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I got this camera about four years ago as a gift on my birthday. I was only 10 and it was my first camera and I wasn't expecting the quality I found. My camera came in silver, however it comes with the option of black or pink casing. The case was durable and has kept the camera itself safe to this day
The picture quality as well also surprised me, I had seen adverts for phones with more megapixels than my camera had, however after seeing the results I quickly decided that there would be no point. The Samsung takes photos of more than enough quality to be clearly viewed on a PC or even on a projector.
The camera was also very easy to use, perfect for a night out. The automatic features do all the work for you, just decide if you want a landscape or portrait photo, hold down the focus button and the camera decides whether to use the flash or not. Bringing me neatly onto my next point
So far I had found the camera to be near impeccable however the glare produced by the flash I found to be a problem at concerts. However an easy way to solve this, turn it off, flash isn't needed at concerts and the Samsung lets you customize the auto feature with little tweaks like that to meet your personal requirements
Another drawback are the batteries. Unlike most modern cameras the Samsung s760 doesn't come with a
charger and so you need to provide two aa batteries. But these will last for about a week with infrequent use.
Filming video however is a real issue with very poor quality video produced,however it isnt a video camera and this was to be expected
The memory is also acceptable, the 11mb of internal memory is pretty rubbish but the sd can support up to 8GB, however in saving files I have had lots of issues with file errors, making my photos unviewable.
The price really is the clincher though, when I got the camera it cost around £40 but go on ebay and you can get them for about £10
Overall a great first camera and definitely something that I would recommend to a friend
well i got this camera as a gift and i was made up as it was my first digital camera, i was amazed at how light and compact it was. the picture quality is really good and so is the video. however editing videos can be a pain so i stick with microsoft editor as i findd it easy.
this is great as a first camera and really good as a gift. my mum who bought me this went out and eventually bought herself the same camera in pink (mines black) i believe you can also get it in silver. the different features are brilliant and the flash is really handy as some cameras ive seen dont have one.
i still have my camera 3 years on and i still love it, im now using it for my youtube videos aswell....taska247 if you wanted to see the quality.
it can also be saved as HD whilst editing which i didnt know about until a few backs.
like i said i recommend this product to anyone looking for a decent 1st camera. thats all i really have to say. great camera great price
I thought that being that I've had this camera about two years and have really only just started using it on a regular basis in the last few months, I'd try and write a review on what it's like.
Well to start with I found it hard to choose what colour as they done this in blue, black and silver, I went for the silver as my daughter already had the blue one and the silver looked nicer than the black. It's quite a nice size camera as it fits into the hand easily ( W9cm x L6cm x D2cm) and has a very sleek look to it.
Coming with 7.2 megapixels I knew this was plenty for me at the time ( I know that the more megapixels the better, but thats about all!!). It is extremely easy to use, so that was a plus factor as well. Now on the front of the camera there is of course the lens which has a 3 x optical zoom of 6.3 - 18.9mm, which slowly comes out when you press the small button on the top ( sorry to all the camera buffs out there, but I'm not very good at explaining in technical terms!).
Now talking of the top this consists of the said button, then there is a dial which has several markings on it. There are eight in total each doing a different thing ;
1. Programme - Directly sets various features for shooting
2. Manuel - Same as above but including aperture and shutter speed
3. Photo Help Guide - This mode minimizes camera shake, helps when image is out of focus, adjusts brightness and low light conditions.
4. Portrait - This is for photographing just people
5. Scene - Specific mode for certain scenes with 10 scene modes
6. Movie - This is for making your own little videos
7. Auto - This just does it all for you at a flick
Now I usually just use the auto switch ( and sometimes the movie one by mistake!), but to be honest while I have been writing this review I had forgotten how many different settings this has. I will have to try and play around with this a bit more and stop being lazy.
I find that the 2.4" LCD Screen to be amply big for me to view what I am taking a picture of, there is another round button on the back and this has 4 functions, that you press up or down, left or right. Press menu once and a display comes up in what launguage, date and time ect... press right and the settings come up, press left and the sounds control comes up, press up and basic information apperars and press down ( and I think !) this changes the settings that you want.
