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Samsung 100 Digital Camera

Bridge Camera 16.2MP 26x Aug 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Supports video capability
Quite big optical zoom
Expert reviews are poor
8 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Based on four expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, IT Reviews.com and mobilewhack.com the average expert rating of this camera is 55 out of 100. That puts this medium megapixel digital camera in the bottom 5% of all the digital cameras of a similar spec and age.

Samsung Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 7,714 expert and user reviews (including 1,218 verified purchases) for Samsung digital cameras and found that on average Samsung has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Samsung has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel cameras. 92% of those that bought a Samsung camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was August 2013 when this camera was released.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Samsung 100 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm which has better reviews.

If you want a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Df (£2,039) (3.2" and higher rated), the D4 (£4,225) (3.2" and higher rated), or the D4S (£3,379.99) (3.2" and higher rated) all from Nikon.

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Lens System

Quite Big Optical Zoom

The Samsung 100 has a quite big optical zoom (26 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The average optical zoom of medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago is 14x, and the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 26x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including because of their better review scores, the Pentax X-5, the Fujifilm SL260, or the Nikon L810.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the FinePix SL 300 (30x and higher rated), the FinePix S4800 (30x and higher rated), or the Finepix SL300 (£219) (30x and higher rated) all from Fujifilm.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung 100 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

We compared all the other 5x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the SAMSUNG ST96, and the ST100 both from Samsung which and both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the J1455 (5.7x and higher rated), the A1455 (5.7x and higher rated), or the C1433 (6x and higher rated) all from GE.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera range from 4.5mm to 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 22.3 millimeters, the Samsung 100 has one of the shortest minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst cameras of this age.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Samsung 100 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support video capability currently available including because of their better review scores, the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the DSC-W610 both from Sony or the Fujifilm FinePix JZ200.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

Like most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera, the Samsung 100 does not have a video out.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Samsung 100 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Samsung 100 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

The weights of medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 20g to 1.3kg. With a weight of 403 grams, the Samsung 100 is one of the heavier medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung 100 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

Alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the L120, or the 310 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm AX600.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung 100 has a higher still image resolution than most medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Samsung camera also have still image resolution(s) 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 of a similar age and type to this digital camera the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 4928 x 3264.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on medium megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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16.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.2 megapixels camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 16.2MP cameras currently available including the HX100V, or the DSC-WX10 (£247.03) both from Sony or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F which all of have better reviews.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the K-01 (16.28MP and higher rated), the K-500 (£399.99) (16.28MP and higher rated), or the K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm (£510.85) (16.28MP and higher rated) all from Pentax.

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Memory

Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum memory card sizes range from 4GB to 130GB. With a maximum memory card size of 64 gigabytes, the Samsung 100 has one of the larger maximum memory card sizes amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung 100 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Samsung 100 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of this age and type. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Samsung digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 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 medium megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera ranges from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ecwb100zbarus
Barcodes 00044701017332, 00044701017349, 08806085101005, 08806085153011, 08806085157439, 08806085172043

Samsung 100 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung 100 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,945 product attributes, 170,936 digital camera reviews and 3,219,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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