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Samsung DV300 Digital Camera

16.1MP 5x CCD May 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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Samsung Digital camera DV300 unboxing and review part 2
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26 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This Samsung digital camera received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from parentesis.com. It seems that experts are not that keen on this camera.

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Samsung is one of the better rated camera manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Samsung also has good reviews for its compact camera digital cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as 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.

There are a number of alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S5100, or the Samsung ST200F.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

The screen sizes of compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 1" to 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8". The Samsung DV300 has one of the larger screen sizes (3 inches) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the PowerShot SX220 HS, or the PowerShot S110 both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix P500 which has better reviews.

If this Samsung camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P520 (3.2"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

Unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years which do not support WiFi connectivity, the Samsung DV300 supports WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 510 HS, or the Samsung ST200F.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you would prefer a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS (MMC|SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Nikon Coolpix P520 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Sony DSC-WX350 ($267.99) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Samsung DV300 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DV300 which do not support Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ35.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Samsung DV300 supports video recording.

There are a number of other cameras which support video recording currently available which you might want to look at including the Coolpix 8800, or the Coolpix S5100 both from Nikon or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Samsung DV300 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ35.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung DV300 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the DV300 also have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The Samsung DV300 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Samsung digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung DV300 has a higher still image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolutions of 1024 x 768, 1920 x 1080, 1984 x 1488, 2592 x 1944, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. Across all digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DV300 the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The Samsung DV300 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on cameras of this age and spec. The photo effect "Cinema" is also found on this Samsung camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Samsung DV300 is more than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems DCF, DPOF 1.1 and Exif 2.21 are also supported by this Samsung digital camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The average maximum camera shutter speed of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DV300 is 13s. The Samsung DV300 has one of the longer maximum camera shutter speeds (16 seconds) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Short Flash Recharging Time

At only 4 seconds, the Samsung DV300 has a fairly short flash recharging time compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DV300. The flash recharging times of comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DV300 range from 0.0005s to 15s.

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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 typical of many digital cameras of this type and age.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Samsung DV300 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. 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). The video resolution of all comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DV300 ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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TFT Display

The Samsung DV300 has a better display than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all digital cameras of this age and spec the display ranges from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DV300 the minimum apertures range from 1.3 to 6.9, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2. With a minimum aperture of only 2.5, the Samsung DV300 has a quite small minimum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DV300.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

At only 80, the Samsung DV300 has a quite small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The smallest minimum ISO speed of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DV300 is 10 and the biggest is 800.

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Very Thin

At only 18.3 millimeters, the Samsung DV300 is fairly thin compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. Cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DV300 have depths of between 13mm and 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

When compared to other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DV300 that we have checked, the Samsung DV300's minimum focal length of only 4.5 millimeters is one of the shortest. Compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have minimum focal lengths of between 2.6mm and 290mm, and the average minimum focal length is 27mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DV300, the Samsung DV300 is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 ($299.95), or the Nikon Coolpix P310 ($499.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Samsung DV300 does not have a GPS, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DV300 also do not have a GPS.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS to this camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS, or the Nikon Coolpix P520 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Samsung DV300 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

The average maximum focal length of digital cameras of this age and type is 250mm, and the maximum focal lengths range from 13mm to 1,800mm. The Samsung DV300 has a very short maximum focal length (only 22.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DV300.

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Only Features Three Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Samsung DV300 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras that are a comparable age to the DV300. The flash modes "Flash off" and "Flash on" are also featured on this Samsung camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Samsung DV300 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Samsung camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on cameras of this age and type. The shooting modes "Aperture priority" and "Scene" are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DV300 is 350MB, and the internal memory range from 8MB to 8.2GB. The Samsung DV300 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 16 megabytes) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Samsung DV300 is more than most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this digital camera. The audio formats AAC are also supported by this camera.

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Only Has One Image Editing Mode

The Samsung DV300 has a greater number of image editing modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this Samsung digital camera. The image editing modes Trimming are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DV300 the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 30GB. The Samsung DV300 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes (only 8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Samsung DV300 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Samsung camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Samsung DV300

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Samsung digital camera was released over four years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung DV300 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DV300.

If this compact camera digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 (6.7x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Samsung DV300 has a relatively typical megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the DV300.

There are a number of alternative 16MP digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, or the Fujifilm FinePix F660.

If this camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P510 (16.1MP and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 (16.1MP and higher rated).

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung DV300 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DV300.

We compared all the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS is also worth considering.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P7700 (7.1x and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The Samsung DV300 has a fairly typical weight (120 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
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
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
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
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Second Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Operating System
USB 3.0 Port
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

(2)
21 July 2014

Aparat z matryc? 16,4 Mp, wy?wietlaczem 3 cala i zoomem optycznym 5x. Oprócz zdj?? umo?liwia te? rejestracj? wideo w maksymalnej rozdzielczo?ci 1280 x 720 pikseli.OpisSpecyfikacja i wyniki Zobacz...

Self-portrait screen is handy if you're into that sort of thing
Inexpensive
Sharp lens
Frontfacing LCD for self portraits
Excellent WiFi integration
Smartphones are great for self-portraits
Image quality could be better
Waxy images at middling ISO settings
Sluggish performance
Short zoom range
1 July 2012

Si buscas una cámara que sea completa, fácil de usar y con la que puedas grabar videos en alta definición o compartir en redes sociales, ésta es la ideal...

Tiene buena resolucin en las imgenes y la posibilidad de grabar videos en alta definicin
Las dos pantallas son ideales para poder tomar autoretratos sin que te cueste mucho trabajo
Tendrs que acercarte al objeto o persona para tomar una buena foto ya que el zoom no es muy bueno para hacer acercamientos a cosas lejanas

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dv300f, st200f, wb150f, wb850f, dv300fbpu, samsung dv300, samsung dv300f, 02camsamsdv300f, samsung ecdv300, samsung ecdv300f, samsung ecdv300fb, samsung ecdv300fbp, samsung ecdv300fbpb, samsung ecdv300fbpbu, samsung ecdv300fbpbgb, samsung ecdv300fbpbus
Barcodes 00044701016434, 08806071844459, 08806071846590, 08806071863979, 08806071878294, 08806071881256, 08806071899213, 08806071979007, 08806071979014, 08806085039872, 08806085043305, 08806085043329

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