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Samsung Digimax V800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the lens and responsiveness. The portability and usability also get good views. There are some critical comments about the memory and battery, and views are divided on the value for money.

screen, usability, portability, responsiveness, lens

features, shutter, viewfinder, battery, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung Digimax V800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Owners Opinion: Samsung Digimax V800 (jackndad, 24 Jan 06)


the use i have had,videod extensive at N.E.C of rod stewart concert 10-12-05, vidioed and pictured my way through xmas 06, remember what your paying and what you get.i have got fantastic result to keep for life and was not let down in use or quality...

no problems,got memory cards easy £18 on ebay ; other camera users approved and also mr samsung v800 attatched himself nicely to his tri pod,NO PROBLEMS

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Owners Opinion: Samsung Digimax V800 (Eric Swift, 20 Jan 06)


I have just bought another V800 having lost the first. I am very pleased with this camera it is easy to use and gives excellent results particularly on 7 or 8 milliom pixel settings. The auto focus works extremely well and colours are rich and life...

There are two drawbacks ; 1) In very bright conditions it is difficult to make out features on the display screen and there is no viewfinder to help ; 2) The sound could be improved. I have only used it a few times and the recording do seem to vary in...

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Owners Opinion: Samsung Digimax V800 (Miguel Avellaneda, 24 Dec 05)


I've just received my brand new Samsung Digimax V800 and it's don't stop to amaze me.The display it's enourmous,the image quality it's great and you just have to charge the battery to start shotting pics right away. When I explore all of the features...

Not found yet ; 27/12/05 ; The jog dial easily change of mode when the camera is putting back to the case


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Owners Opinion: Samsung Digimax V800 (JCruz, 18 Dec 05)


Worst P&S camera in its class. Do not buy this camera... you will regret it or end up returning it. Just wait for the review, if anyone ever does review it. If you want to take pictures by hand, stick with another brand. The only way you will get...

Shutter lag ; Auto mode is horrible. (I know most P&S have bad auto modes, but this one is the worst!)

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Owners Opinion: Samsung Digimax V800 (susannayip, 29 Jul 05)


very good digital camera.

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Amazon review summary for Samsung Digimax V800


alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Samsung Digimax V800 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

screen, portability, value for money, responsiveness, usability

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

This summary is based on the product: Samsung Digimax V800 8MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

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SAMSUNG DIGIMAX V800 Silver 8.1MP 2.5" 230K LCD 3X Optical Zoom Digital Camera


Just got this camera a couple o days ago and it is awesome camera. The video is great quality the pictures are even better. The big LCD is just icing on the cake

The internal memory card is small but SD cards are cheap to get. Also, it eats up batteries like there's no tomorrow

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excellent camera


One of the better cameras out there.



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Samsung did it again


The Sansung Digimax V800 is a simple camera pack with desirable and practical user features.

The Samsung Digimax V800 is compact and easy to use.


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GreatPoint and Shoot 8MP Camera


Price, quality, ease of use, lots of features, and high quality screen.

No view finder might be a minus to some


Product Specifications

The DIGIMAX V800 digital camera is an evolution of the DIGIMAX V700, that is well known among digital camera users for its excellent features, design, and functionality. The DIGIMAX V800 provides enhanced functions and performance as compared to its predecessor and goes beyond the limitations of existing digital cameras. The DIGIMAX V800 incorporates a high resolution 2.5 inch LCD with 230, 000 pixels so that you can enjoy high quality images when playing and shooting images. Experience the enhanced functions of the DIGIMAX V800 - it will create a new myth in the history of digital cameras.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Samsung SLB-1137

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 / Text


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung Digimax

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-5.1
Max Focal Length:23.4mm
Min Focal Length:7.8mm
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:8.1Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:10
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Blue / Green / Negative / Neutral / Red / Sepia / Soft / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG / TIFF
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None