Product Type: Samsung digital cameras
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What A Let Down
Member Name: Simpsons111
Date: 22/08/08, updated on 22/08/08 (166 review reads)
Advantages: Loads Of Features
Disadvantages: Difficult to Use
At first Glance the Samsung s1050, A 10 mp Camera and 5x optical zoom for about 80 pounds(From Argos ,email me if you find it any cheaper) . What A great deal!!!!! But looks can be deceiving.
Design- From First glace the camera looks great, the large screen, a mass of setting and great resolution. But the Samsung does lack a view finder. But although it has a huge screen (76mm) this does not make up for the lack of a view finder. AS it has a huge screen it is essential you have decent batteries ( I usually use rechargeable as they work out cheaper after a few charges although they are expensive, usually costing around five pound in Argos) as otherwise the camera will cost you a fortune in batteries. You can usually get around 100 shots but this can depend on the batteries and if you use the movie function as this uses more power. But the camera does have very small button which are difficult to use and could do with being larger and spaced out more. And this makes the camera very difficult to use.
Features -The Samsung s1060 has a huge number of features which means that there is huge selection of setting for every situation. But for the average person the Auto setting is fine for most still shot but I do occasionally find the other setting good for some situations. The camera also has a built in advanced shake reduce electronic image stabilisation which boast the Iso sensitivity and quicken the shutter speed so there is less time for the picture to distort. Although it does work well you still can't beat a good tripod. The Camera Also has the ability to record video but they are very poor quality (640x480) but this is quiet common for digital cameras to have poor quality video capacity.
Performance-The camera does suffer from terrible slow shutter from speed for shot-to-shot. Taking 2.4 seconds on shot -to -shot mode this is even slower than its previous model as the Samsung S600 takes 2.3 second on shot-to-shot mode. Compared to its rivals the Casio Exilim which only takes 1.4 seconds per shot. Although the Samsung is slightly better on continuous shots taking 0.8 seconds (per frame), it's still not what it should be
Overall The Camera is very disappointing and Samsung has almost gone downhill on this model. The lack of viewfinder makes it difficult to take a good picture and to me it would have been great if they had made the screen small and put a view finder. The picture quality is fuzzy and distorted at times and I would not recommend buying this camera as the lack of viewfinder and bad design makes this a very difficult camera to use.
*10.1 MP Camera
* 5x Optical Zoom
* 2.7" LCD Screen
* Face Detection
* 14 scene modes
* Red Eye Fix
* Function Description
* Photo Help Guide
* Self portrait
* Movie Recording
* Digital Image Stabilisation (DIS)
* High Sensitivity ISO 1600
* Low Battery Consumption
I Hope You find the Useful
Summary: What A Shame
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