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Samsung Digimax A503

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 reviews of Samsung Digimax A503. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the performance and size. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the lens and memory. There are some mixed opinions about the battery.

usability, price, portability, size, performance

image quality, zoom, memory, lens

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung Digimax A503 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Samsung Digimax A503 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People really like the size and usability. The battery and performance are also mentioned favorably.

price, performance, battery, usability, size

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Digimax A503 5MP Digital Camera (Silver)Samsung Digimax A503 5MP Digital Camera (Silver)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : LetsGoDigital (

Samsung Digimax A503 Review


De Samsung Digimax 503 digitale compacte camera biedt voor de beginner die zijn eerste stappen in de wereld van de digitale fotografie zet veel mogelijkheden. Daarnaast is de Samsung A503 gebruiksvriendelijk. Wanneer we daar nog eens de goede...

Nov, 2009


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Samsung Digimax A503 review


The creators of this latest addition to the Samsung family have made it in an attractive, eye-catching colour. Not only does this camera look good, it also feels good in your hand. The Samsung Digimax A503 has a SHD fix-focused lens with a focal...

The manufacturers of the Samsung Digimax A503 digital compact camera have succeeded in combining an attractive modern design with user friendly features. It is simple for anyone wanting to get started immediately to get great results. Samsung also...

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Samsung Digimax A503 Digital Camera Review


What I like most about Samsung Digimax A503 is the stylish compact, lightweight and still solid design (also unique and simple), in a mixture of silver and dark gray. The dial located around the lens enables you to easily choose between zoom and macro...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Samsung Digimax A503


The Samsung Digimax A503 is a camera aimed at the lower to medium end of the market with it's 5 megapixel CCD sensor, 2 inch LCD Display, 32 megabytes of internal memory, and fixed focal length lens (no optical zoom - just a 5x digital one). The...

The Samsung Digimax A503 retails for just $139 so it's no surprise that it has few manual controls and is pretty much a point and shoot camera with a few scene modes and a special effects button (if you want to make your pictures tinted red, green or...

Jan, 2006

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sleek and stylish


It's a ok camera I got it about 2 years ago for Christmas. It's very sleek and stylish. The view screen is pretty big, you can see the details in the picture. It uses up battery power really quickly. It takes good clear picture indoors and outdoors you...

takes clear pics inside and outside

not user friendly

May, 2008

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Samsung Digimax A503 - A Great Travel Companion


This summer I took my wife and two sons to St. John USVI. Along with my family I took my Sony HandyCam, Nikon D100, and my little red Digimax with a 2gb sd card. I purchased the camera from Walmart for $80 because it was a "take back". For a 5...

Small, fast shutter, easy to use, inexpensive, good picture quality, standard batteries

No zoom. Poor shutter speed for digital video

Aug, 2007

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Small camera, great price, great pictures!


Why I bought it I sell items online and needed a camera to help sell the items. My cell phone camera was only taking me so far. I bought a few low megapixel cameras that run between $10 and $20. They were so horrible that I finally bit my lip and ...

Great pictures, small, durable, inside/ outside pictures, quick power up

No video sound, no power cord if batteries die

Jun, 2007

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Good Camera, not for beginners though


I bought this camera to replace my first digital camera (I don't remember the model I had, it was an old finepix). It takes beautiful pictures once you get used to it, but it does take practice. It's a great camera for vacations and trips, because the ...

small and lightlarge screenlots of picturesgreat movie function in-camera editing

takes getting used tonot for beginnerscamera shakegrainy zoom

Jun, 2007

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frames, quick picture taking, quick power up.

night mode

Mar, 2007

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Small but great


Size, pictures and durability.

Shutter lag is slow.

Mar, 2007

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes


Battery Technology:Alkaline
Battery Type:AA
Number of batteries supported:2


Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails
Custom color: Yes
Image editing:Resizing, Rotating, Trimming
Photo effects:black&white, Negative film, Sepia, Vivid / Sepia
Scene modes:Backlight, beach, Children, Close-up (macro), Documents, dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Sunset / Backlight, beach, Close-up (macro), Documents, dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Sunset
Self-timer delay:2
Sharpness:Normal, Soft, Vivid
Sharpness levels:Normal, Soft, Vivid
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten


Color of product:Black / Red / Silver


Display Diagonal:2
Display resolution (numeric):115000


Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction / Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):7.87 - 118.1
Flash range (wide):7.87 - 118.1
Flash recharging time:5
Flash working distance:0.2 - 3m


Auto focusing (AF) modes:centre weighted auto focus, multi point auto focus
Focus adjustment:Manual
Macro focusing range (tele):7.87 - ∞
Macro focusing range (wide):7.87 - ∞
Normal focusing range:1.0 - ∞ / 39.4 - ∞

Lens System

Digital Zoom:5
Focal length range (f-f): - 0.24 / 6.1
Optical Zoom:3 / N

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400 / 100, 200, 400, Auto
Light exposure modes:Manual
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot / SPOT


Compatible memory cards:microdrive, mmc, sd / MMC, SD
Internal memory:24
Maximum memory card size:1
Memory upgrade:Y

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent: - 1.42 / 36
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera focusing range:Macro (0.2m), Normal(1.0m ~ infinity)
Camera shutter speed:3 - 1/1000
Compatible operating systems:Windows 98/98SE/2000/ME/XP\nMac OS 10.0 - 10.3
Date imprinting: Yes
Digital SLR: No
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):0 - 1.42 / 36
Frame: Yes
Interface:USB / USB 2.0
Lens focal range:F3.2 - F7.0
Lens system:N
Metering:Multi, Spot
Minimum system requirements:CD-ROM
Photo mode:Auto, Program, Scene
Power Source:AA / CR-V3
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Storage Driver \nDigimax Master / Storage Driver\nDigimax Master

Picture Quality

Image sensor size:1/2.5
Maximum image resolution:2560 x 1920
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes


Camera shutter type:Electronic, Mechanical

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:200
Minimum processor:Pentium 450MHz / Power Mac G3
Minimum RAM:128


Maximum video resolution:640 x 480
Motion JPEG frame rate:24 / 30
Video Frame Rate:24 / 30
Video recording: Yes


Camera viewfinder:Optical
Viewfinder type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions