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Samsung I8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the value for money and responsiveness. The usability and portability also get good opinions. Many are critical about the features and shutter, while there are some mixed reviews about the build quality and screen.

design, portability, usability, responsiveness, value for money

performance, shutter, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung I8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 102 reviews)

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Samsung i8


Samsung has a tendency to offer easy point-and-shoot features in an ultra-compact form factor, and the i8 is a good example. At the same time, it's not really the performance that might get you interested in this camera, but rather the multimedia...

The i8 costs Rs 13,990, which isn't exactly cheap. It's feature-rich, especially when it comes to multimedia, but I'm not too impressed since it's not quite adept at doing what it's primarily meant to do.

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Samsung i8 First Impressions Review


Introduced at the 2008 CES show in Las Vegas, the $299 Samsung i8 adds to Samsung's i-Series line of hybrid cameras. The i8 offers a variety of multimedia features, including an MP3 player, PMP Multimedia mode, and a text viewer, all in one device. The...

-Cute and portable -MP3 player and PMP Multimedia mode give you more for your money -Extensive image and video editing and effects options

-Tiny, hard to press buttons -Poor refresh rate on the LCD screen -Glossy plastic body is slippery and feels hollow -Limited aperture range

One of the more interesting new cameras introduced at the CES 2008 show in Las Vegas, the Samsung i8 combines fairly standard camera and video features with MP3 playback, video playback, a travel guide, and a text viewer, making it a unique hybrid device.

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Samsung i8


The Samsung i8 is a competent though unexceptional digital camera, but it's the extra features that will attract potential users.

Compact; light; handy face-detection feature; built-in media player, text viewer

Confusing menu system; unremarkable camera performance

As a camera, the i8 is a competent but not exceptional piece of hardware. At its price point, the camera is bettered by a number of comparably priced cameras—Canon’s digital ELPH cameras come to mind. What those cameras fail to offer, however, are the...



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Samsung i8 Digital Camera Review


Upon first holding the Samsung i8, two main things struck me: the distinctive color (I reviewed the white unit but the i8 is also available in black, baby blue or pale pink) and its weight or, should I say, lack thereof. Without doubt, the Samsung i8...

But do not mistake the slight weight to be an indication of the capabilities of the i8 because this 8.2 mega pixel unit is packed full of both standard and unique features that bring a delightful new edge to the compact camera market

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Samsung i8


The Samsung i8 is an 8 megapixel slim point and shoot camera with a 2.7 inch LCD screen and 3x optical zoom. The i8 is a portable multimedia digital camera featuring MP3 player, text viewer and world tour guide as … Continue reading →

Another user-friendly feature of the i8 is its Function Description feature. Designed to reduce the intimidation factor of the cameras' various modes, the Function Description automatically provides a brief and easy to understand description of each...

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Samsung i8 Compact Digital Camera -


Marrying affordability with quality, the Samsung i8 compact digital camera is jam packed with features for all your multimedia needs.

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Samsung i8 Digicam


Samsung i8 is very much ideal plainly for personal use; especially for people on the go. It is handy, stylish, captures photo and video pretty well plus multimedia add-ons for your delight. I don't think you can find something like this anywhere else...

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Amazon review summary for Samsung I8


alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Samsung I8 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

design, usability, responsiveness, portability, size

performance, shutter

70% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung i8 8.2 MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (White)

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Multitasking camera


I brought this camera a month ago. I was satisfied with the camera pictures. I cant say it will take great pictures , but it takes pictures OK. You can buy this camera if you dont want to spend money on purchasing portable video player. The software...

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Samsung i8


My cousin bought a digital camera in Australia and she is planning to sell it on E-Bay and replace it with better digital camera. She asked me what could I recommend. But at that time, I don't have any concrete idea regarding digital camera, so I'm...

With these features, Samsung i8 is better than the other camera. I had recommended it to my cousin.

Product Specifications

The i8 obtains high picture quality by employing an 8.1 mega pixel 1/2.5" high resolution CCD sensor. Clear picture quality can be achieved even for images larger than A2. A robust mounted image processor allows for rich gradation, fast and high quality picture processing. 3x optical inner zoom lens supports impressive picture expression. The mounted inner zoom lens allows for a slim design and efficient operation. This results in enhanced usability and portability. Outstanding picture quality is achieved by the multi-coating on both sides of all lenses that effectively prevents chromatic aberration and distortion. Playback of video files such as movies and music videos are supported. PMP video playback functions include play previous file, continuous play, high speed play, pause and mute are fully supported. The image is continuously pictured twice so that color information is extracted from one and shape information is extracted from the other one to present the clear image of natural color and minimized hand tremble. Hand tremble that can occur in outdoor or indoor shooting is minimized to present the natural color and clear image (relatively better quality image in high sensitivity). The moving object is automatically detected to enable shooting of fast moving objects.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Samsung SLB-0937

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card / MultiMediaCardplus/MultiMediaCard / MultiMediaCardplus / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Back light / Beach/snow / Cafe / Children / Close-up / Dawn/dusk / Fireworks / Food / Landscape / Night mode / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Sunset / Text/Landscape / Portrait mode / Night mode / Text / Close-up / Back light / Beach/snow / Self-portrait / Children / Food / Fireworks / Dawn/dusk / Sunset / Cafe


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-4.5
Max Focal Length:18.9mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5 / 1/2.5"/1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:8.2Megapixel

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI / MPEG-4/MPEG-4 / AVI
Digital Zoom:5
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 800 / ISO 400 / ISO 200 / ISO 1600 / ISO auto / ISO 3200 (3Mpix)/ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 (3Mpix) / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Blue / Calm / Cartoon / Classic / Color Filter / Color Mask / Cool / Forest / Frames / Green / Negative / Neutral / Red / Retro / Sepia / Soft / Vivid/Soft / Cool / Negative / Black & White / Sepia / Neutral / Vivid / Color Mask / Blue / Green / Red / Frames / Color Filter / Calm / Cartoon / Classic / Forest / Retro
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None