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Samsung DV300F SMART Compact Digital Camera - Silver/Purple (16.0MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD

by Samsung
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)



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  • SMART camera - Shoot, Store, Share
  • Instantly Share (Wi-Fi)
  • Instantly share stunning photos of you with 2View (1.5” Front LCD)
  • Easy to Use App Style Menu
  • Filter effect
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 9.5 x 5.6 cm ; 5 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
  • Item model number: EC-DV300FBPLGB
  • ASIN: B007JSZZP6
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 9 Mar 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,869 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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DV300F

Instantly Share and Store
Wi-Fi Connectivity
Instantly Share and Store: Wi-Fi Connectivity

Share those special moments when you're on the move with the DV300F's Wi-Fi capability. Upload your photos to Facebook, Picasa, Photobucket or email them directly from the camera. And budding movie-makers can upload videos to YouTube too. Worried about losing photos? The DV300F lets you upload photos to an online cloud service and Samsung Mobile Link allows you to send your images directly to your smartphone and tablet. You can also save the images to your PC with just one click using Auto Backup. Super easy, super smart – and no more searching for that cable.

Take a Smarter View

Looking for a camera that's super smart? Then look no further. The Samsung Smart Camera DV300F lets you share and store your photos with ease. And a host of smart features makes taking challenging shots and exploring your artistic side really simple too.

Capture Yourself in One Shot: 2View (1.5" Front LCD)

Taking group and other self-portrait shots can sometimes be tricky, but the DV300F makes things easy for you. Need to get your child's attention? Just play them the Children Mode animation. Want to let your group know when to smile? Use the Self Timer's visible countdown. And if you want to be part of the shot or preview self-portraits, the LCD on the front makes it easier and more enjoyable than ever before.

Add Action to Your Photos
One Shot: 2View
Add Action to your Photos: Motion Photo

Want to create some motion magic? With Motion Photo, you can freeze time around a moving subject. Simply shoot your footage, then select the area where you want the action and the photo around it will freeze. Now that's smart.

Get Closer, Wider, Brighter: 5x Zoom, 25mm Lens, 16.1 MP

Whether you're at a concert, festival or just out and about, you can capture all the action with the DV300F. The 5x optical zoom gives you great close-ups, even from far away. The 25mm wide-angle lens takes everything in. And the combination of 16.1 megapixels and the F2.5 lens give you high quality images — even in dim light.

Classic Design with a Modern Touch: Hidden LCD

With modern dual screen design, the DV300F's front LCD is neatly hidden. And with its sleek, seamless body and rounded design, this camera looks as impressive as the photos it takes.

Get Closer, Wider, Brighter
Motion Photo
The Simple Way to Go Pro: Smart Auto 2.0

Whatever your shooting conditions, Smart Auto 2.0 for photos and videos will give you the best possible result every time. Scene detection technology identifies up to 16 different shooting conditions, instantly analyses key elements of your composition, and then automatically adjusts to optimise settings for every individual situation.

Videos and Photos, Together at Last: Picture in Picture

Take a photo. Add a video clip. With Picture in Picture you can show two images at the same time and also throw some film into the mix. All done? Then instantly upload it to YouTube™ or your favourite social network to share with your friends and family.

Get Larger than Life Smiles: Funny Face

Give friends and family members goofy grins, comical noses and crazy eyes with 8 modes — including Professor, Gobbler and Alien — that lets you alter faces with hilarious effect. And with Face Tracking, funny faces stay the way you want, even when you move the camera.

A Fun Way to Frame: Magic Frame

Turn a portrait into an old film still, or put a friend's face on a billboard. Magic Frame comes with 12 background templates that let you easily create poster-quality art that's perfect for sharing.

Turn Life into Art: Artistic Brush

Aspiring artist? With this creative feature you can take any portrait, landscape or candid photograph and turn it into a black and white sketch — then colour it in! Show off your artistic skills on the camera's display to your friends and family.

Combine Images for Unique Creations: Split Shot

Get creative with Split Shot. Merge up to three different images for a true artistic statement. Turn yourself into a bizarre new creation by combining a self-portrait with a picture of an animal. Or use the three filters to produce an evocative collage. The creative possibilities are endless.

No More Shaking: Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)

Get perfect pictures, even if you're not perfectly still. Whether you're in a low light situation, zooming into a shot, or your hands are just a bit shaky, now you can be sure all your photos will come out sharp and clear.

Large Screen Size: 3.0 Inch HVGA LCD

With the DV300F what you see on the screen will look as perfect as the real-life scene. The large 3.0 inch high-resolution display screen also provides improved contrast and colour reproduction.

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The DV300F lets you upload photos to cloud service so never worried about losing the pictures while on the go or losing chance with limited memory size. Samsung Mobile Link allows you to directly send your images to your smartphone and tablet. You can also save the images to your PC by just one click with Auto Backup. No more searching for the cable, it is that easy. With Motion Photo, you can freeze time around a moving subject to create enchanting images. Capture a friend dancing while everyone else aroun...

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141 of 144 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent camera for socialites... 23 May 2012
By Planet G VINE VOICE
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I must say that I was very impressed with this camera overall, given its low price tag - it has a wealth of useful features, performs very well under most conditions and takes bright well saturated 16MP pictures.
Straight out of the box the camera comes with a Quick start guide and a CD-Rom containing software for Intelli-Studio, remote back up of photos to PC and a full user manual.

