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Samsung Digimax A50

We have collected and analyzed 4 expert reviews and 34 user reviews from international sources. Users rate it 88/100. The average review date is Sep 28, 2006. We have compared these reviews to 780610 reviews from other Digital Compact Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 80/100 = Very good. Last update: Apr 20, 2014.

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(Based on 38 reviews)

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Owners Opinion: Samsung Digimax A50 (skavfive, 18 Jun 06)


Great LCD screen, easy to use, decent pictures, but not worth the risk due to poor reliability.

I bought 2 of these cameras for my boys last Christmas. One broke within 5 minutes--locked up and wouldn't function. The replacement had the same problem 6 months later. Samsung tried to replace it with a told year old camera (A4), calling it an...

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Owners Opinion: Samsung Digimax A50 (Brunoo1, 7 Nov 05)


Image quality is really excellent, much more better than more expensive 5 MP cameras I have tested before (Pentax Optio S5Z & HP Photosmart R807). For only 199 euros, this camera delivers sharp still pictures and movies, with very low noise levels. ...

slow shutter lag time ; no manual focus ; no audio-vidéo connection ; no sound while zooming in video recording mode

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Amazon review summary for Samsung Digimax A50


alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Samsung Digimax A50 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

image quality, portability, screen, usability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung Digimax A50 5MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom


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Superb for the money


Let me say right from the start that I was not even looking not even at this camera but at Samsung cameras at all. I did a year worth of research and waiting, wanted to get that perfect bang for the buck. Looked mainly at Kodak, Panasonic, Casio and...

Look at the specs and then at the price, if you did nay kind of research u will know ; The LCD is wonderful, it is not only big 2.5" but has 200k+ resolution, what makes it less grainy. Movie mode is excellent, I shot at least few hours of video with...

Once in a while camera freezes, it happens only during 640x480 movie mode and continuous shooting with picture mode on 5MP and Super Fine. Though I have high speed 1 GB SD, I still think it's not camera's fault, I feel that I need even faster memory....

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cool featurs!


Various scene modes enable users to take picture more easily.



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Nice Big Screen But....


Lots of interesting Features Great big LCD screen.

It can take Lithium batteries and Double A's of bascially any kind

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Samsung Digimax Model A50


Purchased at local retailer for $139.

Video/Audio recording and 5 megapixel. Digital Zoom.

Only includes small wrist strap.

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Samsung Digimax A50


The Samsung Digimax A50 is a 5 megapixel digital camera with a 3x Optical zoom and 2.5 inch LCD. Lets Go Digital previews it and writes: 'Samsung Digimax A50 digital camera introduction : Samsung Camera has announced that it will release a 5 megapixel...

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Amazon review summary for Samsung Digimax A50


alaTest has collected and analysed 7 user reviews of Samsung Digimax A50 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

memory, usability, battery, portability, image quality

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Digimax A50 Digital Camera [5MP , 3 x Optical] , MPEG 4.0 2.5" LCDSamsung Digimax A50 Digital Camera [5MP , 3 x Optical] , MPEG 4.0 2.5" LCD

Product Specifications

The 5 Mega-pixel high-resolution digital camera with Samsung SHD lens Digimax A50 provides 3x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom. When you set Play mode, images can be enlarged up to 5 times so that you have more fun viewing them. In addition, the Samsung Digimax A50 employs a 2.5-inch TFT LCD large screen with high resolution; thus, you can enjoy natural-looking colors when an image is displayed. The DIGIMAX A50 provides special effects beyond typical shooting methods so that you can spend more exciting time shooting and viewing images. The special effects include Color Effect and Photo Frame. Through the Color Effect function, you can express images in black and white, sepia, blue, red, green, or film color. Through the Photo Frame function, you can add frame-like borders (this camera supports 9 types of frames) to a still image. Thus, you can have more fun viewing and shooting images. For clearer sharper movies, the DIGIMAX A50 uses a high compression, high quality movie clip format, and movie clips are supported in VGA (640x480) at 30fps. With VGA (640

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


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

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card/MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Back light / Beach/snow / Children / Close-up / Dawn/dusk / Fireworks / Landscape / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sunset/Landscape / Portrait mode / Night mode / Close-up / Back light / Beach/snow / Children / Fireworks / Dawn/dusk / Sunset

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung Digimax

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.8
Max Focal Length:17.4mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5 / 1/2.5"/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:5Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 400 / ISO 200 / ISO 50 / ISO auto/ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Blue / Frames / Green / Red / Sepia / Soft / Vivid/Soft / Black & White / Sepia / Vivid / Blue / Green / Red / Frames
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None