you adjust exposure seamlessly. This histogram, displayed on a large 2.0" LCD in real time, effectively helps the user to adjust exposure more easily. Using the histogram feature provided by the Digimax V700, you can increase the number of great pictures taken through more accurate exposure adjustment.
With its Auto Macro function, the Digimax V700 automatically adjusts shooting distance and focus. You can press the macro button in Auto mode to set the camera to adjust distance and focus automatically from between 4 cm to infinity, Auto Macro can give crystal clear images regardless of the shooting range.
The Digimax V700 also has powerful manual picture-taking functions intended for advanced users who want more professional photos. The camera has detailed focus control with Manual Focusing. It also enables manual control of exposure using Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Full Manual options.
Exposure can be controlled by the easy-to-use Jog Dial, in conjunction with an AE Lock feature. All this allows flexible image construction and exposure control based on the user's preference.
The Digimax V700 has Continuous Shooting for serial shots of fast-moving subjects, AEB to shoot pictures continuously with slightly different exposures, and AFB to shoot pictures continuously with slightly different focus, providing the user with a superior photography experience.
The Digimax V700 has 11 preset scene modes to obtain the best picture results in various situations. The scene modes are Night, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Close-up, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, and Beach & Snow.
Text mode is a feature for setting the Digimax V700 to shoot documents such as books, papers and magazines. The user can extract text from images taken in Text mode using the "Digimax Reader" text recognition software that is bundled with the camera.
The Digimax V700 provides a PictBridge feature that allows you to print 7.1 mega-pixel photos directly from the camera to a compatible printer, without the need for a PC. In addition, it supports USB 2.0, that can be used to provide various useful functions at a much faster speed than USB 1.1.
On top of all this, The Digimax V700 is equipped with world class Schneider Kreuznach optics to deliver clearer, sharper images. It additionally provides various useful functions such as My Set Shot mode for snapshots, voice recording of up to 1 hour, voice memo to record short voice messages onto pictures, and one-touch playback even when the power is off. It also has an improved Graphic User Interface (GUI) with true-color menu windows and menu settings that can be completed using the Move & Set feature. This gives the user faster and easier menu navigation.