This camera does take 2 AA batteries and I do find that it is better to use a make like Duracell, as it does use them reasonably quickly, but I belive that this camera isn't as bad as some others about. Now what I don't like about this camera and there are 2 things, firstly is that the dial on the top can very easily get turned round from the setting that you are using. As I said before I usually just use the auto setting and sometimes when you suddenly see a picture that you want to take quickly and rush to get it out of the case and snap it, I find that when I later look at it I've done a recording instead!!. I cannot check it on the spot as this is the other fault that I have found since I have been using it lately and that is that if I go to look at what I have just taken a photo of it can some times corrupt. By this I mean that it comes up "File Error" and I lose that picture, it even happens when I'm back home and go through the pics one will suddenly disapper. So now I put them straight onto the laptop, but it still seems to lose the odd one or two even with that.
So although this is a very handy little camera and has taken some wonderful pictures for me recently of my grandson, I'm still a bit worried when taking pictures incase I lose a good one. I never noticed this happening when I used it on a very odd occasion. I did have to get a Micro SD card when I bought the camera and I am now wondering if this has something to do with it, I will have to look into this and update this review if it is.
This camera sells for around the £50.00 mark or less.
So I would say that this is a great little camera, apart from those two things so I will give it 3 dooyoo stars!
I brought this camera in Sept 2008 as a simple 'point and shoot' camera a function that the S760 performs well though it also offers a variety of modes for specific types of shots (closeup, outdoors, night time and so on) as well as the option of full manual control.
In use I found it easy to get to gripes with. Ergonomically it feels comfortable to hold and shooting pictures is helped by a decently sized LCD screen to size and review your photos.
Pictures on the whole are pleasing though low light shots can be grainy and certain shots - e.g closeups, low light, night time - benefit from the use of tripod to avoid blurring caused by hand shake even with the cameras digital image stabilization (DIS) mode enabled. A USB cable was supplied for connecting to a PC or direct to a printer (so long as it has pictbridge).
Downsides? well the camera was not supplied with a case so that was an additional cost. I also found it to be rather heavy in terms of battery use. I recommend you avoid using standard alkaline batteries which run out very quickly particularly if shooting with flash and buy some rechargable's instead. Overall for the money a good buy.
The Samsung S760 is a brilliant I have this at the moment and I got it bought for me a year ago I really think the quality is amazing the photo's I take on it give me great profile pictures on my social networking site.
11MB of built-in memory, so you can take lots of photos and not have to worry if you don't have a memory card.
*A place for your SDHC cards and the dimentions are
= 3.7 x 2.4 x 1.0 in.
(93 x 62 x 27 mm) so easy to fit in your pocket.
*A 3.00x zoom.
It takes 2 x AA Batterys.
There is no charger with this camera, so then only down side is having to buy batteries all the time!
I think its great to have on a night out it gives me good photos on a night out, as the flash is great not enough to make you look really pale but just perfect. The menu is easy to use if you want to alter the flash and it also fixes red eye, which is useful.
I have it on me and it is easy to carry in a case. The size could be smaller but it's not a problem. The zoom works better than I expected in can get a great focus on it. I would buy another for a friends birthday or a holiday.
Your pictures will be sharp and it has a lead you can attatch to your laptop to upload any photo's you have taken.
Overall a great camera and I would find it easy buy for a friend.
The first thing I noticed about this camera was that it was very light, maybe a little too light to feel as though it was good quality. The rounded edges give it a more 'child-friendly' appearance, as opposed to sleek and sophisticated. However, the camera came with a quick start manual, usb cable, installation CD, a lanyard and two AA batteries. It's fairly easy to use, with clear indications of what does what, for example the round button in the right hand corner is labelled 'menu/OK', so little common sense is needed to operate! There are eight options for when taking photos: auto, portrait, movie, scene (different shooting situations e.g. night time), manual (change functions yourself), program (configures camera with the best settings for it), dis (reduce effects of camera shake) and photo help guide (give help to the user in order to take a picture using the correct method). The 7.2 mega pixels give a good quality picture, and these can be easily uploaded onto any PC. The camera gives good value for money, and I would recommend it to anyone who likes to take photos for fun and memories, not serious photographs!
