Samsung Pro815

Announced Jun 2, 2005 •
8 megapixels | 3.5 screen | 28 – 420 mm (15×)
filmdiehard
 
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Great camera and great lens. Most useful functions directly accessible by buttons and they are instinctive. This convenience is hard to find as these features are accessible in most digital cameras through the "menu" system. Very sharp pictures with great depth of field. I have found sharpness usually varies even between 2 cameras with identical model number. It is a combination of a sharp lens and precise auto focusing system working in perfect harmony. Probably the same sharpness ...

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Duskrider
 
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This camera is an extremely well thought out unit. It's obvious that this camera was designed by photographers for enthusiasts. The Schneider lens is fantastic! I have knocked the socks off my friends with some of the photos I've taken in extreme conditions. Both the specular highlights and shadow detail are awesome - a Schneider trait - and the manual features are a snap to use in order to show off this camera's true abilities. The rear lcd screen is seemingly too bright, until you get ...

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Pedro Violindo
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I am a Portuguese amateur photographer and I tried a group of bridge cameras inside of the same features, of among the ones which: Panasonic FZ 30, Samsung Pro 815 and Fuji S 9500. The panasonic FZ 30 I thought the balanced camera with an optical zoom worthy of 12 X, but unhappily it only allows ISO up to 400, however it possesses IS, being the only of this group to present this function, the image quality is great, but anything that doesn't surprise, however in the relationship price-quality ...

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Pixel Peter
 
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Hi This weekend I had the Pro815 in my hands in a shop and it was a shock for me to feel how heavy and clumpsy this camera is. The look and feel of the Pro815 is for me not okay. I have of cause no opinion about its image quality. I therefore Ii did not alter the ratings which in this forum automatically come up with the avarage 3.0 ratings. Best to you all Pixel Peter Problems: Does not apply

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jim park
 
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I had this camera for 3 days now. Bought it at London drugs in Canada for $999cdn. LCD is big. I mean BIG. very useful in daylight too. however I wish there were little more pixels. It is not as sharp as FZ-30 I was looking at side by side. top LCD is dull and tiny but helps while shooting something low. Image quality is very good to very average. High ISO noise seems about same as Panasonic FZ-30 but noise pattern look worse. No problem when using Low ISO. Pictures look very sharp. Focusing ...

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vinny
 
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Borrowed friends camera and I had shocking results,At nearly £500 in the Uk,dont bother save your cash and buy the Pansonic or similar. Problems: Only had 1 day.

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KaMcZaK
 
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darcy: do you ask, how posiible is the brightness 4.0 at 420mm zoom? i can tell you - as the CCD sensor is smaller than 35mm film, the lens can be shorter. Of course in Pro815 it hasnt 42 cm, but f.e 80mm, what gives the same zoom. And if the lens is shorter, than the brightness is better. Problems: Another almost perdect camera. It comes ofter PaNasonic FZ30. I think it lacks stabilizatiion swivel LCD (it could be 0,5 ich smaller

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MartyFX
 
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How many of you actually used this camera? Use it then rate it you bunch of Dumbasses

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eyepix
 
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This camera has all the new features for other manufacturers to follow. The Pro815 has to compete with camera's like Panasonic FZ20 & the FZ30. The FZ20 has proven it's quality and the FZ30 is not a real improvement. Samsung Pro815 at the moment has not proven it's reliability and quality from 28mm to 420mm. Wonder how long the battery last with that size screen? Problems: At the Trade fair none of the samples could focus on it's Macro position. Shame on Samsung Netherlands/Europe I doubt ...

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darcy
 
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Some people are faking positive opinions to mislead viewers, so I give negative scores to neutralize their scoring. Problems: I particularly suspect that how Samsung can achieve F4.0 at 420mm end. If you are experienced 35mm photographer, then you know to achieve F4.0 at 420mm, you got to have a filter size over 72mm. Tamron 28-300mm lens can have filter size at 72mm because using "Internal Focusing" Design. I strongly suspect that "F4.0 at 420mm of 15X zoom" is a cheating slogan.

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