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Good compact camera, low price
on September 1, 2003
I bought this camera after owning a Digimax 130 for almost 2 years. My shots on that camera were limited to 640X480 because the higher resolution shots were blocky and the colour came out all wrong. With the Digimax 201, I was REALLY impressed by the quality of the shots. I take shots at 1024X960 at with the "fine" setting. This is one setting below "Super Fine" but is just right for me. Every review I've read seems to mention the high battery consumption of the camera. I'm using GP PowerBank NiMH 1800 batteries and they're fine. I dont have any problems, even with using the LCD all the time. The camera is compact, lightweight, though does have a slight weak feeling to it. The menus are very easy to understand and use, a lot easier than my older Digimax 130. Shots taken in the dark are suprisingly great as well.
The fact that it does'nt record audio on the video is not a factor to me, as that is just a novelty. If you want to record movies, go buy a camcorder. Also, regarding the picture quality, I've used other 2.1 megapixel cameras by Canon, Fuji and Sony and the quality of the Samsung shots are awfully close to the others....In fact, I can't tell the difference on my 0.27dpi LG 17" Monitor...
1) No lens cover
2) Flash takes 10 secs to be fully charged for the next shot
3) Date imprint font on the pictures is a bit corny and big, but I just disable it.
4) TV output would be nice (my old Digimax 130 had that)
1) Compact and lightweight
3) Excellent quality pictures
5) Variable flash settings for different light conditions
6) Nice pouch