Samsung L100

Announced Jan 7, 2008 •
8 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 37 – 111 mm (3×)
Anthony Sullivan

I must admit, I was suprised at how slim yet easy to use the Samsung L100 was. It has a nice set of scene modes, plus quite effective "digital" IS and even manuals controls-adjustable shutter speed from 8s upto 1/1500s and aperture settings (a choice between preset ones-not a full range tough like on other makes of cameras). Auto exposure bracketing is available plus intuitive face detection and a great montion capture drive mode. In camera editing options are ACB (auto contrast balance)-is ...

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Michael Sterling

I bought the L100 as backup for my Pentax DSLR, mainly to shoot little impromptu movies of my kids. This proved to be a very capable little camera, although the control setup is non-intuitive. All in all a very good little machine, fast and light with great battery life, ability to set manual aperture and shutter (not priority mode however) and a reasonable antishake mode. If you don't care about the movie mode (see below), buy this camera. Problems: Unfortunately the movie mode is woeful ...

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I am a pro photographer, and was looking for cameras for my 2 kids (9yo & 6yo). I only wanted to spend around $150 AUD, but wanted a decent enough camera that I can use if I am not carrying my own DSLR. The owner of the chain store I bought them from (also a friend of a friend) told me "not to discount Samsung". WELL... I am amazed with the quality of the cameras and the features, but over the moon about the value. The image quality in "below average" lighting, the fill flash looks so ...

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Must admit this was something of an impulse buy brought on by necessity - got to Heathrow on my way off on holiday and realised I'd left my usual camera at home on charge... So, marched into the tax-free Dixons in T4 and asked for their cheapest camera from a brand I'd actually heard of. After enduring a bit of sales chat, I settled on the Samsung - I particularly liked the large, bright and clear screen and at £85, face recognition and the fairly high megapixel count were the deciders. The ...

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