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      28.07.2012 16:20
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      Fab camera

      I was given this camera for Christmas in 2009 however I had chosen this one specifically so I did pick it myself, I picked it for a number of reasons but to be entirely honest (and admit to being about as deep as a puddle) it was because of the colour that I was initially attracted to this particular model! Black? I hear you question, but aren't a lot of cameras black? Well yes they are but mine is actually pink, I am a very girly girl and love pink so therefore when it was time for a new camera being pink was undoubtedly near the top of my list of priorities. Why else did I pick it? ------------------------- Well other than the colour, I had two other main points on my checklist - it had to have a decent zoon and it had to have over 9 megapixels. Remember this was back in 2009 so for a compact digital camera 9 megapixels was above average. The Samsung PL50 has 10.2 megapixels so that was one thing off of my checklist. It also has a zoom and a digital zoom of up to 3x so all of my list was complete. I cant remember the exact price we paid for it but I have a feeling it was around the £180 mark, possibly a little bit less. Appearance -------------- Well as we have all learned by now, I bought this because of the colour! The camera is a lovely metallic pink colour which at the time was quite different to all of the other pink cameras on the market which tended to be baby pink. It is quite a deep pink and as it is metallic it is very shiny. One thing that I instantly noticed before buying this was that the lens and casing surrounding it were black. This struck me as odd initially I don't know why but to be honest I did have slight hesitations about this because it did look different and usually you would get a pink or silver lens. However, I have since decided I actually quite like the black as I do like to stand out! The pink has a sort of brushed stainless steel effect and you can see stripes on the plastic which I think looks really nice, especially in the sunshine. The top of the camera sports a silver Samsung logo. I really like the look of the back of the camera. The screen is of a really good size and takes up almost ¾ of the room on the back measuring 6.9cm (2.7 inches). To the right hand side of the screen you have all of your controls including the zoom, the settings, the menu, displaying your pictures etc. The camera is just over 10cm long, 7 and a half cm tall and just over 3m wide without the lense out. Say.........cheese / sausages / bananas / liquorice /​ supercalifragilisticexpealedocious / your own familys phrase -------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------- To turn the camera on you simply hold down the on button on the top of the camera. You are then ready to go! To take a picture, as with the vast majority of other cameras you simply press the button and there you have it - your picture appears on screen! There are lots of different modes you can use on this camera which I only started to take advantage of recently as before I tended to just stick it on auto. Modes include auto, smart (adjusts to the type of picture you are taking eg. close up, text, night, landscape, fireworks, sunset etc), beauty shot, stabilisation and video. I use three of these regularly - auto, smart and stabilisation and tend to use them all for a variety of different things. I use auto when I am taking a lot of photos for example of a day out where my pictures can include people, animals, landscapes, exhibits etc. I like the auto setting as it does just about work with anything however of course you can get superior photos by using the correct scene setting but when you don't have time or you want to do a point and click I find that this mode works perfectly fine. There is one thing that I have found doesn't work so well on auto and that is taking close ups of items. I run an ebay business and therefore have to photograph my stock and find that if an item is particularly small and detailed for example a pack of beads, then when using auto they often appear slightly blurred. Using auto you can select the flash to be on, off or automatic. I tend to leave mine on automatic and find this great because when I need it its used and when I don't it isn't. I use smart for my ebay items and also things when the light isn't so good. The close up option is really good and really helps to capture the detail of the subject and the night is also good as it doesn't provide a huge flash making things seem unnatural it simply lightens the photo a little so that the subject of your photo can be seen more clearly. The image stabilisation is the one I use primarily for my niece and my kitten! With them both always being on the go it can be quite difficult at times to get a nice picture of them, especially when doing what they like to do best - playing! Therefore, using the stablilisation one is particularly useful as it helps to actually capture the moment rather than seeing it zoom past, clicking the camera and ending up with a blur for a photo. The camera boasts an automatic focus which means that if you lightly press the shutter button before actually taking your photo it will readjust the cameras focus to ensure you get the best picture possible. In addition to this it puts a square round what it believes is the subject. This square is either green or red - green to tell you that this will take a good photo and red to tell you that it may be blurred or fuzzy etc. I love this aspect of the camera and to be honest I think most cameras have it nowadays which is a good thing as it really helps with your photos and also saves you time. I find it most useful when I am using the close up setting as these photos do tend to be prone to blurring and this allows you to move the camera slightly or change the angle or lighting before taking the picture. The camera does have a timer which we have only used a few times but have found really helpful when we have. We tend to use the timer for family shots as it allows us all to be in the picture rather than one of us always missing. Playback ---------- I spend ages going through my photos on the camera because as I suffer from OCD I like everything to remain neat and tidy. Therefore, when my partner takes a rubbish picture I think that its better to delete it now than wait until later! I also like to show others my shots. To view the pictures is easy you simply press the little button that has a play sign on it and there we are. The photos are in chronological order and im afraid you have to go through them all to find what you want however you can go back and forwards so if you have an idea where it is this makes it slightly easier. I do think that this could have been slightly better, maybe allowing you to select a date or, as my Mums Lumix does, showing the photos all as thumbnails and about 20 on screen at a time therefore making it easier to find the photo you are looking for. One more small gripe I have about the playback feature is the way to delete your photos. To delete you check a box, press the bin, it will ask you to confirm and that's it your done. However, if you want to delete all the photos there is no option to do this all in one go, instead you have to go through selecting them all or prompt your computer to do it after uploading them. Putting the photos onto the computer ------------------------------------------ This is amazingly simple, you simply plug the USB cable provided into your computer, other end into your camera, select on screen that you want to view the photos on the computer rather than print them and you will then be asked on the computer how you want to view them, for example photo editor programmes, photo viewers, slideshows etc. The camera does come with a disc which includes all the software that can be used with the camera but you do not have to use this. Although I had it loaded onto my old laptop I haven't bothered with this one because I found that I never used it. The all important question.............what's your favourite colour?! Only joking! What are the pictures like? --------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------- I was really impressed with the quality of the pictures when I first got this camera and even now, over two and a half years later I still remain fairly impressed with the pictures I take using this camera despite it now being surrounded by much newer and flashier models. Granted, the photos from this camera aren't quite as clear as those my mum has taken on her brand new digital camera with its three foot long lense (its probably only about 10cm but it looks very long!) but I can still take a very high quality photo using this camera and I've never thought to myself that I must get a new camera. Yes, I would like one with higher megapixels and a better zoom etc but I find this one brilliant and is perfect for my everyday needs. I find that the pictures are good however you use them, be it on screen as backgrounds or screen savers, printing them as your standard photo prints, making them into a canvas or using them for exciting photo gifts such as calendars or mugs. I have done all of these actually and every single item has turned out perfectly. I find the colours to be so accurate and bright and I really love sharing my photos with those around me. The camera helps me to take very clear photos which in my opinion look really good and as I am a big fan of photos and even more so of actual photographs that you can hold in your hand, put in a frame, stick in an album or blu tack to the wall, the detail and definition in my pictures is essential for getting that perfect shot. Battery Life -------------- The camera comes with a rechargeable battery which has a mains plug which you attatch to the USB cable to charge. I really like this way of using the cables because it means you have less to take with you when you go anywhere and therefore less to lose when you assume that that big knotted bunch of cables is bound to have the camera charger in it.... The battery lasts very well and I couldn't be happier with it to be honest. On a trip out I am likely to take photos in their hundreds and have obviously followed in my mums footsteps. I just like to capture everything as because of my love of photos I like to share my experiences with others and therefore in my quest to take the perfect picture, my camera is often left on for hours at a time. On a standard day out the camera could easily be used for 2 or 3 hours and even after this half of the battery still remains. I know for a fact I can go on two busy days out in a row without charging my camera and it will not die on me. I think its died about three times before and that was our own fault for not charging it! When you do plug it in to charge it, it is relatively quick to charge taking no more than around two hours from empty to full. Any niggles? -------------- I have two very small niggles. The first is that if you have the camera on auto with the flash off and it turns itself off (which it does after about a minute or so of not being used), when you turn it back on it goes back to its default settings, therefore turning automatic flash back on. This is an absolute nightmare if your in historic buildings or somewhere similar as you keep having to remember to turn the flash off. The other niggle is that every few months it begins to make a funny whirring sound and clicking etc. When this happens it really does sound like its on its last legs but it hasn't died on me....yet! Price and Availability ----------------------- As this is a very old model in the world of cameras I cannot see any store online that sells them. However, having a quick look on Amazon, their marketplace does have some used ones which are priced from £35. Summary ----------- As I'm sure you can see from my review I really like this camera. It has lasted me a very long time and has probably taken 30,000 photos but still it is going strong (touchwood!) I love the appearance of the camera and find it easy to use. I feel that it takes extremely clear photos and when looking at some of them you do really feel like you are there. I still don't feel as though this camera is particularly dated. My sister got a new one for her birthday in May which was similarly priced when mine was new and it has all the same specifications so I do think the longevity of this camera is superb. I have also dropped it numerous times on concrete, on grass, on carpet, on kitchen floors - you name it I've dropped it there and apart from a few scratches to the outside it did no damage whatsoever.

