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Samsung ES71 Digital Camera

12.2MP 5x CCD Feb 2010
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
You already have the eye. Now all you need is the camera to capture the world exactly the way you see it. The ES70 combines a 27mm ultra wide angle lens with a 5x zoom. Letting you can fit more in... More
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Samsung ES71 Review
Samsung ES71 Digital Camera | Review
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27 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this Samsung camera is 84 out of 100 based on 21 owner reviews.

Good Quality Pictures

Several Samsung ES71 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Gemma Payne mentioned “My old 6 megapixel camera produces better pictures than this 12 megapixel one”. Five years ago Kaz, Cheshire wrote in their review of this digital camera “It had a good image”. Lucy. M wrote “The best thing about this camera for me is the pictures it takes which are great” in their review.

Easy to Use

Eleven people who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to use. Cr wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Lovely pictures easy to use and well marked for begnners like me” and gave the Samsung ES71 a score of 5 stars. Jeanie wrote “So far it has taken great pictures and is easy to use”. Kaz, Cheshire gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned “It is very easy to use aswell” in their review of this digital camera.

Reasonably Priced

Some Samsung ES71 reviewers who bought it agreed that it was good value for money. Davy Ni wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “This was a great camera for the price”. Kaz, Cheshire said on Amazon “All in all this is a great camera! Good value for money”. Loopyloz01 wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Amazing Value”.

A number of people who reviewed it agreed that it was a bargain for the price. Drjawor said on Amazon “Recommend if anyone wants cheap camera”. Jeanie mentioned in her review of this digital camera on Amazon five years ago “Great bargain too!”.

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Good Product Quality

A few customers who reviewed this digital camera said that it was good quality. Davy Ni gave it a rating of 5 stars and said in their review of the Samsung ES71 on Amazon five years ago “Gives really good quality pictures”. Drjawor mentioned on Amazon in the same month “Takes pictures of pretty good quality” in their review. In the same month Mr. Paul F. Gruber mentioned in his review of the Samsung ES71 on Amazon “High quality light weight camera” and rated it 5 stars.

Good Quality Lens

Four people wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Kaz, Cheshire mentioned on Amazon “Would have prefered a better zoom” in their review. Lucy. M wrote on Amazon “The zoom is quite good.” in their review of the Samsung ES71. S. Millson said in their review of the Samsung ES71 “Has a great zoom range and a rechargeable battery”.

Good Size

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. Five years ago Davy Ni mentioned on Amazon “Is really hand for a night out as it is small and compact” in their Samsung ES71 review. Gaffer mentioned in their review of the Samsung ES71 on Amazon “It is very easy to use and compact so it just fits in a pocket.I have found that i cannot get a lead to go into my PC.”.

One Samsung ES71 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was a good weight.

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Good Battery Life

A number of customers who bought this digital camera mentioned that it had a good battery life. Mr. Paul F. Gruber he wrote in his review “Lithium battery so easy to rechage”. Rh scored it very highly and said “The lithium battery is the most useful thing, on a full charge we can probably take twice as many photos as with normal batteries with the old camera”.

One customer who purchased it mentioned that it was quick to charge. Twiga gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “This little camera is brilliant! Easy to use, easy to charge and produces great results too” in their review.

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Nice Design

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking. Loopyloz01 scored it 4 stars and mentioned in their review “It is beautifully made, metal bodied”.

Good Technical Features

Some people who bought it thought it had good features. Five years ago Lucy. M gave the Samsung ES71 a rating of 4 stars and wrote “The features are good and that is why overall I think it deserves a 4 star rating” in their review of the Samsung ES71. Rh said in their review of this digital camera “Plenty of useful features, including a USB plug to charge it with” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Samsung Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 5,487 user and expert reviews, Samsung has good ratings for its cameras. Samsung also has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras.

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Good Connectivity

One person thought the product was good in terms of USB connections.

Good Video Capture

One Samsung ES71 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was good for video recording. S. Millson said on Amazon “Its only redeeming feature was that videos were quite good!” in their review of this digital camera.

Robust

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was reliable. Last year A Harding mentioned on Amazon “Simple to use and totally reliable”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some people who reviewed the product considered that it had a good screen. Five years ago Gemma Payne wrote in her Samsung ES71 review “Also the picture quality is bad - it looks ok on the screen”.

Very Big Normal Focusing Range (wide)

With a normal focusing range (wide) of 0.8 meters, the Samsung ES71's normal focusing range (wide) is one of the biggest amongst digital cameras that came out around the same time as the ES71. Cameras of this type and age have normal focusing ranges (wide) of between 0.01m and 0.8m.

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CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable spec and age to 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 digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might want to look at include the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an mmc|sd|sdhc compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth looking at include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Samsung ES71 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the ES71 do not support video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Samsung ES71 has an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic DMC-LF1[plb_1727132_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung ES71 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36[plb_1725803_price].

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Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Samsung ES71 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the ES71. The flash modess "fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Samsung digital camera.

