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Samsung Digimax V50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the responsiveness and battery. The performance and design are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the color. Some have doubts about the shutter and low light performance.

value for money, design, performance, battery, responsiveness

portability, features, flash, low-light, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung Digimax V50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung DigiMax V50

 

Big Screen, Big Shots

Excellent scene modes Sharp, steady pictures• Accepts AA batteries• Supports both Secure Digital and Memory Stick cards

Slow startup Flimsy plastic body• Annoying USB port flap

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Samsung Digimax V50

 

The Samsung Digimax V50 is a palm-sized five-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 various kinds of power sources; Li-ion recharge

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Samsung Digimax V50

 

There are a whole bunch of cameras in that category (well, minus the rotating LCD) and competition is fierce. How does the V50 hold up? Find out now in our review

Lots of features for a low price ; Flip-out, rotating 2-inch LCD display ; Plenty of manual controls ; AF-assist lamp (though it does little good) ; Low redeye ; Supports conversion lenses ; Can save favorite settings to spot on mode dial ; Dual memory...

Photos often had noticeably inaccurate color ; Slow autofocus speeds, major shutter lag ; Poorly designed/placed jog dial (in my opinion) ; LCD unusable in low light conditions ; Despite AF-assist lamp, poor low light focusing ; Weak flash ; No Mac...

Bottom line: you can do better than the Digimax V50. See below for some suggestions.

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Samsung Digimax V50 Digital Camera Review

 

"The V50 bares many similarities to the V4 but with a sharper finish. The outer is still silver, with a few stainless steel finishes. Other than the capture size increasing to 5 mega pixels, the big new feature is the flip multi twist multi directional...

The quality of the 5 megapixel capture is great, which for most will not be appreciated until you enlarge a print up to 8x10 inches and find the image is still sharp

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Owners Opinion: Samsung Digimax V50 (JIM WOOD, 23 Apr 05)

 

BUY IT YOU'LL LOVE IT. I paid the orig. price and got a bargin.. NOW WITH THE PRICE DROP..WOW!! GOT MY FIRST 128 IN 46, 35 IN 52, DIG. IN 99 & THIS IS THE 5th. DIG. AND OVER-ALL THE BEST BUY FOR THE $, I'VE PAID MUCH MORE AND LOVE THEM ALL. ALSO DO...

NONE. BOUGHT 6-7 MONTHS AGO, GOOD KNOCK AROUND CAMERA=TUFF

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Owners Opinion: Samsung Digimax V50 (Gerard H, 29 Dec 04)

 

The images produced by the camera are excelent. The colour reproduction is good. The images show plenty of detail with no distortion around the edges. I also like the having the option to have the pictures in TIFF. If using tiff then I would recommend...

The only down-side I have with this camera is the batteries. I would recommend making sure you get the camera with the Li-ion battery (SLB-1437) ; Initially the camera looks good because it will take a variety of battery types including AA. If you want...

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Owners Opinion: Samsung Digimax V50 (Saju, 20 Sep 04)

 

Pros: 1. Many sophistciated features including manual focus, aperture priority, shutter prority, etc; 2. Schneider Lens produces vivid but natural colours; 3. CCD produces good quility pictures with fine details; 4. Macro function; 5. Unlimited...

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Amazon review summary for Samsung Digimax V50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Samsung Digimax V50 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

value for money, battery, performance, usability, design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung Digimax V50 5MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

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A digital camera the has it all.

 

This digital camera is one of the best I have ever used. I had the Digimax V50 for over an year now, and it's still doing great. The on-screen menu and displays are terrific. High quality Schneider lens, the same ones used in Kodak cameras. I really ...

Very inexpensive. Great overall quality and performance. Packed with features.

Limited availability of accessories.

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Samsung Digimax V50

 

Samsung's top-of-the-line Digimax V50 is a 5 megapixel, $699 camera sporting a 3X Schneider Kreuznach zoom lens. The lens, with a 35mm equivalent rang...

Well built, swivel screen, two power sources, two forms of memory support

Illogical grouping of camera settings

Overall a solid camera, if not one that truly stands out from the crowd.

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Product Specifications

The new 5.1 Mega Pixel Digimax V50 packs a host of superior and useful features into a stylish aluminum body that's easy to use and to hold. Images are captured through the high quality Schneider Kreuznach lens with a 3x optical zoom and 5x digital zoom. On the other end of the scale, the 4cm Macro function allows even the most close up objects to be captured with ease. The 270 degree rotating LCD enables you to view your shots from any angle. Additional lenses are also available, including wide angle. Image preview and review is easy on the large 2.0-inch TFT LCD screen, where the camera's wider range of creative controls can also be found and used with ease. Photographers can benefit from a full range of custom choices including a variety of exposure modes, three ISO settings, five flash settings, and more. The Digimax V50 captures still images in single, continuous or AEB modes, at sizes up to 2592 x 1944 dpi and store them as TIFF, JPEG (DCF) or DPOF formats as well as capturing movies in MPEG-4 format at a resolution of up to 640x480 at 30 frames per second using a 256mb memory card means you can record over 1 hour of movie footage. Included in the V50's preprogrammed settings are an Easy mode, Program mode, Movie mode and Scene mode including: Children, Landscape, Close-up, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Firework, Beach & Snow, and Portrait. These are designed to assist the photographer in capturing great images in a variety of sometimes challenging settings. Image storing is flexible because the V50 can take both SD/MMC storage cards and Memory Stick DUO. The V50 transfers images via its built-in USB 2.0 connection, and comes with software for both the Windows and the Macintosh platforms. The Digimax V50 can also be connected to NTSC or PAL external monitors for image and movie playback via the included connectors and even your TV. With nine different power sources to choose from, V50 owners can rest assured that they'll never run out of juice.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
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

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.6in
Height:2.3in
Weight:0.4lbs
Width:4.3in

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

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:V50
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:5Megapixel

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

Viewfinder Type:Optical
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