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Samsung SL820 12MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Dual Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0 inch LCD (Silver)

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  • 12.2-megapixel resolution for large, photo quality prints
  • 5x wide-angle dual image stabilized zoom lens
  • 720p HD movie recording (H.264 format)
  • Perfect Portrait System: Face Detection, Smile Shot, Blink Detection, Beauty Shot
  • 100 MB internal memory; capture images to SD/SDHC/MMC cards (not included)
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This item: Samsung SL820 12MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Dual Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0 inch LCD (Silver)
Customer Rating (24) (253) (525) (152)
Price $ 149.00 $ 149.00 $ 139.95 $ 88.88
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Sold By PlasmaBuddy Amazon.com HAWTHORNE Focus Camera
Color Silver Black Brown White
Optical Zoom 5 multiplier x 12 multiplier x 21 multiplier x 12 multiplier x
Viewfinder None None None None
Max Resolution 12.2 megapixels 16 megapixels 16.3 megapixels 16 megapixels
Video Capture Resolution 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30, 15 fps) 1920 x 1280 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1080p 720p
Image Stabilization None Optical Optical Optical
Battery Description Lithium-Ion rechargeable (SLB-10A) & charger Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-11LH SLB-10A BP70A
Display Size 3 inches 3 inches 3 inches 2.7 inches
Flash Memory SD/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Dimensions 2.32 inches x 3.74 inches x 0.91 inches 2.27 inches x 3.93 inches x 0.88 inches 2.56 inches x 4.49 inches x 0.98 inches 2.4 inches x 3.98 inches x 1.1 inches
Optical Sensor Resolution 12.2 megapixels 16 megapixels 16.3 megapixels 16.2 megapixels
Optical Sensor Technology Information not Provided CMOS CMOS CCD
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Product Details

Color: Silver
  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 0.9 x 2.3 inches ; 5.9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001PKTRD0
  • Item model number: SL820 Silver
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,636 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 17, 2003

Product Description

Color: Silver

Samsung SL820 12MP Silver Digital Camera Now it's easy to capture all the details that make memories so special. The SL820 includes a powerful 12 megapixels and 5x optical zoom so you can get close to the action. Plus, the 24 mm ultra wide angle lens gives you a wider shooting range from a shorter distance. And the Dual Image Stabilization makes every shot a beauty. The most stunning photos come from aSAMSUNG digital camera. Features: * 5x optical zoom lens: With a 5x optical zoom, you'll getup close and personal with every subject. Plus, aslim, stylish design makes the mounted inner zoomlens easier to use and carry. A special coating on both sides of the lenses prevents false color and distortion while delivering outstanding picture quality. * 28 mm wide angle lens: Whether you'reindoors or out, snapping a landscape or friends around a table, the 24 mm ultra wide angle lens gives you a wider shooting range from a shorter distance. Easily capture images of beautiful landscapesand entire buildings - not something you can do with a standard 35 mm. The 24 mm ultra wide angle is a perfect marriage of advanced versatility with the convenience of a stylish, compact camera. * Record movies in HD: Experience full HD quality with your camera. Capture images and record videos in high definition - then watch them on your HDTV in high-quality 720p resolution at 30 fps. * 3.0'' LCD screen: It's easy to take pictures with the large 3.0'' LCD. And with improved contrast and color reproduction you'll be able to take and edit your photos effortlessly. Specifications: Type: 1/2.33'' (approx. 1.09 cm) CCD Effective Pixel: approx. 12.2 megapixel Total Pixel: approx.12.4 megapixel Focusing Type: TTL auto focus (Multi AF, Center AF) Shutter Speed: auto: 1/8 1/2000 s program: 1 1/2000 s (AEB, continuous: 1/4 1/2000) night: 8 1/2000 s; fire

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Fits neatly in your shirt pocket.
M. Penn
The only service center for this camera - I am in Massachusetts, mind you - is in New Jersey.
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The picture quality of this camera is very good.
Dayna Reynoldson

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Gadgeteer on June 15, 2009
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I purchased this camera basically based on the review in Engadget of point and shoot cameras. I was replacing a broken Canon TX1 that I had used primarily for 720P video shooting.Video recording was very important.Size was also very important and we were looking at the Canon SD780 IS. My main camera is a Canon Rebel XTi.

Overall I have found this camera to be very good.

