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Samsung ES55

alaTest has collected and analyzed 217 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and value for money. The design and usability also get good views. Many are negative about the features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung ES55 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 217 reviews)

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Piece of Junk


Occasional auto focus problems. Long shutter delay. Poor reliability. Will not buy Samsung ever again. Do not buy this camera! Only had camera for just over a year.

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Samsung ES55


An average performer that's reasonably priced.


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Samsung ES55 Digital Camera Review


Samsung's 10.2-megapixel ES55 is a fuss-free digital compact camera perfectly suited for first-time users likely to be satisfied with point-and-shoot simplicity and reliability. The long list of interesting features and modes available will no doubt be...

The ES55 body is quite minimalist in design overall, helping unfamiliar users not stay that way for long, with just six individual buttons, the directional pad, and the zoom toggle for users to manage and for the most part, functionality is good if not...


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Worth every penny


Amazing camera that produces amazing shots! No batteries needed as it has its built in battery. Easy to use, lots of features and easy to transfer, print and edit images on a home PC or MAC. Gave this to my teen daughter as a Christmas gift after being...

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Samsung ES55 digital camera


The Samsung ES55 is a highly affordable compact camera equipped with a 10.2-megapixel CCD sensor and a 3x optical zoom lens. With an RRP of The Samsung ES55 is a highly affordable compact camera equipped with a 10.2-megapixel CCD sensor and a 3x...

Ultra-compact dimensions, fun automatic tools, good performance for the asking price

Cluttered menu layout, camera buttons are scarce, specs are almost identical to the Samsung ES15

The Samsung E55 is a decent little digital camera with some user-friendly features on board. For the asking price, it's pretty hard to fault.

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Review: Samsung ES55 Digital Camera


If you are new to photography and looking for a good value point & click compact camera to get the ball rolling, then the Samsung ES55 digi-cam could be worth a look.

A good starting camera for beginners or young kids, the Samsung ES55 takes some nice photos when related to its price, although can’t compete with the quality of more expensive models. However, the ES55 really is an inexpensive little camera which is...

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Samsung ES55


The Samsung ES55 can cleverly act the beautician and conceal unsightly blemishes and marks from human skin

Looks ; speed ; Beauty shot

Grainy images over 200 ISO

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Amazon review summary for Samsung ES55


alaTest has collected and analysed 299 user reviews of Samsung ES55 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

usability, value for money, portability, image quality, battery

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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I FOUND IT! the best camera ever made! i sold my fujifilm z35 as i tuk really ugly sweaty photos but the beauty feature on this is AMAZING. give u a sexy dreamy look but keeps ur eyes clear and hair shiny. amazing, loads of features, prefer it to my...

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Samsung ES-55


Small neat compact camera. lots of features but easy to select and use. I just wanted a camea to keep in my handbag that I could point and click and I have been very happy with the results

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A Great Everyday Camera


I agree with everything that the other reviewer said and their setting recommendations for this model certainly allow you to take some stunning pictures. All in all a great point-and-click camera - well recommended and a steal at this price!


Product Specifications

The ES55 is the camera that anyone can use, featuring a 3x optical zoom lens for sharp, clear close-ups, a handy built in Photo Help Guide and Digital Image Stabilization technology that instantly eliminates any camera motion. The ES55 comes with a generous 2.5" LCD screen, and a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, so you can easily view your pictures and videos for hours at a time.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Samsung SLB-10A

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCardplus / SD Memory Card / SDHC 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:Anti shake / Back light / Beach/snow / Beauty shot / Children / Close-up / Dawn / Fireworks / Landscape / Night scene / Portrait mode / Sunset / Text


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.2-5.8
Max Focal Length:18.9mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.33"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.9 mm ( 1/2.33 ) / 10.9 mm ( 1/2.33" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:10.2Megapixel

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI / MJPEG
Digital Zoom:3
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Calm / Classic / Cool / Custom Effect / Forest / Negative / Retro / Soft / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None