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I've had this camera for a couple of years now, although it was over £100 at the time when I purchased I am aware it is available in Argos now for around £99.99. The camera is quite small, I'd say its bulkier than the slimmer camera's but it is still something you could keep in your pocket.
I'd recommend this camera to amateur photographers as it has a wide range of features you can explore and improve your skill with the camera, and when you're ready you can take some really high quality images with the samsung as it is a 13.6 megapixel camera! I've taken this camera with me on holiday, on nights out, day trips and for fun photoshoots with my friends. For self portraits I'd recommend buying a tripod which you can slot into the bottom, this keeps the camera upright and still while you pose with your family/friends if there is no one to take the picture.
You will need to buy your own SD memory card - mine has 2GB of space which holds thousands of pictures (depending on which quality images you go for, if you want higher quality images they have a bigger file size so you'll need a memory card with more space).
The controls are found on a wheel near the button on the top of the camera which takes pictures. Rotating the wheel gives you different options - my favourite is beauty shot for an automatic retouch of facial features which I regularly use when I'm doing fun photoshoots for friends. You can change the resolution of the pictures, flash can be off on or on auto and self timer function is also available. You can have a play around with colours eg. black and white, exposure and contrast etc.
All of these features become easier with usage. The battery life is great so make sure you charge your camera when its discharged until its fully charged and never leave the battery in for ages when it isn't being used. Good video quality too!
My favourite camera so far (I've had a fair few), great for my passion in close up photography produces high quality images! Oh and smile shot is a fantastic feature- smile and the picture automatically is taken!! x
The samsung offers all the toys you get on most other cameras with what sounds like a bunch of pixels at a bargain price. Cheap it is at about £90 and cheerfulness will need to be your approach to the results. Just a point and shoot offering that with a big enough memory card will produce some decent pics. Lens seems to live up to the price tag and low lighting can see disappointing results. Focus/shutter speed can be a real pain, I've not fathomed how to resolve. So a degree of unpredictability in results is a big disappointment. Flash is not that responsive to requirements with bad wash out close up. Menus can be a bit annoying and auto seems the best option all in all. To mess with program setup is missing the point on a camera of this ilk. Good battery life and decent pocket size (although I guess this is true of the genre). I wish I'd saved up a bit more and got a better camera sometimes - but the ability to take loads of shots on a 2G card is fine for the price. I guess.
This camera is fairly small and is great for a starting photographer, or just for somebody who likes taking pictures. The camera is 13.6 megapixels and has either 6 or 5x zoom, depending on the model you purchase. There is a slot for a tripod at the bottom, and it is compatible with SDHC cards - mine has 4GB of space. The actual camera memory is only 6 photos, so an SDHC is essential.
The controls are difficult to get used to for a first-time buyer, but after a while they become simple to navigate. There are many different settings for the camera on the main wheel. These are: manual, program, auto, movie, scene, beauty shot, dual IS, and there is also a 'photo help guide' included. This is reasonably limited but very useful for tips on brightness, colours etc.
The shutter speed can vary from 1/1500 to 8 secons, but this can only be changed on manual mode. Otherwise, the norm is 1 second.