Product Type: Samsung digital cameras
Newest Review: ... quality images plus at a price which I would say is very affordable then the Samsung L100 is the one for you.... more
The best camera I ever owned.
Member Name: helen190390
Advantages: Great quality photos and ease of use
Disadvantages: now a discontinued camera,
Christmas 2008 and I'm sitting there opening presents with my Dad in the morning. He runs off to his room when we'd finished opening them and I was sat there trying on my new coat he'd bought me and sticking the new CD I'd got in the player when he brings in a present all wrapped up as a surprise.
Upon opening it and screaming with excitement over the new camera my Dad had so lovingly went out and bought for me, I was shocked to see it was also pink!.
I had never had a camera, I had always borrowed my grandparents one if I needed one for a special event so having my own was lovely. I opened the box and was greeted with a great lightweight digital camera, and at that point, the face detection and Image stabilization was quite new to the world of cheaper digital cameras. My dad told me it cost around £65 from Tesco where he could afford to buy the camera as he had some Clubcard vouchers to use up making it quite low priced for him in terms of spending cash.
After searching everywhere online i couldn't find one to purchase brand new anywhere. There are lots of refurbished ones on Ebay or ones being sold in excellent used condition reaching around £10-15 at the end of the auctions which is an excellent price to pay.
The Camera is 9cm x 5.5cm x 2cm which is rather compact and the square edges make it look more elegant than some of the more chunky bubbly looking ones. The screen is 2.5 inch/5cm wide which is just the right side for this compact. The colour is a dusty pink which is just the right shade to keep that more "expensive" look about it.
Instead of filling this review with Specifications that we can all get from the likes of Google, I wanted to give you my thoughts and experiences with the camera.
My favourite thing about this camera, was that It was easy to work, no fuss and no buttons which I didn't use. I started a fashion course at college in 2007 which in my second year required a lot of photography work so my wonderful little camera worked brilliantly for all the things i needed to photograph. It always took wonderful photos of people too. Everyone looked glowing and more tanned than usual and as it is an 8.2mp quality camera, it didn't show everyone's blemishes they way cameras do now. The battery is chargeable which is brilliant. You just plug the camera into the usb and attach the usb to either your computer or the plug for the wall which is comes with as an attachment. I thought this was brilliant as i could also plug my Ipod into the socket too as they charge through your computer usually.
As this camera is now discontinued and not available to purchase brand new from big retailers, I wouldn't suggest it to first time buyers. If your are buying a camera for the first time, or if you don't know too much about cameras and Ebay, then I would suggest you get something brand new with a warranty with it just incase something goes wrong.
Most cameras come with all the same sort of features now. You can choose settings of scenery shots, portraits, night mode etc which rarely get used when I am using cameras as i tend to create my own settings and set it up to how I like it. The image stabilization is brilliant as when I had my daughter in 2009 and she was wriggling around i could take some lovely photos of her without it blurring.
The face recognition is a great feature also and when the camera detects a face is in the shot, it will bring up a square on the screen for you to keep their face in and when the photo is processed, the camera has focused really well onto the face.
Like I said before if you haven't owned a camera before or you haven't had much experience with them, I don't recommend buying this from sellers on Ebay as it will be either used or refurbished.
The samsung L100 is an excellent camera for taking photos of people and also of scenic views.
I loved this camera when I got it, and it got water damage so unfortunately It had to be sent in for recycling as it wasn't usable any more but I do plan to get one from Ebay to use again.
Thanks for reading this review.
Summary: A review of personal experiences with the Samsung L100 digital camera.
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