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Samsung EK-GC100
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Samsung EK-GC100 Digital Camera

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16MP 21x CMOS 1/2.3" Mar 2013
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26 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 digital camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Very Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the EK-GC100 is 2.8". When compared to other cameras of this age and spec, the EK-GC100's display diagonal of 4.8 inches is one of the largest.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4.8" screen cameras and we think the GC100[pl_2600424_price], and the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The EK-GC100 has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the EK-GC100 do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61[plb_2226969_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the EK-GC100 which do not support wi-Fi, the EK-GC100 supports wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Sony DSC-WX80[plb_1621797_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The EK-GC100 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the EK-GC100 do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the X10[pl_1150_price], and the F800EXR[pl_1518759_price] both from Fujifilm which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Samsung EK-GC100 supports video capability, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the EK-GC100 which do not support video capability.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The EK-GC100 has a fairly big optical zoom (21 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EK-GC100. The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.17x, the biggest is 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x.

There are a number of alternative 21x optical zoom cameras currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F[plb_1413690_price].

If this Samsung digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S9600[plb_2196636_price] (22x), the Olympus Stylus SH-60[plb_2273504_price] (24x), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60[plb_2384424_price] (24x) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung EK-GC100 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider including the EX-ZR700[pl_1722253_price], or the EX-ZR300[pl_1713952_price] both from Casio which has better reviews.

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Very Big Internal Memory

At 8,192 megabytes, the Samsung EK-GC100 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the EK-GC100. The internal memorys of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the EK-GC100 range from 6.9MB to 8.2GB.

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Quite High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The average motion JPEG frame rate of digital cameras of this spec and age is 32fps. When compared to other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EK-GC100 that we have assessed the motion JPEG frame rate of, the EK-GC100's motion JPEG frame rate of 120 frames per second is one of the highest.

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Very Long Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 280 hours, the EK-GC100's battery life (max) is one of the longest amongst comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EK-GC100. The average battery life (max) of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the EK-GC100 is 16h.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Samsung EK-GC100 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the EK-GC100. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Samsung camera.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EK-GC100 is 170mAh, the biggest is 1,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 830mAh. With a battery capacity of 1,650 milliampere * hour, the Samsung EK-GC100 has a very big battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the EK-GC100.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This camera supports a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly supported HDMI version on cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the EK-GC100 is 18mm, the longest is 1,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 250mm. The Samsung EK-GC100 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (483 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EK-GC100.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has Two Image Editings

The EK-GC100 has a greater number of image editing modes than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this Samsung digital camera. The image editings Crop and Rotating are also found on this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The EK-GC100 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. This Samsung digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the EK-GC100.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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340 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The EK-GC100 is a camera that takes 340 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The EK-GC100 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the EK-GC100.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The slowest camera shutter speeds of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the EK-GC100 range from 0.12s to 250s. At 16 seconds, the EK-GC100 has a fairly long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the EK-GC100.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The EK-GC100 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the EK-GC100. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Centre weighted Auto Focus" and "Multi Point Auto Focus" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of cameras of a similar age and spec to the EK-GC100 is 3.2. With a minimum aperture number of only 2.8, the EK-GC100 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the EK-GC100.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 23 millimeters, the Samsung EK-GC100 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EK-GC100. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this age and spec is 26mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The EK-GC100 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age do have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The EK-GC100 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the EK-GC100 are also not 3D.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The EK-GC100 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the EK-GC100 are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

The average weight of cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EK-GC100 is 170g. The EK-GC100 is one of the heavier cameras of this spec and age (300 grams) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the EK-GC100 is more than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of this type and age. The flash modess "Flash off" and "Flash on" are also featured on this Samsung digital camera.

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Only Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the EK-GC100 is more than most digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is WAV, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Samsung camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC are also supported by this camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the EK-GC100 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung EK-GC100

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Samsung released the EK-GC100.

Average Megapixel

The EK-GC100 has a relatively average megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 16MP cameras to this camera and we think the Nikon 6100[plb_1110079_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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MOS Sensor Type

The EK-GC100 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical 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
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
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 Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
HDMI
USB Version
HDMI Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Calendar
Orientation Sensor
Image Editing
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Built-In Processor
Processor Frequency
Operating System Installed
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Level Indicator
Operating System/software
Mobile Operating System Installed
Operating System Version
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Data Network
Certificates
Compliance Industry Standards
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Face Detection
Night Mode
On/off Switch
Digital SLR
Auto Exposure

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Expert Reviews

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11 September 2013

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2 July 2013

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25 June 2013

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 27 January 2013 by Int345

Before buying I read all the reviews online for this camera was a little put of by comments about poor image quality once printed/ viewed on big screen but BEWARE the cameras they use as... Read more…

Reviewed 25 January 2013 by T. Slater
(Verified Purchase)

It's fair to say that if you take the trouble to trawl the internet for reviews on this camera, you'll find a pretty mixed bag of opinions. Most of the negative ones seem to dwell on image quality... Read more…

Reviewed 22 November 2012 by Gashead
(Verified Purchase)

First impression is a quite fantastic device having 3G, WiFi and GPS. I go to loads of gigs and have 3 million hits on YouTube so there is much potential here, particularly with the 21x optical... Read more…

Reviewed 22 November 2012 by Amazon Customer

Not a lot i can add that hasn't been said already....but it is NOT a phone,it can send and receive texts,but can't make calls. overall,i am impressed,yes the battery life is probably crap,but as... Read more…

Reviewed 16 November 2012 by Mikey1983

Well where do i start. having spent nearly 4-5 months of searching for a decent camera so i could take up photography i must of thought of many different types of cameras. DSLRS, TO COMPACT... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung gc100, samsung gc100b, samsung gc100bl, samsung ekgc100, samsung ekgc100r, samsung ekgc100z, samsung gc100blu, samsung ekgc100zw, samsung gc100blue, samsung ekgc100re, samsung ekgc100red, samsung ekgc100zwa, samsung ekgc100zwab, samsung ekgc100zwabt, samsung ekgc100zwabtu
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