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I brought this camera to go on holiday, and got if for very cheap.
Personally I thought it's not the most attractive of cameras, but it's not always the looks that count on a camera. I went on holiday to a hot place, and me being not an expert on cameras didnt realise that some cameras dont work perfectly in bright sunlights and high exposure.
The battery life on this is brilliant, it lasted for ages, and I even accidently left it on over night but it was on and it was still on the next day. It's very light so easily compacted so very suitable for holidays. The pictures look brilliant on the built in screen, and even better when they're uploaded onto the computer (i did find the software quite hard though) It certainly has the basic features of a modern day camera to a high standard. It's very simple and very durable to (having dropped it many times) Overall it's a good family camera for amatuers.
Samsungs main aim when making this camera were for it to be compact, sleek and good for money! I have to agree with these points, but there are some I don't agree with.
This camera comes in a basic box, nothing fancy. When you open it, you will be amazed, what turned me on about is was the colour. Im a real girly girl, so I loved the pink. The small camera fit right in my hand I was surprised about how light it was.
Whats in the box?....
As usual with technology like this, you get the usual packaging to protect the camera. As well as this, you also get,
A strap which makes carrying it much easier.
USB cable so when you want to upload your photos you can!
AC cable, not really sure what this is for, I think it's so you can put the pictures on the tv?
A manual, so you know what your doing.
A cd so you can put the soft wear on your computer.
What features does it have?....
For a small camera, it has a LOT of features. I don't know what most of them do but I will put the ones down that I use, I use a fair bit of the technology,
2.5 LED screen, so you can see what pictures your taking and also review the ones you have taken.
12.2 megapixel camera, so you know the little detail in your photos want be missed.
5x optical zoom, not sure what the optical means but I do use the zoom a lot.
Autofocus, this makes taking pictures much easier.
Red eye reduction, there's nothing worse that red devil eyes in your pic.
Face recognition, I don't know what this does but I know it's good.
27mm wide angle lens, I think this is so you can take wider pictures.
Possibly my favourite is that you can film and playback with sound.
How to charge.....
You don't charge this camera, it simply takes 2x AA batteries, I would recommend that you do buy rechargeable ones, I'll explain in my story.
In camera memory....
It's only 32 megabytes. So I would also recommend buying an SD card.
You will be able to get this camera in most technology stores. But I would definitely say you have a better chance and a wider range on the net.
Online you can pick them up from £90. In store you will pay around £100, obviously if there is not an offer on.
I got this camera not long back after saving some money up. I like to take pictures and especially getting married and starting a new life, I wanted to take great pictures of the years coming up. I didn't expect much anyway so I wasn't really let down. So I bought the camera, when I got it home I tore it open, as you do. Used a really good brand of batteries, started taking pictures of rubbish like, the snow outdoors, the dog and with in about half an hour of constant use, it died n me! So I took it upon myself to buy rechargeable batteries, the camera still lasts the same amount of time but I don't have to spend a fortune on batteries.
It's a quirky little camera, however I wouldn't recommend it for proper photographers.
It's pink! Need I say more!
It's a relitavely cheap price for what it can do.
I like all the accessories that come with it, it's not often you get extras like this.
Good quality a pictures, the 12.2 megapixel camera is amazing!
Light and compact.
Horrible battery life, averages about 15 photographs until the batteries die and the camera konks out.
When you buy the camera, you have to pay out for added extras because the camera does not offer enough e.g. Memory card, rechargeable batteries.
A really good camera for someone who enjoys taking pictures, but not suitable for a photographer!
Would I recommend?
Yeah, I probably would, but for teenagers that enjoy doing duck faces in the mirror and uploading them on social networking sites as toys. I wouldn't recommend it for people who are serious about taking pictures.
Easy to use. Good auto mode. Good minimum focus distance of 5cm- great for close up shots.
Lightweight and easy to use. Batteries lasted a full 7 day holiday with lots of pictures being taken and reviewed. Despite it not having all the bells and whistles that many think are needed for use as a memory box, it returns very good images. The video is not as good as one would like but for the price there are no real complaints. Heartily recommend as an introductory camera for anyone.As I'm a student, studying photography, this camera is just used for photos while partying and does it's job beautifully. The colours are very true to life compared to many cameras I've used in the past and the image quality is pretty good for a compact camera especially for it's price. Wouldn't suggest as a camera for enthusiasts but definitely useful as a compact, personal camera and very good value.
