Last update: Review by CNET.UK (09 September’08)
The Samsung i8 is an 8.2-megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera features 5x optical zoom (35mm film equivalent: 38~114mm), MP3 Player, Face Detection, Advanced Shake Reduction, and a 2.7″ color TFT LCD. The camera measures 90.7x58x19.9 (mm) and it weighs 116g (without battery and card).
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Samsung i8 Reviews
CNET.UK reviews the Samsung i8 and writes;
“Image quality is respectable at low ISO levels, but noise is more of an issue than it should be, even as low as ISO 100. The maximum ISO 3,200 is only available at 3-megapixel resolution and should be avoided like the plague. ”
TrustedReviews reviews the Samsung i8 and writes;
“The Samsung i8 is a fairly good attempt to turn a digital camera into an all-in-one travel gadget. As a camera it performs well, with particularly good low light capability, and the built-in MP3 player works well… Overall build quality and design are barely above average, . ”
Buy-N-Shoot reviews the Samsung i8 and writes;
“Navigating through menus and functions is straightforward…Its size and weight allow for great portability and if you’re an avid happy-snapper, the i8 will suit your needs undoubtedly. ”
GoodGearGuide reviews the Samsung i8 and writes;
“Pro: Sharp images, good noise performance, media functionality may be useful to some. Cons: Poor audio quality, sluggish performance at times, colour balance a little off, attracts fingerprints very easily”
ITReviews reviews the Samsung i8 and writes;
“The Samsung i8 neatly packs an excellent quality camera and MP3 and video media player into a stylish body. Although the i8 is comprised of plastic it feels solid and elegant. As well as excellent picture quality”
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Samsung i8 User Manual (PDF)
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Samsung i8 Press Release
6 January 2008 - Samsung Cameras is pleased to announce the release of the 8.1 mega pixel i8. The i8 is equipped with a 2.7” touch screen LCD and PMP (Personal Multimedia Player) with integrated MP3 player.
An in-built ‘World Tour Guide’ function provides instant access to travel information covering 2,600 regions in 30 countries, so you’ll always know where the action is. Further information can be downloaded directly from the internet, and with 195 MB of internal memory you won’t need to worry about space for favourite travel tips.
The camera is equipped with the Samsung Digital Image Stabilization system and ISO 1600 high sensitivity support so images remain crisp and detailed even without a flash.
The i8 also features Samsung’s Intelligent Face Recognition Technology which detects the subject’s face, automatically adjusts auto focus and auto exposure to ensure better composition and image quality for portraits. The AF function instantaneously recognises the faces of subjects and accurately focuses on them before the AE function takes over, setting the appropriate exposure to ensure the highest image quality.
The stunning new Samsung i8 is a must-have camera packed with intelligently integrated multimedia features. The i8 will retail at £149 and will be available from leading high street and online retailers from February 2008. Customers requiring further information should call 00 800 122 637 27 or visit www.samsungcamera.co.uk
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