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The Samsung L700 is an ideal digital camera for shooters in search of several advanced features in a compact, stylish, metal body. The Samsung L700 of...

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published 17/10/2007 | lilyellowfish
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"Samsung L700 Digital Camera"

I have recently brought the Samsung L700 Digital Camera and have so far been very pleased with it.

I brought it before a night out and only got the charge the battery for a short time before using it for the first time and the battery didn't even go low all night - which i was very impressed about as many camera batterys do not last long. In the instruction manual it says for still photos the battery life is 85minutes and 70minutes for movies, but I had it on alot longer than that and also used it for 2 days after without the battery still going low. One problem with the battery is that it is a special camera battery rather than using rechargable batteries, so if there is a problem with the battery or it runs out while you are not with the charger you cant go and buy any batteries to go into it. The battery is recommended to be charged for 150minutes.

The camera comes in silver and has 7.2 megapixels and takes very good quality photographs, it also has a x5 zoom which takes very clear photos even used on the maximum zoom. The camera has a 2.5 inches colour LCD screen.

The camera looks stylish and is the smallest camera available in currys, approx 3 inches long and 4 inches width.

You are able to take still photographs and also movies on this camera. The camera is simple to use, without too many confusing features. On the front there is a flash, microphone, self timer/auto focus lamp, lens, shutter button and speaker and on the back there is a camera status lamp, lcd monitor, tripod socket, play mode, zoom, mode button, delete and a function button. The different mode setting the camera has are - night, portrait, children, landscape, text, close up, sunset, dawn, backlight, fireworks, beach and snow - these help maxamise the quality of your photos for different settings. You can also take the photos in black and white, sepia tone, blue, red, green and negative modes.

The camera has an automatic flash which can be changed, and it has a double flash meaning it can help with those people that close their eyes in photos as they close it on the first flash and their eyes reopen ready for the second!

Unless you have already had a camera similar to this before, you are required to purchase a memory card with the camera, which is sold seperately.

The camera comes with a disc and usb cable to enable you to upload your photos on your computer, it also comes with a wire to connect your camera to your tv. This disc is easy to load with a step by step guide incase of any problems.

When using the self timer there are 3 options - 10 seconds, 2 seconds or double self timer icon. When using self timer for movies only the 10 seconds timer will work.

You can choose several different images sizes - photos - 3072x2304, 2592x1944, 2048x1536 or 1024x768 and for movies - 640x480 and 320x240.

Another great thing about this camera - it makes you look tanned!! Wonderful for these pale winter months!

Overall I think this is a very good camera which I would recommend, it has a good battery life, takes good quality photographs and looks stylish and small.

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  • S.Bate published 16/11/2007
    Sounds like a nice little camera. I would not want it to make me look tanned however, I would want the colours to be true.
  • FlameDruid published 17/10/2007
    Lots of good info. I wouldn't mind one of these. Do you know, my Fuji Zoom 6800 camera cost me around £700 with added memory some years back and all I got was 6 megapixels. This is so much smaller and no price at all. And seven megapixels! Wow...
  • bmthkatie published 17/10/2007
    Great Review - Good detail xx
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Product Information : Samsung L700

Manufacturer's product description

The Samsung L700 is an ideal digital camera for shooters in search of several advanced features in a compact, stylish, metal body. The Samsung L700 offers 7 Megapixel image resolution, a 3x optical zoom, a bright 2.5-inch LCD display and a robust suite of advanced video and editing features.

Product Details

Product type: Digital camera, Digital camera - compact

Optical Sensor / Sensor Resolution: 7

Optical Zoom (Ratio): 3 x

LCD Display Size: 2.5

Autofocus: With autofocus

Optical Sensor / Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Memory Type: Internal

Lens System / Min Focal Length: 0.0035

Manufacturer: Samsung

Product Description: Samsung Digimax L700 - digital camera, Samsung L700 - digital camera

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Digital Zoom: 5 x

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.7 cm x 2.1 cm x 5.7 cm

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 840 mAh, 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 860 mAh ( included )

Display: LCD display - 2.5"

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

Sensor Resolution: 7.2 Megapixel

Internal Storage: 20 MB flash

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Weight: 130 g

Min Focus Distance: 80 cm

Colour: Black

Battery

Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 840 mAh, 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 860 mAh ( included )

Battery Type: Samsung SLB-0837

Dimensions & Weight

Weight: 130 g

Height: 5.7 cm

Depth: 2.1 cm

Width: 9.7 cm

Exposure & White Balance

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

Min Shutter Speed: 15 sec

Max Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec

White Balance Presets: Fluorescent, cloudy, tungsten light, daylight

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

Special Effects: Negative, Black & White, Sepia, blue, green, red, Frames

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

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic

Exposure Metering: Multi-segment, spot

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 50, ISO 1600

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Carrying strap, power adapter, USB cable, audio / video cable

