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Samsung Digimax S500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 379 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and viewfinder. The portability and price are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the exposure. Some have doubts about the reliability and shutter.

price, portability, viewfinder, screen

image quality, shutter, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung Digimax S500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Samsung Digimax S500

 

Ease of use ; No red eye in portrait test ; Smart design ; Manual exposure mode

Photos could be sharper ; Struggles when light gets low

The Samsung Digimax S500 is one of the cheaper compact digital cameras. I found it easy to use and it also have a manual exposure mode to give you a bit of extra control. I also like the unfussy design the camera has.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Samsung Digimax S500

 

When we first got our hands on the Samsung Digimax S500 we were left feeling like what we had was another run of the mill point and shoot; that is how...

Extremely cheap, Attempt at manual features

Awful low light compensation, Horrible battery life

If the battery life was a little better this would be an outstanding product, but as it stands at this price for a 5 megapixel model you really can't go wrong.

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (cnet.com)

Samsung Digimax S500 (black) review

 

Samsung calls its S-series cameras point-and-shoots, but these slim snappers offer controls that could help them break away from the usual crop of mindless auto-only cameras. Before you get your hopes up, we have to warn that the Samsung Digimax S500's...

Manual exposure control; RGB intensity controls; relatively low price.

Confusing menus; no aperture or shutter priority; exposure adjustments in 1/2-stop instead of 1/3-stop increments.

Manual control and 5 megapixels may seem enticing for this price, but the Samsung Digimax S500's poor image quality will bring you back to reality.

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Philip Ryan (cnet.com.au)

Samsung Digimax S500

 

Manual control and 5 megapixels may seem enticing for this price, but the Samsung Digimax S500's poor image quality will bring you back to reality.

Manual exposure control ; RGB intensity controls ; Relatively low price

Confusing menus ; No aperture or shutter priority ; Exposure adjustments in 1/2-stop instead of 1/3-stop increments

Given that Samsung has shown that it is capable of making cameras that capture pleasing images, such as the Digimax L85 and the Digimax L60, there's little excuse for its S-series cameras turning in pictures that are plagued by artifacts and other...

May, 2007

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (cnet.com.au)

Samsung Digimax S500 (black) review: Samsung Digimax S500 (black)

 

Samsung Digimax S500 (black)

Manual exposure control; RGB intensity controls; relatively low price.

Confusing menus; no aperture or shutter priority; exposure adjustments in 1/2-stop instead of 1/3-stop increments.

Manual control and 5 megapixels may seem enticing for this price, but the Samsung Digimax S500's poor image quality will bring you back to reality.

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Samsung Digimax S500

 

The Samsung Digimax S500 is a new 5 megapixel digital camera that is sure to prove popular with buyers at the entry level end of the spectrum. It has a 2.4 inch LCD display (TFT), 3x Optical Zoom, Auto Macro mode (shooting up to 5cm), USB 2.0 and movie...

It has a 2.4 inch LCD display (TFT), 3x Optical Zoom, Auto Macro mode (shooting up to 5cm), USB 2.0 and movie shooting at 30 frames per second (640 x 480 VGA resolution

Jan, 2006

Consumer review (mysears.com)

the samsung 8.2mp digital camera is amazing!!!!!!!!!

 

the samsung 8.2mp digital camera is amazing!!!!!!!!!

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (radioshack.com)

Wonderful

 

I haven't had the camera for long, but I love it. It takes clear pictures that you can easily see on the large LCD screen.

Big screen, Comfortable Controls, Extra features, Self explanitory

None yet

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (radioshack.com)

Wonderful!

 

This digital camera is the coolest camera ever! It has a large screen and the pictures turn out great when you take them. You can make wallpapers for pictures and you can program it so that it can take VERY good pictures in the dark. But there is...

Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Nice Features and Settings

Jun, 2007

Consumer review (radioshack.com)

Great camera for the ...

 

Great camera for the price. REALLY easy to use (all the samsung's are), but make sure to get rechargable batteries with it (regular alkalines won't take 3 pictures without shutting down). I work for RS, and i've sold between 10 to 15 of these cameras...

May, 2007

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