Summary: I have bought two of this cameras. The first one in Portugal on November and it came with a flash problem (not sync with the shutter) and I was refunded they couldn't fix it. Now, bought a new one, because the features are great and the camera is really fantastic... second disapointment: On arrival everything looks great... charged the battery... took 10 pictures... There was a black spot on each picture.
Summary: I have owned this camera since it was first released in mid-2012. I find its battery is *always* dead when I pull out the camera to use it. Not low, but *dead*. That makes the camera unusable. I am not always able to charge the camera each and every night, so the camera is effectively useless. There are dozens of posts on dpreview from other owners who echo this problem; the battery only lasts 1-2 days, even after its firmware is updated.
NOT compatible with Mac, despite claims on product specs and packaging
Mark W. Odom, Amazon
16 December 2012
Summary: 1. WiFi transfer to iPhone and Mac only work with photos, not videos. 2. Only low resolution (320x240) videos 30 sec or less can be sent via WiFi via email, YouTube, etc. No videos will transfer to your iPhone via the WiFi Samsung MobileLink ap 3. With camera hard connected via supplied USB cable to Mac, "drive" not recognized -- so no ability to transfer photos or videos directly that way either 4. Photo and video software not compatible with Mac 5.
Summary: i was looking forward to owning an affordable camera with so many features and upgradable firmware. the gps and wifi features were most appealing to me when deciding to make the purchase. BUT because Samsung does not support the Mac OS the downloadable maps for the GPS feature do not open in folders as they must, but into exec files which are useless. Samsung support tried everything to Sunday to help me but alas could not find a solution.
Summary: this camera has given me nothing but problems... dont get me wrong it takes great pics. also has an amazing build quality. does everything it says it does and honestly it could just my luck. the first one i received had two white specs on one of the lenses right out of the box i took it back and received a brand new one with dark spots on it. i really wanted to like the camera but with the white specks and dark spots this is just unacceptable.
Summary: I am not a photographer, but I like to travel and play with my camera taking creative photos. This camera has not disappointed. On the positive side it takes very clear pictures, and is easy to use in the smart mode. I have had the camera for a week now and have used it at my son's college graduation and a trip to Disneyland. The zoom was amazing at graduation. I was able to get sharp photos from a long distance some if which were in low light.
Summary: Bought as Christmas present to replace my wife's canon, whilst the camera appears well made and has great zoom when you take pictures the slightest movement confuses the camera and you end up with a blurred picture. As the camera was bought to take pictures of grandchildren its essential that it can cope with movement, I have three other canon cameras ranging from a SLR to a basic and all have no problem with this type of pictures.