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Samsung Digimax V4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 129 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The image quality and value for money are also appreciated. The flash and features get less positive views, while there are some mixed reviews about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung Digimax V4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung Digimax V4


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Samsung Digimax V4 Digital Camera Camera


WHAT'S HOT: If you didn't spot the iridescent Samsung label on the back of the Digimax V4, you might easily mistake this camera for a Sony Cyber-shot. Like that camera series, the V4 has a long, rectangular body with a curve on one end to facilitate...

Powered by a single CRV3 disposable lithium ion battery,the Digimax was good for 439 shots in our battery life tests--well above theaverage for under-$500 cameras

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Samsung Digimax V4 Digital Camera (Samsung-120431)


Relatively small and light, the Digimax V4 is a solid-feeling, well-designed camera with a wealth of features. But some similarly priced cameras take better pictures.


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Samsung Digimax V4


The Samsung Digimax V4 is a palm-sized (4.2 x 2.2 x 1.5 inch) four-megapixel digital camera that features a superior Schneider multi-coated 3x optical zoom lens for clear and natural looking pictures. The camera can be powered by 9 different kinds of powe

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Samsung Digimax V4: The Seoul Survivor


Samsung's digital compacts have, in the past, been a mishmash of oddball designs and undistinguished cameras. Strange for a company whose film point-and-shoots have such sharp looks and sharper optics


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Samsung Digimax V4 Digital Camera Review


4 Options. 100, 200, 400 and Auto

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Samsung Digimax V4


Anyhow, there are tons of compact 4MP cameras out there. How does the V4 compare? Find out now

Very good photo quality (colors seem a little dull though) ; Can use multiple types of batteries ; AF illuminator ; Many manual controls ; Super macro mode for shots as close as 6 cm ; Good redeye test performance ; Can save 3 sets of settings to spot...

Colors seem unsaturated ; Image playback is quite slow ; AF times slower than average ; Movie mode resolution is lower than average ; Zoom controller can be unresponsive ; Flash defaults to "on" when camera is turned on ; No Mac compatible software...

The Samsung Digimax V4 is a good, but not spectacular 4 Megapixel camera. It has a compact body, made of high-grade plastic. Photos are good, though a little dull in the color department. While I do appreciate the inclusion of an AF assist lamp, the...

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Samsung Digimax V4


It´s my first digital camera, i bought it 5 years ago and have use it since then for vacation or party photoes. easy to use and very easy to understand it.

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Samsung Digimax V4 Digital Camera (Samsung-120431)


Perfect second camera for an amateur or a professional. Perfect optics. Good electronics and full picture-taking control combined with small size which is kinda unique. But include brandname powersource in price (a MUST, on my opinion, for normal...

Superb optics, full manual control on everything, small size

Is dead in minutes of reasonable picture-taking functioning from alkalines and NiMH rechargeables(which last for 8-10 hours in my mp3-player).Only Li-Ion CR-V3 or brandname Li-Ion(+about $95) work

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Samsung Digimax V4 Digital Camera (Samsung-120431)


I would, and have recommended, this camera to people who have asked my opinion about digital cameras. It is very easy to use once you get used to it. The instructions are well written and the use of illustrations and photos are very helpful.

Has a very good book of instructions and the controls are very easy to use

There should be a better placement of the link to the PC. instead of a pull open door, it should have a slider, it would make it easier to attach the USB cable to the camera

Product Specifications

Samsung is set to create waves within the high-resolution camera market, with the launch of the ground breaking new model, the Digimax V4. The sleek and compact design of the V4 belies the fact that it is bursting with a range of features, making the V4 one of the most versatile cameras around. A high-resolution 4 megapixel CCD produces vivid picture images and renders accurate color tones. The Digimax V4 boasts a high-quality 3-x zoom Schneider lens (equivalent to 38mm - 113mm in 35mm format). A total 12-x zoom range is possible by using the 4-x digital zoom. Creative picture taking is easily possible by utilizing the many manual settings available, such as aperture/shutter priority or fully manual exposure. You can even control focusing yourself. Exposure compensation is also possible allowing the user to change the exposure +/- 2 E.V. in 0.5 stop increments. Customizing your favorite settings is easily performed with the 'My Set' mode. Up to 9 different camera settings including image size, quality and ISO can be stored. This means that users can personalize the V4 and achieve the pictures they want with just one touch of a button. The Digimax V4 is the only digital camera in the world to be able to use 9 different power sources. These include AA alkaline, AA lithium, Mi-Nn, CR-V3, as well as rechargeable NI-MH, Ni-Cd, I-pack batteries, and AC Adapter as well as the dedicated Li-on battery. Whether you are new to digital photography or are looking to upgrade, the Digimax V4 is the perfect digital camera. The introduction of this highly specified and sophisticated digital camera makes a strong addition to the wide range of Samsung digital cameras. The line up goes from 1.3 megapixels to 4 megapixels thus appealing to all types of user, from first timers to experienced digital photographers.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:CR-V3

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:1.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):3.8cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Macro / Night scene / Portrait mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:32MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung Digimax

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.7-4.9/F/2.8-5.0
Max Focal Length:23.1mm
Min Focal Length:7.7mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.1 mm ( 1/1.8 ) / 14.1 mm ( 1/1.8" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:4Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400
Special Effects:Black & White / Sunset/Black & White / Sunset / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG / TIFF
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical