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Samsung L700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 166 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the image quality and responsiveness are generally positive. The design and screen also get good reviews, whereas many are critical about the features and contrast.

value for money, screen, design, responsiveness, image quality

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung L700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung L700 review: Cool as Metal

 

Samsung L700 is a lower midrange fella and its main selling points are solid construction, metal body and fast 3G speeds. Before you frown at the shortish specs list do remember that it's not aiming high. It's set instead to address...

Metallic body and solid construction ; Quad-band GSM support plus GPRS and EDGE ; UMTS 2100Mhz with video calls ; 2.1" display with a resolution of 176 x 220 pixels ; 2 megapixel fixed focus camera with LED flash ; microSD card slot (up to 8GB) ;...

Relatively low display resolution ; Trimmed down user interface as compared to Samsung seniors ; Video recording tops out at QCIF resolution ; Poor web browser

(about 110 euro). These two are practically identical and match the L700 to the smallest detail, except for the metal casing, slightly slimmer waistline and quad-band functionality. However we must note that the M2 memory cards they use are also...

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Samsung Digimax L700 (silver)

 

While it's not a fashion camera like the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 , the L700 hardly looks ugly. Its compact, all-aluminum body comes in silver and black versions and slips easily into most pockets. Its 2.5-inch LCD isn't large by this season's...

Decent amount of controls for a budget camera; great white-balance system provides neutral colors; solid metering system.

Photos were soft overall and had too many image artifacts; strangely labeled buttons can be confusing.

It won't make perfect photos, but this camera's above-average controls and nice white balance make it a good choice for a budget shooter.

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Samsung L700 Digital Camera - Express Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

The Samsung L700 couples a 7.2-megapixel CCD image sensor to a Samsung NV-branded 3x optical zoom lens that offers a fairly standard 35 to 105mm equivalent focal range. The Samsung L700 forgoes any form of optical viewfinder, with shots instead framed...

Affordable pricing ; Reasonable image quality for snapshot shooting ; Minimal lens distortion and good sharpness ; Compact and relatively lightweight ; Sturdy body that has a quality feel ; Auto exposure bracketing nice to have ; Manners Mode is a nice...

Too much chromatic aberration, which extends too far into the center of images ; Lens flare can be a problem ; Autofocus isn't reliable enough, particularly in low light ; LCD can be difficult to see in direct sunlight ; No manual focus / exposure...

A dedicated button on the Samsung L700's rear provides access to several common visual effects such as "Sepia" or "Negative," as well as an unusual "Focus Frame" function which is rather curiously implemented; more on that later. In movie mode, this...

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Samsung L700

 

Samsung Camera today announced the launch of the L700. An ideal digital camera for shooters in search of several advanced features in a compact, stylish, metal body, the L700 offers 7 mega-pixel image resolution, a 3x optical zoom, a bright 2.5" LCD...

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Great value, takes very good photo's for a compact.

 

Took this to the Lake District and photos look very good on a monitor and even better when printed.

Image quality, ease of use, large display, battery life

Low light warning messages can occasionally obscure image on display

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worth every penny if you dont want to spend big bucks

 

I am not a professional photograh, but it has all a pocket size camera should have, and what I need.

big screen, rechargable battery, easy to use

the brand is still not in major leagues

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Samsung L700

 

Aluminium body feels fairly robust. Good video mode..Divx compression means small files, decent quality. Outstanding high ISO for such a small sensor, ISO 1600 retains details with low noise reduction, class leading probably. Nice high res 2.5" LCD...

Bit of barrel distortion wide end, more than expected. (though in line with many compacts) ; AF sometimes struggles a bit in low light, though no more than most ; Live or review histogram would be nice. (flashing shadow/HL warning etc) ; More image...

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Samsung L700

 

Aluminium body feels fairly robust. Good video mode..Divx compression means small files, decent quality. Outstanding high ISO for such a small sensor, ISO 1600 retains details with low noise reduction, class leading probably. Nice high res 2.5"...

Bit of barrel distortion wide end, more than expected ; (though in line with many compacts) ; AF sometimes struggles a bit in low light, though no ; more than most ; Live or review histogram would be nice. (flashing ; shadow/HL warning etc) ; More...

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"Great camera! great deals! no regrets"

 

This camera is wonderful! I bought it for my sister's birthday and she loves it. I own a Samsung S850 and though the S850 and the L700 have exactly the same features, specifications and same price, the main difference is that the L700 does not come...

Design, ISO 1600, fast shutter speed, price!

No image stabilization

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Great camera! great deals! no regrets

 

This camera is wonderful! I bought it for my sister's birthday and she loves it. I own a Samsung S850 and though the S850 and the L700 have exactly the same features, specifications and same price, the main difference is that the L700 does not come...

Design, ISO 1600, fast shutter speed, price

No image stabilization

Product Specifications

The Samsung L700 is equipped with a 7.2 mega-pixel true-color filtered CCD to guarantee you topnotch image quality with every shot, and enough resolution for printing up to poster size. The Samsung L700's high-precision optical 3x zoom NV lens delivers clear, crisp images and is even available in movie mode. When combined with the additional 5x digital zoom, this compact model offers a total 15x zoom power. The Samsung L700 has an auto sensitivity feature that automatically adjusts sensitivity according to the ambient exposure conditions up to ISO 1600. The high sensitivity setting of ISO 1600 lets you take clearer pictures, in poor lighting conditions, without camera shake or image blurring. The Samsung L700 supports MPEG-4 for an enhanced video shooting experience. MPEG-4 offers a much higher compression rate than movie modes used in many other digital cameras, and the movie length is only limited by the memory capacity available. The ability to use the optical 3x zoom during movie recording gives you additional creative versatility. With the AVI (MPEG-4) you can create high quality movies at up to 30 frames per second, and play it back on a TV with no loss of quality. Alternatively, enjoy it on a computer screen at twice the size of conventional movie files. The Samsung L700 has a Movie Stabilizer function, which helps maintain the steady recording of a subject by automatically detecting and correcting unwanted camera movements. Exclusive Samsung technology allows you to pause and resume movie recording as desired, and you can even merge those multiple movies into a single file. With its faster response time, the Samsung L700 makes sure you will not miss those all-important spontaneous shots. Samsung L700 has a number of special scene modes to make sure that you get the perfect shot in every situation. They include Night scene, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Close-up, Text, Beach and Snow. PictBridge support means that your Samsung L700 can print photos directly from a printer, without a computer. In addition, it benefits from USB 2.0, meaning that your image download is effortless and much faster.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Samsung SLB-0837

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/MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.8in
Height:2.2in
Weight:4.6oz
Width:3.8in

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/Landscape / Portrait mode / Night mode / Text / Close-up / Back light / Beach/snow / Children / Fireworks / Dawn/dusk / Sunset

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:L700
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.9
Max Focal Length:17.4mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

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:7.2Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:5
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 800 / ISO 400 / ISO 200 / ISO 50 / ISO 1600/ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50 / ISO 800
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Blue / Frames / Green / Negative / Red / Sepia/Black & White / Blue / Green / Negative / Red / Sepia/Negative / Black & White / Sepia / Blue / Green / Red / Frames
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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