This camera is good, though not the best you can get for your money.
The zoom is adequate and the picture is again acceptable though for the price I think you can find a camera with more features (like a more accurate blink detection function).
I believe the range of people who are going on holiday for example, enough to capture special moments but not pieces of art.
The range in colour makes it a perfect gift at christmas time for a teenager wanting to take pictures with friends and take it out on day trips/clubbing.
It would be helpful if a safety wrist band was included as it slips out of your hands a lot.
I would not recommend this to a friend who was serious about photography, but to a teenager following a hobby perhaps or a family going on a holiday.
Too expensive for what the camera is capable of.
As a semi-pro photographer I started off in life with a P10 some 9 years ago, kept it for a good few years and was so impressed that I moved into the world of DSLRs. We all know that carrying DSLRs around can be a real pain if you just need to take a few family holiday shots. I needed to upgrade from my P10 and that's when I decided to go for the silver Samsung ES28. And I was not at all disappointed with my choice.
It boosts a massive 12.2mp sensor, and has a built in stabilisation system which smooths out the enivitable handshake - this works exceptionally well when you've zoomed in on your subject. ISOs range from 80 to 1600, and the f4.9 lens is 27mm, you can zoom in at X 5 and still keep the quality. It's connectivity uses a USB 2 which I hook up to my Mac to transfer the pictures and video across at ease via Intelli-studio (software that you are furnished with). LCD screen is 2.5 inches - a good size. It doesn't come with a memory card, so please ensure that you purchase one.
One really impressive feature which I've not used on a compant digital camera before was the scene recognition feature, you have about 16 different scenes to choose from such as beauty shot, landscape, portrait, it also detects blinking!. Colours are pretty good but not 100% accurate when viewed on my monitor. Pictures are very crips and contrast is good. It copes well with fast moving objects as I found out when photographing the cars at Thruxton last year. I've not yet tried it on the low light setting, so can't comment on the quality and noise etc.
The instruction manual doesn't come with it so you'll have to refer to the online manual if you get stuck. Menu systems is good and is easy to get into the setting mode. You can seasrch for a specific picture by entering the date it was taken, this narrows down your options and safes a lot of time.
I purchased this from Amazon for £97.95 inc P & P.
It is a small, compact camera which I have found very easy to use and understand. The photo quality is brilliant and I am delighted with it. One of the most impressive features is being able to change the photo you have just taken in to black and white picture without even deleting the original colour one. This camera has many features I have not come across before, this being just one of them and I am constantly experimenting and learning more about it each time I use it. I bought this Samsung ES28 camera to replace my outdated Sony camera. It takes great photos without having to adjust or set any settings. *Features First of all, I'm not very good to explain the technical description from any technologies. The default settings had fantastic image quality, pictures were really clear and crisp and it only got better once she had played with the settings. The buttons are quite easy to use and the manual quickly gives you all the information you need to use the camera and it's advanced features. It was a nice simple to read manual that could quite easily teach someone with no technical knowledge at all how to take awesome pictures.
I purchased this camera for a trip to south africa.
For the modest price it cost it was a very good quality camera and I took some lovely pictures with it (even winning a comptetion) but the picture quality definately isn't professional.
I found especially the picture was fuzzy at night, although the camera does have settings allowing you to use the camera at night. both night vision and flash.
The camera memory itself wasn't great but I was able to very cheaply purchase a memory card, san disk, which enabled me to take as many pictures as I wanted, excessive amounts, without running out of memory. The camera was also very quick to start up. From seeing an image or animal I wanted to snap to getting the camera out of my bag and turning it on.. I was able to still catch many animals.
I would recommend this camera. It's affordable and is good value for money.
It is a small, compact camera which I have found very easy to use and understand. The photo quality is brilliant and I am delighted with it. One of the most impressive features is being able to change the photo you have just taken in to black and white picture without even deleting the original colour one. This camera has many features I have not come across before, this being just one of them and I am constantly experimenting and learning more about it each time I use it. Yes, I would definitely recommend it.
If you are seeking excellent photo quality and advanced camera features, Samsung ES28 fits the bill. I bought this camera a few months ago. I am more than satisfied with it. The lens offers a wider shooting range and a multitude of features like face detection, beauty shot, smile shot, red eye, etc. I did not even spend a fortune on it. The movie mode is also amazing - it lets you capture memories for life! This is my latest prized possession and I love it. I use it wherever I go. Automatic classification of images is yet another cool feature. You will get a wrist strap, user manual, AC adapter and USB cable along (along with some other stuff) with the camera.
Six months ago, I bought this Samsung ES28 camera to replace my outdated Sony camera. It takes great photos without having to adjust or set any settings.
First of all, I'm not very good to explain the technical description from any technologies. I'm just list the specification of the camera in a short brief. My camera color is a black one. You can find other color in silver, black, and pink. This camera has 12.2 megapixels sensor. The camera is very light, so it is very easy to hold. It's also fit in my handbags.
Samsung ES28 camera has a built in flash, the lens is 27mm wide, 4 x optical zoom, and beauty shot / face detection / self portrait / smile shot / blink detection / red eye fix. This camera can transfer photos to your PC easily by plug the cable between.
The best thing of Samsung ES28 is "it is very easy to operate, the beginner can use it without any confusion". The screen is also in a good size to view the pictures.
The picture taken from the camera is excellent. From my experience, this camera performs very well, no matter good or bad weather, and no matter in outdoor or indoor. I'm very satisfied with the pictures taken inside.
I have used the camera for about 6 months. I have never had any problems with the camera. There is not any technical or mechanical problems I found from the camera.
I would like to say that Samsung ES28 is a reliable camera.
I brought this camera for £60.3. Currently, you can buy it for about £50-60 from Amazon, PC world, Argos, etc. It's very great for the price tag because the quality of the camera is also really amazing.
Samsung ES28 is a fairly cheap and also a well-built camera. It's very good for taking daily quick snap shots. If you want a point and click camera, then this would be a great choice to own.
I gave this camera as a Christmas present to my wife and as it is so easy to use she started taking pictures immediately.
The default settings had fantastic image quality, pictures were really clear and crisp and it only got better once she had played with the settings.
The buttons are quite easy to use and the manual quickly gives you all the information you need to use the camera and it's advanced features. It was a nice simple to read manual that could quite easily teach someone with no technical knowledge at all how to take awesome pictures.
I chose this camera as it has a nice weight to it. It is not too heavy but is weighty enough for her to feel it in her bag as previous cameras had been nabbed whilst on holiday. The zoom function was very smooth and not at all jerky which helped her to capture some fantastic images. The editing software that comes with it is simple to use and has some lovely functionality which has allowed her to take some fantastic images. As an amateur photographer she wanted something powerful but not too flashy, something she could put in her handbag and whip out when she saw an opportunity. This camera has been everything she wanted and she has uploaded many of her images to stock photo sites and makes a few quid a month from it.
All in all this is a great little camera and worthy of any situation from family holidays, to gatherings, parties, girls nights out (if you buy the pink one like I did) and for quick snaps of moments in life that we'd all love to capture. A recommended buy.
My wife recently replaced her digital camera and gave me this to either use or sell on Ebay depending on my preference. Basically she was looking to get an upgrade and wanted something that she could do more with. When I asked her what was wrong with this one, she just said "Well, it's okay but I want something better!" So I decided to nuse it for a few weeks myself to see if I wanted to keep it or whether it was actually better me just getting rid of it. I had been thinking about getting into photography as a hobby as I have always enjoyed taking pictures and I thought this would be a good excuse for me to practise my art and see what I could come up with.
Personally, after almost a month of use and many photos taken, I have come to the conclusion that this is an okay camera but nothing that special. One thing that goes against it is that both my wife and myself have noted that it quite literally EATS batteries. So it is okay for occassional use but probably not for everyday such as when you are on holiday. You can buy rechargables that will fit but I have heard that not all brands seem to work with it so this is something you might want to look into if you are considering buying it.
As for the pictures, well it has 12.2 megapixels and, though I am not entirely sure whether that is good or bad, it does seem to produce half-decent photos though perhaps not as detailed as I would like if I am going to start photography as a "proper" hobby and not just as a bit of fun. It can take a while sometimes to actually take the photo too so it is not good if you are going for action shots!
The zoom on it is okay but I found it a bit fiddly to get really good results and is optical only and not digital. I am not sure how this makes a difference but I am told that this can affect quality of photos greatly.
