Samsung DV300F Review
Review posted 08/21/2012
|The Samsung DV300F is a camera that's aimed at beginning photographers who want a camera that's fun and easy to use, thanks in part to LCDs on both the front and back of the camera. Samsung also has created a camera that performs pretty well versus other similarly priced models. With a small optical zoom lens, the DV300F doesn't offer the most versatile zoom range, but it's a good option for those who want to shoot portrait photos and share them on social networks. Read more in our Full Conclusion.|
Built-in Wi-Fi enables access to the usual social media suspects (Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, YouTube), as well as allowing you to save images directly from your microSD card onto your PC (via Auto PC Backup) or Cloud services like Microsoft SkyDrive or Samsung's own AllShare Play.
If creatively altering pictures is your thing, you'll enjoy a host of in-camera apps to customize your images. Magic Frame includes 12 background templates for creating "poster-quality" art. Picture-in-Picture mode allows one image to be inserted into another, or into a video clip for uploading on YouTube. Split Shot allows users to merge up to three different images and the pics don't even have to be taken with your camera. Funny Face has 8 different modes for adding crazy facial features to portraits. Artist Brush turns any video or still image into a color or black & white "sketch" as if an artist had painted it. Lastly, the all new Motion Photo app allows DV300F owners to "freeze time around a moving subject for dramatic effect."
At less than $200, the DV300F compares very favorably with similarly priced models. It's a lot of fun to use, and the small LCD screen on the front of the camera is sure to turn some heads.
- 16.0-Megapixels, 1/2.3" CCD image sensor
- Dual LCD Technology (3.0" rear / 1.5" front)
- Front LCD has Child Mode and a visual Self Timer
- 5x Optical Zoom
- 25mm wide angle lens (35mm equivalent)
- Magic Frame with 12 background templates
- Split Shot
- Artistic Brush
- Motion Photo
- Li-ion battery pack (charges in-camera)
- microSD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot.
What's in the box?:
- DV300F camera body
- Wrist strap
- USB cable
- BP88 rechargeable battery
- AC adapter
- User manual on CD-ROM
- Intelli-studio software
- Quick Start guide
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