Summary: I bought this camera with high hopes however unfortunately have had bad experiences when using it. Good points: 1. Lightweight 2. Durable 3. Good battery life Bad points: 1. Picture quality (at times I feel the flash is not effective enough to produce a good picture and photos still look quite dark however I have to say I'm not a photography expert this is just my personal opinion.
Portable, Easy to Use; Some Pictures Are Not Rendered Correctly
Ryan Kelly, Amazon
13 May 2009
Summary: I received this camera as a gift, and used it on my recent trip to Italy. Imagine my dismay when I discovered that many of the pictures I had taken were not even valid jpegs! No program could open them! Moreover, many other pictures had not been processed correctly by the camera, leading to images that are missing color channels, split, or a combination of the two.
Summary: I am dissapointed with this camera. The 8.2MP is a gimmick, it does not outperform my old 2MP camera. On top of that the color is always a bit pale, yellowish, and very noisy. The manual WB does not fix the color problem. Finally, it is slow even compared to similar cameras from 4 years ago.
Excerpt: "...this review, I compared the samsung to another compact I have, the casio exilim Z750, note this is an older 7.2 megapixel camera. For serious stuff I use my Nikon DSLRs. ==Picture quality== On the whole, very average quality outdoors and the camera doesn't handle differences with light and dark too well, e.g. very bright sun and dark shadow. In this case, the camera overexposes and produces unbalanced pictures. It does this even in normal light ...
Pros: Cheap, small .
Cons: Average picture and poor video audio, fiddly USB connector, poorly placed zoom lever .
Summary: ...war für mich leider schon direkt der Rückgabegrund! Habe mich aufgrund der guten Bewertungen, eines guten Preises und der Optik/Größe für diese Kamera entschieden...im Grunde wurde ich auch nicht enttäuscht, die Bewertungen sind überwiegend berechtigt und die Kamera ist gut verarbeitet und liegt aufgrund der geringen Größe auch gut in der Hand bzw. passt ohne aufzufallen in jede Hosentasche..