Last update: Review by Pocket-Lint (31 December’07)
The Samsung S1050 (announced: 08 January’07) is a point-and-shoot digital camera (announced 08.01.07) featuring 10.1 million effective pixels, Advanced Shake Reduction, 5x optical zoom lens (38 – 190mm), Shutter speeds of up to 1/2000 sec, Power Grip, face detection and a huge 3.0 inch TFT LCD screen. The Samsung S1050 is measuring in at 104.5 x 64.2 x 25.5 mm, weighing 204 g and it’s running on 2x AA alkaline or NiMH battery.
Overall Rating: | Latest Price Info
Samsung S1050 Reviews
PocketLint reviews the Samsung S1050 and writes;
“n terms of image quality, low ISO settings of 80 and 100 and 200 are excellent; Above ISO 400 and disappointingly, noise starts to become an issue and ISO 1600 images are almost unusable since detail and colour are stripped out and noise fills the shots; particularly badly in shadows or low key parts of a scene. ”
T3 reviews the Samsung S1050 and writes;
“the downfall of this camera is that fuel-guzzler flashy car syndrome: On paper it ticks the boxes, but in real life it just doesn’t hack it… Decent camera at bargain price, but AA batteries make that all a bit pointless”
Steve’sDigicams reviews the Samsung S1050 and writes;
“Outdoors in captures nice images that show very little edge softness, good exposure and accurate colors…Bottom line – the Samsung S1050 is a nice 10-megapixel digital package. With great image quality, average performance, and loads of useful features.. ”
ComputerActive reviews the Samsung S1050 and writes;
“Overall Although it has all the settings for creative control, this camera would best suit those that like to point and shoot. It’s just a little fussy when the light is less than perfect, struggling sometimes to focus and being too noisy when the ISO is set high.”
PhotoReview.AU reviews the Samsung S1050 and writes;
“Shots taken with the test camera showed most of the characteristics of a small-sensor, high-resolution digicam. Although pictures were bright and colourful, highlights were frequently blown-out and shadows were dark and noise-affected, even at high resolution and quality settings…The test camera powered up and shut down in approximately 2.5 seconds. We measured an average capture lag of 0.75 seconds, which reduced to 0.15 seconds with pre-focusing. ”
Samsung S1050 Samples
– Samsung S1050 Sample Photos @ Steves’Digicams
Samsung S1050 User Manuals (PDF)
Samsung S1050 Press Release
8 January 2007 – Samsung Cameras today announced the release of the S1050, a point-and-shoot digital camera with a premium quality 10.1 mega-pixel image sensor. Coupled with a super-sharp 5x optical zoom lens, the S1050 combines the hardware that demanding photographers require of a camera with intuitive ease-of-use.
The S1050 includes 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 in portraits, and other shots featuring people. The AF function instantaneously recognises the faces of subjects and accurately focuses on them. The AE function then takes over, setting the appropriate exposure to ensure the highest image quality.
Users will be able to take advantage of the S1050’s speed and resolution in any situation – from taking landscape photos at dusk to shooting fast action sports photography. Razor sharp images can be delivered using Samsung’s ASR (Advanced Shake Reduction) system which helps to capture the best possible images in lower light conditions.
For maximum versatility, the S1050 can be powered by an optional Samsung rechargeable Ni-MH battery system, as well as available-everywhere AA alkaline batteries, making it the perfect choice for travellers and power users alike.
Other features include:
– Shutter speeds of up to 1/2000 sec
– An ISO equivalent of 1600
– A bright 3.0” LCD display
– One-touch Playback for instant playback of an image, even when the power is off
– Aperture priority, shutter priority and full manual control is available
– 45Mb of internal memory, and can accept Secure Digital (SD, MML, SDHC) flash memory cards up to 4 gigabytes
– 11 scene modes including Night, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Close-up, Sunset, Backlight, Fireworks and Beach & Snow
– Colour effects include B/W, sepia, blue, green and red
– Continuous Shooting mode and Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB), enabling the shooting of a series of images with varying exposures
– An Auto Macro function that automatically adjusts shooting distance and focus
– Movie mode lets users capture video in one of four resolutions, from 160×128 to 800×600, at up to 20 frames per second in AVI (MPEG-4) format. Image stabilization can be engaged to compensate for unwanted camera movement and subject blur
– Unlike other compact cameras, the S1050 features a moulded, ergonomic grip that makes framing, steadying, and shooting a breeze
– A built-in microphone allows a 10-second voice memo to be attached to any still image