Samsung Digimax 240 Review

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Samsung Digimax 240

Posted 6/20/2003

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The Digimax 240 is an entry-level 2.0 megapixel digital camera with a 3X optical and 2X digital zoom lens. It's very compact and lightweight. The 1.6" color TFT-LCD monitor can be used for preview and review. The onscreen menus support multiple languages. Other features include a movie clip function for capturing motion, the recording capacity is limited to only three minutes or less.

Images and movies can also be played back on an external monitor or TV via the NTSC/PAL video output. Images look their best thanks to a builtin multi-mode flash, adjustable White Balance and selectable image sizes and JPEG quality levels.

Images are stored on an internal 8M flash memory or an external SD,MMC card. There is also a DPOF function so that images can be printed without first downloading them to a PC. The Digimax 240 is powered by two AA batteries or one CR-V3 type lithium battery.

Digimax 240 Features:

  • 2-Megapixel resolution for images up to 1600 x 1200 pixels
  • 3x multi-coated zoom lens (39-117mm in 35mm equivalent)
  • Record 288x208 movies w/out audio to 3 min.
  • Program AE exposure control
  • Optical viewfinder and 1.6-inch color LCD screen
  • Auto focus with Macro mode
  • 8MB internal memory
  • Optional SD/MMC card storage, up to 256MB
  • Power source: two AA, one CR-V3 Li-ion battery
  • USB Mass Storage compliant device

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Samsung Digimax 240

Samsung Digimax 240

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Samsung Digimax 240

Samsung Digimax 240

Samsung Digimax 240

The Digimax 240 and the 4-Megapixel Digimax V4.

Samsung Digimax 240

The Digimax 240 compared to a standard CD.

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Digimax 240 Specifications

Image Sensor 1/3.2" CCD, 2.1 Megapixels effective
Recorded Pixels Large 1600 x 1200
Small 800 x 600
Movie 288 x 208
Lens Samsung SHD 3X zoom, f = 5.2 ~ 15.6mm
(35mm film equivalent: 39 ~ 117mm)
Digital Zoom 2.0X
Focus TTL auto focus
Focus Range Normal: 80cm ~ infinity
Macro: 30 ~ 80cm
ViewFinder Real image optical viewfinder
LCD Monitor 1.6-inch color TFT LCD
Exposure Control Program AE
Exposure Metering Automatic
Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0EV in 0.5EV steps
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Sunset, Fluorescent, Tungsten
Shutter Mechanical and Electronic shutter
4 ~ 1/2000 sec.
Image Format Still Image: JPEG(DCF), DPOF
Movie Clip: AVI(MJPEG)
Storage Media 8MB internal memory
SD / MMC card (optional, 256MB maximum)
ISO Equivalent Auto
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 10 sec.
Interfaces USB 1.1, Audio-Video (NTSC or PAL), DC INput 3.3V
PlayBack Single image, Thumbnails, Magnified 2X, 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
or optional AC adapter
Dimensions (WHD) 4.3 x 2.4 x 1.6 in.
110 x 61.5 x 41 mm
Weight 6.3 oz / 180g (without batteries and card)
Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.

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