Samsung Digimax V700 Review

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Samsung Digimax V700



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Samsung Digimax V700

The AUTO shooting mode turns the Digimax V700 into an automatic point-n-shoot camera. There's only two flash options; red-eye reduction or disabled and the menu has simplified image size and quality choices.



Samsung Digimax V700

Program AE mode, the camera selects both shutter speed and aperture automatically. There's a battery level icon, zoom lens gauge, the "322" indicates the number of pictures remaining. The "3072" means 7-megapixel image size, the icon below that indicates the quality level (Superfine). The Flash mode is "A"uto, the green square in the center is the auto focus area and we have half-pressed the shutter to get an AF lock. On the bottom left are the Single frame drive mode and live histogram. On the bottom right is the time and date.



Samsung Digimax V700

Record menu options (except in Auto):

    Size - 3072x2304, 2816x2112, 2592x1944, 2272x1704, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1024x768 or 640x480
    Quality - TIFF, SuperFine, Fine or Normal
    Metering - Multi or Spot
    Shooting - Single, Continuous, AE Bracketing, AF Bracketing
    Sharpness - Soft, Normal, Vivid
    Effect - Normal, B&W, Sepia, Negative
    Setup - Setup menu
    MySet - Save up to 3 custom MySet parameters




Samsung Digimax V700

Press the +/- button to change:


    Exposure Compensation - +/- 2 EV in 1/2 EV steps
    White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent L, Tungsten or Custom
    ISO Speed - Auto or fixed at 50, 100, 200, 400 equivalents
    RGB - Adjusts the Red, Green, and Blue values of the image to be captured




Samsung Digimax V700

Manual mode, you set both the shutter speed and the aperture manually by rotating the jog dial surrounding the shutter button. Depressing the AE lock button toggles between aperture and shutter adjustment. The camera will display the shutter speed and aperture on-screen, along with an indication of exposure correctness.



Samsung Digimax V700

Shutter-priority AE, you select the desired shutter speed and the camera will select the best aperture setting automatically. Slower shutter speeds can give moving objects a motion-blur effect, faster speeds will "freeze" a moving object.



Samsung Digimax V700

Aperture-priority AE, you select the desired aperture value and the camera will select the best shutter speed automatically. Small aperture numbers yield less depth of field (range of focus), large aperture numbers yield greater depth of field.



Samsung Digimax V700

Movie mode records 640 x 480 or 320 x 240 motion video at 15 or 30fps with audio. Movie clips are saved as Windows AVI format video files. The optical zoom cannot be used during movie recording, you can preset it before recording starts. The length of these movies is limited only by the amount of available memory. The elapsed time of the current recording is indicated at the bottom of the LCD viewfinder, and the remaining capacity of the memory card is shown at the upper right.



Samsung Digimax V700

Movie mode menu options:

    Size - 640 x 480, 320 x 240 or 160 x 128
    Frame Rate - 30fps or 15fps
    Metering - Multi or Spot
    Effect - Normal, B&W, Sepia, Negative
    Stabilizer - On or Off




Samsung Digimax V700

And you can also Record Audio only. The length is limited to a maximum of two hours. Audio recordings are saved as Windows WAV format files.





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