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Samsung PRO815
4.1 out of 10

Samsung PRO815

The Pro815 is equipped with a 15X optical zoom with a focal Read more

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SLR-style camera with giant LCD and 15X optical zoom

digitalcameraroundup.com
30 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Measuring 6.1 x 5.4 x 3.4 inches it's certainly as big as a SLR and definitely looks like a SLR down to the overall design and matte-black body, but it's not a single lens reflex. Instead, it is what we call a
  • Pros: Huge 3.5-inch primary LCD makes camera a pleasure to use, Excellent 28-420 mm provides wide angle to massive zoom, Very powerful battery lasts a long time, Secondary LCD on top allows hip-level shooting, Excellent hi-res electronic viewfinder, Stereo sound and fll zoom with VGA movies, Clean, log...
  • Cons: No true image stabilization, Only goes up to ISO 800, Needlessly sparse menus, almost no online help, Button labeling hard to see, Included software marginal, Large and heavy
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Samsung's new Digimax Pro 815

Pop Photo
16 December 2008
  • Excerpt: Zoom Zoom Zoom Rumors of a Samsung digital SLR have been exaggerated. But they do have a new 8MP high-end EVF called the Digimax Pro 815 ($849 list). You can't remove its 15X optical zoom (28-420mm equiv.), f/2.2-4.6 Schneider-Kreuznach lens, but rings on the barrel let you zoom and focus manually.
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Samsung Pro815 Digital Camera Review

PhotoAxe
8 April 2007
  • Excerpt: 8MP and 15x optical zoom, built-in pop-up flash, low-noise processing algorithm, and the fastest response times in its class (shot-to-shot speeds have been reduced to 1.0 second and 1.3 second respectively; shutter release lag of 0.05 seconds) plus high-speed continuous shooting at 2.5 frames/sec...
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Expert Review

Newbie
12 December 2006
  • Excerpt: The Samsung Digimax Pro815 Digital Camera lets from wide angle to telephoto with one lens with a 15X optical zoom with a focal length of 28 – 420mm. It features: 8.0-megapixel CCD captures high-resolution images up to 3264 x 2448 pixels, 15x optical/4x digital/60x total zoom; precision-crafted...
  • Pros: Great features and performance.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 5
5.0

Samsung Pro815

PC Magazine
26 October 2006
  • Conclusion: Samsung seems to have a hit-or-miss approach when it comes to the Pro815, which is why this superzoom and enthusiast camera didn't score higher.
  • Pros: Decent image quality. Longest zoom and biggest LCD for a fixed-lens point-and-shoot digital camera. Wide-angle end of the zoom range reaches 28mm. Includes manual-focus ring. Lots of options.
  • Cons: Some shutter lag in non-flash situations. Big and bulky. No image stabilization. Limited to 30-second video clips.
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Expert Review

DP Review
7 December 2005
  • Conclusion: Samsung has arrived at the super zoom / bridge camera party very late, but it has certainly made quite an entrance. The Pro815's designers obviously decided that the key to success was to take the successful formula established by the likes of Panasonic with its FZ series and 'super size' it in...
  • Pros: Huge 28-420mm equivalent zoom range with mechanical zoom ring, Excellent edge-to-edge results across the zoom range, Good resolution - especially in raw mode, Fairly light-handed noise reduction at higher ISO settings, Large, bright 3.5-inch screen, Useful secondary top plate screen can be used f...
  • Cons: Long shutter lag, Focusing can feel slow, 640 x 480 movies at 25 fps maximum clip length of 30 secs, Focus hunts - and often fails - at long end of zoom, especially in low light, JPEG processing doesn't make the most of the lens, smearing of low contrast detail, JPEG Images over-processed, specif...
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Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 8
7.5
Ease of use 5
5.0
Performance 8
7.5
Picture quality 5
5.0

Expert Review

Digital Camera Magazine
29 January 2007
  • Summary: There’s not a great deal wrong with the Pro815. The auto-focus isn’t as sharp as it should be but there’s good manual back-up here. The lack of some sort of anti-shake technology is a weak point but image quality is as good as any 8Mp compact.
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Overall 9
9.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Samsung Pro815

Trusted Reviews
6 December 2006
  • Summary: If you want great quality digital photographs but don't want an SLR, Samsung has the answer.
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung Digimax Pro815 review

TechRadar UK
1 January 2006
Overall 7
7.0

Samsung Pro815

Good Gear Guide.au
14 December 2005
  • Summary: The Pro815 is a good first attempt by Samsung, but it is missing a few things that would allow it to compete with the big guns. The most practical feature is the 15X zoom, and if that is important to you then this may be a consideration
  • Pros: 15X zoom, huge screen, rugged design
  • Cons: Poor image quality, sits badly in the hand, lower than average battery life
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