Samsung Digimax 350SE Review

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Samsung Digimax 350SE






Features & Controls



Samsung Digimax 350SE

The Schneider 3X Varioplan Zoom 7-21mm (34-102mm 35mm equivalent) is an all-glass aspherical lens with 1.5X and 2X digital telephoto. The maximum aperture is F2.6 - F4.7.

The focusing range in standard AF mode is 31 inches to infinity. The dedicated Macro mode is not a fixed focus distance as some previous models have been. Macro is 8 inches to 31 inches in AF or Manual Focus.

The lens retracts into the body when powered down and is protected by a built-in lens cap. It is not threaded for filters or accessory lenses.



Samsung Digimax 350SE

The eyelevel optical real-image zoom viewfinder has a field of view of approx. 80% of the captured image. Two LEDs are used to indicate focus and flash status, they also indicate Movie recording is active or the camera is writing to the memory card. There is no dioptric adjustment.



Samsung Digimax 350SE

The built-in flash has modes for Auto flash, Auto flash with red-eye Reduction, Fill- flash, Fill-flash with red-eye Reduction or Flash Cancel and slow shutter synchronization flash. The working range of the flash is 8 inches to 9.8 feet in wide angle and 8 inches to 6.5 feet in telephoto. With a fully charged set of batteries the flash recycle time is approx. 7 seconds if maximum flash output is needed.



Samsung Digimax 350SE

On the top is the Mode Dial with positions for Record, Night Scene, Movie, SETup, Connect to PC and Play.

In the center of the Mode Dial is the shutter release, just below is the microphone and to the left is the speaker.



Samsung Digimax 350SE

On the back is the red Power on/off button. Next to that is the zoom lens control which functions as the magnified and index controls in playback. The LCD button turns the color LCD on/off and also controls the display of overlay information. The 4-way selector lets you navigate menus in record and play modes. The center functions as the OK button to accept selections. The 4-way selector is also used for changing flash modes, metering mode, enabling the self-timer and the voice annotation function. The MENU button calls up the onscreen menus. Below that is the Focus mode button with Macro and Landscape options, in playback it lets you delete the current image.



Samsung Digimax 350SE

On the back is a 1.5" color TFT LCD monitor with 117,000 pixel resolution, it can be used as a live viewfinder or for image review or accessing the menu system.



Samsung Digimax 350SE

The I/O ports are found behind a rubber flap on the side and include a 6v DC input jack for the optional AC power adapter



A USB 1.1 port for transferring images to the computer



The A / V port sends monoraul audio and video to a television set. The video signal is user-selectable for NTSC or PAL timing.



Samsung Digimax 350SE

The Digimax 350 is equipped with a CompactFlash Type I card slot and is supplied with a 16MB CF card. The CF card is accessed through the battery compartment on the bottom.



Samsung Digimax 350SE

Power is supplied by two disposable CR-V3 battaries or four AA type batteries, high-capacity NiMH rechargeable AA type are strongly recommended. The camera can be powered by alkaline type AA batteries (included) in a pinch but don't expect much runtime from them.





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