Samsung Digimax V700 - is this a good camera at £184 (UK)?

Discussion in 'Samsung' started by Andy, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. Andy

    Andy Guest

    Am in the UK and I see Amazon UK are selling a
    "Samsung Digimax V700" camera for £184.

    See here: http://snipurl.com/u2an

    Is this a bargain for a new digital camera user who has put away his old
    35mm SLRs because they are too cumbersome.
     
    Andy, Jul 29, 2006
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  2. Andy

    iws Guest

    Here's a review:
    http://www.steves-digicams.com/2005_reviews/digimax_v700.html The conclusion
    suggests it's "a mixed bag."

    Not sure what it offers over the cheaper Canon A620 http://tinyurl.com/hoge6
    The latter may be a bit larger but it offers a swivelling LCD.
     
    iws, Jul 29, 2006
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  3. In message <%fMyg.166724$k%[email protected]>, iws <>
    writes

    Hear, hear - an extremely useful feature in compacts.
     
    David Livingstone, Jul 29, 2006
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  4. Andy

    Andy Guest

    What is the difference between:

    (1) the Canon A series such as the PowerShot A620 at
    http://snipurl.com/u2an

    (2) the Canon S series such as the Powershot S60 at
    http://snipurl.com/u2sd

    (3) the Canon IXUS series such as the IXUS 60 at
    http://snipurl.com/u2si


    I think I need a look-up table for all these Canon models!
    Anyone know one?
     
    Andy, Jul 29, 2006
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  5. Andy

    noman Guest

    noman, Jul 30, 2006
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  6. Andy

    nonameman Guest

    In
    try the 'compare' function at dpreview.com ...though they may not have all
    the models.

    Buying Guide / Side-by-Side
     
    nonameman, Jul 30, 2006
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  7. Andy

    Jim Guest

    Saw this advert on Kelkoo when I searched for the V700
    £139.00 + £3.50 delivery
    Jim.
     
    Jim, Jul 30, 2006
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  8. Andy

    Andy Guest


    That's a nice list but unfortunately it doesn't explain the Canon
    lettering in their model names.
     
    Andy, Jul 30, 2006
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  9. Andy

    paul Guest

    this is the cannon site to look at any of there stuff
    http://www.canon.co.uk/ after putting my old slr away, i bought a cannon
    350D slr, found it great just to carry around when out walking dog
     
    paul, Jul 30, 2006
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  10. Andy

    Mad Ad Guest

    Having used digital compacts for a while now, it becomes clear that there is
    no replacement for a decent sized objective lens, no matter if its digital
    or film. Since CCDs (the eye) tend to suffer more in darker conditions when
    comparing dig>dig then the camera with a larger lens will usually perform
    slighly better.

    Ad
     
    Mad Ad, Jul 30, 2006
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  11. Andy

    Whiskers Guest

    ["Followup-To:" header set to alt.photography.]
    I've had some good results with mine; the optical viewfinder is a good
    feature, although it doesn't show all of what will be in the image. The
    full manual settings are also well worth having, although no-where near the
    precision you get with a fully manual 35mm camera.

    The lens is pretty good for a digital compact; there is significant barrel
    or pincushion distortion at the edges, depending on the 'zoom' setting, and
    of course the maximum aperture limits low-light options - but the 'self
    timer' and a steady support can cover a lot of situations.

    There is no external 'flash' connector, and the optional 'remote control'
    only works from in front of the camera (so I haven't bothered to buy one).
    There is also no cable-release connector - I'm on the lookout for a
    suitable adaptor to overcome that lack.

    The tiny image area means you have very short focal lengths and therefore
    much greater depth of field than with a proper 35mm camera. That can be
    both an advantage and a disadvantage, of course (and goes for any digital
    compact).

    You will need to get at least one additional SD card, especially if you
    want to use the TIFF file format.

    The camera fits easily into a pocket and is reasonably quick to get into
    action.
     
    Whiskers, Jul 30, 2006
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  12. Andy

    b Guest

    Andy ha escrito:
    http://www.rankhour.com/details.php?pid=5661005612562772&caid=2&cbid=9&ccid=62

    the canon a700 has me interested. Has tv out connection, a bigger
    lens, 6x zoom (optical) and a few other tempting bits and pieces...only
    drawback is you'd have to get another memory card instead of the puny
    16mb that comes with it...anyone have experience with this one?
    -B
     
    b, Jul 31, 2006
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