Samsung Digimax V4 Review


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Samsung Digimax V4


Posted 5/29/2003



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The Samsung Digimax V4 is a palm-sized (4.2 x 2.2 x 1.5 inch) four-megapixel digital camera that features a superior Schneider multi-coated 3x optical zoom lens for clear and natural looking pictures. The camera can be powered by 9 different kinds of power sources including AA, CR-V3 and a dedicated Li-ion rechargeable battery pack. Your pictures can be framed on the high resolution 1.5-inch color LCD monitor or by using the optical real image viewfinder. This compact Digimax V4 is also easy to carry around, weighing less than six ounces without batteries.

The Digimax V4 can be used in Easy mode like a simple point-n-shoot, allowing anyone to capture beautiful digital photographs. It also features advanced exposure modes such as Program AE, Shutter-speed priority, Aperture priority, Manual, AE Bracketing, Portrait, Night Scene and three customizable MySet modes. The user can adjust the ISO sensitivity, the white balance, image sharpness, image size, image quality, exposure compensation, exposure metering mode and color effect. The Digimax V4's auto focus system is fast and accurate and in low light conditions it's enhanced by a focus-assist illuminator. The user can also manually adjust the focus when desired. The Super Macro mode allows you to focus on objects as close as 6cm from the lens.

In addition to high resolution still images, the Digimax V4 also records motion video with audio at 288 x 208 pixels, the length is limited only by the amount of available memory. You can record and attach 10-second voice memos to still images or use the camera as a digital voice recorder with a maximum recording time of two hours. Pictures can be resized or trimmed (cropped) in-camera without need of a PC. Post-capture editing can also be accomplished with the bundled software that includes the Digimax Viewer and MGI's PhotoSuite.


Digimax V4 Features:

  • 4-Megapixel resolution for images up to 2272 x 1704 pixels
  • Schneider 3x multi-coated zoom lens (38-114mm in 35mm equivalent)
  • Record 288x208 movies w/audio to the capacity of the media
  • Records up to two hours of audio only
  • Attach 10-sec. audio memos to still images
  • Program AE, Shutter priority, Aperture priority and Manual modes
  • Easy, Portrait, Night Scene, Movie, Voice recording modes
  • Three user-customizable MySet modes
  • High speed continuous and Auto Bracketing shooting
  • Optical viewfinder and 1.5-inch color LCD screen
  • Super Macro as close as 6cm from the lens
  • Removable SD/MMC card storage, 32MB card included
  • Adjustable ISO, white balance and sharpening
  • Color effects: B&W, sRGB, Sunset
  • Power source: two AA, one CR-V3 or dedicated Li-ion rechargeable
  • USB Mass Storage compliant device
  • Multi-language support: English, Korean, French, Germany, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Swedish, Portuguese, Russian


The Digimax V4 package includes a luxury carrying pouch, 32MB SD card, driver and application software CD-ROM, CR-V3 battery, wrist strap, USB cable, Audio-Video cable, user manual and warranty card. (Bundle may vary depending on sales location.)




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The Digimax V4 compared to a Sony DSC-P8.




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The Digimax V4 compared to a standard CD.




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Digimax V4 Specifications

Image Sensor 1/1.8" CCD, 4.0 Megapixels effective
Recorded Pixels Large 2272 x 1704
Medium 1120 x 840
Small 544 x 408
Photo 2272 x 1504 (2:3 aspect ratio)
Movie 288 x 208
Lens Schneider Varioplan 3X zoom, f = 7.7 ~ 23.1mm
(35mm film equivalent: 38 ~ 114mm)
Aperture: F2.7 ~ F4.9
Digital Zoom 1.0X ~ 4.0X
Focus TTL auto focus, Manual focus
Focus Range Normal: 80cm ~ infinity
Macro: 30 ~ 80cm
Super Macro: 6 ~ 30cm (Wide only)
ViewFinder Real image optical viewfinder
LCD Monitor 1.5-inch color TFT LCD (117,600 pixels)
Exposure Control Program AE, Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE or Manual Exposure
Audio Recording Voice: Maximum 2 hours
Voice memo on still image, 10 sec. max.
Exposure Metering Multi or Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0EV in 0.5EV steps
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Tungsten
Shutter Mechanical and Electronic shutter
4 ~ 1/2000 sec. (Manual max. 15 seconds)
Image Format Still Image: TIFF, JPEG(DCF), DPOF
Movie Clip: AVI(MJPEG)
Voice: WAV
Storage Media SD / MMC card (32MB included, 256MB maximum)
Image Storage (32MB) Large: Super Fine 12, Fine 25, Normal 38, TIFF 2
Medium: Super Fine 53, Fine 106, Normal 159, TIFF 8
Small: Super Fine 225, Fine 451, Nomral 676, TIFF 35
Photo: Super Fine 14, Fine 29, Normal 43, TIFF 2
Shooting Modes Easy, Program, A/S/M, My Set, Night Scene, Portrait, Macro, Super Macro
Drive Modes Single, Continuous, AE Bracketing, Self-timer (10 sec, 2 sec), Remote control (optional)
ISO Equivalent Auto, 100, 200, 400
Sharpness Soft, Normal, Vivid
Color Effect Normal, B&W, sRGB, Sunset
Date Imprinting Date & Time, Date, Off
Flash Auto / Auto & Red - eye reduction / Fill-in flash / Slow sync / Flash off
Range: Wide 0.2 ~ 3.0m, Tele 0.2 ~ 2.0m
Recharge time approx. 7 secs.
Self Timer 2 or 10 sec.
Interfaces USB 1.1, Audio-Video (NTSC or PAL), DC INput 5V
PlayBack Single image, Thumbnails, Magnified 1.0X ~ 8.3X (depends on image size), Slide show, Movie Clip
OS Compatibility USB Storage Driver (Windows98 / 98SE / 2000 / ME / XP)
Mac OS 9.0 ~ 10.2
Power Source Included: CR-V3 battery
Optional: 2 X AA alkaline, Lithium, NiMH,NiCd batteries
Rechargeable Li-ion battery: SLB-1437 (up to 280 shots)
or SBP-1103 AC adapter
Dimensions (WHD) 4.16 x 2.15 x 1.5 in.
105.5 x 54.6 x 38 mm
Weight 5.82 oz / 165g (without batteries and card)
Package Luxurious Carrying Pouch, 32MB SD Card, CR-V3 battery, Wrist Strap, USB Cable, AV Cable, User Manual, CD-Rom Camera driver, MGI PhotoSuite, Digimax Viewer 2.0
Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.




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