The initial set up requires the battery and a micro-SD card to be fitted and the camera charged up. Make sure you have a Micro-SD card at hand to fit, or purchase an adequate one with the camera- it does not take standard SD cards.

First impressions of the camera were good - it is very compact, easy to use - even with my big fingers - and it has a vivid 3" LCD viewfinder on the rear. Samsung have also added a concealed front viewfinder display for taking self portraits. When it is not in use, you have to look very hard to see that it's there, it's so well blended into the camera bodywork.

Setting up the social applications was relatively easy - from the full manual it was easy to follow the instructions to set up the wi-fi key in the camera and then enter user data for Facebook and Picasa (it can also connect to others such as photobucket but these were the two I tested). Transferring photos was then almost effortless - it seemed to work pretty well.

Setting up the auto back up was also straightforward - this requires installing auto back-up from the CD-ROM then plugging the camera into the PC so that it can store details of the PC being used. Following set-up of this function, clicking on the auto-back up icon results in photos from the camera being transferred to a folder on the PC. No need to connect using a cable each time, a really useful feature.
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68 of 70 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars light and decent quality, but tricky to use 7 July 2012
By zombielover TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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This camera is an attractive little piece of equipment. I have always been a fan of Samsung's aesthetics and they didn't disappoint here.

The DV300F is matt and gloss finish, is lightweight and fits easily in to the pocket. It has a generously sized LCD screen, making for easily taken pictures. In the age of social networking, it also has a front screen (as does the brand's leading phones) to enable you to easily take self portraits (if my friends are anything to go by, possibly looking like a duck).

Set up was easy, and you can hook up the camera via wifi so there's no need to faff around with cables. When it comes to charging, the phone will also charge using the industry standard micro USB, so there aren't any propietary charging / battery / cabling issues.

My main issue with the camera is the ease of use. The camera is tough to use; I can't easily switch between macro and video modes, instead of being able to do this from the main buttons on the camera itself, I have to go through menus. The quality is also lacking for what is meant to be a high quality high MP camera (though the eye can only render so much in colour, the depth and clarity is lacking).

It's a decent enough holiday camera and is good looking, but if you're looking for high-end stills and ease of use, you may want to move on and take a look at a different model.
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92 of 96 people found the following review helpful
By H Pedder VINE VOICE
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Have you ever used a piece of technology (for example) and thought: why doesn't it do THIS? Or why doesn't it do it THAT way?...The people at Samsung seem to have put themselves into the consumers' shoes and thought about everything that Joe Public would want from a compact digital camera. The Samsung DV300F SMART is very aptly named - it's a clever little thing that does everything you need and more.

The camera is of average size, and is half gloss and half matt finish. The aesthetics of it are pleasing - it looks good, it feels good in the hand and it has a high-quality overall appearance. It comes with a charger, and the cable doubles as the USB cable to plug the camera into your computer. The cable is quite short, and the plug feels very light and plasticky, but if that's the only criticism them Samsung can be proud of themselves.

There are several innovative features on this camera:

* It has an LCD screen on the front as well as a whopping 3.0inch LCD screen on the back as would be expected. The front screen is brilliant for taking a picture of yourself (as is often the case with me and my husband if we holiday together and cannot find anybody to take our photograph!) - press the clearly labelled button on the top of the camera 'Front LCD' et voila - both front and rear screens are activated. This front screen also doubles as an animation to grab the attention of babies and toddlers when they're having their picture taken. It ALSO comes into force when using the timer function; instead of the usual few flashes that indicate when your the camera will activate, the front screen displays large numbers counting down from 10, so it couldn't be more obvious when to say 'cheese'.

* The SMART function of the camera is evident when taking photographs.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Social Snapper 17 Oct 2012
By KMW VINE VOICE
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This Samsung DV300F may not be the choice of serious amateur photographers, but it's brilliant for the casual user looking for a Wi-Fi enabled, compact, simple, fun and social camera, that takes good pictures with minimal user input. It's great for those who want to instantly share photo's and video's with family and friends via Facebook or Picasa amongst a few other online services.

I actually had quite a bit of fun using this camera. There's a variety of scene modes along with various photo and video effects/filters that work surprisingly well, some of the face warping effects are hilarious and actually made me laugh on a few occasions. The kids mode is also clever, where an animation plays on the front mounted LCD. My nephews loved this feature, although they watched the animation with curious faces, rather than a smile. The camera offers manual controls of ISO, aperture and shutter speeds, but casual users probably won't have any need for this.

Picture quality is pretty good, producing fairly sharp, bright and vibrant photo's under most conditions; however, it's not great in low light which is to be expected considering the small sensor and high number of megapixels crammed in. Flash is adequate, but isn't great and has a tendency to wash out the main subject. The 5x optical zoom is a welcome addition.

The 720p video quality is fairly good and again some of the effects are quite cool. It's comparable to my old Panasonic Lumix TZ7 video quality, but both are outshone by my Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone, which shoots video at 1080p. It would have been much better if this camera could have shot in 1080p, as I love taking video's as much as photo's.

Build quality of this camera is good.
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