But on the plus side it is light, compact and easily stored. And available in colours other than pink!!
Overall I think if I was going to just use this for occasional use and not all the time then this would probably do the job but as I intend to take my new hobby a bit more seriously, then I think perhaps I am going to need something a bit better. It is not a bad camera by any means but perhaps not quite suited for what I want it for. I personally think it would be good as a first proper camera for a young teenager or a casual photographer but if you are going to be vtaking a lot of photos, it might be better to shop around!
In September 2010 I went on holiday and sadly managed to break the screen on my beloved Fujifilm camera, so, with my birthday coming up not long after my mum decided it would be a nice idea to buy me a new camera. I agree it was a very nice idea indeed and the Samsung ES28 is the result of this nice idea.
== The Samsung ES28 ==
Firstly, I am not very 'tech minded' in the sense of knowing the detailed specs of things so I will be reviewing this camera from a 'me' point of view and detail to you the parts that I do understand and make regular use of so therefore have user experience of.
The Samsung ES28 which I own is silver in colour and I would say looks pretty smart. It is available in other colours including blue, pink and black. The front of the camera is basic looking, yet still looks nice. The lens takes up most of the front of the camera along with a flash light and a small round light which blinks orange when you use the self timer. It also has the word Samsung written on the front along with a few words about the technicalities of the camera.
The reverse of the camera is taken up mainly by the viewing screen. To the right of the screen are a number of small buttons which are used for navigating around the menus and changing settings. There is also a zoom switch on the reverse of the camera which can be used when both taking or viewing photographs.
The top of the camera has a power button and the button you press to take a photo and the bottom of the camera has the battery compartment with the memory card slot and some information about where the camera was made.
The camera came with a full written instruction booklet as well as a CD for use in the PC, I have not used this though as I have a net book laptop with no CD drive.
== Taking a Photo ==
Ok, obviously the main use of a camera is for taking a photo, so lets take one.
Firstly you need to turn the camera on using the power button on the top. The first time you turn the camera on, or if you haven't used it for a while you will need to adjust some settings like the date and time. You will be automatically prompted to do this upon set up and you can adjust it yourself at anytime in the menu settings. Once these settings are done the camera really is as simple as 'point and click' as when you first get the camera it will be set to Auto for most of the settings. I liked this as it made it ready to use on my birthday from the moment I opened it.
My first photo was of course of Izzie my dog, and I think most of the photos since then have been of her too! Taking photos of Izzie was actually a good test for my camera as in the past I have noticed my camera seemed to make her eyes look kind of like they were glowing from the flash and also because of Izzie's lack of ability to stay still this was a good test for the movement and blurriness. The result... lovely clear pictures of Izzie, with very minimal blurring. The flash does still catch her eyes and make them look glowy on the odd occasion, but no where near what my previous camera made them look like.
I have also taken a lot of photos of scenery when I have been away on holidays or in the park and I have always been really impressed with the quality of these photos and the detail that is picked up in them.
There is a self timer option on the camera which is easily selected from the menu screen with the buttons on the reverse. I have only used this a couple of times recently when I was taking family photos of us all together before I moved away. I found it really easy to use though and the hardest part for me was finding somewhere level to stand the camera and fit us all in the photo. For those of you with a tripod there is a little hole on the bottom of the camera to fit it to one. Using self timer you only have the option of 10 seconds before the photo is taken, I think this is a decent amount of time though as it allows you just enough time to run into the photo without looking like you have rushed and also I think if it was any longer people would get bored of waiting and you wouldn't get such a good photo. Once set, you simply need to press the button for taking photos, this will activate the countdown which is shown by an orange blinking light on the front of the camera, after 10 seconds the photo will be taken and the camera will return to its normal settings.
There is also a video option on the camera but to be honest I forget this exists as you need to go through the menus to activate it. I have used it once though when I first got the camera and it was a pretty good quality with regards to both picture and sound quality, again Izzie was used for practice and although I do still have the video somewhere and this feature is useful when I remember it, I think I will still stick to using my phone for taking videos.
