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locked up occasionally, finally died before 2 yrs old
on March 8, 2013
I did not buy this at Amazon, but as a prime member, wanted to post my review for this camera. Picture quality was great. Heavy solid body felt like good quality.
Had taken about 1000 pictures when it died, and no abuse including drops.
The facebook utility was kind of cool and useful, but a bit quirky to use, since it does not remember passwords.
Occasionally it would lock up with the lens extended, and I would simply remove and reinstall the battery. Then last summer it locked up and would not restart or shut down period. Web search for resolution was no help, I got the feeling this was a rare issue. It was just out of the warranty period, and Samsung was happy to take a look at it for nearly the cost of the camera. I left the battery out for a week, draining the internal battery, and it restarted. It worked for another month, then it really died. The lens extended, but the system and screen would not start, couldn't take pictures, and it would not shut down. Only the blue power light worked. Removing battery for weeks had no effect. Off to electronics recycling for this camera:-(