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Samsung Digimax 401 Digital Camera

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and image quality. The size and value for money are also appreciated. There are some negative reviews about the design and shutter.

portability, value for money, size, image quality, usability

battery, performance, flash, shutter, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung Digimax 401 Digital Camera is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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Samsung Digimax 401


I've recently acquired one of these second-hand. It's a nice rugged camera, and simple to operate. Colour rendition I thought excellent and resolution pretty good for a 4MP camera. What surprised me was how well it operated in low light. It also...

Battery life seemed rather short - as is common with cameras of this era

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Owners Opinion: Samsung Digimax 401 (ablack, 27 Jul 07)


I have rather similar A40. Overall, very nice cam, especially for a price I had paid. + Well-built. (there are flimsy parts like lens andbattery cover, but overall, - built like brick.) +Does its job. -Usable indoors, but only in P mode with ISO 400...

flash switching on itself whenever you change to certain modes, including full auto. very annoying and dangerous at times ; SD cards support, - it does not support SD cards larger than 512 MB. On the other hand, you don't really need more with 4 MPix

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Owners Opinion: Samsung Digimax 401 (jorge larsen, 8 May 06)


only good for outdoor in summer, have to put nearly all photos in computer for changing light, colours etc. After 30 - 35 photos the battery is empty, even when using 2500 batteries


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Owners Opinion: Samsung Digimax 401 (GCTonyHawk7, 7 Feb 06)


This is a rather small, but not overly decent digital camera. This is my first camera, so it is hard to compaire it to others. Though I've used a good bit of cameras, and this is probably one of the worst. It has a nice 4-megapixel resolution. The...

There is a good list of issues I've found with this camera ; Very slow. Usually takes about 16 seconds to turn on and charge flash. About 6-10 seconds between each picture ; Not sure how low, but very low resolution rather small screen. When using it...

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Amazon review summary for Samsung Digimax 401 Digital Camera


alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Samsung Digimax 401 Digital Camera from The average user rating for this product is 1.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

portability, value for money, size

battery, performance

0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung Digimax 401 4MP Digital Camera

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A good "First Camera"


Cheap, decent quality pictures, lightweight, durable, microphone and speaker

Extremely short battery life, shutter lag, startup time

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another roll of the dice


Lightweight, inexpensive

Short battery life, blurry pictures, poor design

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Didn't Last Long


Easy to use.Takes great pictures.

May completely crash not long after purchasing

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Samsung Digimax 4010


Easy to use

blurry pictures, low battery life

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Samsung Digimax 401


The Samsung Digimax 401 features a 3x digial zoom and a 3.14 Megapixel sensor. To learn more about the Samsung Digimax 401 read the following press release from Samsung announcing it and two other Digimax cameras....

SECAUCUS, N.J., (February 12, 2004) - Samsung Camera today announced the launch of its new Samsung Digimax 401, 301 and 202 digital still cameras. At 4.0, 3.14 and 2.0 effective megapixels respectively, the Digimax 401, 301 and 202 combine to form a...


Product Specifications

With a contemporary design and a sleek appearance, Samsung's Digimax 401 is equipped with 4.0 mega pixel image sensor and features 3x digital zoom. The Digimax 401 also features image rotation, resizing and trimming functions, making it among the best digital camera models for beginner users.

Audio Input



Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA/AA / CR-V3

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

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/2.9
Min Focal Length:5.1mm

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:4Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:3
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical