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Samsung Digimax S700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and portability. The usability and battery also get good views. Many are critical about the exposure and features.

value for money, battery, usability, portability, performance

features, exposure

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung Digimax S700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung Digimax S700


Samsung is pleased to announce the launch of a new "S" Series model within its Premium line of Samsung Digimax digital still cameras. The seven Megapixel Samsung S700 digital camera is a full featured model designed to deliver maximum value, style and...

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Amazon review summary for Samsung Digimax S700


alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Samsung Digimax S700 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

value for money, battery, portability, performance, focus

features, image quality

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung S700 7.2MP 3x Optical/5x Digital Zoom Camera (Black)Samsung Digimax S700 Digital Camera with 7.2 MP 3X Zoom

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I like mine, just fine...


Acquisition I bought this camera on sale at Circuit City for $149. It was normally $169, and the sale included a free 1GB SD card worth around $39 (on sale) in December 2006. I acquired 2 additional 2GB SD cards for about $39 each on sale at ...

Pocketable, easily operated, good photos, unlimited movies with sound, uses SD-card, NiMH rechargable AA's

Slow USB, slow cycle time, weak PC software, can't save exposure modes, 2GB max SDcard


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I like mine, just fine...


Pocketable, easily operated, good photos, unlimited movies with sound, uses SD-card, NiMH rechargable AA's.

Slow USB, slow cycle time, weak PC software, can't save exposure modes, 2GB max SDcard.

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Mixed Feelings


We love this camera. We paid $130 for it, and it is far better than the last digital camera we bought, for which we paid nearly twice as much. The pictures look great, it takes decent video (though the sound is not recorded while you're zooming in or ...

Picture quality, price, features

May not hold up over time--has already needed repair

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Lackluster Samsung S700


I bought this product because I wanted to finally upgrade from my 2.0 mp fuji fine pix. I picked up the S700 at CC and I liked it initially because of the large lcd screen. I like that the layout seems user friendly coming from a tech geek like myself,...

Nice finish, great button layout and easy to use

Bad picture quality

Consumer review by:

Love My Samsung


Incredible Photos!

Sucks batteries like a fat kid drinking a Yoo-hoo.

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2 bad experiences


great pictures. great accessories.

stops working while taking pictures.

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Samsung S700 and S1000


Samsung has announced an addition to their line of Digimax Camera, the Digimax S700 and S1000. The S700 is a 7Mega-pixel and the S1000 is a 10Mega-pixel camera. Both have a 2.4-inch LCD and  3x optical zoom, for video and still photos

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Samsung Digimax S700


The Samsung Digimax S700 is a 7-megapixel digital camera featuring a 2.4-inch LCD display , 3x optical zoom, MJPEG support, and built-in movie stabilization. Get a Price on the Samsung Digimax S700 Samsung Press Release Samsung is pleased to announce...

For recording movies while on the go, top-of-the-line model S1000 supports MPEG-4, the high-compression, high quality video format that can record for up to 3-4 times longer than traditional video formats commonly used in other digital cameras. The...


Product Specifications

The Digimax S700 is a high resolution digital camera equipped with a true-color filtered 7.2 megapixel CCD and a 15x total zoom (3x optical, 5x digital), allowing you to produce high-quality, detailed photos for printing up to poster size. The Digimax S700's large 2.5" LCD has improved contrast and color reproduction for easy imaging framing and reviewing. The Digimax S700 supports ISO 1000, making it one of the most light-sensitive models in its class. So you can use faster shutter speeds - great for moving subjects and you can be sure to capture crisp images in low-light conditions. In Auto mode the Digimax S700 automatically adjusts the shooting distance and focus from between 5cm to infinity, helping you to get great close-up shots more easily. For more detailed macro pictures the additional Macro mode allows you to take shots of subjects as close as 2cm. The Digimax S700 has some great special effect functions - including Color Effect, 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. The family-friendly mode dial - with Night, Portrait and Children modes - makes it easier to get great shots of the family by giving instant access to the appropriate mode for each situation. Children mode, with its open aperture and fast shutter speeds, lets you "freeze" children and other subjects in fast-moving action shots. Night mode automatically uses the slow synchronization function to help you get clearer and brighter pictures at night. The Portrait mode delivers more realistic, flattering people shots with improved red-eye reduction. The easy-to-use manual features of the Digimax S1000 put you in control of the shutter speed and aperture so you can get that perfect shot. The Digimax S700's print button makes direct printing easier than ever. Simply connect the S700 to any PictBridge compatible photo printer, press the illuminated print button and print! You can also use this button to transfer your images directly to a computer.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono


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

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: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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung Digimax

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

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:7.2Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MJPEG
Digital Zoom:5
ISO (Max):1000
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1000 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Blue / Green / Negative / Red / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera