Summary: I downloaded the instruction manual for this camera and it said that either hi-energy batteries or rechargeable can be used. As soon as the batteries dip below 1.5v the camera packs up and you have to replace the batteries. The most pictures I've managed to take on a new set of batteries is.......2 yes only 2. Samsung don't want to know and just say they stick by their instructions. A nice little camera if only the battery problems could be sorted out.
Summary: I bought this camera in August and used it one weekend at a festival so wasn't surprised when it needed new batteries. replaced batteries, took two pictures, turned off camera. Two weeks later camera wouldn't fire up so replaced batteries again. Took one picture and guess what? next time I used it it was dead. I checked the batteries on a volt meter and they were just off full charge.
Summary: Liked this camera at first, but after using it for about three months mark appeared on images. Now, a couple of months later the display screen has gone blank and it has become fairly useless. Camera has been treated with care, kept in padded case etc. Notice it has been heavily discounted by several retailers. Not surprised.
Summary: Bought just a week ago, and it's going completely crazy on me! The screen goes black after i take a photo, and i have to turn it back on just to see error file! Awful awful awful complete waste on money!
Summary: My kids put some cash together to buy this overpriced camera for us for Christmas. The batteries run down very quickly - so the actual photos work out quite expensive. The main thing is that you have to pay £10 for a memory card - you have to as you cannot store even one video - you get a memory full error! It is not so much the extra £10 that wound me up - it is the fact that you have to go out shopping again to get all of the mandatory parts.