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Samsung Digimax 130

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the design and performance are generally positive. The portability and value for money are also appreciated. There are some less positive comments about the lens and flash.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung Digimax 130 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Owners Opinion: Samsung Digimax 130 (stanmuffin, 18 Jul 05)


This is a no-frills point-and-shoot camera that is very easy to use. In theory, its 1.3MP resolution should be more than enough for e-mailing or posting pictures on the web. However, the images it saves appear so highly processed that they look...

Unacceptable image quality

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basic camera for absolute beginer with tiny budget



too simple: point-and-shoot only, almost... see full review

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Owners Opinion: Samsung Digimax 130 (Norb Kanter, 25 Jan 04)


I have owned this camera for over a year have had no problems it takes very good pictures very good battery life for a low price camera I dont know what anyone else could want. after reading the negative reviews some people make you wonder if they are...



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Owners Opinion: Samsung Digimax 130 (Valentine E.V, 11 Aug 03)


My 3rd camera, bought it for RM640. Well, so far, image equality is quite good, only cannot take a good picture at night, flash is weak... :(. check at for some image sample.

Only one, will sometimes lock-up when transferring image to my computer. Have to open the battery, power button refuse to function

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Owners Opinion: Samsung Digimax 130 (Ricko, 26 Jun 03)


I can't believe how others say that this camera is crap. Granted it's not something you would buy if you were serious about digital photography but as far as cheap digitals go, its superb. All I bought it for was to take general photos when I didn't...

The only problem is that I can't get the camera driver to work properly on Win XP as far transferring the photo's to the computer is concerned. It just doesn't work as it should so I've had to do it another way. Apart from that it's the best value...

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Owners Opinion: Samsung Digimax 130 (Steven Clark, 21 Jun 03)


This thing is by far the biggest waste of $130 I have ever spent. I thought to get it to take pictures of objects in an emergency for a school assignment and it's output in that application ranges from mediocre to absolutely craptastic. Even in...

About 50/50 whether it will merely generate a mediocre picture or complete and total crap

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Owners Opinion: Samsung Digimax 130 (todd porter, 23 Apr 03)


great camera for taking pictures of objects , aweful at taking people . they seem to alway be blurry .

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Owners Opinion: Samsung Digimax 130 (D Stanford, 25 Mar 03)


This camera does NOT take crap pictures, in fact proof of the pudding is in the eating. A number of pictures I have taken when edited in Elements have no need for repair. Outdoor pictures are superb. Easy to use, good value, great beginners camera,...

Battery life could be better, LCD not good outdoors, no warning if macro is on, lack of lens cap, no movie mode or web cam ability

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Owners Opinion: Samsung Digimax 130 (David Potter, 22 Mar 03)


This camera takes crummy pictures. I am taking this one back.

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Owners Opinion: Samsung Digimax 130 (Desmond Downs, 22 Jan 03)


My first digital camera , so far 1300 pictures , solid [ I dropped it in the first week - no problems yet] , very handy and easy to use. For the price , and at only 1,3 meg only very critical users can complain about picture quality.It also has a nice...

It takes about 2 minutes to tell my computer to start the auto download wizard . My new panasonic lc5 communicates in about 5 seconds.[at 4 times the price mind you ] , but it still does the job and that is what counts


Product Specifications

The 1.3 megapixel Digimax 130 has a 2 x digital zoom and a mode dial for quick and easy shooting mode selection. Shots stored on the 8MB internal memory, which is upgradeable through Compact Flash. These are viewed either as JPEGs or thumbnails, on the 1.8-inch TFT LCD monitor. Download is via USB connection and there's also a video-out function, which is either NTSC/PAL. Other features of this ultra compact and attractive camera include 4 x flash modes, white balance, a 10 second self-timer.


Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung Digimax

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8
Min Focal Length:5.5mm

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/3.2"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):7.9 mm ( 1/3.2 ) / 7.9 mm ( 1/3.2" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:1.3Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:2
ISO (Max):200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical