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Samsung Digimax 420 Digital Camera Review

Digital Camera Review by: Michael Gazzola 


After reviewing the '420' model, there was much to like about Samsung's new addition to its digital camera range. The old fashioned 'dial' function on the top of the camera is a great feature Samsung have maintained which will assist first time buyers navigating their way around the camera. Too many manufacturers these days have opted for button only functions, which simply scare off a lot of buyers looking to go digital who aren't 'tecky' minded.


medal-gold-r.jpgThe digimax 420 has many of the features of the digimax 360, with the major difference being the 4 mega pixel capture. Like its younger brother (the 360 model) it also has the two great features in movie and audio capture. The length of movie capture is limited only by the size of the memory card, while the audio capture has a capacity of recording up to 2 hours. Plenty of fun can be had with this camera with the easy of option of uploading the images to your PC via USB, with quality images as the results.


Appearance rating 4.5 stars
Functionality rating 3.5 stars
Image quality
3.5 stars
Value for money
3.5 stars
Effective Pixels 4 Million mega pixels
Image Sizes 4 Sizes / 3 quality modes
Lens - zoom wide [mm] 7.7mm (35mm equivalent to 37mm)
Lens -zoom tele [mm] 23.1mm (38mm equivalent to 114mm)
Resolution Settings From 544 x 408 to 2272 x 1704
Modes -
Manual Focus No
Auto Focus Yes
Focus Range [cm] 80cm to infinity
Aperture Range F2.7 - F4.9
Aperture Priority Yes
Macro Yes
Macro Range [cm] 6 - 80cm
Shutter Speeds 5 seconds - 1/2000
Shutter Priority No
ISO 4 Options. 100, 200, 400 and Auto.
LCD Monitor Yes.
LCD Size 1.5 inch TFT colour monitor
Viewfinder Yes. Optical real image zoom.
Flash Built In. 3 mode options. Plus auto and on/off.
Hot Shoe No
White balance 4 options. Plus auto.
Self Timer Yes. 2 or 10 seconds.
Movie Options Yes. Limited only by memory card size.
Audio Options Yes. Up to 2 hours.
Video Out Yes. AV out. NTSC / PAL
Storage Type SD / MMC Cards
Storage Included [Mb] 32Mb Removable Panasonic SD Card
Image / Audio Formats Jpeg / Avi / Wav
Connectivity USB.
Power Source 5.0V DC / AC Recharge Pk Inc.
Battery Options 9 Power options. AA OR CR-V3 batteries.
Tripod thread Yes.
Dimensions 109.7mm x 59mm x 39.6mm
Weight 165 without / 220 grams with battery.

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