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        06.04.2012 09:57

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        A brilliant small camera producing top quality photos

        I have had this camera for about 3 years now and it has never once caused me any problems at all. It is extremely user friendly and can be operated by someone who does not have much experience in cameras or who isn't used to modern technology. It is a small camera that is very slim and compact and can easily fit in your pocket. It is black and has a nice shiny exterior and actually gives the impression in my opinion that it costs more than it did. We paid £95 for it at the time in Curry's where you can still buy them. You can also get them online at Amazon or other electrical retailers. On the top side of the camera there is an on/off button which is clearly lit up in blue and simple to press. Next to this button is the actual activate button to take the picture. This is also very easy to press and capture your photo. There are many different modes on the camera, for example you can take videos with the camera, although be warned, it uses a lot more memory up than taking pictures. It is very easy to switch between the different modes which you want it on, i.e. if you want to change to taking a video instead of a photo it is very simple to turn the dial on the back of the camera to the appropriate icon (it has a little movie camera picture for the video option). The dial is about the size of a 1 penny coin. If you want to delete a photo there is a little rubbish bin icon at the bottom right hand side. It will always check if you're certain you want to delete it just in case you had pressed the button in error, a very handy function! It is easy to extract the memory card in the bottom of the camera and is easy to insert a new one as well. There is also a little hole on the side where you plug in the charger to charge it. It takes about 3 hours to charge the camera from the battery running out to being fully charged. The quality of the pictures is fantastic, so clear and bright. Even in places where you think the photo might not come out very well it still takes a brilliant picture. The only downside I have come across is that when you zoom in whilst taking a video the sound is muted whilst the zooming takes place. It doesn't really matter to me but could for some people. All in all a great camera and I would recommend it to anyone.

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        28.02.2012 17:54

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        The perfect camera for taking happy snaps

        I usually find that cameras can tend to be under used in my opinion simply because of the increasing megapixels appearing of smartphones. Yet i really do find that this camera is a beauty. Nicely covered in a smart black and finished off with little touches of camera genius you should be utterly over the moon if you were to recieve this camera as a present. (so why not give it to yourself instead of having to wait for someone to fork up their love for you). I honestly dont feel anyone would be dissapointed with this camera; the 10.2 megapixels are all used brilliantly to create perfect shots for all to see. The buttons are all easy to use with the button to take the picture slightly indented for your finger to be cushioned nicely so you can be taking snaps all day long. The battery will also allow this as it can last a whole day and even longer when not in use. This means you dont have to worry about the battery running out (unless you have forgotton to charge it). The camera is very simple to use as you just click to take a picture. To change your picture type you just turn the wheel next to the screen to a different option from smart auto which makes sure your picture doesnt come out blury to portrait when taking pictures of people to day and night options and the feature which i love is the videocamera option. This shoots in full colour and sound to give a great long lasting memory. However, my one criticism would be that if you want to take quite a few pictures, this can take up a lot of memory and so it is recommended that you should buy a memory card for this. The camera is possibly not great when taking pictures far away and at night or somewhere dark as the pictures arent of great quality. I have experienced this when going to concerts and the quality of pictures can be dissapointing here so using the videocamera is great. For normal day usage, it really is a fantastic camera and has everything you would ever need. Importing onto the computer is extremely simple and quick. What i liked about the plug was that you have the same cable for plugging into the wall and pc but to plug into the wall, all you have to do it attach the usb end to the wall plug. This saves the hassle of using 2 seperate cables. This is the best camera i have had and really is a treat to own.

