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If carslberg made digital cameras...

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06.08.2008

Advantages:
best camera for its price !  !  !

Disadvantages:
The video recording -  read for my way to get around this  : D

Recommendable Yes:

Detailed rating:

Picture Quality

Range & Quality of Features

Ease of Use

Durability

Overall Look & Design

ReliabilityExcellent

SizeAverage

WeightAverage

Value for MoneyExcellent

Instruction ManualGood

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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 that was complicated or tempormental and to my surprise it incredible!

With 5.1 mega pixel it offers a good quality size of picture and the resolution is very clear - infact I have taken quite a lot of pictures on the 1 mega pixel mode as it saves memory and these still come up amazing! (Still come up about 1024 x 768 so you can then set them as desktop)
Also the 3 times optical zoom is very usuful; optical is a lot better than digital as it doesnt affect the picture quality- digital doesnt you might as well just wait and zoom in on your pc after its been uploaded! It gets pixelated--- but with 3times digital zoom you can just use that!!! A real bonus as cheaper cameras normally have lotes of digital and no optical!

The camera is easy to use and simple (my mum the most untechnological person in the world has no problems) The auto setting is the one I prefer and this takes quality picture after picture! The auto can be turned off if you dont trust the camera at night or something--- but I shouldnt worry about this as the camera is very smart and reads the environment briliantly!

I would recommend getting so rechargable batteries for it as the screen on the back is large and will drain the juice quite quickly- but expect to keep it on for 2-3 hours before that.

The biggest flaw about the camera is the video... its still great for the price but there needs to be something lol?! It doesnt compress the file very well so short clips can take up soo much space and when you watch them back you are disapointed with the quality-- If you know what your doing I would recommend setting the camera to the highest possible video settings to keep the quality and then compress it on your pc!

This is I believe to be the best all round camera for its price- and its samsung so you know its going to have quality about it!

10/10.... This one is must if your looking for a digital camera!!! Buy Buy Buy lol!

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jeaniecz 06.08.2008 22:50

If carslberg made digital cameras, then?

manlybeach 06.08.2008 18:06

I am like your mum ...not technological at all so this sounds good! x

dizzy07 06.08.2008 16:19

I'd like a new digital camera myself and I'll be sure to consider this, although I'd like more mega-pixels if i was to buy one now... maybe there's a decent newer model available. Anyway, nice review.

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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 CC...

General

MPN 8801089764546, Digimax S500, S 500 SILBER, SAM-S500, 8801089764522
Product Type Digital camera - compact
Enclosure Colour 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

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