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Samsung DV300 Digital Camera

The DV300F Captures And Conveniently Shares Images Worthy Of Showing. Use The 1.5 " LCD On The Front Of The Camera To Line Up The Perfect Shot Of You And Your Friends, And Then Upload Them To... More
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Samsung Digital camera DV300 unboxing and review part 2
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23 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This Samsung digital camera received a score of 80 out of 100 from camera expert review website parentesis.com. This means that camera experts are not that keen on this digital camera.

Samsung Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Samsung is one of the superior camera brands according to average reviews from users 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 compact camera digital cameras that have been available for 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.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix S5100, and the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Large Screen Size

The smallest screen size of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DV300 is 1" and the largest is 4.8". At 3 inches, the Samsung DV300 has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 HS.

If this compact camera camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P520 (3.2" and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5" and higher rated).

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

Unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the DV300 which do not support WiFi connectivity, the Samsung DV300 supports WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available that you might also want to consider including the Canon IXUS 510 HS, or the Sony DSC-WX300 which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

The Samsung DV300 supports an SD memory card which is better than the MSXC memory card supported by most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera also support microSD and microSDHC and microSDXC memory cards. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras. The memory card type of all cameras that have been around for more than two years ranges from MicroSDXC to SDXC.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Samsung DV300 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10 is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Samsung DV300 supports video recording.

Alternative cameras which support video recording currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Nikon Coolpix 8800.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

The Samsung DV300 has a fairly high megapixel count (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DV300. The average megapixel count of digital cameras that are a similar age to the DV300 is 14MP, and the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP.

We compared this camera to all the other 16.1MP cameras and we think the IXUS 125 HS, and the PowerShot ELPH 320 HS both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the Samsung DV300 has an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS which has better reviews.

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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 digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DV300 also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10 is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

When compared to other digital cameras of this spec and age, the maximum memory card size of the Samsung DV300 of 64 gigabytes is one of the largest. The average maximum memory card size of digital cameras of this age and type is 29GB.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Samsung DV300 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on cameras of this type and age. The photo effect "Cinema" is also found on this camera.

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Has Two Light Exposure Modes

The Samsung DV300 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Samsung digital camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on cameras that have been available for more than two years. The light exposure mode "Aperture priority AE" is also found on this camera.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Samsung DV300 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras of this spec and age. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this Samsung digital camera.

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Quite Short Flash Recharging Time

The Samsung DV300 has a quite short flash recharging time (only 4 seconds) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DV300. The average flash recharging time of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DV300 is 6s.

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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 common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Samsung digital camera). 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 cameras of a comparable type and age to the DV300 ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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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 camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The Samsung DV300 has a greater number of light metering modes than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The light metering modes "Multi-pattern" and "Spot" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of only 80, the Samsung DV300 has a fairly small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DV300. The smallest minimum ISO speed of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the DV300 is 10 and the biggest is 1,600.

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Very Thin

The average depth of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DV300 is 38mm, and the depths range from 4mm to 2,200mm. The Samsung DV300 is one of the thinner digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DV300 (only 20 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Quite Short Minimum Camera Shutter Speed

With a minimum camera shutter speed of only 8.0E-5 seconds, the Samsung DV300 has one of the shortest minimum camera shutter speeds amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DV300 have minimum camera shutter speeds of between 0.00008s and 4s.

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14 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DV300, the Samsung DV300 is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, or the Nikon Coolpix P310 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the DV300, the Samsung DV300 does not have a GPS.

Other cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to consider include the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS, or the Nikon Coolpix P520 which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years are not waterproof. The Samsung DV300 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Quite Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the DV300 is 0.0005s and the longest is 250s. At only 0.125 seconds, the Samsung DV300 has a very short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The average maximum aperture of comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DV300 is 6.8. When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DV300, the maximum aperture of the Samsung DV300 of only 2.5 is one of the biggest.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Samsung DV300 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DV300. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow" 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 camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The shooting modes "Aperture priority" and "Scene" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The Samsung DV300 has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats AAC are also supported by this Samsung camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 16 megabytes, the Samsung DV300 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. Similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the DV300 have internal memory of between 1MB and 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 330MB.

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Only Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the Samsung DV300 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most commonly found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this Samsung camera. The image editing modes Trimming are also found on this camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

At only 125 millimeters, the Samsung DV300 has a quite short maximum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DV300. The maximum focal lengths of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 0.28mm to 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm.

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Only Has Four Playback Modes

The Samsung DV300 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Samsung digital camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DV300. The playback modes "Single image", "Slide show" and "Thumbnails" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Has Five White Balance Modes

The Samsung DV300 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DV300. The white balance modes "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungste" are also found on this Samsung camera.

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Very Large Minimum Aperture

When compared to other cameras of a comparable type and age to the DV300 that we have checked, the Samsung DV300's minimum aperture of 6.3 is one of the largest. The minimum apertures of cameras of a comparable type and age to the DV300 range from 1.3 to 6.6.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung DV300

Released Over Four Years Ago

Samsung released the DV300 over four years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung DV300 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DV300.

If this Samsung camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 (6.7x and higher rated).

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung DV300 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DV300.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 5x optical zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5, and the Canon IXUS 125 HS is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P7700 (7.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Samsung DV300 has a fairly typical weight (120 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DV300.

There are a number of alternative 120g cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5.

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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, 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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