Oct 10, 2005

Samsung Digimax i5 review

The Samsung Digimax i5 is a 5-megapixel, 3x optical zoom digital camera with internal zoom technology. The i5 integrates its 3x optical zoom capability with SHD lens technology. When combined with its 5x digital zoom, users will have a total zoom of 15x. Sized at 3.5-by-2.4-by-0.68 inches, the Digimax i5 comes in four colors; silver, black, red and grey, and has a 2.5-inch high-resolution colour LCD with improved contrast and colour reproduction.

CNET have posted their Samsung Digimax i5 review today and rated it a 5.6 out of 10 or Average. They write-
"Its feature set is both competitive and interesting, and it has a top-notch 2.5-inch LCD, but the 5-megapixel Samsung Digimax i5 can't keep pace with the competition when it comes to speed and photo quality.
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The camera turned in an average performance at best and elicited mumbles of frustration in the continuous-shooting mode, which blacks out the screen while capturing less than 1fps. Both start-up time and shot-to-shot time exceeded two seconds--and twice that with the flash. Autofocus worked relatively quickly with high-contrast subjects but otherwise wandered and searched before locking in, often on the background rather than the subject. You can turn on the autofocus-assist lamp to improve matters somewhat."

Bottom line- It's OK if you're a snapshot photographer or casual business user.

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