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        Was a pretty good camera for it's time, superceeded now.

        When we found out I was pregnant my partner decided that we would really like a digital camera for Christmas so that we could take the hundred of photos that would document the birth and following years of our son's life. With his rather non-techy Grandmother wishing to buy this for us, it fell to me to do the research on which camera would find it's way under the tree and I did have a few criteria in mind. First (and most important) among these criteria was that it should have a rechargeable battery, I've owned enough cameras in the past that have used disposable batteries and know just how expensive replacing them can be. The second important criteria was that it should be a from a well-known, trusted manufacturer, again I've owned enough cheap cameras (Vivatar) to know that the quality is not always as good as it could be. The amount of mega pixels (MP) was not quite as important, obviously I wasn't looking for anything with a ridiculously high MP, but at the same time I didn't want anything too low, I decided 10MP was plenty good enough for me. After spending some time checking out various websites comparing cameras, I decided that the Samsung PL50 fitted the bill perfectly. At the time of purchase this camera cost £79.99, but this was two years ago and it no longer appears to be available new (it is still available used on Amazon and Ebay). Having used this camera very regularly for the last two years, I feel that although I am in no way an expert when it comes to cameras, I do have enough experience to give my opinion on it's suitability for taking family snapshots and short videos. ==First Impressions - What's In The Box, Looks and Installation== The camera came packed in a relatively small box along with the battery, power lead, installation disc, carry strap and instruction manual. You do not get either a memory card or carry case so these need to be bought separately. Although the camera was available in several colour schemes including pink and grey, our is the black version, which is the same very glossy lack I'm beginning to associate with recent Samsung electronic products. Even at the time of purchase this was neither the smallest or thinnest of digital cameras available, but at 8.9cm by 5.7cm and 2.2cm deep it fits nicely in the hand without being too chunky and at 116g (excluding battery and card) it is light enough to not drag on the neck if used with a neck strap. Looks-wise the camera is really nothing special, the front is dominated by the motorised lens (which makes a very satisfying noise as it emerges) which is surrounded by gun metal detailing. The very small flash takes up a tiny corner and the only other decoration on the front is the Samsung labelling along with a legend telling us this is a 10.2MP camera. The rear of the camera is dominated by the 2.7" (6.9cm) TFT LCD screen that is labelled as being "intelligent". The zoom, menu and function buttons are also placed together on the rear of the camera, along the right hand side. The power and shutter buttons are arranged on the top surface of the camera, while there is a tripod fixing on the bottom along with a compartment that slides open to reveal the battery and memory card. The power/USB connection is hidden behind a small flap on the right-hand edge. All in all I would say that this is in no way a stylish camera and has been designed for functionality rather than looks. I particularly like the power lead, which rather than being in one piece comes in two. The actual plug adapter and a USB lead that connects into this. I find this means I have fewer wires hanging around and as the battery can also be charged by connecting it via USB to a computer, I only need to carry the USB lead rather than the whole adapter. What would have made this even better is if the USB connection had been of a standard type, similar to that used in more recent Samsung phones as then I would have needed even fewer wires. Installing the camera via the supplied installation disc was a relatively simple and painless affair on my Windows 7 laptop and along with the drivers you get a couple of programs that should in theory make transferring, manipulating and printing your photos easier. One of these programs, Samsung Master, is a rather nice effort that allows basic adjustments to be made to photos, including red eye removal, effects, cropping and re-sizing before sending them to your printer and is something that I still use regularly. The other program, New PC Studio, is an over-bloated affair that regularly freezes my computer and is something I know refuse to use. Although a memory card is not included, the range of cards this camera accepts was something as a novelty. Rather than being restricted to a single type, this camera can use various types including SD (up to 2GB), MMC plus (up to 1GB) and SDHC (up to 8GB), meaning that it is more likely that you are able to reuse a card from an older camera. Personally we are using this in conjunction with a 4GB SDHC card and are able to fit several hundred photos at top quality along with some videos. ==Picture Perfect? - General Use== If bought new the battery and memory card obviously have to be installed before first use and what I like about this camera is how easy it is to install them. The compartment is easy to open by way of a sliding switch and the battery simply clicks into place. The memory card is similarly just slid into place until it clicks, although I will say there is nothing to indicate which way round it goes. The "hatch" concealing this compartment has stayed as secure as the first day even with it being