Samsung S630

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Samsung S630 (announced 08 January’07) is a point-and-shoot digital camera (announced 08.01.07) featuring 6.10 million effective pixels, MPEG-4 movie capture, 3x optical zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 35~105mm) with image stabilizer, voice recording, and a 2.5-inch TFT LCD screen. The Samsung S630 is measuring in at 99.8×62.8×25.7 mm, weighing 136g. g and it’s running on 2x AA batteries.

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

Samsung S630 Reviews reviews the Samsung S630 and writes;
“The S630 is a decent compact camera if you need speedy burst shooting in a small body with 7x optical zoom. Apart from that, there’s little else to recommend this camera considering the disappointing image quality and expensive asking price.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Samsung S630 Video Review by TigerDirect;

ePhotozine reviews the Samsung S630 and writes;
“Noise is evident on all settings, but becomes definite from ISO 100 onwards, which is a shame as it’s unlikely that the camera will choose ISO 80 on Auto unless the situation is particularly bright. At ISO400 the picture is very noisy with purple effects and artefacts everywhere. There is a distinct lack of ISO settings with only four options in the group.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

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Samsung S630 Samples

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Samsung S630 User Manuals (PDF)

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– Download Samsung S630 Instructions Manual in English (PDF – 8.15 MB)
– Download Samsung S630 Instructions Manual in Spanish (PDF – 8.77 MB)

Samsung S630 Press Release

Samsung Launches “Next Generation” Model of its Most Popular Cameras with the S630

8 January 2007 – Samsung Cameras is pleased to announce the release of the 6 mega-pixel S630. This user friendly point-and-shoot digital camera represent the next generation models of Samsung’s popular point-and-shoot digital still camera products. Powerful, compact cameras combine Samsung’s advanced image processing technology and quality optics with a straightforward, uncluttered user interface and stylish ergonomic design.

The S630 simplifies the picture-taking process to let photographers capture pictures without worrying about adjusting multiple settings. Samsung’s ASR image stabilization system helps to reduce camera shake and image blur during longer exposures and in situations where holding the camera steady is impossible or a tripod is unavailable. When taking pictures outdoors, the S630 detects environmental light conditions through the CCD and adjust the brightness of the LCD display for optimal image viewing.

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137 Responses to “Samsung S630”

  1. indika says:

    I have same problem too..and also it cannot upload the pictures from camera to a computer

  2. janesh says:

    hi three months back my s630 fell from my hand onto the carpet,but the camera was working after that only that the two settings on the auto does not work specially when i want to remove pictures when light is not enough,dont know what to do….

  3. tanya says:

    nope, rechargeable batteries won’t fix the problem. I too have this camera and the same 3 beep problem. All I have ever used are rechargeable batteries. I’ve never been happy with the quality of the photos either. Big pile of junk. Loved my Canon that broke when dropped and my husband bought me this piece of junk. Going back to a Canon. Customer service for Samsung is pretty much non-existent too. Terrible website then when called the 800 number got someone in India. HATE THIS CAMERA!

  4. Marcio says:

    Amazing! The hitting-against-the-palm-of-the-hand thing worked! I think the beeps are really linked with the malfunction of the alignment of the lens… And hitting the lens allowed them to align, because it made some kind of mechanic sound after the procedure. My cam is working again! Just hit it, fellas. Thank you!

  5. Douglas says:

    Thanks for your input regarding this camera…I recieved it as a gift and have actually worn the black through to the gray.
    Anyways the flash has stopped working and what do I do? Take it to a camera shop for repairs?
    Or do I just get another camera…I just hate the fact that often the least expensive solution to a problem is to replace rather than to repair…I encounter this in dealing with my bicycle or sound system or my automobile. Sorry to digress, I need to know about the camera flash.
    ciao, Douglas

  6. 3 beeps problem solved! Just a little hit in the bottom of the camera and then… it worked!

  7. Mike says:

    What a smug comment. The vast majority of people use their digital camera to snap pics of simple everyday things and situations at best a vacation or wedding. I’m old school and used to use a SLR manual camera. I was the only moron fiddling around with a camera for 10 minutes setting up the camera. You don’t have to know rocket science to understand a digital or a SLR camera so don’t be so smug.

  8. Mike says:

    I figured I’d join the club as I had gotten the S630 as an x-mas gift 2 years ago.

