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Samsung S860

alaTest has collected and analyzed 583 reviews of Samsung S860. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the portability and image quality. The performance and price also get good comments, but the energy efficiency and control panel get negative opinions. The low light performance and storage get mixed comments.

usability, price, performance, image quality, portability

reliability, lens, control panel, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung S860 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung S860

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Samsung S860 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the image quality and design. The performance and usability also get good opinions, whereas there are some critical views about the battery and durability.

price, usability, performance, design, image quality

reliability, durability, battery

68% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung S860 Pink Digital Camera 8MP 3xOptical Zoom 2.4-inch LCDSamsung S860 Pink Digital Camera 8MP 3xOptical Zoom 2.4-inch LCD

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung S860

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 298 user reviews of Samsung S860 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and portability. The performance and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the viewfinder and lens.

usability, price, performance, portability, image quality

reliability, lens, viewfinder

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung S860 8.1MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Pink)Samsung S860 8.1MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Pink)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Samsung S860 Digital Camera - First Shots - The Imaging Resource!

 

At just ten dollars more than the seven megapixel S760, the otherwise identical Samsung S860 has a sensor resolution of eight megapixels coupled to a Samsung-branded 3x optical zoom lens. This provides a fairly typical zoom range from 38mm to 114mm,...

Other S860 features include multi, center, and face detection AF; multi, spot and face detection metering modes; seven white balance modes, eleven scene modes, DIS (Digital Image Stabilization), and a five-mode built in flash. Samsung's S860 stores...

SILVER!

Expert review by : Katrina Putker (buy-n-shoot.com)

Samsung S860 Digital Camera Review

 

The Samsung S860 is an entry-level compact perfectly suited to first-time digital camera users or those who have not updated within the previous five years and are feeling completely overwhelmed by the jargon and advanced technologies saturating the...

For a compact camera within this highly affordable price range, the S860 packs a powerful little punch. High resolution images are created using what Samsung call a 'true-colour filtered' 8.1 mega pixel CCD (charge-coupled device), which allows users...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : jonathanb (dcamerareview.com)

Samsung S860

 

The Samsung S860 is an 8 megapixel point and shoot digital camera with a 2.4 inch LCD, 3x optical zoom (28mm - 114mm). The S860 also features face detection and digital image stabilization and is available in a choice of … Continue reading →

The S760 and S860 feature 3 x optical zoom and a bright 2.4" LCD display. Both models also boast 11 scene modes and digital image stabilisation technology.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Jesse Corbeil (askmen.com)

Samsung S860 Digital Camera UK

 

It hasn't reinvented the wheel, but at under 75 quid, the Samsung S860 is definitely a workhorse worth having.

It’s actually pretty hard not to buy a great 8-megapixel digital camera these days. No, seriously. The only reason to exhaustively research a purchase is to get the coolest features, whereas, just a few years ago, you'd be trying to avoid making a bum...

Expert review by : Jesse Corbeil (askmen.com)

Samsung S860 Digital Camera

 

It hasn't reinvented the wheel, but the Samsung S860 is definitely a workhorse worth having.

It’s actually pretty hard not to buy a great 8-megapixel digital camera these days. No, seriously. The only reason to exhaustively research a purchase is to get the coolest features, whereas, just a few years ago, you'd be trying to avoid making a bum...

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Samsung S860

 

An introduction to photography.

Function Description mode and Help Guide make it easy to use for novices

Flawed images, over-simplified in some instances

Samsung’s entry-level S860 has plenty to help new camera users, but its images don't help it stand out from the crowd.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Samsung S860

 

An introduction to photography.

Function Description mode and Help Guide make it easy to use for novices

Flawed images, over-simplified in some instances

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Samsung S860

 

The Samsung S860 is an 8 megapixel digital camera with a 2.4 inch LCD, 3x optical zoom and digital image stabilization. Samsung S860 News Release Samsung Expands its Digital Range with two stylish compacts Samsung Cameras, leaders in digital imaging,...

Samsung Cameras, leaders in digital imaging, today announced the release of two new cameras to their popular award-winning S series. The 7 mega pixel S760 and the 8 mega pixel S860 are easy to use and packed with innovative features

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Recertified: SAMSUNG S860 Pink 8.1 MP 2.4" 230K LCD 3X Optical Zoom Digital Camera

 

this is a piece of junk, can't find warranty info for it or anything else

this does take very good pics, light weight and compact

service out of this camera is limited, had it for about 1 1/2 months and it has quite working

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

great camera!

 

we had this same model of camera for a year and had no problems. i'm not that tech-savvy, but found it very user friendly. and it takes great pictures! we even bought it three times now

you can't throw it on the ground trying to break it when you're mad and expect it to not break

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Technology:Alkaline
Battery Type:AA
Number of batteries supported:2

Camera

Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails
Image editing:Resizing, Rotating
Photo effects:black&white, Negative film, Sepia, Vivid
Playback zoom:1
Playback zoom (max):1
Self-timer:2,2+10,10
Self-timer delay:2,2+10,10
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Pink / Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.4

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):19.7 - 82.7
Flash range (wide):11.8 - 157.5
Flash recharging time:5.5

Focusing

Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Auto Mode focusing range (tele):0.5 - ∞
Auto Mode focusing range (wide):0.1 - ∞
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):0.5 - 0.8
Macro focusing range (wide):0.1 - 0.8
Normal focusing range:0.8 - ∞
Normal focusing range (tele):0.8 - ∞
Normal focusing range (wide):0.8 - ∞

Lens System

Digital Zoom:3
Focal length range (f-f):0.248 - 0.744
Optical Zoom:3

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1000, Auto
Light exposure modes:Auto
Light metering:SPOT

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Internal memory:11

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.5 - 4.49
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera shutter speed:1 - 1/2000
Compatible operating systems:Windows 98/98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista\nMac OS 9.2-10.4
Date imprinting: Yes
Digital SLR: No
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.5 - 4.49
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens focal range:F2.8(W) - F5.2(T)
Minimum system requirements:CD-ROM
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Samsung Master\nAdobe Reade / Samsung Master\nAdobe Reader

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image Sensor Size:1/2.5
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:3264 x 2448
Megapixel:8.1
Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:200
Minimum processor:Pentium II 450MHz / Power Mac G3
Minimum RAM:64

Video

Maximum video resolution:640 x 480
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.04
Height:2.44
Weight:4.34
Width:3.66