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Samsung Digimax L77

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and performance. The usability and image quality also get good comments. Comments about the storage and low light performance are mixed. The exposure and flash get negative opinions.

portability, image quality, usability, performance, design

viewfinder, shutter, stabilizer , flash, exposure

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung Digimax L77 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung L77 Test Report


The Samsung L77 packs a 7X zoom lens into a compact body, but offers little else to distinguish it from other cameras.

7X zoom lens

Few advanced features

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Samsung L77


For 2007, Samsung has introduced the super slim 7-megapixel L77, equipped with a 7x internal optical zoom lens, it's designed for those looking for the latest in sleek design and compact performance. At just wide, the L77 can easily fit in the...

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Samsung L77 Digital Camera - First Shots - The Imaging Resource!


The Samsung L77 has a seven megapixel CCD imager coupled to a powerful Samsung NV-branded 7x optical zoom lens offering a range from a rather tight 38mm wide angle to a useful 266mm telephoto. At wide angle the lens is about average at f/3.5, although...

The Samsung L77 also includes the company's face detection technology, coupled to both the autofocus and autoexposure systems to ensure that your subject's faces are correctly focused and exposed. The L77 can also capture 30 frames-per-second video...


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Samsung L77 Digital Camera


Slim and tiny, the L77 has a 7x optical zoom lens and decent performance. If you're highly concerned with image quality, though, you'll probably want to give it a pass.

7x optical zoom; compact and slim, considering zoom reach; fast startup; stylish; good video quality and features

Below-average image quality above ISO 400; lens position prone to stray fingers; noticeable purple fringing

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Samsung L77 Review


The 7.1 megapixel Samsung L77 is a sharp-looking, slim digital camera with a 7x optical zoom.

Very nice styling ; Comfortable to hold, for an ultra-compact camera ; 7x optical zoom ; Optical zoom is available during movie capture ; Quick performance

Average image quality ; Mediocre battery life ; Strange menu system (but you can get used to it)

While having a 7x optical zoom in such a slim and compact camera is definitely an awesome feature to have, the L77's image capturing capabilities are not good enough for me to recommend.  Now, that's not to say that there isn't a buyer for this camera...

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Samsung L77


I got this camera for my wife to carry around with her. I already have to dslr, but with a new baby, she needed a pocket cam and this fit the bill. Compared to the Canon sd750, this blows it away IMO. From construction to image quality. I returned the...

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Samsung L77


Absolutely love it! First Digital camera I have owned, it is small, powerful, and sexy! All the features are prefect for the intro photographer and a programming setting allows for a wealth of possibilities! The 7X optical zoom is a dream! I would have...

Only problem I have is when taking a photo in seemling all modes other than scenery at long distance in a lot of light the ESP (Electronic Picture Stabilization) shuts off when you turn the flash off. Now keep in mind I am new and thinking that this is...

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Amazon review summary for Samsung Digimax L77


alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 user reviews of Samsung Digimax L77 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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

screen, low-light, flash

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Digimax L77 7.1MP Digital Camera with 7x Advance Shake Reduction Optical ZoomSamsung Digimax L77 7.1MP Digital Camera with 7x Advance Shake Reduction Optical Zoom

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For the money there are much better choices for a digital camera unless you need the zoom. If you need the zoom, this is the best camera available. However, keep in mind that you'll probably need a tripod as the stabilization isn't good enough for full...

Great zoom in a small package. Fast to take photos and fast recovery. Will take photos without SD card. Zoom while taking video. Flash has good coverage. Menu system is very straightforward, fast, and easy to use

Camera broke in less than a week. It kept telling me to turn it off then back on, but it wouldn't work. Finally, after off/on about 30+ times it finally kicked in and started taking photos again (but the moment had passed). Battery life is very poor....

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Samsung L77 - (6 to 7 Megapixel)


Product Specifications

The Samsung L77 is equipped with a 7.1 mega pixel true-color filtered CCD to guarantee you topnotch image quality with every shot, and enough resolution for printing up to poster size. The Samsung L77's high-precision 7x optical zoom NV lens delivers clear, crisp images and is even available in movie mode. When combined with the additional 5x digital zoom, this compact model offers a total 35x zoom power. Electronic Picture Stabilization (EPS), the latest technology from Samsung, is the leading solution for preventing image blur. An embedded Gyro-sensor recognizes hand shake and memorizes the camera shake data when the picture is taken, automatically adjusting the image for perfect clarity. The Samsung L77 has an auto sensitivity feature that automatically adjusts sensitivity according to the ambient exposure conditions up to ISO 1600. The high sensitivity setting of ISO 1600 enables you to take clearer indoor pictures in poor light without camera shake or image blur. The L77 supports VGA quality (640 x 480, 30fps) for an enhanced video shooting experience. You can even edit your movies on the camera itself, making these clever models brilliantly portable but powerful movie-makers. The L77 offers a camcorder-like recording experience, allowing the use of the 7x optical zoom to get closer to the subject while filming. The L77 allows more freedom for your movie recording. With built-in movie editing you can select and cut desired scenes from a recorded movie and save them as unique files. A wide range of side effects are now available to make picture viewing even more interesting. With the L77 it is possible to listen to music provided by the camera or even add special effects to the image when it is displayed on the LCD. You have a choice of scene modes to help you get the perfect shot in any situation. By automatically adjusting the camera's setting according to the situation, you can be sure of getting great pictures effortlessly. The scene modes provided are Night, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Close up, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach and Snow, and Text. Use the "E" button to directly access special photo effects. The Samsung L77 has some innovative special effect functions - including highlight, photo frame, and composite shot - that give you unique, and sometimes amusing, shooting experiences beyond conventional picture-taking. You can access each of these special effects with just one touch of the "E" button.

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Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Samsung SLB-0637

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC 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 / Text

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-5.4
Max Focal Length:44.1mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:7
Type:Zoom lens


Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista

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:7.1Megapixel

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime (MPEG-4)
Digital Zoom:5
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50 / ISO 800 / 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