Samsung S850

Announced Jan 7, 2007 •
8 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 38 – 190 mm (5×)
arxi
 
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IN DEPTH REVIEW (almost) Models of S series from Samsung (S 650-750-850) are at the moment the cheapest cameras with full manual control over exposition in most of markets, with unrivaled equipment. Beside that they offer fair picture quality (with low ISO), good focus (even in low light), good macro, plenty of exposition programs, lively vivid colors and large 2.5'' LCD with high resolution. Friendly use and good results at automatic setting makes them ideal entry-level point-and-shot camera. ...

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Fhoton
 
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I've been using this cam for about 4 months. It has a very nice set of features that I wish more PS cams did (manual exp and focus). The results I've had far exceed my expectations for the $160 I spent Very good lens with no corner softness. Easy to see LCD screen. I like the colors I get from it and find the JPGs easy to post process for most reasonable edits. When applying the manual focus function (with the lens at full wide angle) it will default to about 4.5m which seems to be a ...

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wingate
 
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On the positive side, this camera is well made, cheap and offers more manual control than pretty much every other similarly-priced one. The image quality is very unimpressive, though (see below). Problems: Blown-out highlights are a severe problem, unless you use a strongly negative EV (I suggest about -1.0 for most shots). In fact, images are generally too contrasty and there is no way to turn it down. The images are also quite noisy even at base ISO. It doesn't get much worse up to ISO400, ...

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Jooogy
 
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I was looking for a camera with a good quality and some nice features for a little money. I found it in the S850. Ok, for that price, I bought it in Germany for 129 Euro, I knew to make some compromises. The picture quality is very good. Natural colors and skin tones. If you don't go over 400 ISO, the output is good. Very nice is that you can control every setting manually, even the focus in macro-mode. I use Sanyo rechargeable batteries with 2700mAh. I used them now for one week, making over ...

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bivolcic
 
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I found the S850 very easy to use. Pix's were very good. The camera is very sturdy, I dropped about 4 ft. on hard ground, not a scratch and still working like a charm. Took a 4 day trip, was the perfect size to carry around. the movie quality is also very good. Very good camera to use if you don't want to lug alot of equipment around. Problems: Big battery drain when shooting movies, but that is to be expected.

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ogl69
 
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I have bought this camera for sister for 250 dollars, S850 has surprised me with good optics with minimal CA, good AF and image quality. Construction is good too. Problems: Not at all. Use NiMh accumulators. Usual AA batteries are very weak for this camera. With Duracell Turbo you can take 30-40 pictures and navigate for 1 hour in menus.

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