opened on an almost weekly basis to remove the card. The battery also needs to be charged before the first use, and I find it generally takes anything up to two hours for this with the battery holding it's charge well. There have been days where we have taken almost 100 photos and there is still a tiny amount of battery power left. The only real problem with the battery is that occasionally there is no real warning that it is running out and it will suddenly go flat, although this is something that's we've only noticed in the last couple of months, so it could be that the battery is nearing the end of it's life-span. The time frame from pressing the power button to the camera being ready to take a picture is somewhat unimpressive. I've not timed it exactly but it takes a good couple of seconds. During the first few months ownership the fascination of watching the lens whirr into view was enough to compensate for this wait, but now it's become downright annoying. Although there is a vast range of different setting to play about with, I must admit I don't bother with these and so can barely comment. The two main setting I use are the auto and smart auto, where the camera decides everything for you. When taking a picture the first big problem (for me at least) is that there is no optical view finder. While the LCD screen is large, clear and gives an accurate view of the frame, it is also prone to glare from sunlight. I also find that there are occasions when the picture looks a little blurry on the screen but the resultant photo is perfect. Once ready to take a photo the shutter lag (or time it takes from pressing the button to it actually being taken) depends on which mode the camera is in and lighting conditions. In the very best lighting conditions (where there is no flash needed) it takes under a second, but in the worst it's nearer to three or four. This means that this really isn't the camera for off-the-cuff snaps of moving objects (children, animals, etc) as the subject has very often moved before the picture is taken. Although it is possibly as much down to the memory as the camera, writing time seems very quick, with the camera being ready to take another photo instantaneously if the flash is not used and under a second if it is. Although it is possible to change the photo quality settings from a paltry 1MP through various setting to the full 10MP, I have to admit I've only ever used the highest setting. I've found that photo quality depends greatly on a number of factors including light conditions. In the best possible conditions, where the flash is not required, photos are, indeed, excellent, with the resulting file being easily good enough to print out at A4 size (even after cropping). For those photos where the flash is required the quality is nowhere nearly as good, red-eye seems almost inevitable, even when using the red-eye setting (which increases shutter-lag). The flash doesn't seem to have a particularly long reach either, if the subject is more than a couple of metres away the resultant photo is dark, grainy, with a lot of noise and no amount of photo enhancement software will help make anything worth printing. Really I would say that the camera is only really suitable for photos taken in fair to excellent lighting conditions and to be prepared to spend time removing red-eye when using the flash. As well as photos the camera has a basic video recording function, which isn't at all bad, as long as again the lighting conditions are reasonable. As well as the video, it also records sound, although I must say that video fair eats into memory. While perhaps not the best medium for recording an important event, I have found it perfect for such things as memorialising first steps and then sharing over social networking. As well as being able to view and edit your photos on a computer you can do this on the camera itself. Viewing and deleting photos is simple enough, but anything more than this is fiddly to say the least and rather than replacing the photo it duplicates it. The camera can also be connected to a TV for viewing photos and videos, but I've never bothered with this option. ==Durability== The PL50 has survived the last couple of years quite well, only beginning to show it's age in the last month or so. The once pristine detailing has started to flake making the camera look a little shabby. But the major problem we've encountered is that the lens cover is now a little stiff and doesn't always open when the camera is switched on. At the present this doesn't present an insurmountable problem, as a tap with the finger is enough to persuade it to open, but I would imagine there will be a time in the not so distant future when this may not be enough. So if you are buying this second hand I would suggest switching it on and off a few times before buying it in case it has the same problem. Although I'm beginning to feel that the battery is coming to the end of it's life span it is still able to hold it's charge. Should it start losing that ability then replacements are still available on such websites as Amazon. ==Final Words== Although in no way perfect, the Samsung PL50 is not a bad camera for those that simply wish to take snapshots. It is an easy camera to use and reasonable results can be achieved when using the automatic settings. It is, however, possible to change many of the settings, but I find this disproportionately fiddly for the improvements reached. As this is no longer available new, I can't recommend you buy it as such, but as a second hand camera at around the £40 mark, it's really not at all bad and would make a good camera for someone who wishes to own a digital camera but doesn't want to bother with all the settings.

