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Samsung Digimax S630

alaTest has collected and analyzed 531 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the portability and screen. The image quality and usability also get good reviews. There are some critical opinions about the focus and low light performance.

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

battery, responsiveness, flash, low-light, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung Digimax S630 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung S630

 

Great camera for attaching to RC planes for Aerial Photography. I had this camera up 1000' above the Gulf of Mexico near the Naples pier. performs well. image shots crisp and clear. Uses AA batteries efficiently. Dave

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Samsung S630

 

Fantastic value for the money. I bought this camera because I wanted to see what you could get for $70 (Ritz May 08). At first I was not impressed. The manual stinks and the controls are not intuitive. But once I downloaded the manual and started to...

Battery life may be a problem but at this price one could live with very easily. The menu is not great and finding the way to implement all the features takes some time to find. Character size on the 2.5 inch LCD menu is far too small but Samsung uses...

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Owners Opinion: Samsung S630 (Ryan Ly, 4 Jan 08)

 

Bought this camera as a cheap, carry anywhere, happy snaps camera for the times I did not want to take my Canon 350D with me. For AU$99, it has a basic feature set but you'll get but a solid package: *-i~i-i~i-i~i-i~i-i~i-* Pros: - Feels solid...

Make sure to have a spare pair of batteries with you. The lens did not retract when the power ran out the first time for me

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My First Digital Camera

 

Easy to use, just turn a dial or push a button.

Ordinary AA batteries don't last very long.

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Owners Opinion: Samsung S630 (hha, 3 Sep 07)

 

A very good point and shoot camera for $99, with great flexibility for advanced photography training. Plus: Shirt pocket size, about the same the Nikon L11 or the Fuji F11, with a good 3x zoom lens (35-105mm effective) with automatic control. In...

None this far ; Comment added after taking the s630 on a 10 day trip with almost 900 pictures, most taken in 3 Mp Program Auto ISO mode: Very impressed, missed no shots on technical grounds. The ASR mode is very effective down to 1/3 second hand held...

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Owners Opinion: Samsung S630 (peretz bretschneider, 13 Aug 07)

 

camera overview advantages: 1. Option 3:2 (10 * 15) ratio pictures, i.e. what u picture is what u print. 2. 30fps 640*480 video with option to zoom in and out during the filmmaking, the camera change expose & focus very quick when the light & the...

1. Bad Battery life 100 pictures at the most with 2700mah GP rechargeable batteries. also it needed a few intervals i.e. the camera close for low battery and after a little rest it was possible to take a few more pictures ; 2.While zooming in or out...

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Samsung hit a homer on this one.

 

Easy to use, High Quality Pictures, Nice Design

None really ....Just buy rechargable batteries,or good ones

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Owners Opinion: Samsung S630 (Cergio, 15 May 07)

 

So far so good. Lots of Features for $100 bucks. A Wal-Mart purchase. The purchase of rechargable batteries is a must! I like the 640x480 30fps for making some pretty crisp and non-jerky movies for youtube.

No problems, just cheap construction. Hopefully the plastic housing will hold up because I really like this camera

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Amazon review summary for Samsung Digimax S630

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 302 user reviews of Samsung Digimax S630 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

value for money, battery, usability, performance, design

responsiveness, focus, zoom

60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Digimax S630 6MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Advanced Shake Reduction Zoom (Silver)Samsung Digimax S630 6MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Advanced Shake Reduction Zoom (Black)Samsung Digimax S630 6MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Advanced Shake Reduction Zoom (Black)

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Understand the NiMH battery issues

 

Great cheap backup camera with excellent features. A camera with all the features that this camera packs would have sold for over $350 just 3 years ago.

Low battery life using rechargeable NiMH batteries is not a problem unique to this camera. The problem with all NiMH batteries are that they are rated at 1.2V not 1.5V like the disposable alkaline batteries. This creates problem for many digital...

Slightly bulkier than other budget cameras that cost $30-40 more Samsung cameras may not have the brand name cache like Nikon , Canon, Sony or even Casio

Product Specifications

The Samsung S630 is a high-resolution digital camera that is equipped with a true-color filtered 6.0 mega-pixel CCD. You can use Samsung S630 to produce even better images and take detailed photos for printing up to poster size. In addition, the Samsung S630 has a 3x optical and 5x digital zoom giving 15x total zoom when combined. The ASR technology prevents the degradation of image clarity and color common to flash photography. With ASR the effects of camera shake are reduced in lower light conditions. You can even take well-exposed, sharper pictures in low light without using a flash at all. It guarantees brighter and more natural pictures. The user-friendly ergonomic body design delivers comfort and a steady hold for better shots. This means you can expect even better focus no matter where your subject is in the frame.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

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

Depth:1in
Height:2.5in
Weight:4.8oz
Width:3.9in

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

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:S630
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.9
Max Focal Length:17.4mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Red/Silver
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:6Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MJPEG
Digital Zoom:5
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80/ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Blue / Frames / Green / Negative / Noise / Red / Sepia/Black & White / Blue / Frames / Green / Negative / Red / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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