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Samsung Digimax U-CA 5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the performance and portability are overall positive. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the reliability and screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung Digimax U-CA 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Samsung Digimax U-CA5

 

Good recycle time. Good image quality in daylight shots.

Significant shutter lag. Confusing menus. Tiny LCD.

With a poor menu structure, small LCD, and noticeable shutter lag, this camera has little to recommend it.

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Samsung Digimax U-CA 5

 

The Samsung Digimax U-CA 5 is an affordable, palm-sized five-megapixel digital camera that features a 3x optical zoom lens. It's available in three colors: silver, red or blue. The camera is powered by the included Li-ion rechargeable battery pack which c

Bottom line - the Samsung Digimax U-CA 5 is an affordable compact digicam that produced mediocre results. While it is a speedy performer, I was a little disappointed with the amount of noise present in its 5-megapixel Super Fine images. With a street pric

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Samsung Digimax U-CA5 Digital Camera Review

 

For those who receive the Samsung Digimax U-CA5 as a gift or purchase it on impulse -- the camera is capable of making decent pictures, but you'll have to work pretty hard for them.

Relatively quick, super sharp lens

Unintuitive menus, consistent tendency toward overexposure, and flat colors

For those who receive the Samsung Digimax U-CA5 as a gift or purchase it on impulse -- the camera is capable of making decent pictures, but you'll have to work pretty hard for them. For everyone else -- even though Samsung sweetens the deal by...

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Amazon review summary for Samsung Digimax U-CA 5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Samsung Digimax U-CA 5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

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69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Digimax U-CA5 5MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Grey)Samsung Digimax U-CA5 5MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Blue)Samsung Digimax U-CA5 5MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Red)

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Big Things From a Little Camera

 

When I opened up my Christmas present about four years ago and saw that I had got a digital camera, I was so excited I that all I could really do was sit there and stare. Once I started to play around with the camera, after charging it up, I realized ...

Good picture quality, good options for modes, comes in good colors

Batteries drain even when camera's not in use. Certain modes are not necessary

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Awesome Camera

 

many-features, nice-sized LCDscreen, small/handy, useful,zoom is mostly optical, has a camcorder, records sound

This camera does not have a veiwfinder.

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Nice small camera

 

Small, light, quick boot, unlimited length MPEG4 video, lots of features and shooting modes

Maybe a bit flimsy, small LCD

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Excellent camera for the price!

 

I purchased this camera with hesitation because I couldn't find any reveiws online about it, but the salesperson at Costco where I purchased it ($199) told me I could try it out and return it if I was not pleased. So I bought it. The camera has 5.0 ...

Lightweight, compact, excellent quality prints, fun colors, easy and quick to take pictures

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Samsung Digimax U-CA 5

 

PC Mag reviews the Samsung Digimax U-CA 5 which they can only rate as a 'fair' camera. They write - 'We can't quibble with the 5.1MP Samsung Digimax U-CA 5's $250 price tag, but when it comes to features and performance, the camera disappoints. The...

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Samsung Digimax U-CA5

 

Available in grey, wine red or slate blue Samsung's Digimax U-CA5 sports a 5-megapixel CCD and Samsung-branded 3x optical zoom lens. Although designed for point-and-shoot photographers, like the V700 model it has lots of user-adjustable controls,...

Available in grey, wine red or slate blue Samsung's Digimax U-CA5 sports a 5-megapixel CCD and Samsung-branded 3x optical zoom lens. Although designed for point-and-shoot photographers, like the V700 model it has lots of user-adjustable controls,...

Product Specifications

The UCA5 features really stand out in a crowd. 5 megapixels and 15X zoom give you awesome image results. With the cameras highlight, composite and photoframe options, you can add special effects to your final image - while making a great impression on your photo album or wallet at the same time. With the highlight effect, you decide what area of your image you want highlighted and...BAM! Youve got your subject featured in the image with a softened background. The composite effect takes four pictures youve captured and segments a layout into four quarters (placing each picture in one quarter), for a four-in-one effect. You can also choose to add a border around your pictures using one of the three unique frames this Digimax offers. When you do not want to use a flash, choose the U-CA 5s adopted SF (safety flash) function and get enhanced image clarity/color in places without sufficient light. By disabling the flash in low light settings and amplifying the exposure, the SF enables more natural photos in difficult conditions. This is just one example of how the U-CA 5 allows you to adjust its functions with ease. One touch of the M-key makes for effortless mode switches from scene, to automatic, to manual. If you choose to use the optional U-CA 5 cradle system, it will conveniently charge your Digimax battery without the hassle of removing the battery from the camera. You can transfer images and charge your battery by simply mounting the camera in the connected cradle. This Digimax can be charged from a cell phone charger too, because it employs the same 24-pin charging system as cellular phones. It has also employed a USB charge feature for the first time in a digital camera so charging and data transfer to a PC can occur at the same time, with just a single USB cable. This cameras performance doesnt end there though. Turn on the Movie Stabilizer and you can stop delivering shaky films, so youll get crystal clear images without the blur

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.2in
Height:2.2in
Weight:0.2lbs
Width:4in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.6cm
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

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:U-CA 5
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

Miscellaneous

Color:Blue/Red

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:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:5
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Neutral / Sepia / Soft / Sunset / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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