Product Type: Samsung digital cameras
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A great digital camera for the price
Member Name: Beanie8844
Advantages: Takes fantastic pictures
Disadvantages: The zoom is not enough and the battery life is too short
I purchased the Samsung S1070 digital camera from play.com around a year and a half ago now, because I fancied getting a digital camera and this model looked like a good deal. It cost me £79.99 back then, so I'm sure it could be purchased now for a lot cheaper than this.
I personally feel that it takes very good pictures for the price, lets face it you can spend a lot more than £79.99 on a digital camera these days; but if this one does the job and there isn't that much difference in use and picture quality, then why bother? It is 10.2 megapixels, which I thought was pretty reasonable, as well as having a 3 x optical zoom allowing you to zoom in a decent amount; although it would be nice to have a bit more zoom if i'm honest.
The best feature for me of the camera is the large 2.7 inch colour LCD viewing screen on the rear of the camera. All of the images can be brought up onto this screen and you can clearly see what a picture is likely to look like before you push the button and take it.
It is very easy to use and there are many different shooting modes available, allowing you to take the best pictures given the environmental conditions. These really work, such as red eye elimination and flash etc and can be read up on in detail in the instruction manual.
It's nice and small and will easily fit into your trouser pocket or handbag. The exact dimensions are 93.1 x 61.5 x 24mm. This is a good design feature for me, because there is nothing worse than having to carry an item around with you because you have nowhere that you can easily put it; with this particular camera you don't have to worry about this, although I'm pretty sure that most camera's should now be of similar sizes. It is also very lightweight, which is a bonus, weighing in at just 120g.
You can also transfer the pictures contained on the camera easily to a pc or laptop using the USB connector - always useful for sites such as dooyoo or ebay!
In general it is a great camera given the price, but my one bug bare really is the short battery life it has. The camera runs off of 2 x AA batteries, but if you are taking a lot of pictures, using the LCD viewing screen and the flash also the batteries do not last very long before they will need replacing. I have found the best option is to use rechargeable batteries as this saves some money.
I have the camera in Silver, but I'm aware that you can purchase it in a variety of different colours, including pink.
Overall, it's a cracking little camera for the price and is capable of taking some awesome photographs, although it does have a couple of negatives. These are the fact that the three times optical zoom isn't really enough and the battery life is too small. Apart from that though it is great.
Thanks for reading, feel free to comment.
Summary: Well worth purchasing
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