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5.0 out of 5 stars
Best value point and shoot camera, 9 Feb 2014
This is a great little camera for the money!!
Bought this camera mainly because it had an 18x optical zoom (and 5x digital), and I needed a camera that would be suitable to carry in a suit jacket pocket, for an upcoming family wedding.
When it arrived, a couple of months ago, I started to test it outdoors, and in various indoor low light conditions, and it seems to cope well with everything and had an exposure adjust feature that improved the already impressive results, even more. It also has the facility for total manual control over the exposure.
I soon discovered that it is absolutely packed with features to make life easy for the user, and extremely useful for those that like to adjust their images or add fun stuff or digitally improve things after you have taken the picture.
It has good video with sound (sound with playback too) with a large 3" touchsceen which makes menus a breeze and permits easy scrolling for viewing captured images .
The built-in Wi-Fi opens up a whole lot of wireless functions, such as image sharing to smart phones and other smart cameras, viewing images and videos on smart TV screens, using smart phones as remote controls to operate the cameras shutter and of course wireless printing directly from the camera to a wireless printer.
This is, without doubt, the most versatile (with full manual exposure control and a dozen or so shooting modes including macro) and fun camera (with pre-shot effects on photos and post video treatments) you can buy for the price.
With a sturdy build and responsive controls, it handles well and gives good results in poor light conditions.
This camera is excellent, but not perfect. It comes without a case(amazon have a suitable rigid protective case for under £8) and only a quickstart guide (a full manual is available on the Samsung website). It has a pop-up flash, that works adequately well, but it does seem to be flimsy and vunrable to physical damage when "out" and ready for use, i am getting used to using it for the required period of use, and then pressing it back in straight away and have had no problems to date.
If I had paid half as much again for this camera, I would still have considered it a bargain.