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Samsung ES17

alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 reviews of Samsung ES17. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The image quality and price also get good comments. The design and shutter get less positive opinions. Comments are divided on the zoom.

usability, price, image quality, portability, size

battery, screen, focus, shutter, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung ES17 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung ES17


alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 user reviews of Samsung ES17 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung ES17 Digital Camera - Black (12MP, 3x Optical Zoom), 2.5 inch LCDSamsung ES17 Digital Camera - Black (12MP, 3x Optical Zoom), 2.5 inch LCD

Dec, 2018

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Overall good camera


It broke recently but I really liked this camera. I'd recommend it to others. Positives: Affordable, easy to use, the photos are of a pretty good quality.

Jul, 2011

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Great little camera, but not Play's customer committment


This was a replacement camera to one that was stolen. Its a great little camera, however it broke after a month (37 days). I rang Play for a replacment but was fobbed off & told to ring Samsung direct. Needless to say they wern't interested!! I rang...

Sep, 2010

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Samsung ES17


Easy to use for a beginner. Can't do much wrong

Haven't found any yet

Aug, 2010

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Samsung ES17


So easy to use and understand. All the family have used it - including my 7 yr old daughter.

Batteries do not last that long. Have invested in re-chargeable ones that should be better.

Aug, 2010

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Samsung ES17


Very good camera easy to use

needs rechargeable batterys really as the batteries it comes with don't last very long atall

Aug, 2010

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Samsung ES17


good price, good shape and size, easy to use, I enjoy using it

a little poor on close up image focus

Aug, 2010

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Samsung ES17


image quality i thought was realy good and nice amount of features and different scene setting which is great as i like to take lots of black and white photos, brilliant as i have a new born baby and i love to capture the moments in all the right ways

drains your batterys, very very poor memory, and within 1week my cameras battery slot broke so now it takes alot of force to open and change the batterys.

Aug, 2010

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Samsung ES17


Small and compact enough to fit in a handbag. good quality pic and easy to use.

Haven't found any yet.

Aug, 2010

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Samsung ES17


As a beginner, easy to use, uncomplicated but has all the features necessary to take and produce reasonable pictures.

None, good value for money for what it does.

Jul, 2010

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Samsung ES17


So easy to use and picture quality is also very good

have not found any

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes


Battery Technology:Alkaline / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:AA
Number of batteries supported:2


Contrast adjustment: Yes
Custom color: Yes
Image editing:Resizing
Photo effects:Negative film, Vivid / Positive film
Saturation adjustment: Yes
Scene modes:Backlight, beach, Children, Close-up (macro), dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Sunset / Backlight, beach, Children, Close-up (macro), dusk, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Sunset
Self-timer delay:2
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten


Color of product:Black / Pink / Silver / White


Display Diagonal:2.5
Display resolution (numeric):230000


Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):19.7 - 82.7
Flash range (wide):15.7 - 149.6
Flash recharging time:5


Auto focusing (AF) modes:centre weighted auto focus, multi point auto focus
Auto Mode focusing range (tele):0.5 - ∞
Auto Mode focusing range (wide):0.1 - ∞
Macro focusing range (tele):0.5 - 0.8
Macro focusing range (wide):0.1 - 0.8
Normal focusing range:0.8 - ∞
Normal focusing range (tele):0.8 - ∞
Normal focusing range (wide):0.8 - ∞

Lens System

Digital Zoom:12.5
Focal length range (f-f):0.248 - 0.744
Optical Zoom:3

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Light exposure modes:Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot


Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC
Internal memory:11
Maximum memory card size:8

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.38 - 4.13
Audio recorder:Y 2h
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital SLR: No
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.7 x 0.992 x 2.47 / 3.7 x 2.47 x 0.992
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.38 - 4.13
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens focal range:F3.2 - F5.8
Minimum system requirements:Windows 2000 / XP / Vista\nMac OS 10.3
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image sensor size:1/2.33
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080,2592 x 1944,3264 x 2448,3968 x 2232,4000 x 3000

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:250
Minimum processor:Pentium III 500MHz
Minimum RAM:256


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

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