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Samsung DV180F
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Samsung DV180F Digital Camera

16.2MP 5x CCD Apr 2015
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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16 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Samsung has good average ratings for its compact cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other manufacturers.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact 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.

Other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might want to consider include the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price], or the Medion Life P44022[plb_3109377_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec which do not support wi-Fi, the Samsung DV180F supports wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support wi-Fi currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the S6600 + SD 4GB[pl_1988959_price], or the Coolpix P340[pl_2197142_price] both from Nikon or the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS[plb_2354770_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung DV180F has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the DV180F also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P340[plb_2197142_price], and the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS[plb_2354770_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the digital zooms range from 2x to 120x. With a digital zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung DV180F has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the DV180F.

There are a number of alternative 5x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Medion Life X44038[plb_2972533_price], or the Samsung WB380F[plb_2720523_price].

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Medion Life P44022[plb_3109377_price] (8x), the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100[plb_2992956_price] (11x), or the Canon IXUS 177[plb_3423699_price] (16x) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DV180F range from 2GB to 130GB. At 64 gigabytes, the Samsung DV180F has a quite large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DV180F.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Samsung DV180F is more than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the DV180F. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Samsung digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Samsung DV180F has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Samsung camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 1984 x 1488 and 1920 x 1080 and 1024 x 768. The best still image resolution of all cameras of a comparable age and type to the DV180F is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Supports Seven ISO Sensitivitys

The Samsung DV180F has a greater number of ISO speeds than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than a year. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 80, 100, 200, 400, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Samsung digital camera.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Samsung DV180F has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Samsung camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DV180F. The image formats supported "EXIF" is also supported by this camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Samsung DV180F is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DV180F. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Samsung digital camera. In addition, this digital camera 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 best video resolution of all compact cameras that are a similar age to the DV180F is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 113 grams, the Samsung DV180F is one of the lighter compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DV180F amongst compact cameras of this age. The average weight of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DV180F is 180g.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 2.5, the Samsung DV180F has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age. Compact cameras that have been around for more than a year have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.7 and 3.9.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of digital cameras of this spec and age is 80, the biggest is 130, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 96. At only 80, the Samsung DV180F has a quite small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DV180F.

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16 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One person who bought it concluded that it did not have good technical guidance. Red said on Amazon in October last year “However it is an EUROPEAN Import so it doesn't come with a UK adapter and the instructions are not in English (every European language” in their review.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DV180F, the Samsung DV180F does not have a built-in flash.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash including the PowerShot SX610 HS[pl_2697182_price], or the IXUS 275 HS[pl_2846769_price] both from Canon or the Nikon S6600 + SD 4GB[plb_1988959_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Samsung DV180F does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the DV180F also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the PowerShot SX610 HS[pl_2697182_price], or the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS[pl_2976201_price] both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S6900[plb_2513006_price].

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DV180F do not support video capability. The Samsung DV180F is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also support video capability including the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S7000[plb_2759382_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DV180F, the Samsung DV180F does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the PowerShot SX700 HS[pl_2354770_price], or the IXUS 180[pl_3191140_price] both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Samsung DV180F is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Samsung DV180F is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DV180F are also not waterproof.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago the display diagonals range from 1.3" to 3", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". The Samsung DV180F has a quite small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released one year ago.

We compared all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think the Nikon S6600 + SD 4GB[plb_1988959_price], and the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price] (3"), the Medion Life X44038[plb_2972533_price] (3"), or the Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS[plb_2976201_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung DV180F has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the DV180F. Similar spec digital cameras that were released one year ago have optical zooms of between 2.8x and 50x, and the average optical zoom is 15x.

We compared this camera to all the other 5x optical zoom cameras and we think the Coolpix P340[pl_2197142_price], and the Coolpix S2900[pl_2715755_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix XP80[plb_2791428_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Samsung digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the IXUS 162[pl_3019700_price] (8x and higher rated), or the IXUS 177[pl_3423699_price] (8x and higher rated) both from Canon or the Sony DSC-W810[plb_3150328_price] (6x and higher rated).

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Quite Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

When compared to other cameras of a similar age and type to the DV180F, the Samsung DV180F's slowest camera shutter speed of only 0.125 seconds is one of the shortest. The average slowest camera shutter speed of comparable spec digital cameras that were released one year ago is 15s, and the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 60s.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Samsung DV180F is more than most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Samsung digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DV180F. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Samsung DV180F has one of the smaller internal memorys (only 10 megabytes) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The smallest internal memory of digital cameras of this type and age is 8MB, the biggest is 480MB, and the average internal memory is 61MB.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the Samsung DV180F has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DV180F. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of similar spec cameras that were released one year ago is 230,000 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 125 millimeters, the Samsung DV180F has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DV180F have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 6.2mm and 1,200mm.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacitys of compact cameras that are a similar age to the DV180F range from 680mAh to 1,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,000mAh. At only 740 milliamperes * hour, the Samsung DV180F has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DV180F.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 6.3, the Samsung DV180F has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out more than a year ago. Digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DV180F have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.7 and 64.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung DV180F

Released Over a Year Ago

Samsung released the DV180F over a year ago.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.2 megapixels, the Samsung DV180F has a pretty standard megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the DV180F.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the IXUS 162[pl_3019700_price] (20MP), or the IXUS 180[pl_3191140_price] (20MP) both from Canon or the Medion Life P44022[plb_3109377_price] (20MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital 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
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
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 Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Second Display Diagonal
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Wrist Strap Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Software CD
Technical Details
Self-Timer

User Reviews

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(Verified Purchase)

Nice camera. However it is an EUROPEAN Import so it doesn't come with a UK adapter and the instructions are not in English (every European language but English). Don't be fooled into thinking this... Read more…

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers EC-DV180FBPWUS, samsung ecdv180, samsung ecdv180f, samsung ecdv180fb, samsung ecdv180fbp, samsung ecdv180fbpw, samsung ecdv180fbpwu, samsung ecdv180fbpwus
Barcodes 00887276108209, 08806086626712, 08806086823920, 08806086837804

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