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on February 14, 2009
I considered all of the reviews by 'experts' on various product review sites and Consumer Reports. This camera was consistently rated highly. So were most of the Canon cameras, which are rated even higher.

However, if you look carefully at the reviews (especially Consumer Reports), you will see that the overall rating is heavily influenced by things such as ease of operation, features, etc. Yet, they mostly say this Samsung had the single advantage of superior picture quality.

I decided to forgo the other aspects of the reviews and get maximum picture quality. To me, the reason to use a camera is to get a good picture. I am not disappointed. I am not a camera buff and find this camera easy to use with more features than I'll ever use on a regular basis. Oh; and the picture quality is truly excellent - just what a camera should do.
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on September 5, 2010
This is a pretty good camera for the price. By now it has been replaced by other models. I see it as overall an indicator of good quality delivered by Samsung, compared to some other manufacturers. This is also based on my experience with Samsung cell phones, which I find pretty good. Picture quality is great, as long as there is plenty of light. In low light this camera suffers, though the flash works well. It is also pretty slow to take shots, more so in low light, so I get poor results trying to capture anything moving. In low light there can be a delay of 3 seconds between when you press the button and when the shutter clicks. It does not turn on and take pictures in your pocket like some I have owned. I have shot some primitive videos with it: resolution is poor. Sound is poor with the tiny microphone, and if in a very quiet environment, the recording will include the noise of the camera itself, probably the auto-focus running. It will serve for basic video memories, if you have nothing better. I find the build quality pretty good, it seems to stand up to some abuse. There are some bad reviews on here, of owners who have had it die early on. I consider that just a normal part of gadgets: even the best gadgets are going to have a percentage of failure. Fortunately for me, this camera has been solid for the two years I've had it.
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on February 17, 2009
This is a great camera with a great price. The photos turn out really nice, the 13.1MP are used well and not wasted, like some larger MP cameras. This camera is sleek and easy to use. The buttons are all similar to other digital cameras and recognizable for their functions. The screen is a decent size and very clear. This camera has a good range of 'extra features'. The zoom has a good digital and physical range, there is a wide angle lens, a video setting and a rechargeable battery. The camera comes with a USB charger, which can charge from the wall or your computer. The USB interface also allows for easy access to your files. There is an AV cable for showing your photos on TV, where they look pretty good. There is of course a slot for an SD card.
Since getting this camera, I've been pretty impressed with all of it's features. I feel like I got a real good deal of a camera for the price I paid.
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on January 31, 2009
First consider that I'm upgrading from a 7+ year old Sony Cyber-shot that performed admirably over the years. My wife and I finally agreed to buy a new camera and after a lot of research on [..] we chose this one. We bought it along with an 8 GB memory card and are very pleased with it. You have to read the instructions pretty thoroughly to make sure you understand all the settings, features, etc. but once you get it going it works great. There is no view finder, just a screen, but we've not been hindered by this one bit.
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on May 19, 2009
From the 8th January 2009. This Camera worked for two weeks Then the Thing stopped Working I sent it at my Expense to Berry pro Camera. When It Returned it worked very nice until the 10th of May in Beijing it started to go bad. you turned it on and the lens came out juddered a bit then shut down with no pictures I tried charging the battery before I used it, that got me three pictures of The Great Wall of China I would not Buy Again !!
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on March 28, 2013
All the previous owner setting were on the camera. No maual, although I guess I can download one. Otherwise, quality item with good value.
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on August 31, 2009
I absolutely love this camera. It's easy to use and takes great pictures! It takes the picture really fast (provided you turn off the flash) which is exactly what I needed to capture great photos of my active 4 year old. I highly recommend this product.
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