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Samsung Digimax V40

Samsung Digimax V40
alaAverage 4.6

4 reviews

Apr, 2014

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On average, users rate this product 91/100.

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Samsung Digimax V40


Great little camera with underwater housing that gives a diving depth of upto 70 meters! Yes 70m. For its age this camera still gives me fantastic image quality from a 4 megapixel camera.

Lost the soft cover on the way to Monkey Mia WA. My fault jumping out of the car to photograph the horizontal trees

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Owners Opinion: Samsung Digimax V40 (susannayip, 29 Jul 05)


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Samsung Digimax V40


The Samsung Digimax V40 is a 4.1 megapixel camera with a 4x Digital Zoom lens. To learn more about the V40 read the the following extract from the Samsung Press Release announcing it and the Digimax V50....

The new Digimax V40 is ideal for the amateur to advanced amateur photographer looking for a solid camera with a full range of high-end features. With its 4.1 megapixel sensor, the V40 captures stunning images thanks to its 5.8mm to 17.4mm f/2.8-4.9...

Product Specifications

The Digimax V40 is ideal for the amateur to advanced amateur photographer looking for a solid camera with a full range of high-end features. With its 4.1 megapixel sensor, the V40 captures stunning images thanks to its 5.8mm to 17.4mm f/2.8-4.9 lens (comparable to 38mm-114mm in 35mm film format). Built in 5x digital zoom extends the range of the V40 even further. The Digimax V40 offers a full range of creative shooting choices and customizable modes. From the flash modes to the special effects, to the choice of white balance settings, the V40 allows the advanced photographer to produce the best image possible either through manual controls or via the camera's automatic settings. The Digimax V40 also offers AEB scene modes for mastery of difficult but common shooting situations, and can capture still images or movies (at 640x480) to the SD/MMC or Memory Stick Duo slot. It can support up to 1GB of data storage with the Memory Stick Duo Cards. The V40 uses a High-Speed USB 2.0 connector for fast image transfer from camera to PC or Mac. The V40 also serves as a document scanner, automatically compensating for image distortion that typically occurs when photos of business cards and/or documents are captured. This camera automatically corrects the "bow" effect that normally occurs, creating a perfect electronic replica of business cards, documents and other flat objects which can then be uploaded to a computer, PDA, cell phone or other device. It also offers Pictbridge technology, allowing users to connect the camera directly to a printer via USB cable and output images right from the camera's internal memory or the Memory Stick Duo card. A related feature that comes in handy is the ability to edit, crop and rotate images right on the camera before sending them to a computer or printer for distribution or output. Ideal for either the casual snap shooter or the advanced photographer, the V40 offers fully automatic and manual controls. From point and shoot to shutter priority to aperture priority all the way to full manual, this product has it all. With nine different power sources to choose from (AA Alkaline, Ni-Mg, Ni-Zn, AALithium, CR-V3, Ni-MH, Ni-Cd, Li-Ion and Li-Ion dedicated) V40 owners can rest assured that they'll never run out of juice.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


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:Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating (270
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Back light / Beach/snow / Children / Dawn/dusk / Fireworks / Landscape / Macro / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sunset

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:32MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung Digimax

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.9
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:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:5
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG / TIFF
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical