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Samsung EK-GC100 Digital Camera

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16MP 21x CMOS 1/2.3" Mar 2013
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26 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 5,536 expert and owner reviews, Samsung has good ratings for its digital cameras. Samsung also has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras compared to other manufacturers.

Very Large Display Diagonal

At 4.8 inches, the EK-GC100 has a very large display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the EK-GC100 the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4.8" screen cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the GC100[pl_2600424_price], and the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price] both from Samsung is also worth considering.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

Unlike most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the EK-GC100 which do not have a GPS (satellite), the EK-GC100 has a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The EK-GC100 supports wi-Fi, unlike most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the EK-GC100 which do not support wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including the Canon N100[plb_2118439_price], or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The EK-GC100 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and spec which do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI[plb_1543754_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The EK-GC100 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec do not support video capability.

Alternative cameras which support video capability currently available which you might also want to consider include the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI[plb_1543754_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Across all the compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EK-GC100 the optical zooms range from 3x to 63x. With an optical zoom of 21 times zoom factor, the EK-GC100 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst compact cameras of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 21x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the WB800F[pl_1585459_price], or the 850F[pl_1413690_price] both from Samsung.

If this Samsung digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix S9600[plb_2196636_price] (22x), the Olympus Stylus SH-60[plb_2273504_price] (24x), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60[plb_2384424_price] (24x) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung EK-GC100 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the EK-GC100 also have a built-in flash.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price].

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Very Big Internal Memory

When compared to other digital cameras of this type and age that we have assessed, the internal memory of the EK-GC100 of 8,192 megabytes is one of the biggest. Cameras of this spec and age have internal memorys of between 6.9MB and 8.2GB.

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Fairly High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

Across all the cameras of this type and age the motion JPEG frame rates range from 15fps to 240fps. When compared to other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the EK-GC100's motion JPEG frame rate of 120 frames per second is one of the highest.

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Very Long Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max)s of compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EK-GC100 range from 0.83h to 520h, and the average battery life (max) is 21h. With a battery life (max) of 280 hours, the EK-GC100 has a very long battery life (max) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the EK-GC100.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the EK-GC100 is more than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. This Samsung camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the EK-GC100. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the EK-GC100 is 830mAh. When compared to other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the battery capacity of the Samsung EK-GC100 of 1,650 milliampere * hour is one of the biggest.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This camera supports a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EK-GC100 is 250mm, and the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 18mm to 1,000mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 483 millimeters, the EK-GC100 has one of the longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst digital cameras of this age.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has Two Image Editings

The EK-GC100 has a greater number of image editing modes than most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this camera. The image editings Crop and Rotating are also found on this Samsung camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Samsung EK-GC100 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. This camera also supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the EK-GC100.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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340 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Samsung EK-GC100 is a camera that takes 340 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the EK-GC100 take between 110 and 949 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The EK-GC100 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all compact cameras that were released around the same time as the EK-GC100.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The slowest camera shutter speeds of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the EK-GC100 range from 0.12s to 250s. The EK-GC100 has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed (16 seconds) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on compact cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the EK-GC100 is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EK-GC100. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Centre weighted Auto Focus" and "Multi Point Auto Focus" are also featured on this Samsung digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many compact cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Digital cameras of this age and spec have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 6.9. The Samsung EK-GC100 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2.8) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The EK-GC100 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 23 millimeters) amongst compact cameras of this age. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the EK-GC100 range from 5mm to 39mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the EK-GC100 have an image stabilizer, however the Samsung EK-GC100 does not have an image stabilizer.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Most cameras of this spec and age are not 3D. The Samsung EK-GC100 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The EK-GC100 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EK-GC100 are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

The EK-GC100 is one of the heavier cameras that were launched more than two years ago (300 grams) amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the EK-GC100 the weights range from 20g to 840g, and the average weight is 170g.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Samsung EK-GC100 is more than most cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that came out around the same time as the EK-GC100. The flash modess "Flash off" and "Flash on" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the Samsung EK-GC100 is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is WAV, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this digital camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC are also supported by this Samsung digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Samsung EK-GC100 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of this age and spec.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung EK-GC100

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Megapixel

The EK-GC100 has a fairly average megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EK-GC100.

Alternative 16MP cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S6150[plb_1147112_price].

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60[plb_2384424_price] (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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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 compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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MOS Sensor Type

The EK-GC100 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have a CCD sensor type.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think because of it's better review score, the S9400[pl_1873860_price], and the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price] both from Nikon is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
HDMI
USB Version
HDMI Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Calendar
Orientation Sensor
Image Editing
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Built-In Processor
Processor Frequency
Operating System Installed
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Level Indicator
Operating System/software
Mobile Operating System Installed
Operating System Version
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Data Network
Certificates
Compliance Industry Standards
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Face Detection
Night Mode
On/off Switch
Digital SLR
Auto Exposure

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Expert Reviews

(246)

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18 December 2014

If you have kids, the impulse to document every instant of their waking lives is nearly as powerful as the impulse to feed and shelter them. I'll help you find the perfect camera to freeze those... Read more…

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6 February 2014

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11 September 2013

Overall, it seems like an excellent gizmo to own with a decent blend of features and performance. The camera is well thought out with exactly those features that social networking folks want. If...

2 July 2013

What an opportunity had presented itself to test the Samsung Galaxy EK-GC120 Camera.Firstly, let me clear up any misconception you may have that I am a professional photographer; I am not, but the... Read more…

25 June 2013

The Samsung Galaxy Camera combines the functions of a Android device and a dedicated camera quite well, letting you whisk your photos and videos to the Web instantly. But this first-gen design...

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User Reviews

(262)
Reviewed 27 January 2013 by Int345

Before buying I read all the reviews online for this camera was a little put of by comments about poor image quality once printed/ viewed on big screen but BEWARE the cameras they use as... Read more…

Reviewed 25 January 2013 by T. Slater
(Verified Purchase)

It's fair to say that if you take the trouble to trawl the internet for reviews on this camera, you'll find a pretty mixed bag of opinions. Most of the negative ones seem to dwell on image quality... Read more…

Reviewed 22 November 2012 by Gashead
(Verified Purchase)

First impression is a quite fantastic device having 3G, WiFi and GPS. I go to loads of gigs and have 3 million hits on YouTube so there is much potential here, particularly with the 21x optical... Read more…

Reviewed 22 November 2012 by Amazon Customer

Not a lot i can add that hasn't been said already....but it is NOT a phone,it can send and receive texts,but can't make calls. overall,i am impressed,yes the battery life is probably crap,but as... Read more…

Reviewed 16 November 2012 by Mikey1983

Well where do i start. having spent nearly 4-5 months of searching for a decent camera so i could take up photography i must of thought of many different types of cameras. DSLRS, TO COMPACT... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung gc100, samsung gc100b, samsung gc100bl, samsung ekgc100, samsung ekgc100r, samsung ekgc100z, samsung gc100blu, samsung ekgc100zw, samsung gc100blue, samsung ekgc100re, samsung ekgc100red, samsung ekgc100zwa, samsung ekgc100zwab, samsung ekgc100zwabt, samsung ekgc100zwabtu
Barcodes 00819346016497, 00886610104914, 04562387769001, 08032325126518, 08594158690739, 08806085297760, 08806085297845, 08806085297920, 08806085298019, 08806085298026, 08806085298668, 08806085298682, 08806085298705, 08806085298712, 08806085301443, 08806085301771, 08806085301825, 08806085301924, 08806085305588, 08806085310902, 08806085317161, 08806085349193, 08806085349216, 08806085375512, 08806085387430, 08806085507180, 08806085513082

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