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          26.01.2011 23:31
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          Perfect buy for capturing memories

          I received this camera as a Christmas present so that I can record some great moments on nights out so I never forget them. The quality of the pictures from this camera are fantastic considering how easy it is to use. This camera is perfect for people to use at special occasions from family get togethers and friends nights out. It is then perfect for the average person to process and show off with its easy to use features and good sized screen. The price of the camera I only found out when looking on websites after Christmas which seems to be very reasonable for a camera of its greatness. Compared with some of my friends cameras which are either not as good on the quality of pictures or too complex to use. The camera itself has a good amount of battery and is easily charged with either the computer or the mains. The camera can last on long days and nights and still have enough battery to view the pictures the next day or week. The camera is an average size for its league meaning that it can fit in good sized bags and easy to hold within the hand when travelling. The features which I use on the camera would be the flash, timer and colour effects which are all easy to use and of good standards. Otherwise I have not looked into the other features to explain in detail. I cannot think of any negatives of this camera and would encourage anyone I know to go out and buy this camera if they are looking for one for everyday use.

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          18.10.2010 18:55
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          Easy to use , picture quality is amazing

          I bought this camera in pink, and immediately I thought It was a fantastic product, First of all I find that samsung cameras are the easiest to use. It is a 10.2 megapixel camera. With the Pl50 the picture quality is amazing and the camera is quite compact bearing in mind the amount of features it holds, The camera's best feature and what makes it unique (especially for girls) Is beauty mode in which you can change the tone and add 3 levels of retouch which does make a difference in covering up imperfections. It's like airbrushing photos and is really good for professional looking shots. The Pl50 also has a range of scenary modes from fireworks to beach and snow so it really is perfect for any location. The only problem I have had with the Pl50 is that the picture quality went blurry and i had to exchange it , but I was advised this was most likely a technical default in that specific camera not the range. I love the plug and the way it converts into a USB - absolutely brilliant! I also love its built-in colour modes, which allow you to be creative with sepia tones, black and white, and a 1960s-style yellow tones. It's cheap, cheerful and I like it, I'm no expert though but for an affordable camera for regular people, I'd recommend it. Specifications AUDIO Built-in microphone Yes Battery Battery Charger AC Adapter CAMERA Optical sensor CCD Megapixels 10.2 megapixels Light sensitivity Auto ISO, ISO 80, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600 White balance Automatic, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent H, Fuorescent Light, Tungsten LCD display size 2.7 inch Flash type Built-in Digital zoom 3 x Optical zoom 3 x Focal length f = 6.2 ~ 18.6mm (35mm film equivalent: 35~105mm) CONNECTIVITY PC Connection PictBridge, USB General Camera Type Digital compact Dimensions (H x W x D) 56.5 x 89 x 21.5 mm Weight 116.1 g AVAILABLE COLOURS Silver, Black, Grey, Pink STILL IMAGES Still image format JPEG Still image resolution (max) 3648 x 2736 pixels Storage Storage type(s) MultiMedia Card, Secure Digital Card, Secure Digital High Capacity Internal memory 9MB VIDEO Video capture format(s) MPEG-4 Video capture resolution(s) 640 x 480 pixels Video capture speed 30 fps

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            18.09.2010 18:11
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            Great camera