The Samsung ES28 is a 12 mega pixel digital camera with a 5x zoom lens, however the number of mega pixels can be adjusted in the menu area and taken down to as low as just 1 mega pixel. When you are adjusting the mega pixels there is also a little guide telling you what the different sizes are ideal for. For example: 12 mega pixel is appropriate for A1 sized prints, 8 mega pixel for A3 sized prints and 1 mega pixel for email attachments. The zoom on the camera is really good and the picture stays really clear and sharp even when I zoom in to the maximum. I usually keep my camera set at around 8 mega pixels simply because it is a high quality photo and also gives me extra space on my memory card as the more mega pixels your photos are, the more space they will take up on both your memory card and then your computer afterwards.
There is the option of having the date and time in the corner of your photos, but personally I prefer to have this turned off and just right click on 'properties' on the computer instead if I need to see exactly when a photo was taken.
The camera requires 2 AA batteries to operate. From personal experience I would strongly recommend rechargeables as they seem to last for ages between charges and will also cost you less in the long run. On the rare occasion, i.e.: emergencies, I have used regular batteries, but I found the camera just ate the power from them. I remember I used Duracell batteries and literally managed to take about 10 photos before they died.
There was no memory card included with my camera but luckily I still had the one from my previous camera so I just use this. The memory of the camera without an additional card is very small and only holds 2 to 5 photos depending on the pixel size you have selected.
== Other Information ==
When I got the camera it came complete with a USB cable for connection to the computer, however, I haven't used my USB cable as I have a memory card slot on my laptop and I find really quick and simple to use this instead as my past experience of USB cables is that they can take a while to connect and sometimes not work, so I simply take the easy option with this camera and use the memory card slot instead.
The camera is very tough and has recently been with me snowboarding in the Czech Republic where it spent 2 days in the pocket of my snowboarding trousers and survived various knocks and falls in a very cold atmosphere and this had no effect on the performance of the camera and I managed to take some really nice photos on the mountains too.
The camera dimensions are approximately 9.5cm x 6cm x 2.5cm which makes it an ideal size to take everywhere with you.
== Problems ==
So far (touch wood) I haven't had any problems with this camera and I am really pleased with its performance. The only tiny moan I have is that sometimes there can be a quite lengthy delay between pressing the button to take the photo and the photo actually being taken. This has resulted in a few 'lost moments' but they are that few and far between that it isn't really a major problem for me.
== Price ==
I received my camera as a gift so I cannot tell you how much it cost, but it is currently available for around the £60 mark which I think is a really good price for the quality you will get.
== Overall ==
Overall I love my camera and it goes everywhere with me, it is lightweight and reasonably slim. It fits nicely into my pocket on the occasions where I don't take my bag out with me without causing any discomfort to me at all. It is performing well to all of my needs and I would give it a big thumbs up and recommend it to anyone who wants a small yet very decent camera.
Thanks for reading :)
Cameras help to preserve the best of your memories and make them a part of your life! Having a good one is very necessary so that you can preserve these memories in the best possible way you can! The Samsung ES28 is an amazing camera which has all the essential features that make it one of the best things that you will ever own.
The best features of Samsung ES28
It is one camera from Samsung that has all the features of the high end cameras at a very basic price. Let us look through some of the best features that this product has to offer:
1. The 12.2 pixel camera offers great pictures with a lot of depth and clarity.
2. The high quality 2.5 inch screen shows you the photos and helps you to navigate through the options.
3. The 5x zoom ensures that you get the photos even from a distance. The zoom functionality is awe-
some and it gives you some of the best clicks.
I bought this camera for going to a music festival in August, and I have nothing but praise for it! It was one of only a few in my price range, but with a 5x optical zoom and 14 mega pixels, it sounded fairly good.
I got home and tried it out in various rooms with different lighting and on different objects and was very impressed. I took it to the festival where it lasted the whole time on battery (5 days with frequent use) and was not damaged in the crowd.
Specifically I like that is is compact. It is sturdy and for the price I don't think you will find better! It has a great flash for photos in all light levels and has some lovely photo features to make the best of your photo experience. I opted for the blue camera which is a lovely colour and another little perk, it's always nice to have something a little out of the ordinary.
My one and only issue would be the memory. I had to buy a memory card for it, I went for a 4GB one. These memory cards are very easy to find and are not very costly so it is definitely worth looking into one if you want to take more than a handful of photos!
You also get a handy USB cable with the package which is great for saving and sharing photos online.
Easy to use
Good photo quality
Good battery life
Range of colours available
Cons: Will need a memory card, but more cameras do these days