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: Samsung has reentered the digital camera marketplace with a bang. The Samsung Digimax V4 ($450 street) is one of the first offerings in Samsung's completely revamped line-up. The 4-megapixel V4 is a pocket-size compact camera with an impressive array of features packed into an attractive, metallic-looking plastic body. Once regarded as a minor-league player in the consumer electronics business, Samsung has been on a tear in recent years.
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. The camera can be powered by 9 different kinds of power sources including AA, CR-V3 and a dedicated Li-ion rechargeable battery pack. Your pictures can be framed on the high resolution 1.5-inch color LCD monitor or by using the optical real image viewfinder.