            I received this camera as a present for my birthday and absolutely love it. There Is not a single down side to owning this camera. Price Considering the camera is a Samsung and all the features it has I was expecting it to be very expensive. However it comes in at just under £65 from PcWorld. This is an absolute bargain. However you have to buy a memory card on top of this which ranges in price. I have also purchased a case to protect it but these can both be picked up for a few pounds from Amazon. Quality The picture quality on the camera is more than enough for any average photographer. It has 10.2 mega pixels which is plenty. The camera also boasts a 2.7 inch screen which allows your pictures to be viewed easily and at a good quality. Size In my opinion the best thing about this camera is the size. It has a very large screen which I love but the camera itself is small. Its very slim and can easily fit into your pocket. The internal memory is virtually non-existent which means you must buy a memory card. The camera is also very light, so is all in all perfect for carrying around anywhere you go. The battery life is brilliant and lasts for around 150 to 250 pictures. The battery also charges very quickly by simply plugging it into a all (all plus and cables included). Features This camera does everything you could want a camera to do. It has video capture capabilities, auto focus, smart focus etc. It has the ability to take black and white photos (and a range of other effects). It even has a touch up ability which allows you to basically air brush your photos. I have only used a small chunk of the features available and they are more then enough. I cannot think of any downsides to this camera. It does everything I want a camera to do and more. I 100% recommend it to in-experienced photographers who wants a simple, good quality camera.

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              EXCELLENT BUY

              The pink version of this camera was bought for me as a present and i must say it is the best and easiest camera I have ever used. There is wheel that you turn to choose your different setting s such as video. The screen is quite large allowing you to view all your pictures clearly. With the camera being a 10.2 mega pixel the quality of pictures are very good. The camera is also has a 3x optical zoom however after taking your picture you can still edit the picture by zooming in further should you wish to do so. The recharge battery was really good it seems to last forever. You can either plug this in at the mains or it was also a USB. So when transferring your photo's to your computer it will automatically update. This is not a chunky camera in the slightest it is about an inch thick. It doesn't come with a case however I picked one up from ASDA so you can easily pick one up. I would recommend this camera to anyone looking for a compact easy to use camera.

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              17.08.2010 00:23

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              Brilliant camera, would recommend to anyone!

              I bought this camera as it was on offer at currys, as mine had broken, and i can honestly say that it really is a brilliant camera. I love taking photos but i'm not one of those professionals but some of the photos i take on this camera turn out fabulous. It's only 10.2 megapixel but there's a setting and a scene for whatever you want to shoot. And the zoom is really good quality! It focuses perfectly! The camera has a really good screen and it look pretty fancy, although i would recommend getting a camera bag as mine has quite a lot of scratches and marks from being in my bag. Although the camera is a bit chunky, it really takes brilliant shots. I would really recommend this camera to everyone, it's the best camera i've ever had, i don't go anywhere without it! And the chunkyness is the only flaw i can think of! In one word this camera is excellent!

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              05.07.2010 11:33
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              Highly recommended!

              I bought the pink version of this camera from Curry's - purely because it was the cheapest pink one. It cost me £79.99 which i thought was a reasonably good price. Firstly the camera's appearance. As i said i got the pink version (baby pink) and it has a black coloured lense. It small and compact and only about 1 inch thick. The back of the camer has a LCD screen that is about 75% of the size of the whole camera which is good. It also has a wheel that you turn to choose different options alsong with various buttons to zoom, play and delete photos. It has 10.2 mega pixels and 3x Zoom (not that this means much to me, but i know the higher the better) It has many fantastic features such as; you can pick a shooting mode depending on the weather/light, auto focus and auto timer. It also has a user's manual on the actual camera's memory which is a handy feature. The camera only comes with a 128MB SanDisk - so i had to buy a bigger one (luckly Curry's had an offer on which i could buy a 4GB for £20.00) but i think this is pretty standard when buying a digit camera. It has a rechargable battery which, when fully charged, lasts for a good 3/4 hours of photo taking. The charger it comes with connects directly to the main, but the plug can be taken off so that you can connect to the computer to download your photos (alternatively you can put the SanDisk directly into some computers/printers. The camera also comes with a wrist strap as standard and i also got a camera case (not sure if this is standard?) All in all, fantastic camera - easy to use, reliable and great photo's!

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