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Samsung DIGIMAX V4

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Dc Resource
13 August 2003
  • 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
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Overall 7
Value for money 7
Functionality 7
Audio & image quality 7
Appearance 8

Samsung Digimax V4 Digital Camera Review

16 July 2003
  • 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.
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Overall 6

Samsung Digimax V4

PC Magazine
10 July 2003
  • 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.
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Samsung Digimax V4

Steve's Digicams
29 May 2003
  • 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...
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Samsung Digimax V4

12 July 2003
  • Summary: Facile da usare, dispone di un obiettivo Schneider e di profili totalmente programmabili.
  • Pros: Intuitiva, 3 profili programmabili
  • Cons: Lunghi tempi di reazione, Batteria non ricaricabile
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