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Samsung L830

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the portability and image quality. The color and value for money also get good feedback, but there are some mixed comments about the focus and performance. There are some less positive views about the features and battery.

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

flash, battery, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung L830 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 85 reviews)

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Samsung L830 (Red)


For a sub-$200 camera, Samsung's 8-megapixel L830 packs some strange and useful features into its slimmer-than-it-feels frame. A manual exposure mode, manual color adjustments, and a high-resolution movie mode belie the camera's small price tag....

The Samsung L830 has a manual exposure mode, manual color channel controls, a face-detection mode, and basic camera functions that are easy to access.

No aperture/shutter priority; noisy pictures.

The Samsung L830 is a compact 8-megapixel camera that offers plenty of manual controls, but its sluggish shooting and disappointing picture quality hold it back.

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Samsung L830


The Samsung L830 is a compact digicam with 8-megapixels of resolution and a 3x optical zoom. The Samsung L series has evolved to become more stylish, with its metal front cover and minimalist design concept. With Samsung's exclusive Multi Charge system...

The 2.5" Intelligent TFT LCD fitted to the camera automatically adjusts its brightness according to the surrounding levels, for optimum visibility. Also the camera is equipped with Samsung's proprietary ASR (Advanced Shake Reduction) and high...

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Owners Opinion: Samsung L830 (ultraman, 26 Sep 07)


former camera was a kodak V550. the images on the samsung are head and shoulders better in indoor flash shots. up to iso800 is usable straight out from camera. the outdoor shots are pretty good to with faily good dr for a compact. movie mode is nice...

doesn't remember image size setting when moving between shooting modes ; doesn't focus while zooming ; lcd screen disable until flash is completely charged or until camera is ready to shoot another shot ; can't cancel out the a shot review until the...


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Amazon review summary for Samsung L830


alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Samsung L830 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

value for money, battery, usability, flash, color

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Digimax L830 8.1MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Black)Samsung Digimax L830 8.1MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Black)

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Excellent Camera


Great camera, very easy to use. The picture quality is amazing

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SAMSUNG L830R Red 8.1 MP 2.5" 230K LCD 3X Optical Zoom Digital Camera


Great camera for the price ; Daughter loves it

Shutter speed a Little slow ; But not an issue

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Small and nice


When I initially ordered this item, I did not realize you had to pick the combo deal to get the free SD and carrying case. I started up the newegg chat and within a couple of days they had sent me the SD and carrying case free of charge. I LOVE NEWEGG!!!

Very small and takes excellent pictures. Uses SD memory instead of XD like the others. SD is much cheaper. Came with 1GB SD and a very durable carrying case

Haven't found one yet

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NewEgg was very fast. I had to call customer service about an item I did not receive because of a misunderstanding on my part. They took good care of me!

Great pictures! Simple to understand. Numerous features beyond auto setting. The auto setting is very smart and this camera takes great pictures. I would expect a camera with these advanced features to cost much more

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Very Good.


Lots of Nice functions.

Nice sleek design. Works well ; It works with my 4G SDHC memory card ; and also is very responsive

The camera needs to be in Auto W/ flash to take a clear picture

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Samsung L830


Image Sensor Type 1/2.5â³ CCD Effective Pixel Approx. 8.1 Mega-pixel Total Pixel Approx. 8.3 Mega-pixel Lens Focal Length NV Lens f = 6.3 ~ 18.9mm (35mm film equivalent : 38~114mm) F No. F3.0 ~ F7.7(Wide) F5.6~F14.1(Tele) Digital Zoom Still Image...


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Product Specifications

The Samsung L830 is a high resolution digital camera that is equipped with a true-color filtered 8.1 mega-pixel CCD. This allows the Samsung L830 to produce even better images and take detailed photos for printing up to poster size. In addition, the Samsung L830 has a 3x optical and 5x digital zoom giving 15x total zoom when combined. With the Face Recognition AF & AE function, the Samsung L830 enables the user to take better portrait pictures more easily. The function detects faces and automatically focuses on them; the brightness of the faces is adjusted optimally for beautiful portrait pictures.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Samsung SLB-0837/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/MultiMediaCard / 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:Back light / Beach/snow / Cafe / Children / Close-up / Dawn/dusk / Fireworks / Food / Landscape / Night scene / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Sunset / Text/Back light / Beach/snow / Cafe / Children / Close-up / Dawn/dusk / Fireworks / Food / Landscape / Sunset / Text/Landscape / Portrait mode / Text / Close-up / Back light / Beach/snow / Self-portrait / Children / Food / Fireworks / Dawn/dusk / Night scene / Sunset / Cafe

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.0-5.6
Max Focal Length:18.9mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

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:8.1Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI / MPEG-4/MPEG-4/MPEG-4 / AVI
Digital Zoom:5
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 800 / ISO 400 / ISO 200 / ISO 1600 / ISO auto/ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Animation / Black & White / Blue / Frames / Green / Negative / Noise / Red / Sepia/Black & White / Blue / Green / Negative / Red / Sepia/Negative / Black & White / Sepia / Animation / Blue / Green / Red / Noise / Frames
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None