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I used to own an old Samsung Digimax and had always got on well with this, so when I shopped around for a new camera I was always on the lookout for another Samsung. I tend to buy Samsung electrical products in general. They've not let me down yet! I saw this camera going half price in Argos a couple of years ago now and thought it was too good an opportunity to miss. I'm very glad I did.
The picture is amazing and you really don't need to mess around with any focussing or options to take quality photographs every time. If I had to make a complaint, it would be that you seem to have to wait a long time for the camera to take your picture once you've pressed the button. This makes action shots (rollercoasters, kids running around etc) difficult to catch. This is a small complaint though as it does capture objects in motion very well.
As a video camera too, it works remarkably well. I've been capturing family events with this for years now and have never felt the need for a video camera instead.
All in all, a really good quality camera that lasts.
I bought this camera myself from tesco 2-years ago....suffice to say its been all i've ever needed so far!!. The USP/ thing that drew me to this camera initially was the amount of mega pixels you got per buck . Compared to the old guard/more well established brands like CANON,FUJI,NIKON this seemed the most logical step for somebody who loves photographs of nights out ,vacations,the odd rare flower,the odd super-car, etc but im hardly what you call a professional lenser.So far this camera has not let me down,and even after two odd years of ownership i still feel as though it will last another three and STILL not be out of date too badly! It has great picture quality,video recording,28-mm wide lens and dual image stabilization , as-well as 7 capture modes including night,scene and an "auto"for amateurs like myself. It also comes with a full array of PC goodies to get you going with,including USB cable and a software suite by samsung, which allows in depth editing of photos and is really quite good once you get it installed and working properly.The only things i dislike on this are the little internal memory(1GB) that is standard in this package as-well as the screen which has collected many tiny scratches on the surface quite easily. I also dislike the "zoom" button as it is very fiddly and not as intuitive as id like. Other than that it does the job of many more expensive cameras at what i would consider a very fair price in comparison to them.
I was given this camera for my birthday and waht a great camera it is. I had a big Digital SLR camera before and wanted something more compact. It is light and has some great features like the face recognition and blink detection. It is so easy to use but still has the quality. Samsung seem to have excelled themselves this time. The rechargable Li-ion battery is great as so many cameras go through batteries like water.
The downside is that the buttons are a little fiddly and if you have big fingers it can be a bit of a problem. The turn dial on the top is good but again it can be a bit fiddly. The LCD screen is bright and clear and is nice to have such a big screen. the other function such as scene control using different colour filters for the picture are a good idea and work well. Overall the features are impressive for the price and would be comparable to any Digital SLR.
My girlfriend just received this digital camera for her birthday from her Madré, and shamefully I don't think I've seen her that excited in a good while! She absolutely loved it before the camera was even out of the box, impatient to see the red case.
Cue hour upon hour of everyone on guard, waiting to be sneakily snapped and paraded on Facebook. She loves this camera, possibly more than poor old me!
The exterior is perfection - a huge screen on the back, and quite honestly a quality build. The camera switches on instantly, no waiting around for years staring at the manufacturer's logo. The lens shoots out quicker than anything I've ever seen (tongue in cheek).
The quality of the images are incredible, almost putting my D50 to shame. Though the usual limits seem to apply as with all Point and Shoots, like no manual focus, she doesn't care as long as the shot of her friends is quality. No need for creative Depth Of Field tricks.
It's currently half price in Argos (£99), so I assume that's where this one was born. If you're in the market for an impressive Point and Shoot, and don't want the options and flexibility of a dSLR, I can't see where you can go wrong here!