I was lucky enough to get this camera as a gift. It came in quite a large box with the USB Cable, installation CD and manual. The first thing I admired about this camera is its light, compact physique. I just love taking pictures and it is so very easy for me to pop this in a handbag, or even a clutch purse due to its light weight and compact size.
Specifications from the manual include:
* 7.2 MegaPixels
* 3x Optical Zoom
* Face Detection
* Function Description
* 2.4"LCD Screen
* 10 Scene Modes
* Photo Help Guide
* Self Portrait Functionality
* Digital Image Stabilisation
* Movie Recording (with sound)
* High Senstitivity
* Low Battery Consumption
The camera does rise up to all the specifications included with the manual, except for the low battery consumption part. I used Rayovac non-rechargeable batteries in my previous camera (HP Photosmart E337) and it lasted through my numerous photo sessions. However, I was dismayed to see that despite the "Low Battery Consumption" feature, this camera ate up all my batteries after just ten pictures. That being said, I have to admit that Rayovac is not the highest quality battery out there. Therefore, I have recently purchased some Sony rechargeable batteries that work perfectly all right in the camera. Just don't be fooled by the low-battery feature!
Otherwise, I am very happy with the picture quality. 7 MP may not be suitable for you if you happen to be a professional photographer with an excellent eye for detail. However, I would say that this is the camera for someone who just wants to take capture some memories!
I checked some stores and the camera seems to be available from £53 to £60. Overall, I would say that this is quite a nice find for the price!
Thanks for reading!
This Samsung Camera is really good to pop in your bag and whip out when you need to take pictures. Pictures are crisp, clean and clear to see.
Personally I do have a few negative points about this camera. It takes awhile to process after time, this maybe my particular camera, but I find if I take more than 10 pictures it takes awhile before it can load and take another picture. Another problem I have with this camera is the 'DIS' function (shown with a shaky hand) This is meant to help pictures where you may be shaking alot to steady the shot. Yet i find it makes situations worse and find myself using auto instead as this seems to focus alot better whilst shaking! how odd is that?
I use rechargable batteries in my camera and sometimes this little cam can gobble them up within an hour ON FULL CHARGE! depending on how its feeling i think. Also when turning the wheel at the top to change function, it gives a brief description on what each function does, which is nice...if it stayed on the screen long enough for me to read it!
Good points -
Great quality for a decent price
Sharp pictures on auto
Rarely any red eye pictures
Flash extremely bright
Bad Points -
Anti shake function is actually worse than auto
Can eat batteries up like the cookie monster eats cookies
Can be really fiddly to change some aspects/functions (i.e. Change resolution, play videos, quality change etc)
Load times can become delayed after awhile
If you're a snap-a-holic and want quick photos, i'd suggest something better or a professional SLR. Otherwise if you're looking for something in budget, for one or two days out each year, this little blighter will do the trick!
Very compact camera, i decided to go with the pink version (but it does come in other colours) The things i like best about this camera is that it is lightweight and small enough to fit in your handbag (if your a girl) or your pocket (for the guys) Very useful if your not a professional like myself, and just want to take pictures of special events ect. Ideal for things like holidays or trips particulary good for those split second moments, unlike some cameras that take an age to take a picture (then the moment has gone) this camera is almost instant at taking the picture. With the good comes the bad, you need really good batteries to run this camera, i tried using less branded batteries and it would only turn on for a hour or so. So if your buying it, worth investing in some good batteries! 7.2 megapixles - does the job but if your wanting best quality pictures, then maybe not the camera for you.