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Has Six White Balances

The Samsung ES71 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the ES71. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Samsung camera.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The Samsung ES71 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this camera. The image formats supporteds JPEG, EXIF 2.21 and DPOF 1.1 are also supported by this Samsung camera.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Samsung ES71 is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess centre weighted auto focus and multi point auto focus are also featured on this Samsung camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the Samsung ES71 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Samsung digital camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by cameras of this age and spec.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Samsung ES71 does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ES71 also do not support Full HD video.

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

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the ES71, the Samsung ES71 does not support wi-Fi.

Alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price], or the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Samsung ES71 is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ES71 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the ES71, the Samsung ES71 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Samsung ES71 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the ES71 are also not waterproof.

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Only 1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Samsung ES71 is 1/2.33"". That's 1% less optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/2.3"".

This camera's optical sensor size (1/2.33"") is in fact the worst optical sensor size amongst all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ES71.

Amongst similar types of camera the best optical sensor size is 2/3"".

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 9.9 megabytes, the Samsung ES71 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The smallest internal memory of digital cameras of this type and age is 6.9MB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 290MB.

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Only 2048 X 1536 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Samsung ES71 has a 2048 x 1536 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 2736 x 1824 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Digital cameras that have been around for more than two years still image resolution(s)s range from 384 x 480 to 6016 x 4016.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Samsung ES71 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Across all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ES71 the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of only 8 gigabytes, the Samsung ES71 has a quite small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the ES71. Across all the digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 130GB.

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Quite High Minimum Hard Disk Space

Across all the compact cameras that are a similar age to the ES71 the minimum hard disk spaces range from 25MB to 1.1GB, and the average minimum hard disk space is 270MB. At 250 megabytes, the Samsung ES71 has a quite high minimum hard disk space compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the ES71.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Samsung ES71

Released Over Seven Years Ago

This compact camera camera has been on the market for over seven years.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Samsung ES71 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the ES71.

Alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price], the Nikon 6100[plb_1110079_price], or the Canon A800[plb_1399055_price].

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung ES71 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the ES71.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Coolpix S5200[pl_3179968_price] (6x), or the Coolpix S5200[pl_1873851_price] (6x) both from Nikon.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 2.7 inches, the Samsung ES71 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the ES71.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 2.7" screen cameras and we think the Samsung SAMSUNG ST96[plb_1338363_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the PowerShot N[pl_1478196_price] (2.8"), or the PowerShot G12[pl_1514037_price] (2.8") both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit[plb_1609683_price] (2.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel

The Samsung ES71 has a relatively average megapixel (12.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ES71.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price] (12.4MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Samsung ES71 has a relatively standard weight (119.1 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ES71.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Recording
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Album Organization
Custom Colour
Image Editing
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Power Requirements
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Recommended Operating Temperature Range (T-T)
Maximum Operating Temperature Range (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Compatibility
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Interface
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Compatible Operating Systems
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
Effective Sensor Resolution
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum System Requirements
Power Supply Type
Digital SLR

User Reviews

(21)
Reviewed 1 February 2015 by A Harding
(Verified Purchase)

Still going strong after 4 years regular use. Simple to use and totally reliable.

Reviewed 13 June 2013 by CR
(Verified Purchase)

This is a fab little camera. Lovely pictures easy to use and well marked for begnners like me. i would recommed.

Reviewed 13 December 2011 by Davy Ni

This was a great camera for the price. Gives really good quality pictures. Would recommmend it for anyone. Is really hand for a night out as it is small and compact.

Reviewed 4 November 2011 by Racheld
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this as a birthday present for my daughter. I did some research in local shops so I could see what I was getting. This is actually far better than my own camera and cost less and tend to... Read more…

Reviewed 24 July 2011 by Lucy. M "LUCY Xxx"

I think that this is a good camera and takes high quality pictures, unfortunately for me I find the battery doesn't last long even when I use rechargeable ones which are recommended. The camera is... Read more…

Reviewed 20 May 2011 by DRJAWOR

I am happy with this camera. It is worth its price. takes pictures of pretty good quality. recommend if anyone wants cheap camera.

Reviewed 16 April 2011 by Margieb

Love this camera, being a novice i find it very easy to use.the close up shots are very clear, much better than icould have hoped, for would defo recomend for people like me that are not used to... Read more…

Reviewed 13 March 2011 by Westy

First one I had of these had a fault after only 2 months as black lines and marks appeared on the back screen so I had to have a replacement. Does not feel to be very robust.

Reviewed 12 March 2011 by Mum "mum"

Great little camera, easy to use, does have a very short lead but no problems with a laptop. Only annoying thing is that there is no backlight on screen so difficult to see what you are... Read more…

Reviewed 9 February 2011 by Gemma Payne "Gem" | 2 Comments

I got this as a Christmas present (in 2010) and so far it's been terrible. I've got an old Samsung camera which is really good, good picture quality so I asked for another Samsung camera as my... Read more…

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