Samsung Digimax 240 Review

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Samsung Digimax 240

Features & Controls

Samsung Digimax 240

The Digimax 240 is equipped with a Samsung SHD zoom lens, 5.2-15.6mm (equivalent to 39 - 117mm in 35mm format) multi-coated all glass lens with aspherical elements.  When powered down the lens automatically retracts.

Featuring a TTL contrast detection Autofocus system with a range of:

    Normal: 0.8m to infinity.
    Macro: 0.1m to 0.8m (wide), 0.4m to 0.8m (tele)

Samsung Digimax 240

The real-image zoom viewfinder has about 85% coverage, there is no dioptric adjustment. There are no framing or focus area indicators in the viewfinder. The two LEDs indicate auto focus and flash status.

Samsung Digimax 240

The built-in flash has modes for auto flash, fill-flash in low lighting and backlight condition, slow sync., flash-on and flash-off and "Red-eye" reduction. The flash working range in wide angle is approx. 0.2 to 3.0m, telephoto is 0.2 to 2.0m. Recharge time is approx. 7 seconds with fresh batteries.

Samsung Digimax 240

The zoom controls function as the image Index and Magnify buttons in play mode. The LCD button controls the color LCD and the info displayed on it. In the center is the Macro focus button that functions as the image delete button in playback. THe MENU button calls up and dismisses the onscreen menus.

The 4-way selector switch is for navigating menu options, press the OK button in the center to accept a selection. Press "Right" to activate Self-timer or Remote mode, press "Down" to start/stop movie playback, press "Left" to change flash modes. In Play mode you press "Right" or "Left" to advance to the next picture.

Samsung Digimax 240

On top you'll find the power On/Off switch, the shutter release and the Mode Dial with positions for SETup, Play, Record and Movie.

Samsung Digimax 240

Images and movies are stored in 8MB of internal memory. You can expand your storage capabilities with an optional Secure Digital (SD) or MultiMedia Card (MMC) memory card up to 256MB.

Samsung Digimax 240 Samsung Digimax 240

There is a miniature connector to facilitate both the USB 1.1 data cable and the Audio / Video cable for connection to a TV set. The 5VDC IN port is for an optional AC power supply or external battery pack.

Samsung Digimax 240

The camera comes with a CR-V3 lithium one-use battery and can also use two AA type batteries, alkaline, lithium, NiMH or NiCd type.

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