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.
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.
Summary: The Samsung Digimax V4 is a palm-sized (4.2 x 2.2 x 1.5 inch) four-megapixel digital camera that features a superior Schneider multi-coated 3x optical zoom lens for clear and natural looking pictures.
Excerpt: The Digimax V4 is one of the latest additions to the Samsung digital camera range and it differs from older Samsung digital cameras in several ways. It's smaller, has a more stylish and modern design and also has the most comprehensive battery options.
Pros: Compact, lightweight, well designed body, Good range of menu options, Better than average manual focussing, Wide Battery compatibility, Good resolution and image quality, Competitively priced
Cons: Slight under-saturation, Shot-to-shot times are average, No histogram function, No manual white-balance, Playback of images is slower than average