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Samsung Digimax A402

alaTest has collected and analyzed 187 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the performance and portability are overall positive. The image quality and usability also get good views. There are some mixed views about the battery. The build quality and features get negative opinions.

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

memory, features, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung Digimax A402 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 187 reviews)

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Nice camera for a nice price


compact, easy to use, and takes good photos (even in dark)

must read manual to understand functions!!! No optical zoom

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Amazon review summary for Samsung Digimax A402


alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 user reviews of Samsung Digimax A402 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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


74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Digimax A402 4MP Digital Camera with 4x Digital Zoom (Black)Samsung Digimax A402 4MP Digital Camera with 4x Digital Zoom (Silver)Samsung Digimax A402 4MP Digital Camera with 4x Digital Zoom (Red)

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Samsung Digimax A402 Digital Camera


If you are looking for a cheap, but good camera with great quallity pictures, then you've come to the right place. I bought this camera about a year ago and I am very pleased of it. I heard many people talking bad about it, but that's only because they …


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Flash went bad twice. No recourse on their 'fix'


I purchased this camera in early 2006. Operational details may be superfluous based on the problems I had with customer service, but here goes: The camera was a nice compact model. Picture quality is good and I like the fact that it freezes the ...

Compact. Picture quality good but flip the lens switch on the front properly :-)

Customer service lousy. Samsung does not stand behind their initial fix.

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I bought it to capture my newborn son's every memory or moment possible! I paid under $100 for it brand new in box! In the end it is well worth the money spent! I took pictures on vacation in FL and they were SO realistic looking that they looked like...

under $100, also takes b & w or sepia photos, photo frames

sucks normal batteries dry (highly recommend buying rechargeable batteries!)

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It's Pretty Nice!!


low price, small, records & video, battery life okay, fits 1000 pics in 128MB card.

blurry pictures when flash is off.

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Small & Professional


The cameras is worth more than the price paid.

The lag time between taking pics can be long depending on your resolution setting.

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Perfect little camera and perfect little price


Seriously easy to use-small and compact-great quality for price

Little heavy-battery life is so-so (rechargable NiMH reccomended)

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It's So-So


cheep, easy to use

blurry, and out of focused photos

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Not Bad at all..!


I've had various cyber shots which are all awesome cameras and this Samsung could compete against them anyday-but it wouldn't win. This is a great little camera and you could get it anywhere from sears to walmart. The biggest plus is it's only $130 and...

Ease of useAffordableTakes SD/MMC1.8 inch LCD

No optical zoomBlurry pics with no flashNo audio playback


Product Specifications

This highly effective, extremely reliable Digimax has a lot to offer. With 4.0 mega pixels and a 1.8-inch color LCD, you get incredible options at an affordable price. The easy-to-use Digimax 402 features date imprinting and voice recording. There's also a double self timer which goes off after 10 seconds and every 2 seconds thereafter. The A402 lets you choose between three different photo frames and allows you to edit your images right on the camera too. Its size is 3.6 X 2 X 1.1 inches, making it one of Samsung's smallest and lightest-weight cameras. The 16 MB of flash memory and up to 516 MB of external memory let you store plenty of images while Normal, Sepia and B & W options give you the opportunity to add special effects to your captured images. Seven white balance options allow you to get true color shots no matter what lighting you're in. Your choice of five image sizes ranging from 640 x 480 to 2272 x 1704 pixels and three resolution ranges (fine, superfine and normal) gives you 15 different size/resolution combinations. AVI movie clip and voice recording combined with smaller dimensions make this camera a great companion.

Audio Input



Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor: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:1.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Fireworks / Landscape / Night mode / Portrait mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung Digimax

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.2/F/3.5
Min Focal Length:5.8mm



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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:4/5
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO auto/ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Frames / Neutral / Sepia / Soft / Vivid/Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None