Body Material: Aluminium

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 X 10.0 - 10.3

Peripheral Devices: USB port, SVGA monitor, CD-ROM Drive

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

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, Samsung Digimax Master

Connections

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

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Display

Display Features: Built-in

Resolution: 230,000 pixels

Type: 2.5" LCD display

Additional Features

Additional Features: Audio recording, direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, built-in speaker, auto power save, date/time stamp, DPOF support, display brightness control, sharpness control, digital image rotation, PictBridge support, cropping an image, resizing an image, digital image stabilization (video mode), interval shooting mode, in-camera film editing

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec

Lens System

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

Features: Built-in lens shield

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

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

Macro Focus Range: 5-80cm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 80 cm

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Internal Storage: 20 MB flash

Included Memory Card: 20 MB

Image Storage: JPEG 3072 x 2304 ¦ JPEG 2592 x 1944 ¦ JPEG 2048 x 1536 ¦ JPEG 1024 x 768

Supported Memory Cards: MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Video Capture: MPEG-4 - 640 x 480 - 15 fps ¦ MPEG-4 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps ¦ MPEG-4 - 320 x 240 - 15 fps ¦ MPEG-4 - 320 x 240 - 30 fps

RAM Installed: 20 MB

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 5 - 85%

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

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

Effective Flash Range: 0.2 m - 3 m

General

MPN: 8801089406521, CJ065413Q, L700

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Optical Zoom: 3 x

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.5"

Effective Sensor Resolution: 7,200,000 pixels

Total Pixels: 7,400,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Sensor Resolution: 7.2 Megapixel

Image Recording Format: JPEG

Digital Video Format: MPEG-4

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Digital Zoom: 5 x

Enclosure Colour: Black

Microphone

Microphone Operation Mode: Mono

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Advantages:
Looks good, good battery life, good quality photos

Disadvantages:
Have to buy memory card and have to use specific battery

Recommendable Yes:

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Ease of Use

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ReliabilityGood

SizeVery Small

WeightLight

Value for MoneyGood

Instruction ManualGood

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I have recently brought the Samsung L700 Digital Camera and have so far been very pleased with it.

I brought it before a night out and only got the charge the battery for a short time before using it for the first time and the battery didn't even go low all night - which i was very impressed about as many camera batterys do not last long. In the instruction manual it says for still photos the battery life is 85minutes and 70minutes for movies, but I had it on alot longer than that and also used it for 2 days after without the battery still going low. One problem with the battery is that it is a special camera battery rather than using rechargable batteries, so if there is a problem with the battery or it runs out while you are not with the charger you cant go and buy any batteries to go into it. The battery is recommended to be charged for 150minutes.

The camera comes in silver and has 7.2 megapixels and takes very good quality photographs, it also has a x5 zoom which takes very clear photos even used on the maximum zoom. The camera has a 2.5 inches colour LCD screen.

The camera looks stylish and is the smallest camera available in currys, approx 3 inches long and 4 inches width.

You are able to take still photographs and also movies on this camera. The camera is simple to use, without too many confusing features. On the front there is a flash, microphone, self timer/auto focus lamp, lens, shutter button and speaker and on the back there is a camera status lamp, lcd monitor, tripod socket, play mode, zoom, mode button, delete and a function button. The different mode setting the camera has are - night, portrait, children, landscape, text, close up, sunset, dawn, backlight, fireworks, beach and snow - these help maxamise the quality of your photos for different settings. You can also take the photos in black and white, sepia tone, blue, red, green and negative modes.

The camera has an automatic flash which can be changed, and it has a double flash meaning it can help with those people that close their eyes in photos as they close it on the first flash and their eyes reopen ready for the second!

Unless you have already had a camera similar to this before, you are required to purchase a memory card with the camera, which is sold seperately.

The camera comes with a disc and usb cable to enable you to upload your photos on your computer, it also comes with a wire to connect your camera to your tv. This disc is easy to load with a step by step guide incase of any problems.

When using the self timer there are 3 options - 10 seconds, 2 seconds or double self timer icon. When using self timer for movies only the 10 seconds timer will work.

You can choose several different images sizes - photos - 3072x2304, 2592x1944, 2048x1536 or 1024x768 and for movies - 640x480 and 320x240.

Another great thing about this camera - it makes you look tanned!! Wonderful for these pale winter months!

Overall I think this is a very good camera which I would recommend, it has a good battery life, takes good quality photographs and looks stylish and small.
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S.Bate 16.11.2007 08:30

Sounds like a nice little camera. I would not want it to make me look tanned however, I would want the colours to be true.

FlameDruid 17.10.2007 20:45

Lots of good info. I wouldn't mind one of these. Do you know, my Fuji Zoom 6800 camera cost me around 700 with added memory some years back and all I got was 6 megapixels. This is so much smaller and no price at all. And seven megapixels! Wow...

bmthkatie 17.10.2007 17:34

Great Review - Good detail xx

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Manufacturer's product description

The Samsung L700 is an ideal digital camera for shooters in search of several advanced features in a compact, styli...

Battery

Details 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 840 mAh, 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 860 mAh ( included )
Battery Type Samsung SLB-0837

Dimensions & weight

Weight 130 g
Height 5.7 cm
Depth 2.1 cm

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