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Samsung DV180F Digital Camera

16.2MP 5x CCD Apr 2015
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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17 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Camera Reviews

Samsung has good average ratings for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other brands.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

Alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot S200 IS ($249.99), or the Medion Life E44050.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Samsung DV180F supports WiFi connectivity, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DV180F do not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 255 HS, the Nikon Coolpix S9900 ($249.00), or the Medion Life P44022.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Samsung DV180F has an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the IXUS 255 HS, or the PowerShot S200 IS ($249.99) both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 ($134.00).

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DV180F have digital zooms of between 2x and 120x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The Samsung DV180F has one of the bigger digital zooms (5 times zoom factor) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

Alternative 5x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Medion Life X44038, or the Samsung WB380F.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Medion Life P44022 (8x), or the Sony DSC-W830 ($118.00) (32x) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Large Maximum Memory Card Size

When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than a year that we have checked, the maximum memory card size of the Samsung DV180F of 64 gigabytes is one of the largest. The maximum memory card sizes of compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DV180F range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 33GB.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Samsung DV180F is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DV180F. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung DV180F has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this age and type. This digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This Samsung camera also have still image resolutions of 4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 1984 x 1488 and 1920 x 1080 and 1024 x 768. Across all cameras of this age and spec the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Samsung DV180F is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Samsung camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DV180F. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 320 x 240|640 x 480|1280 x 720 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080).

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Very Light

The average weight of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DV180F is 190g. The Samsung DV180F is one of the lighter digital cameras that were released one year ago (only 113 grams) amongst cameras of this age.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Canon IXUS 165 (128g).

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

The Samsung DV180F has one of the smaller minimum apertures (only 2.5) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average minimum aperture of cameras that have been on the market for more than a year is 3.1.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Small Minimum ISO Speed

At only 80, the Samsung DV180F has a fairly small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DV180F. The smallest minimum ISO speed of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DV180F is 80, the biggest is 130, and the average minimum ISO speed is 93.

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Narrow

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DV180F the widths range from 54mm to 140mm, and the average width is 100mm. With a width of only 95.5 millimeters, the Samsung DV180F is one of the narrower digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DV180F amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Short

With a height of only 55.2 millimeters, the Samsung DV180F is fairly short compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the DV180F. Across all the cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DV180F the heights range from 34mm to 96mm.

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13 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One person who bought it concluded that it did not have good technical guidance. Red said on Amazon in October last year “However it is an EUROPEAN Import so it doesn't come with a UK adapter and the instructions are not in English (every European language” in their review.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year, the Samsung DV180F does not have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash which you might also want to look at including the Coolpix S2900 ($98.38), or the Coolpix S9900 ($249.00) both from Nikon or the Canon PowerShot S200 IS ($249.99).

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Samsung DV180F does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DV180F also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the IXUS 255 HS, or the PowerShot SX710 HS ($297.95) both from Canon or the Samsung WB380F which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Samsung DV180F does not have a GPS, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this spec and age also do not have a GPS.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a GPS that you might want to look at including the Coolpix S9900 ($249.00), or the Coolpix L340 ($29.95) both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 255 HS.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the Samsung DV180F does not support video recording.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support video recording which you might also want to look at including the Coolpix S7000 ($139.99), or the Coolpix L340 ($29.95) both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 275 HS which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Samsung DV180F is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DV180F are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Samsung DV180F is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DV180F are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung DV180F has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DV180F. The optical zooms of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DV180F range from 2.8x to 40x, and the average optical zoom is 15x.

We compared all the other 5x optical zoom cameras to this camera and we think the Canon PowerShot S200 IS ($249.99), and the Nikon Coolpix S2900 ($98.38) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-W830 ($118.00) (8x), the Canon IXUS 162 (8x), or the Medion Life X44038 (12x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

With a maximum camera shutter speed of only 0.125 seconds, the Samsung DV180F's maximum camera shutter speed is one of the shortest amongst digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DV180F. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DV180F the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 60s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 13s.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Samsung DV180F has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DV180F. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of digital cameras that have been available for more than a year is 8MB, the biggest is 480MB, and the average internal memory is 67MB. At only 10 megabytes, the Samsung DV180F has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released one year ago.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DV180F the maximum focal lengths range from 6.2mm to 960mm. At only 125 millimeters, the Samsung DV180F has a quite short maximum focal length compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the DV180F.

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Quite Few Total Megapixel Count

The least total megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that came out more than a year ago is 12MP, the most is 22MP, and the average total megapixel count is 18MP. With a total megapixel count of only 16.6 megapixels, the Samsung DV180F has one of the less total megapixel counts amongst cameras of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung DV180F

Released Over a Year Ago

This Samsung digital camera has been on the market for over a year.

Average Megapixel Count

The Samsung DV180F has a fairly standard megapixel count (16.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than a year.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel count that might also be worth looking at include the Canon IXUS 162 (20MP), the Medion Life P44022 (20MP), or the Praktica Z212 (20MP) which is also higher rated.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the Samsung DV180F has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DV180F.

There are a number of other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix S6600 ($242.73), or the Canon IXUS 170 which has better reviews.

If this camera screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Medion Life X44038 (3" and higher rated), or the Canon SX710 HS ($260.37) (3" and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Second Display Diagonal
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
HDMI Port
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Histogram
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features
Software CD
Technical Details

User Reviews

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Nice camera. However it is an EUROPEAN Import so it doesn't come with a UK adapter and the instructions are not in English (every European language but English). Don't be fooled into thinking this... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung dv180, EC-DV180FBPWUS, samsung dv180f, samsung ecdv180, samsung ecdv180f, samsung ecdv180fb, samsung ecdv180fbp, samsung ecdv180fbpb, samsung ecdv180fbpw, samsung ecdv180fbpwu, samsung ecdv180fbpbu, samsung ecdv180fbpwus, samsung ecdv180fbpbus, samsung ecdv180fbpwe1
Barcodes 00887276107653, 00887276108209, 04056572754090, 08806086626712, 08806086649193, 08806086823920, 08806086837804

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