Excerpt: The Digimax
V4 ($449) is the first Samsung camera that I've reviewed
in some time. It's a compact 4 Megapixel camera that is reminiscent
of the Sony P-series cameras. One of the features that Samsung
likes to brag about is the V4's ability to use 9 different
types of battery sources. Samsung is stretching things a bit
here, counting things like NiMn and NiCd batteries -- does
anyone actually use those anymore?
Pros: Very good photo quality (colors seem a little dull though), Can use multiple types of batteries, AF illuminator, Many manual controls, Super macro mode for shots as close as 6 cm, Good redeye test performance, Can save 3 sets of settings to spot on mode wheel
Cons: Colors seem unsaturated, Image playback is quite slow, AF times slower than average, Movie mode resolution is lower than average, Zoom controller can be unresponsive, Flash defaults to "on" when camera is turned on, No Mac compatible software included
Excerpt: Samsung's new Digimax V4 has been a great leap forward in proving to consumers that Samsung are the real deal when it comes to digital cameras. There is plenty to like about this compact, starting with its quality Schneider lens and 4 megapixel capture. The body has a smooth warm silver finish and is a comfortable weight to work with, or store in a jacket pocket.
Excerpt: There's nothing unique or exceptional about the Samsung Digimax V4. But it's a good-looking, well-designed, reasonably priced 4.0-megapixel compact camera. The Digimax V4's muted-gray plastic body has a curved ridge in front and raised bumps on the back for a sure grip. The camera can be used one-handed, but with some buttons placed to the left of the LCD, you'll need both hands to adjust all the settings.
Excerpt: Physical Views The Digimax V4 compared to a Sony DSC-P8 . The Digimax V4 compared to a standard CD. Go to Page Two Digimax V4 Specifications Image Sensor 1/1.8" CCD, 4.0 Megapixels effective Recorded Pixels Large 2272 x 1704 Medium 1120 x 840 Small 544 x 408 Photo 2272 x 1504 (2:3 aspect ratio) Movie 288 x 208 Lens Schneider Varioplan 3X zoom, f = 7.7 ~ 23.1mm (35mm film equivalent: 38 ~ 114mm) Aperture: F2.7 ~ F4.9 Digital Zoom 1.0X ~ 4.0X Focus TTL auto focus, Manual...