+ Takes very good pictures overall
+ Very easy to use
+ Camera has nice smart modes. The kids mode is especially good for me
+ The video quality is great. You can zoom in while shooting video. You cannot do this on the Canon SD780
+ charges via the camera (no need to take out the battery).

- Flash recycling is relatively slow. It's not the world's fastest camera overall.
- The camera is a little heavy. Definitely bigger than the SD780
- Strange proprietary cable (does not use mini USB, etc.)
- Comes with no software
- Comes with no printed manual (just a quick start guide)

Note on Video
Video is shot in MP4 (h.264) format. This makes the videos pretty small, but its hard to work with on a Windows PC. I think Windows 7 will make this work better, but for now it is a problem. My old Canon TX1 shot in MJPEG. This produces bigger files, but it is very easy to work with. The Canon SD780 also uses MP4 as do many other newer cameras (Flip Mino, etc.).

I use Picasa to organize my photos. Picasa would stutter through most of the MP4 videos. I had problems viewing the files in Quicktime as well (on an AMD X2 5000). The videos play fine on the Zune software an also on an Xbox 360.

Overall
I recommend this camera. I was thinking about getting a Flip Mino HD or a Creative Labs Vado.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Pat Furrie on June 20, 2009
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Pros: nice pictures, high-def (720p) video mode, light weight, quick start-up time, wider-than-normal lens with 5X optical zoom.

Cons: Questions on durability (see below), warranty service doesn't cover shipping to repair center, sound stops recording when using zoom.

Purchased as a graduation gift, and was well-received. Worked well for recording video of graduation ceremony, and video quality of ceremony looked good. However, it was annoying that the audio in the recording cuts out when using the zoom. Would be interested in learning if that is on purpose, perhaps to prevent picking up zoom motor noise, or just an artifact of limitations on the camera not being able to perform too many things at one time. Whatever the reason, it limits what can be done in that mode.

Later that evening, found that the lens didn't retract when the camera was shut off one time. Normally, like most cameras of this type, the lens extends when the camera is powered on, and retracts when the camera is powered down. I just figured the camera was very low on power (which it was), and had failed for that reason. Later, when we attempted to turn the camera back on, we could hear a whirring noise in the camera for a few moments, and then nothing. I assumed the noise was the lens motor attemnpting to either close or open the lens, but being unsuccessful. At the point, the camera would shut down. No amount of coaxing would convince the stubborn lens to behave.

A call to Samsung tech support turned up no solutions to the lens problem. They emailed me an RMA and a shipping address for the repair center, but didn't cover the shipping costs. Repairs took a bit over a week.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dayna Reynoldson on June 26, 2009
Color Name: Black
I was hoping this would be the camera that I needed, and it comes pretty darn close. The main reason I purchased this camera was for the hd video capabilities. I enjoy taking quick little videos of my girls, and being able to upload them quickly for my family and friends to share. This camera lives up to that challenge quite nicely, although beware that when you take advantage of the 5X zoom, the sound cuts out until you are zoomed where you want, then cuts back in. A minor little annoyance. The picture quality of this camera is very good. I really have not taken a bad picture yet, which is quite remarkable! This is my 6th purse camera to date, and I would have to say the quality is right up there with some of the best cameras I have owned. The reason I gave it 4 out of 5 stars is due to the cameras performance speed. Shot to shot is quite slow for a camera in this class. You have to wait for the flash to re-power before taking the next shot, which at times I found to be extremely annoying. Also the zoom controller is in an awkward position, and would not always zoom when pushed. Samsung has to work out a few bugs before getting this camera perfect! But I would definitely recommend this camera to anyone looking for a compact camera with all the features!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Thun on June 18, 2009
Color Name: Black
I got the camera June 8. After learning most of its functions, it's a good camera for the money. Got it somewhere for $265 that includes shipping and tax in California. It is a little heavy than most compact. Nice brushed metal frame and quality is really good. The pictures are great. I played the videos directly from camera to TV and it's very clear and full screen with my analog 32" TV. However, like the other reviewer, it doesn't come with complete manual and video is MP4.It came with a CD but I haven't open it yet. I like the smile shot, the Beauty shot (makes your skin smooth and perfect!) and multiple shots, which is available on P mode only, and Dual OIS (Anti-shake). It doesn't come with a leather case or a memory card so invest on those too though. I use an 8gb SD card. Overall, a shockingly wonderful camera from Samsung, a $100 less than your full featured Canon or Sony.
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