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Samsung Digimax S500

The Digimax S500 is a high resolution digital camera that is equipped with a true-color filtered 5.1 mega-pixels CCD. You can use the Digimax S500 to ...

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Excellent

Probest camera for its price!!!

ConsThe video recording- read for my way to get around...

I brought this camera last year ready for holiday and it has been immense since day one! I wanted something that had a lot of features but didnt need to be top of the range - then I came across the gem - I paid £65 for it (still sell for that price on Amazon I believe) I was expecting something...

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Excellent

ProEasy to use, good LCD screen, gr8 zoom.

ConsBit to simple, gets a bit boring after a while.

If you're not looking for a high-tech camera, all you want is something that takes alright pictures and is simple to use, this camera is for you. The overall design of this camera is lovely, it's got a great shape to it, and doesn't embarrass you if you take it out. The LCD screen is large enough...

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“Using Samsung S500”

published 15/06/2009

Probig screen, durability, videos with sound

Consno sound while zooming, not so vivid colors

Samsung S500 I bought this camera 2 or 3 years ago. I have been using it many times, and it has never let me down. It's a good camera for general use, but don't expect extraordinary things from it. An advantage is that you are able to do videos with sound , but a big disadvantage that I...

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“Samsung Digimax S500”

published 10/09/2006

ProBoth camera and screen are a nice size

ConsNo seperate viewfinder

I have owned my Samsung Digimax S500 for a couple of months now (I won it in a local paper photographic competition!) and have found it easy to use and find my way around the features. I am a very very amateur who likes to just point and shoot without having the bother of setting focus etc and...

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Excellent

ProEasy to use, takes great photos, good features, la...

ConsNone

I've had this camera for about 9 months and can't fault it. One of the best things about this camera is the large display screen which lets you see the photo you've just taken really well. You can also zoom in again to see the photo in even greater detail. I've had a few digital cameras, and used...

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Excellent

“A very good Digital Camera”

published 02/02/2009

ProEast user interface, ture color pictures,very clea...

ConsHave not found any yet

I have the Samsung Digimax S500 for 3 years now it is a very good product. Why well the digimax is Equipped with a true-colour filtered 5.1 megapixel CCD. Very true color pics it is able to shot in Black and white as well as other colors it is a easy to use point and shot camera it is very...

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Super

Proquality of pic, zoom,frames..its got loads

Consbattery time lasting is a bit shabby

I GOT THIS CAMERA GIVEN TO ME FREE WHEN I DID A PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE AND NOW I DONT KNOW WHERE ID BE WITHOUT IT.. ITS NOT JUST VERY NICE LOOKING BUT THE THINGS I REALLY LIKE AABOUT IT ARE; THE SCREEN.. IT HAS A CONNSIDERABLY LARGE SCREEN TO VIEW YOUR PICTURES VERY CLEARLY AND THE ZOOM IS ABSOLUTELY...

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“Brilliant Camera!”

published 20/03/2007

ProVery easy to use

ConsTime delay beteen taking picture and being able to...

This camera is great for those who arnt realy up to date with their camera technology, because of the ease of use, and the briliant clearness of the pcitures it takes. But this camera is not jus ace at taking high quality pictures, it also takes some of the best quality video footage, i have ever...

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“samsung digimax s500 camera”

published 08/06/2010

Profairly basic and easy to use - mode button fairly ...

Conseven camera batteries do not last long - maybe bec...

in my opinion it is a good little camera, good pixel but not amazing. mode button easy to change but sometimes slips round too easy by accident and you dont realise its moved until you view the pic.I found it to be not a bad weight but heavier than alot of new ones. good price, so good value for...

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“Great Camera”

published 30/01/2007

ProVery User friendly

ConsYou cannot increase the megapixels without incresi...

this is generally a great camera because it is very user friendly and s basically very hi tech as well. Taking photos with this camera is heavenly because i remember it was ney years eve ans we were in the club and i was taking photos of me and my friends while jumping in the air and it still...

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Product Information : Samsung Digimax S500

Manufacturer's product description

The Digimax S500 is a high resolution digital camera that is equipped with a true-color filtered 5.1 mega-pixels CCD. You can use the Digimax S500 to produce even better images and take detailed photos for printing up to poster size. In addition, the Digimax S500 has a 3X optical and 5X digital zoom giving 15X total zoom when combined. The Digimax S500 has a large 2.4" LCD for improved contrast and color reproduction, allowing you to enjoy a wider and clearer image. When it is set to Auto Mode, the Digimax S500 automatically adjusts the shooting distance and focus from between 5cm to infinity, helping the picture taker to get better pictures more easily. The user does not need to activate the macro function separately in order to take pictures as close as 5cm. The Digimax S500 has some intriguing special effect functions - including Highlight, Photo Frame, and Composite Shot - that give you unique, and sometimes amusing, shooting experiences beyond conventional picture-taking. You can access each of these special effects with just one touch of the "E" button. The user-friendly ergonomic body design delivers comfort and a steady hold for better shots. This means you can expect even better focus no matter where your subject is in the frame. Digimax S500 has various scene modes to obtain the best picture result in a variety of settings. The scene modes provided are Night scene, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach and Snow. The family-friendly mode dials - with Night, Portrait and Children modes - make it easier to get great shots of the family by giving in stand access to the appropriate mode for each individual situation. Children mode, with its open aperture and fast shutter speeds, lets you 'freeze' children in fast moving action shots. Night mode automatically uses the slow synchronization function to help you get clearer and brighter pictures at night. When using Portrait mode you get more pleasing people pictures with improved redeye reduction. The Digimax S500's print button makes direct printing easier than ever. Simply connect the S500 to any PictBridge compatible photo printer, press the illuminated print button and print! Also use the button to transfer images directly to a computer.

Product Details

Product Description: Samsung Digimax S500 - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Internal Storage: 20 MB flash

Sensor Resolution: 5.1 Megapixel

Lens System: 3 x zoom lens - 5.8 - 17.4 mm - f/2.8-4.9, 3 x zoom lens - 5.8 - 13.4 mm - f/2.8-4.9

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 80 cm

Digital Zoom: 5 x

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Display: LCD display - 2.4"

Supported Battery: 2 x AA alkaline battery ( included ), 2 x AA alkaline battery

AV Interfaces: Composite video, Composite video/audio

Colour: Silver

Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.7 cm x 2.6 cm x 6.2 cm

Weight: 136 g

General

MPN: 8801089764546, Digimax S500, S 500 SILBER, SAM-S500, 8801089764522

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Enclosure Colour: Silver

Sensor Resolution: 5.1 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Total Pixels: 5,300,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 5,100,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.5"

Optical Zoom: 3 x

Digital Zoom: 5 x

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Digital Video Format: AVI

Image Recording Format: JPEG

AV Interfaces: Composite video, Composite video/audio

Available Body Colours: Black, silver

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 50, ISO auto

Exposure Metering: Multi-segment, spot

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic, manual

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode, night mode, close-up, backlight, beach/snow, Children, fireworks, dawn/dusk, sunset

Special Effects: Soft, Negative, Black & White, Sepia, Neutral, Vivid, blue, green, red

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Cloudy, tungsten light, daylight, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (daylight)

Max Shutter Speed: 1/1500 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 8 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/2 EV steps

Lens System

Type: 3 x zoom lens - 5.8 - 17.4 mm - f/2.8-4.9, 3 x zoom lens - 5.8 - 13.4 mm - f/2.8-4.9

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 35 - 105mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 80 cm

Macro Focus Range: 5-80cm

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Features: Built-in lens shield

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, auto mode with red-eye reduction, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode

Effective Flash Range: 0.2 m - 3 m

Additional Features

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec

Additional Features: Audio recording, direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, built-in speaker, date/time stamp, DPOF support, digital image rotation, PictBridge support

Display

Type: 2.4" LCD display

Resolution: 112,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in

Microphone

Microphone Operation Mode: Mono

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, Samsung Digimax Master

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Support: MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, MS Windows 98, MS Windows 98 SE, Apple Mac OS 9.2 - X 10.3

Peripheral Devices: USB port, CD-ROM Drive

System Requirements Details: Windows 98/98SE/2000/ME/XP - Pentium II - 450 MHz - 64 MB - 200 MB ¦ MacOS 9.2 or later - PowerPC G3 - 64 MB - 110 MB ¦ MacOS X 10.3 - PowerPC G3 - 64 MB - 110 MB

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Video / audio / USB cable, Battery charger, USB cable, audio / video cable

Battery

Battery Type: AA

Details: 2 x AA alkaline battery ( included ), 2 x AA alkaline battery

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Supported Memory Cards: MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card

Internal Storage: 20 MB flash

Image Storage: Super-fine JPEG 2592 x 1944 : 7 - with 20MB built-in memory ¦ Fine JPEG 2592 x 1944 : 14 - with 20MB built-in memory ¦ Normal JPEG 2592 x 1944 : 21 - with 20MB built-in memory ¦ Super-fine JPEG 2272 x 1704 : 10 - with 20MB built-in memory ¦ Fine JPEG 2272 x 1704 : 18 - with 20MB built-in memory ¦ Normal JPEG 2272 x 1704 : 24 - with 20MB built-in memory ¦ Super-fine JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 12 - with 20MB built-in memory ¦ Fine JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 22 - with 20MB built-in memory ¦ Normal JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 32 - with 20MB built-in memory ¦ Super-fine JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 19 - with 20MB built-in memory ¦ Fine JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 34 - with 20MB built-in memory ¦ Normal JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 43 - with 20MB built-in memory ¦ Super-fine JPEG 1024 x 768 : 52 - with 20MB built-in memory ¦ Fine JPEG 1024 x 768 : 83 - with 20MB built-in memory ¦ Normal JPEG 1024 x 768 : 89 - with 20MB built-in memory ¦ Super-fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 114 - with 20MB built-in memory ¦ Fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 125 - with 20MB built-in memory ¦ Normal JPEG 640 x 480 : 157 - with 20MB built-in memory

Video Capture: AVI - 640 x 480 - 15 fps ¦ AVI - 320 x 240 - 15 fps ¦ AVI - 160 x 128 - 15 fps ¦ AVI - 640 x 480 - 30 fps ¦ AVI - 320 x 240 - 30 fps ¦ AVI - 160 x 128 - 30 fps

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 9.7 cm

Depth: 2.6 cm

Height: 6.2 cm

Weight: 136 g

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