Without wishing to sound overly dramatic, choosing a budget camera is a risky business. With high-end cameras costing over £250 there are far fewer problems. Some are better than others, but there are few really bad ones. At the other end of the scale however, cameras costing around £100 or less are a very mixed bunch. There are some genuine bargains, but they are heavily outnumbered by very poor quality cameras, usually from no-name brands, and choosing between the two is something of a nightmare unless you really know what you’re looking at. Even when you do know it can be difficult to tell the difference.
When I opened the box of this Samsung S730, I was initially a bit disappointed. As I mentioned in my review of the Samsung L700
a couple of weeks ago, Samsung’s digital camera range consists of no less than 36 models spread over six different ranges. The S730 is the mid-range model of the 13 camera in the S-series, which rather confusingly includes several models whose designations begin with A or D. It is a low-cost 7.2-megapixel 3x zoom camera powered by two AA batteries, and currently available for around £110. This is a pretty crowded sector of the market, with all of the major manufacturers offering something comparable. In terms of price and specification, its closest matches from the other brands are the Canon PowerShot A550 (£140), Fuji FinePix A800 (£105), HP Photosmart M627 (£160), Kodak EasyShare C653 (£100), Nikon Coolpix L11 (£120), Olympus FE-210 (£95), Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS60 (£95) and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S650 (£100)
The design bears a slight family resemblance to Samsung’s excellent NV10, even more so for the black version, but while the NV10 has an all-metal body and cutting edge design, the S730 is all plastic and looks relatively unsophisticated. It’s not a small camera, measuring a chunky 99.8 x 62.8 x 25.7mm, and weighing around 185g with two AA alkaline batteries its no lightweight either, although using lithium batteries would reduce the weight by about 25g. The body design is attractive enough, and is nicely shaped to fit comfortably and securely in the hand, but even a gentle squeeze of the handgrip produces creaks and crackles, and the silver plastic finish marks easily. It may look quite pretty when it’s brand new, but it won’t stay that way for long. The fit of the various controls is quite loose and wobbly, and the card/battery hatch opens at the slightest provocation, allowing the batteries to fall out.
Samsung ES10 : Probably just an average camera for an average photographer, assuming there is one entitled as so. The Samsung ES10 was launched without any whistles. High picture quality is obtained by employing the Samsung ES10 with an 8.1 megapixel 1/2.5″ high resolution CCD sensor. Clear picture quality can be enough resolution for printing up to poster size. A robust mounted image processor allows for rich gradation, fast & quality picture processing. The quick and easy way for a better-looking you The Beauty Shot feature is like having your own make-up artist – right in your camera. It automatically identifies imperfections such as blemishes and dark spots on the face, and retouches them so that faces appear brighter and smooth.
Samsung ES10 digital camera
And with different level settings, you can control the amount of retouching that takes place – it’s that simple! With the Face Detection function, you can now take better portrait pictures with ease. The function is able to distinguish faces from the rest of the background and automatically focus on them. It can then adjust the brightness of the faces so that your portraits come out perfect every time.
Samsung ES10 camera features
Samsung’s advanced Face Detection technology takes the guesswork out of taking portraits – specially your own. With the convenient Self Portrait function, you’ll now be able to easily take perfect self portraits every time. A beeping sound will notify you when your face is properly positioned and it’s time to take the shot. The function can even recognize up to three faces so your friends are never left out. A special red-eye fix algorithm on the camera automatically eliminates red-eye from your pictures. You can remove red-eye during image payback, or for even greater convenience, set the Samsung ES10 camera to automatically detect and eliminate red-eye from your shots as they are take
Samsung i85, one of a new type of multimedia digital cameras SAMSUNG will provide great satisfaction to you. This model is equipped with a CCD 1/2.5 “8.2 megapixel, 5X optical zoom, MP3 player, SRS wow HD sound effect, and PMP. With such equipment Samsung i85 to function as a movie player, text viewer, voice recorder, portable hard drives, and camcorder.
Multi charging system
Multi charging system
With the system’s unique multi charging works SAMSUNG, your journey becomes lighter. You no longer need to carry the AC adapter on your trip. With multi charging kit, SAC-46 Kit (SAC-46, SUC-C2), you can charge the camera comfortably on the point of resources, your laptop or desktop computer.
Slim 5X optical zoom
Slim 5X optical zoom
This product has a powerful 5X optical zoom with no rust body that measures just 20.2mm