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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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Technical Details

Color: Silver
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Flash
  • Image Stabilization
  • Video Capability
  • Minimum RAM: 256
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Product Details

Color: Silver
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 3.7 x 2.3 inches ; 3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside 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: #22,162 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • 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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Customer Reviews

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This is by far the best camera I have ever owned. Images are crisp and clear in light or dark. I havent messed around with editing the videos, however they do turn out nice. Read more ›
Press down half way for focus will sometimes click to the slightest pressure past half way. Great focus, zoom, picture color, picture quality. Fits neatly in your shirt… Read more ›
I've been using this camera for…The camera feels great in your hand, the colors are spot on, HD video is fantastic and the image quality (video and still shots) is awesome. Read more ›
+ Takes very good pictures overall + Very easy to use Read more ›
Here's the problem: The picture and video quality…I'm not a photo snob by any means - I've used DSLRs in the past, but I'm just as happy with the pictures my iPhone takes. Read more ›
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… Read more ›
The video is sharp and clear and very nice. I cannot say for sure but I think the image is stabilized in the video. Read more ›
The kids mode is especially good for me + The video quality is great. You can zoom in while shooting video. Read more ›
I ordered this camera as a simple point and shoot to use when I don't want to carry a large camera and it was particularly important that it took decent video for short… Read more ›
Great Shipping and transaction like always from Amazon. This camera was reviewed on engadget and cheap so I bought it for a new point and shoot with great video to boot! Goo… Read more ›
The main reason I purchased this camera was for…I enjoy taking quick little videos of my girls, and being able to upload them quickly for my family and friends to share. Read more ›
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… Read more ›
I was looking for a megapixel…While the camera is sturdy, portable, and relatively easy to use, the image quality isn't the best, or at least compared to using my DSLR. I… Read more ›
It comes standard in almost all their cameras, so I know it's not something I spent an extra penny on,…Besides that the screen on the back is gorgeous, it's easy to use. Read more ›
Im not a camera expert and this is actually the first camera i have…It has amazing quality in the photos and its really easy to use. very pretty and its surprisingly small. Read more ›
You kind of need to know which setting work best in which situations if you use it in any other mode than…For all the options you have I think it is pretty simple to use. Read more ›
This camera was reviewed on engadget and cheap so I bought it for a new point and shoot with great video to boot! Good camera and easy to use. Highly recommend for the… Read more ›
+ Takes very good pictures overall + Very easy to use + Camera has nice smart modes. Read more ›
Yes, the quality of the picture you get in that mode is very good - but it's usually the back of someone's head because it took several seconds longer than you thought to… Read more ›
The screen help idea is great, and the text that comes up when you change modes is a good idea, but as I said you can hardly read it before it goes away leaving it just as… Read more ›
+ Camera has nice smart modes. The kids mode is especially good for me + The video quality is great. Read more ›
Bought this for my wife for Christmas, mostly for the good resolution and features like "smart mode". First off, most of the modes end up making the picture taking so slow… Read more ›
I could take pictures literally within half an hour of opening up the box. The quality of the pictures was excellent and the options available were great. If anyone wants a… Read more ›
+ Very easy to use + Camera has nice smart modes. The kids mode is especially good for me Read more ›
It takes great video, the sound quality is very good (though it mutes sound recording while zooming) and the picture quality is very…I especially love the battery life. I… Read more ›
I'm not thrilled with the proprietary USB cable but very much like the LED battery charge indicator on the plug which saves me from having to turn the camera on and look at… Read more ›
The camera feels great in your hand, the colors are spot on, HD video is fantastic and the image quality (video and…I'm also impressed with battery life with this camera. Read more ›
I have to say I am disappointed overall in the design details of this camera, though all the parts are there and the picture is nice and very detailed an the zoom power is… Read more ›
I would agree that it's pretty easy to use, it's heavier than other models but not too heavy, it has a decent zoom, and it does in fact have all of the features it… Read more ›
I've been using this camera for…The camera feels great in your hand, the colors are spot on, HD video is fantastic and the image quality (video and still shots) is awesome. Read more ›
I bought this camera because I had lost my old Samsung NV camera. I love Samsung cameras, they have crisp color and image quality is amazing. Plus the look really hot. Read more ›
As I said, I like the form factor, the detail is wonderful, the size and shape are great. The picture quality is very good. Read more ›
I have to say I am disappointed overall in the design details of this camera, though all the parts are there and the picture is nice and very detailed an the zoom power is… Read more ›
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… Read more ›
Bought this for my wife for Christmas, mostly for the good resolution and features like "smart mode". First off, most of the modes end up making the picture taking so slow… Read more ›
other then that the pictures are crisp and clean. and its well build, a bit on the bulky side. but that makes me feel like im less liking to break it if i drop it. Read more ›
T…It takes great video, the sound quality is very good (though it mutes sound recording while zooming) and the picture quality is very good for a camera in this price range. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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 J. Vasquez on June 30, 2009
Color Name: Black
I bought this camera to replace a Nikon Coolpix S230 10MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom and 3 inch Touch Panel LCD (Jet Black) that I was unhappy with.

I've been using this camera for about a week now and I'm very happy with it. The camera feels great in your hand, the colors are spot on, HD video is fantastic and the image quality (video and still shots) is awesome. I'm also impressed with battery life with this camera. I highly recommend this camera to anyone. Thanks Samsung! :)
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