Excerpt: Upon first holding the Samsung i8, two main things struck me: the distinctive color (I reviewed the white unit but the i8 is also available in black, baby blue or pale pink) and its weight or, should I say, lack thereof. Without doubt, the Samsung i8 is the lightest digital compact camera I have ever held, weighing in at around 120 grams including the battery and memory card.
Summary: Samsung ’s new cleverly named i8510 INNOV8 is one of the most feature-loaded and technologically deep phones to come out of 2008. Hyped as the world’s first 8-megapixel camera phone, the Samsung i8510 INNOV8 has autofocus, an LED flash and it shoots at 120 frames per second, which would make some Hollywood cinematographers blush.
Summary: Aimed at amateurs, the Samsung i8 is a user-friendly digital camera with strong multimedia functionality and helpful how-to guides. Slow performance and the sometimes frustrating logic of the main menu will mean this is probably one to skip unless you're interested in the bare basics.
Pros: A raft of included multimedia features, Easy to navigate menu, Dynamic range of shooting options such as self-portrait mode and face detection
Cons: Occasional loss of logic in the menu structure, No dedicated "back" button, Slow shooting times, Changeable light condition of the LCD