Samsung L830 Review

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Samsung L830



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Samsung L830

The AUTO shooting mode turns the L830 into a fully automatic point-n-shoot camera. This simplified mode has limited access to the menu options, in fact, there's only three flash options to choose from.



Samsung L830

Program AE mode, is like auto, the camera selects both shutter speed and aperture values automatically. However, now you have access to more advanced camera settings like ISO, White balance, Metering, etc. Icons indicate we are using 8M Superfine image size/quality, Auto flash mode, Center AF, and an SD card is being used for image storage. You can also see indicators for battery level, zoom position as well as the time & date.



Samsung L830

When you half press the shutter release, the AF marks will turn green if focus is achieve or red if it fails. The flash icon also turns red when the flash is going to fire.



Samsung L830

When using Auto mode, pressing the "E"ffects button will give you access to these creative options: Color. (Image Adjust and Fun are available in Program mode)



Samsung L830

Record menu options (except in Auto):

    Sharpness - Soft, Normal, Vivid
    Contrast - Soft, Normal, Vivid
    Focus Area - Mulit AF, Center AF
    Voice Memo - Off or On
    Voice Record - Record audio only option




Samsung L830

Press the Fn (FuNction) button in Auto mode to change:


    Size - 7M, 6M, 5M, 3M, 1M
    Quality - Super Fine, Fine, Normal



Samsung L830

Press the Fn (FuNction) button in program mode to change:


    Size - 7M, 6M, 5M, 3M, 1M
    Quality - Super Fine, Fine, Normal
    Metering - Multi, Spot, Center
    Shooting - Single, Continuous, AEB, Interval
    ISO Speed - Auto or fixed at 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 equivalents
    White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent H , Fluorescent L, Tungsten, Custom set
    Exposure Compensation - ±2EV in 1/3EV steps




Samsung L830



Movie mode records 800x592 (20fps), 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 length of these movies is limited only by the amount of available memory. Unlike most models, you can use the optical zoom while recording.



Samsung L830

Movie mode menu options:


    Size - 800x597, 640x480, 320x240
    Frame Rate - 30fps, 20fps, 15fps
    Metering - Multi, Spot, Center
    Stabilizer - On or Off
    White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent H , Fluorescent L, Tungsten, Custom set
    Exposure Compensation - ±2EV in 1/3EV steps




Samsung L830

And you can also Record Audio only. The length is limited to a the amount of available memory. Audio recordings are saved as Windows .WAV format files.





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