This camera is good as it is extremely easy to learn how to navigate your way through the different menus though some after a few years of use are still a mystery to me as I just use it to take pictures and delete them. It has a nice smooth rectangular shape which is easy to hold like most cameras. It has a 5x optical zoom which is very handy when taking pictures of objects far away which are barely visible in pictures without it. The face detection is a nice extra feature. The digital image stabilisation is also a good feature. This camera is good for the price of £50-£75 as it is well built and lasts a long time as I have had this for about 2 years and it still works perfect except recently the camera let me down when I tried to take a picture as it ran out of battery power in roughly 2-5 minutes when I was just holding the camera at a object and pressed the button to take a picture and I was using rechargeable batteries although I have had the batteries for about a year it may be their fault but I am not sure as they used to work in the camera before. Just make sure if you buy this camera to always carry a spare set of high powered ordinary batteries with you like duracell or something similar. Batteries are the AA type so you know. The camera wrist strap is also sturdy and does not break easy while using but I find that when sweating it can feel uncomfortable at times. The camera takes high quality pictures which can be enlarged to a very large size on a computer. For anyone wanting a home use camera I recommend buying this product.
I bought the Samsung S1065 digital camera two years ago now when it was on offer in Argos reduced to £79.99. When buying the camera I wanted the best picture quality I could for the cheapest price and thus went for this model as it was a 10.2 megapixel camera for under £100...at the time this seemed like a bargain particularly as it also has 5x optical zoom which was important to me when out and about at places such as concerts and festivals!
However, two years have now passed since then and cheaper digital cameras can be found on the market, with the current January sales 14MP cameras can be picked up for as little as £40 and thus this Samsung model no longer has a place in the Argos catalogue, it can still be picked up on websites such as Amazon and eBay where they can be bought for as little as approximately £20. This, to me, is a bargain when you look at its specifications:
Camera Type Compact
Optical Zoom 5x
Digital Zoom Yes
Resolution 10.2 Megapixel
LCD Screen Size 2.7 inch
Optical Zoom 5x
35mm Zoom Lens 38 - 190 mm
Focus Type Autofocus
Focus Range 31.5 in. (w)
Macro Focus Range 0.39 in. (w)
Focal Length 6.3 - 31.5 mm
Image Sensor Type CCD
Camera Resolution 10.2 Megapixel
Image Resolutions 1024 x 768, 2592 x 1944, 3072 x 2304, 3648 x 2052, 3648 x 2432, 3648 x 2736
Video Resolutions 320 x 240, 640 x 480 (VGA)
Video Speed 30 fps
Video Format AVI, Motion JPEG
Shutter Speed 1/2000 - 1/15Sec.
White Balance Auto, Cloudy (Preset), Daylight / Sunny (Preset), Fluorescent (Preset), Incandescent (Preset), Manual
Memory Type Built-in, Multimedia Card, SD Card, SDHC Card
Built-in Memory Size 17 MB
Compression Type DPOF, JPEG
ISO Speeds 100, 1000, 1600, 200, 400, 50, 800, Auto
Flash Type Built-In
Flash Functions Auto Flash, Fill-in Flash, Flash Off, Red-eye Reduction Flash, Slow Sync
Viewfinder / Display
LCD Screen With LCD Screen
LCD Screen Resolution 230000 pixels
LCD Protected Position Without LCD Protected Position
Interface Type USB 2.0
Video Interface Video Out
Self Timer 10 Sec., 2 Sec.
Built-in Microphone Yes
Operating System Apple Mac OS X 10, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 98SE, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP
Height 6.3 cm
Width 9.91 cm
Depth 2,6 cm
Weight 0.16 Kg
There are 8 different settings on the camera, all controlled by a button on top of the camera which swivels round, portrait mode, one which reduces hand shake, scene modes, video settings etc. These all make the camera much more advanced but...to be honest...I don't think I've personally ever changed the setting from Auto and I love taking photographs and often edit them profusely thus making it a little unnecessary in my opinion to have so many settings, particularly when you can just go into the options or manual mode and change options there!
Pictures are very easy to upload onto the computer via a USB cable or can be sent straight to a printer, very little computing experience is needed to be able to upload them!
The camera was small and lightweight two years ago, and it's still fairly small but compared to what's on the market today it's becoming a bit of a "brick", like old mobile phones become eventually! It is fairly heavy and when taking it on a night out as I often do, it takes up a lot of room in a little bag!
Not only does it take up a lot of room but the amount of battery it runs through is absolutely awful! It takes two AA batteries a time and if you don't use rechargable ones (I have to admit...I don't) then it costs you a small fortune to take those brilliant pictures on a night (or day) out! Those two batteries probably won't last an hour of the camera being on and thus I end up filling that little bag with batteries too (about 3 pairs...and I'm not joking!). Rechargable batteries can be used but it still drains the life out of them just as quickly so be prepared to take a lot of spares just in case!
Now the picture quality...it is good don't get me wrong but after a holiday trip where another camera (a Canon) came along...I realised that actually the lighting is very odd and it can take a long time to actually take a picture! The same picture taken with two cameras came out completely different and the S1065 was the loser of best quality, yet they were the same megapixels. It just seems to take much longer for the flash to take a picture than other cameras and I've noticed this not only compared to a Canon but also a Sony, Olympus and even an Alba! You can use different lighting settings to change the picture but this makes very little difference...and by the time you've gone in to change the settings to improve the quality of the picture... your battery runs out anyway!
All in all I've had a good run with the Samsung and would recommend it for those who want a cheap and pretty good quality picture...with BRILLIANT optical zoom (5x!!) and one that takes good video too...but for me it's now time to trade in for a more compact, quicker camera, I have had a good run with this one though and it's captured many fabulous photos, it's hard to give it an unbiased rating out of 5 stars as I will actually be sad to see it go!
This Samsung S1065 is really good camera it does the perfect job the pictures are always good i took my Samsung S1065 on my holiday to Australia and took loads of pictures i have had this camera for three years now and i haven't had any problems with it at all. This Samsung S1065 has all sorts on it like zooming which is really good easy to switch the on camera flash memory is fantastic you can make videos on it too its brilliant. I would recommend this Samsung to my friends and family this is the one to get the price is not too bad nether.The Samsung S1065 is nice size to not too big just right its very easy to use too you will never i have a problem using one of there cameras i will guarantee you on that i even going to get this for my mum for Christmas she will love it just like me.
The Samsung S1065 is a standard camera that a user would find on the market.
The camera comes with, what one would not class as standard, a 10 mp specification. This gives a high quality photo that a user can be happy with as an end product.
The camera gives a number of predefined user options, in which they can use to take photos. Although I do have to admit, that I often these annoying and fidgety and do not bother to change the settings.
The menu system can easily transverse through the use of a small number of buttons.
One of the best features of the phone is its size, it can easily fit into a users pocket and also be ready to take pictures with.
Although one big problem of the camera is that it does drain the batteries rather fast, because of this you can go through a large number of batteries very quickly. Therefore I recommend buying rechargeable batteries.
Overall this is one of the best cameras I have used, although it does go through a large number of batteries.