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Samsung Digimax A503

alaTest has collected and analyzed 225 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and image quality. The portability and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the viewfinder and shutter. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

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

features, shutter, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung Digimax A503 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung Digimax A503 Digital Camera Review


What I like most about Samsung Digimax A503 is the stylish compact, lightweight and still solid design (also unique and simple), in a mixture of silver and dark gray. The dial located around the lens enables you to easily choose between zoom and macro...

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Samsung Digimax A403 Digital Camera Review


This Samsung camera only has 4 megapixels and the upper model, A503, adds 1 more megapixel. Both are available in 2 colors: silver and black, or, better said, in a combination of the colors in different proportions: a classic but stylish design with a...

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Amazon review summary for Samsung Digimax A503


alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 user reviews of Samsung Digimax A503 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Digimax A503 5MP Digital Camera (Silver)Samsung Digimax A503 5MP Digital Camera (Black)Samsung Digimax A503 5MP Digital Camera (Silver)


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sleek and stylish


It's a ok camera I got it about 2 years ago for Christmas. It's very sleek and stylish. The view screen is pretty big, you can see the details in the picture. It uses up battery power really quickly. It takes good clear picture indoors and outdoors you...

takes clear pics inside and outside

not user friendly

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Samsung Digimax A503 - A Great Travel Companion


This summer I took my wife and two sons to St. John USVI. Along with my family I took my Sony HandyCam, Nikon D100, and my little red Digimax with a 2gb sd card. I purchased the camera from Walmart for $80 because it was a "take back". For a 5...

Small, fast shutter, easy to use, inexpensive, good picture quality, standard batteries

No zoom. Poor shutter speed for digital video

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Small camera, great price, great pictures!


Why I bought it I sell items online and needed a camera to help sell the items. My cell phone camera was only taking me so far. I bought a few low megapixel cameras that run between $10 and $20. They were so horrible that I finally bit my lip and ...

Great pictures, small, durable, inside/ outside pictures, quick power up

No video sound, no power cord if batteries die

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Good Camera, not for beginners though


I bought this camera to replace my first digital camera (I don't remember the model I had, it was an old finepix). It takes beautiful pictures once you get used to it, but it does take practice. It's a great camera for vacations and trips, because the ...

small and lightlarge screenlots of picturesgreat movie function in-camera editing

takes getting used tonot for beginnerscamera shakegrainy zoom

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Good Shopping



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Great camera


I bought this Samsung for my wife's birthday 2 months ago, and just yesterday bought another for my son. For the money this is a great camera. It is easy enough to pull out of the carton and use (since we never read manuals ; - ). I am certain we will...

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Samsung A503


This camera rocks, for many reasons. 1: small form factor, 2: good menu system. 3: good display 4: best part is the price. Give this to your parents or grandparents and they will actaully use it, why because it's an easy camera to use.

Product Specifications

The DIGIMAX A503 has a unique and simple design that enhances your photographing experience. It features an easy to-use button configuration and many interesting functions for your satisfaction. Enjoy the world of the Digimax A503, a simple yet robust 5-mega-pixel digital camera. A large 2.0 TFT LCD 115, 000 pixel brings you the pleasure of viewing as well as photographing at the same time. Its enhanced wide viewing angle provides you with a crystal clear image under any circumstances. With the DIGIMAX A503, cherish your valuable moments easily and clearly. The DIGIMAX A503 provides convenient function and setting buttons that can be used simply and easily with just one hand. In addition, this small pocket sized body enables you to grip the digital camera firmly. Thus, you can operate camera buttons in any situation without difficulty. By enabling button operation for shooting modes and frequently used functions, the DIGIMAX A503 is designed to ensure a seamless operation of the camera. In addition, its enhanced graphic user interface brings you visual satisfaction and convenience. The DIGIMAX A503 incorporates special effects, doubling your shooting pleasure. Now, you can use the E button to access special effect functions such as color effect, highlight, composite shot and photo frame with no trouble at all. Through 6 different color effects and individual adjustment of RGB, you can produce delicate image expressions. The highlight function enables you to blur the surroundings of the subject emphasized. You can highlight a rectangular shape, one person or two persons as desired. The composite shot function allows you to take a picture progressively by dividing it into multiple segments. The DIGIMAX A503 provides macro shooting up to 20 cm. Using its macro shooting capability, you can create a vivid and clear image even for a small subject in along range. The distance dial located around the lens enables you to easily choose between zoom and macro shots, providing added convenience. The DIGIMAX A503 supports the high-compression MJPEG format for enhanced video capability. It also lets you shoot a movie clip in VGA at 24 fps and play it on your TV without any degradation of image quality. You can choose the number of frames between 24 and 15 fps as desired. When a 512 MB memory card is used, up to 42 minutes of video recording is allowed. The DIGIMAX A503 incorporates some movie editing functions usually found only in a computer and the successive recording function developed through Samsung's own technology enables you to pause during unwanted scenes and resume recording of the movie later. Using this function, you can record your favorite scenes into a movie clip without having to create multiple movie clips.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


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:SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung Digimax

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.2
Min Focal Length:6.1mm



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:5Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

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


Viewfinder Type: None