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Samsung EK-GC100

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A multi award winning and best selling compact camera, with a good price and a giant 21x optical zoom
Compact 16.3MP 21x Yes Dec 2013
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Samsung EK-GC100 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Samsung EK-GC100 number 75 in best selling cameras and number 149 across all digital cameras.
91
Reviews
388 Reviews + 15 Awards
87
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Features
Good Features
61
Age
4 Years Old
81
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 81?

It has good expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 15 awards including a "Recommended" award from Hothardware.com plus seven other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Parentesis.com plus two other sites. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Samsung digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
The EK-GC100 is one of the best selling cameras currently on the market. View best selling cameras January 2018.
Customers report good screen / viewfinder, it is easy to use and excellent product quality. However they also report sub-standard battery life.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average megapixels
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\\The smartest way to edit and organise your photos\<br>\\who doesn t want to be free from the hassle of managing all that great content you created GALAXY camera\'s smart content manager does it for you intelligently, creating folders, tagging faces, and more. you can even enjoy viewing your photos in a variety of ways, from a timeline to a unique magazine view. it also includes photo wizard, which packs an amazing set of powerful editing features on board that let you edit professionally with ease while on-the-go.\<br>\<br> best face \
\\The GALAXY camera does more than take great pictures. it also listens very, very well. by tuning in closely to what you are saying, the galaxy camera is able to execute your command. so don't be shy- tell it to zoom in or out, set the timer, and snap the photo when you re ready. and when you re in the gallery, tell it to rotate, delete, and even share your photos. yes, it really is that smart.\<br>\<br> edit edit and organise with magic smart content manager \
\\Timeless, seamless, natural.\<br>\\the design sets the tone, you take the pictures. the timeless beauty of the GALAXY camera\'s minimal organic design helps you take even better pictures because the stylish curves of the camera\'s ergonomics place all the key controls right where they should be at your fingertips. inspired by nature, the design shares the same heritage of the globally acclaimed samsung GALAXY series.\<br>\<br> voice control don't be shy. talk to your camera \
\\Enjoy your photos on a big screen right away\<br>\<br>ow you don't have to wait until you get back home to properly review and edit your photos. the GALAXY camera\'s 4.8\" (121.2mm) HD super clear touch display is what a camera display was meant to be, with an ultra sharp 308 pixels per inch and the full spectrum of glorious colours. and with the new white magic technology, you can even double the brightness without worrying about battery consumption. and why not view your HD movies at a golden 16:9 ratio perfect.\<br>\<br> minimal organic design \
\\Android 4.1 jelly bean android 4.1 jelly bean. have more fun taking pictures.\<br>\\take better pictures and have more fun with the GALAXY camera and the power of android 4.1 jelly bean, the latest version of the android OS. jellybean lets you do more than just take heart stopping photographs. access the world of android apps to truly enjoy and personalise your images, and get even more great apps from the photo category on S suggest. you can also store your photos instantly online, share on your social media more easily, stay connected with friends and family, browse the internet, sync your devices .shall we go on \<br>\<br> 4.8\" (121.2mm) HD super clear touch display \
\\Instead of playing it back in slow motion, record it that way in the first place with slow motion video. it captures your most precious memories at an amazing 120 frames per second and 768 x 512 resolution, and it plays them back slowly in magical, crystal clear video, making your memories truly timeless.\<br>\<br> enjoy you ve never had this much fun with a camera \
\\Smart mode the easiest way to shoot like a pro\<br>\\stop being jealous of the pros with their big cameras, and start taking great shots. like the perfect trails of light at night on a busy intersection full of red taillights. or instantly capture a high-speed scene with action freeze. A quick tap of smart mode and you re set with various special modes. just choose the one you want and shoot perfection.\<br>\<br> 21x super long zoom capture faraway moments in crisp reality \
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
\\Remember all those annoying group photos that take forever because everyone brought their own camera well, forget it because now you can share your photos at the same time you shoot them with share shot. it lets you share your pictures with up to 5 other wi-fi direct devices within range. it works like a charm.\<br>\<br> shoot now everyone can shoot like a professional \
\\GALAXY camera\'s convenient auto upload feature automatically saves your precious family photos into the cloud the instant you take them. tell it where to aim and just take the shot. GALAXY camera and the cloud will take it from there.\<br>\<br> share shot shoot and share in real time \
\\Stay connected everywhere\\leave your laptop at home and save the luggage space. the GALAXY camera is the only truly connected camera in the world. straight from the camera, you can connect, upload, share, and even post to your favourite social media. so the next time you\'re out vacationing and want to instantly share all your memories with the folks back home, the GALAXY camera is the only thing that you need.\<br>\<br> auto upload back up your photos in the cloud automatically \
Seamless connectivity (3g & wi-fi) \
\\Instantly rewind to the picture perfect moment\<br>\\missed it with the best face feature that won t happen again. use it to travel back in time after you ve taken a picture to replace faces with the perfect moment. use it to open eyes, replace a smile, or find that perfect expression. with the combination lightning fast burst shots and facial recognition, you can simply tap a face that\'s looking the other way, and tap again to replace it with expressions taken moments before the actual shot. it really is magic.\<br>\<br> paper artist turn your photos in artful sketches \
Only 1024 x 768 still image resolution
Very low maximum ISO sensitivity

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 129 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 135 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 128 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks.
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Samsung EK-GC100 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

15 Industry Awards

Amongst cameras, this camera is one of the most highly awarded by digital camera experts.

This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from websites Hothardware.com, Pcauthority.com.au, Hardwarezone.com.ph, M3.idg.se, Ephotozine, Alphr.com, PhotographyBlog.com and Techradar all of whom thought that this camera was very good.

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by review websites Parentesis.com, Log.com.tr and Cnetfrance.fr all of whom decided that this digital camera was extremely good.

Three more expert review sites endorsed this Samsung camera. The expert at review website Hardwarezone.com.sg gave this camera an "Innovative Design" award and thought it was well designed and it received an "Innovation" award from website Teknokulis.com who said it was pioneering. This Samsung camera also received a Notebookjournal.de "Good Value for Money" award.

The author at one other expert review site said that this Samsung digital camera was very good. This was from Fotomaniak.pl who gave it an "5 Star".

Average Expert Reviews

Based on 107 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this camera is 76%.

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Excellent User Reviews

Based on 281 user reviews this Samsung camera has an exceptional average user rating. Over 75% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

17 people who purchased this digital camera thought it had a good screen.

  • The rear screen looks ace.
  • The screen ensures anybody using the camera will not be inclined to cut people off at the knees by having too much sky in the photo…
  • Top of my list is the big screen which is so wonderfully wide it occupies the entire back of the camera…
  • Love the big screen…
    SueK (Amazon.co.uk) - August 2014
  • Have no fears - the photo's that this baby takes are clear, vibrant and pop out at you, even on a full size computer screen…
  • Only draw back as with most modern compacts is no viewfinder When will manufacturers learn that you cant read modern screens outside in sunlight…
  • Display is very impressive…
  • Good reasonably robust frame fits in the hand well, decent zoom for its size and a good clear screen that has a great menu system that makes using all the cameras many functions easy to do…
  • If you want a uncomplicated point and shoot camera that has some nice useful features and a large bright screen then this is a good buy…
  • The large touch screen is great…

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

26 customers agreed that the product was easy to use and two owners wrote in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold.

  • The Galaxy camera is a lot of fun to use…
    Gizmodo.com December 2012
  • It's not a very practical purchase…
    Engadget.com November 2012
  • The screen ensures anybody using the camera will not be inclined to cut people off at the knees by having too much sky in the photo…
  • Absolutely cracking quality camera easy to use with lots if functions, wouldn't use any other camera now…
  • Good reasonably robust frame fits in the hand well, decent zoom for its size and a good clear screen that has a great menu system that makes using all the cameras many functions easy to do…
  • Easy to use with great picture quality…
  • Great Camera to use and also great crystal clear photos…
  • Seems quite easy to use and takes good pictures…
  • Easy to use straight out of the box, great features…
  • Love this camera would recommend it only downfall is there is no cover to keep it protected and needs a memory card if you plan to use it properly…

Customers Report Poor Battery Life

Four people wrote that this digital camera did not have a good battery life.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

25 people who purchased it agreed that it was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

18 customers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

48 customers said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images and three owners wrote in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution.

Popular Choice

The EK-GC100 is one the top selling camera currently available for purchase.

Customers Report Superior Technical Features

12 customers agreed that this digital camera had good features.

  • The camera is well thought out with exactly those features that social networking folks want…
    Gadgetnutz.com September 2013
  • It has loads of features to take photos in such as sepia…
  • If you want a uncomplicated point and shoot camera that has some nice useful features and a large bright screen then this is a good buy…
  • Easy to use straight out of the box, great features…
  • Really happy with this camera, excellent features good battery life…
  • It has so many different features and we are slowly finding them…
    BW (Amazon.co.uk) - January 2013
  • Takes good pictures and has Android tablet features and connectivity…
  • There are some marvelous features in this camera…
    Paul (Amazon.co.uk) - December 2012
  • As this product has 2 major features (the camera hardware…
  • This product meet my every expectations, superb photos, one of it best features is to be able to choose exposures, can also be used as a fully automatic camera…

Very Good Brand

We checked 9,508 user and expert reviews (including 2,242 verified purchases) for Samsung cameras and found that on average Samsung has very good reviews compared to other brands. 94% of those that bought a Samsung camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Two customers who bought the Samsung EK-GC100 mentioned that it was well designed and two customers concluded that it was good looking.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Two owners who purchased this digital camera thought it was good for video recording.

  • The fatal flaw leading to this particular item's return and replacement with another is the video zoom…
    Gashead (Amazon.co.uk) - November 2012
  • This camera was bought as a present and it meets all expectations and more! My husband has not let it out of his hands, Amazing photos, video with loads of different options…

Customers Report Excellent Connectivity

Four customers agreed that the Samsung EK-GC100 was good in terms of connectivity.

Users Report That it is Robust

Four customers mentioned that it was well made.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

15 customers reckoned that it had a good zoom.

Customers Report a Good Flash

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good flash.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Two customers who bought the product thought it was compact.

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

Expert review site Notebookjournal.de highlighted in their review that this digital camera was good value for money.

Very Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old. However at [price] it is cheaper than 68% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Samsung EK-GC100 and the United Kingdom price of £250.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $392.19 (£543.93).

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released in December 2013.

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Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the EK-GC100 of 16.3MP is in the highest 32% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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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 resolution on cameras.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The Samsung EK-GC100's optical zoom of 21x is bigger than 94% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Samsung EK-GC100 of 2.8 is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 56% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The EK-GC100's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 3,200 is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 24% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average maximum ISO sensitivity of all cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The EK-GC100 has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Weight

The weight of the EK-GC100 of 300g is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 37% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The EK-GC100 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all digital cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 1" and the largest being 7.7". The display diagonal of the EK-GC100 of 4.8" is in the largest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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340 Battery Life

The Samsung EK-GC100 is a camera that takes 340 shots battery life. Most of the other cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Shorter Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the EK-GC100 of only 483mm is shorter than 66% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The EK-GC100 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 69% of cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Samsung EK-GC100 has a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Samsung EK-GC100 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Features Calendar

The Samsung EK-GC100 features calendar, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature calendar.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Samsung EK-GC100 of only 23mm is shorter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the shortest 33% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The EK-GC100 supports video capability, unlike 67% of cameras which do not support video capability.

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Features Face Detection

The EK-GC100 features face detection, unlike 88% of cameras which do not feature face detection.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Samsung EK-GC100 has an orientation sensor, which is unusual. 92% of digital cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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Has a Touchscreen

The EK-GC100 has a touchscreen, unlike 83% of cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The Samsung EK-GC100's maximum memory card size of 64GB is in the largest 10% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 43GB.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The EK-GC100's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 57% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1024 X 768 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung EK-GC100 supports a maximum still image resolution of 1024 x 768. That's 73% lower still image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. Cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the EK-GC100 of only 5.9 is in the smallest 9% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The EK-GC100 has a tripod mount. 73% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The EK-GC100 has an HDMI port. 72% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Has a Night Mode

The Samsung EK-GC100 has a night mode. 96% of cameras do not have a night mode.

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Features Bluetooth

The EK-GC100 features bluetooth, which is unusual. 95% of cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

samsung ekkc120ekgc100, samsung ekgc100zwabtu, samsung ekgc100zkaitv, samsung gc100blue

Barcodes:

00636983064748, 00819346016497, 00886610104914, 04562387769001, 08032325126518, 08594158690739, 08806085297760, 08806085297845, 08806085297920, 08806085298668, 08806085298705, 08806085298712, 08806085301443, 08806085301924, 08806085310902, 08806085349193, 08806085507180, 08806085513082

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