Product Type: Samsung digital cameras
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A perfect camera for all to use
Member Name: stufflover
Date: 18/02/10, updated on 25/10/10 (452 review reads)
Advantages: Quick to capture, lightweight, good price
Disadvantages: Don't come with a case
I love taking photos, especially on nights out with friends, and when my last camera died on me, I needed to find a sturdy, but reasonably priced new digital camera. I wanted a black camera, and I wanted Samsung, as this is a brand that I trust and own a good few Samsung products including my phone (at the time) and my laptop, and soon my new TV :D
The Samsung ES15 is a 10.2 mega pixel camera with optical zoom, as well as facial detection technology. Also, it comes with image stabilzation and red eye reduction, as standard. The ES15 is lightweight and slim, with a decent sized screen on the back so you can easily see what photos you are taking.
The photo speed is very quick, practically instant from pressing the capture button, which is something that I find important as I like to capture moving things sometimes and it really winds me up if you have to wait for the camera to take the picture. I have owned cameras before that took anything up to 5 seconds from pressing the button to actually taking the photo, This is not only annoying, but can mean you miss many a great photo!!
The camera also has a video mode, so you can capture high quality videos with good sound on them too. There is a good sized LCD screen on the back, so you can easily see what you are capturing on video and on photos, and you can play your videos and photos back too. The video mode is actually brilliant, and I have captured some amazing moments on video thanks to my Samsung ES15.
The ES15, like most digital cameras these days does not come with a whole lot of internal memory, so it is a necessasity to have an SD memory card for use with this camera. These can be bought for a good price these days, and the ES15 has an SD card slot next to the battery compartment. It is really easy to pop an SD card in or out of the camera, as it has a spring loaded assistance to help you place and remove the card whenever you need to.
There are many different photo functions on the camera, including black and white, sepia and negative, so you can play around with different types of photos and have some fun with them. There are also different flash modes including single flash, red reducing and no flash. The self timer option is also very useful and has a good few different time settings. All these functions are really easy to find, and just as easy to use or to no longer use. I think this is probably the most user friendly camera I have ever used and/or owned.
The menus are really simple to use and everything is set out in such a way that everything is easy to find. The battery life is great, I have had this camera since November, and only once have I had to change the batteries, and I am a heavy photo user. I do recommend Energizer Lithium batteries, as personal experience has shown these to last a lot longer in digital cameras. They may cost a little more, but truly worth the cost!
This camera is incredibly lightweight, but does not come supplied with a protective case, but these can be bought quite cheap on Amazon, so it isn't a major deal. The camera appears to be quite sturdy, I have dropped mine a few times, but no damage or problems have occured. I still have a scratch free camera, with no problems and I have owned this one almost a year now. I still love it, and after much heavy use for many different occasions, it is still going strong and I believe it to have much more life left in it yet *touch wood*
I have this camera in black, but I have also seen it for sale in Silver and Light Pink. The camera itself is still thee same no matter which color you buy, but the pink one will cost you a little bit more than the black or the silver ones.
I recommend this camera to anyone who likes to take photos, as its just the perfect little camera in my opinion. I really can not find a fault with this camera. You can buy the Samsung ES15 on Amazon, like I did, or it is also available in Argos and in Toys R Us. It is probably available to buy in many places, and if you have a good look around the internet then you will more than likely find it for a bargain price.
If you like to take good quality photos, with quick speed and no effort and not have to pay a fortune for the camera in the first place, then I am happy to recommend the Samsung ES15 to you.
*This review is also on Ciao under the name of Hailee*
Summary: Easy to use and great quality photos
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