Samsung Digimax L60 Review

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Samsung Digimax L60

Posted 07/17/2006

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Part of the Samsung's "Prestige line", the Digimax L60 is a user-friendly 6-megapixel model that offers advanced features, like a 3x optical zoom SHD lens and 2.4-inch color LCD display, all packed in a stylish and durable metal alloy body.

For crystal-clear images under various shooting conditions, the Digimax L60 features 11 scene modes including Night, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Close-up, Sunset, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow and Text Recognition. Text Recognition, a feature unique to Samsung digital still cameras, allows users to shoot documents such as books, papers and magazines and then extract text from the image taken using the bundled "Digimax Reader" text recognition software.

The L60 can record MPEG-4 movies in VGA (640x480) resolution at 30fps, offering much smoother video. For steady recording, the built-in movie stabilization will automatically detect and correct lateral and vertical camera movement caused by the shooter's unsteady hand. Users can also take advantage of the camera's unique movie shooting functions, including continuous video recording, improved in-camera video editing and the ability to use the 3x optical zoom while recording.

This model also features several special effects functions for creative control in-camera, such as Color Effect, Highlight, Photo Frame, Negative and Composite Shot. Color effects include B/W, sepia, blue, green and red. For shooting fast-moving subjects, the L60 includes a Continuous Shooting mode and Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB), a feature that will shoot a series of images with slightly varying exposures.

Digimax L60 Features:

  • 6-Megapixel resolution for images up to 2816 x 2112 pixels
  • Schneider 3x multi-coated zoom lens (35-105mm in 35mm equivalent)
  • Capture 640x480 MPEG-4 movies w/audio and movie stabilization
  • Auto, Program AE, and 11 scene modes
  • Special Effects : Highlight, Composite, Photo Frame
  • High speed continuous and Auto Bracketing shooting
  • 2.4-inch color LCD screen with live histogram
  • Auto Macro as close as 5cm from the lens
  • 23MB of internal memory and removable SD/MMC card storage
  • Adjustable ISO, white balance and sharpening
  • Various Color effects for that unique look
  • Li-ion rechargeable battery and charger included
  • USB 2.0 Mass Storage and PictBridge compliant

The Digimax L60 is available now, with an MSRP of US$299.99.

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Samsung Digimax L60

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The Digimax L60 compared to a standard CD.

Samsung Digimax L60

The FujiFilm FinePix F30 and the Digimax L60.

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Digimax L60 Specifications

Image Sensor 1/2.5" CCD, 6.0 Megapixels effective
Recorded Pixels 6M 2816 x 2112
5M 2592 x 1944
4M 2272 x 1704
3M 2048 x 1536
2M 1600 x 1200
1M 1024 x 768
VGA 640 x 480

Movies - MPEG4
640 x 480, 320 x 240

Lens SHD 3X zoom, f = 5.8 ~ 17.4mm
(35mm film equivalent: 35 ~ 105mm)
Aperture: F2.8 ~ F4.9
Digital Zoom 1.0X ~ 5.0X
Focus TTL auto focus
Focus Range Normal: 80cm ~ infinity
Macro: 5 ~ 80 cm (Wide), 40 ~ 80cm (Tele)
Auto Mode: 5 cm ~ Infinity (Wide), 40 cm ~ Infinity (Tele)
LCD Monitor 2.4-inch color TFT LCD (112,230 pixels)
Exposure Control Program AE
Audio Recording Voice: Maximum dependant or memory and battery capacity
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 H, Fluorescent L, Tungsten, Custom
Shutter Mechanical and Electronic shutter
Normal: 2 - 1/2000 sec. Night: 15 ~ 1/2000 sec.
Image Format Still Image: JPEG(DCF), EXIF 2.2, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0
Movie Clip: AVI (MPEG-4)
Audio: WAV
Storage Media Internal memory: Approx. 23MB flash memory
External memory: SD/MMC card (Up to 1GB guaranteed)
Image Storage (23MB)
Image Size /
6M 5M 4M 3M 2M 1M VGA
S. Fine 7 8 11 14 23 52 111
Fine 12 15 19 24 36 72 133
Normal 21 24 32 39 50 85 138
Shooting Modes Auto, Program, Scene, Voice
Scene Modes Night, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Close-up, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Text
Drive Modes Single, Continuous, AE Bracketing, Self-timer (10 sec, 2 sec)
ISO Equivalent Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400
Sharpness Soft, Normal, Vivid
Color Effect Color, B&W, Sepia, Red, Green, Blue, Negative, RGB
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 0.4 ~ 2.0m (ISO Auto)
Recharge time approx. 4 secs. (Full), 5 secs. (Low Battery)
Self Timer 2 or 10 sec.
Interfaces USB 2.0, Audio-Video (NTSC or PAL), PictBridge (Full Option)
PlayBack Single image, Thumbnails, Magnified 1.0X ~ 11.0X (depends on image size), Slide show, Movie Clip
OS Compatibility USB Storage Driver (Windows98 / 98SE / 2000 / ME / XP)
Mac OS 9.x ~ 10.3
Power Source Included: SLB-0837 3.7V 860mAh Li-ion rechargeable
Dimensions (WHD) 3.8 x 2.23 x 0.8 in.
96.9 x 56.8 x 20.5 mm
Weight 4.4 oz / 125g
Package User Manual, Warranty Card, Camera strap, Software CD, USB cable, AV cable, SLB-0837 Rechargeable battery, SBC-L5 Charger and AC cord
Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.

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