Now this camera suits me down to the ground, its not too big for carrying in your pocket and it bounces!!! Let me explain the bouncing bit. I quite often take a camera on nights out or in at friends houses. We have a habbit of drinking a little too much alcohol and the camera tends to fly across the room then fall very fast towards a tiled floor. Still all in one piece and very few scratches on it. So that brings me to the build quality, can't knock it, in fact its perfect. It's got a 7.2 Mp camera and okay its far from being the best but if your looking for amazingly good quality then you are looking in totally the wrong place. The camera comes with a 1GB memory card which is more than big enough and a set of rechargeable batteries and a charger to charge them which saves you on forking out a million on batteries as this little camera needs lots of power.
This is a great camera if you're not a photographer, but like to take holiday snaps. It's really compact and lightweight, and has a decent zoom (although you really need a tripod or VERY steady hands to use the digital part of the zoom with much success...), several settings, and it's easy to turn the flash on and off, which is a must for me, as I often photograph papyri.
The pic quality can be awesome (it can be awful as well, but I am a bad photographer), and with a 2gb card in (I got one for about £10) it lasts forever - weeks and weeks without filling up the card. It also seems pretty easy on batteries (2 x AA), especially if you use rechargeables - a week's holiday in two sets of batteries (took 600 photos).
The only downsides are that it doesn't correct red-eye very well, and carrying cases are expensive from Samsung (doesn't come with), unless you buy a cheapo generic one. Otherwise, highly recommended for the money.
i have just bought this camera as i lost my old one. it has a very resonable price tag i managed to get mine for just under £50 which i think is great for a 7mpix camera. its really easy to use and you can understand most things that pop up. for a 7.2 mpix
i wouldnt say the picture is that great my old one was a 6 mpix and i think it took better pictures but it was a more expensive camera. the batterys seem to go really easy aswell it goes through around 2 duracell every 20 pictures but with its price tag its great for teenages or people who like to take pictures when there on a night out as for that price you wouldnt really mind if you lost it but as for nice pictures of the kids i would pay the bit extra and get a different one.
I decided to get a more modern digital camera after the sorrows of being an early adopter with a Ricoh and an HP, both of which devoured batteries. I wanted to get a compact camera so that it would be easier to carry about with me, and looked at a lot of reviews before I decided to go for the Samsung.
The S760 is a very compact little camera at 93 x 62 x 26mm and 123g weight, and looks and feels well made. It isn't covered with buttons like some cameras, which make you wonder how to hold them without triggering something. It has a circular button controller on the rear with 4 other buttons to navigate the menus (which are very clear and easy to read) and a rocker button for the zoom lens, while on the top of the camera there is a recessed power button, a thumbwheel for the various modes, and the shutter release.
The S760 has a 3X optical zoom and 3X digital. The lens retracts and covers itself when the camera is switched off. Focusing is quick and images are sharp. The pictures are bright and colourful. Flash photos are good but can sometimes seem a little dark suggesting the flash could be stronger. There is also a macro facility, which has a little LED light to assist focusing.
Unusually for a low priced camera the S760 has a manual mode which lets you set shutter speeds and aperture. You can also switch between multi and spot metering. Exposure compensation and white balance are also controllable. Additionally, it has digital image stabilization and a video capability (which I have not yet used).
The camera only has 11mb internal storage but it is compatible with the common (and cheap) SD (Secure Digital) cards, currently less than £5 for 2GB which will give a capacity of over 1000 images. I find it more convenient to put the card in my PC's card reader rather than use the supplied USB cable and software, which I have never touched so cannot comment on it.
The S760 only uses two AA batteries - Samsung recommends Ni-MH rechargeables or High Capacity Alkaline - avoid cheap Zinc Carbon batteries which will last for very few photos. Battery life with the right type of batteries is surprisingly good, over 200+ pictures from a fresh pair of batteries, though this will of course be less if you take a lot of flash images.
Highly recommended for a cheap camera, and it can be picked up for around £60 nowadays including 2GB SD card.