    Battery life was always short and I only used Energizer Lithiums, regular Energizers wouldn’t even power it on. Over the last year when I insert new batteries I get the low battery message, sometimes it shows they are fully charged then 2 seconds later the camera shows 1 bar as if the batteries are dying.

    A new problem is when I go to review a picture I just took when the camera is on, I get the 3 beep, low battery and it dies. I turn the camera on and it shows fully charged batteries. Switching from auto to night or any other option also causes it to give 3 beeps and low battery and it dies.

    I wouldn’t recommend this camera to anyone, nor would I recommend Samsung cameras. It wasn’t right from the start with constantly draining batteries. Great pics and vids but what does it matter if your spending more on batteries than the camera is worth. Today I brought NI-MH rechargables. In 30 seconds it says low battery and dies. I did switch the menu to rechargable.

    Very dissapointed in this camera, never dropped it just a poor quality product. I had one of the first HP digital cameras that’s at least more than 10 years old and it’s still going strong.

  9. Wayne says:

    Mine was having the 3 beep issue as well. Turns out the lens was indeed off track, popped it back on track, problem solved.

  10. Jayson says:

    I have an Odd problem with this camera. after 1 year using this camera it started having problem, when I take a picture I got some scanline problem but on the LCD & preview there is no scanline problem. I tried recording on video but there is no problem. I think I have some software problem, Is there anyway to hard reset this camera?

  11. Melissa says:

    Hey Melissa, I’m Melissa too, lol. And I’m originally from NY. Here’s my problem. I live in Maine, and my cousin from NY came up to visit this week, and guess what happened? My camera died on me! Kept shutting off and doing the 3 beeps thing too! I only spent 10 on batteries though. I came here and found this site and tried everythign they suggested and nothing helped, but I figured that it was the lense being stuck. So I grabbed the lense when it came halfway out and jiggled it around a few times and PRESTO! The camera is working like new again!! I am sooo happy!! I was dying without my camera. I coudln’t take any pics of my cousin when he was here or any of the cool places we went together. I was ripping mad! And now he’s going home today. 🙁

  12. Melissa says:

    Hey, I’m having the exact same problem! It’s so annoying. I get so angry I want to heave the camera out the damned window! But, I just fixed it! I grabbed the lens when it came out and was getting ready to do the 3 beep thing, and I jiggled it around a bit, and now it works! You have to do it 2 times though, cuzt he first time when I shut it off, it got stuck again and beeped. It’s the damned lens, it got stuck somehow. I’m thinking maybe a crumb or dust particle got in there and jammed it up. It’s very possible. Digital cameras are very finicky. And since so many other people are complaining about the same issue, it seems to be a defect in the manufacturing. Really stinks too, cuz this camera takes amazing pictures and video. I love it! But mine is a different model than you are describing in here. Mine is red and its a BL103 10.2 megapixel. Seems like all Samsung cameras pull this crap huh?

  13. Melissa says:

    I know I’ve made a few posts in here, but I got one more issue. I’ve recently noticed that there is a small white spot in the LCD screen on my camera. I didn’t drop it or get it wet. It doesn’t seem to interfere with anything but it’s rather annoying to look at. My camera is a different model than the one you are talking about though. But, it had the same lens problem everyone was talking about. The 3 beeps and shut off with the lens halfway extended. ARRRGGH. But I fixed it, thanks to reading all your comments about it. My camera is red and is the BL103 with 10.2 megapixels.

  14. courtney says:

    naomi you are a GENIUS! you just blew my mind with your instructions on how to fix this. if you live in florida im buying you a beer!

  15. segabod says:

    please i need driver for my samsung s630!!! anybody with any link that can help? will appreciate that alot.

  16. segabod says:

    Anyone with the driver can attached it to mail and help forward it to my mail,, Pls help me!!!

  17. sphlynx says:

    I think this link would be of help to you… Click here for download

  18. KC says:

    Samsung s630 flash problem! never dropped it! Had it for a year and was taking pictures then out of no where the flash just stopped working and the screen is stuck on f 2.8, 1/45! Any solutions?

  19. Denise says:

    Yeah, thanks for the information, my camera was also doing the 3 beeps, and shutting off, and I just held the power button down and moved the lens back and forth. I could hear the lens pop back into place, and no more problems. I was just about to replace the camera! THANKS

  20. cris says:

    In the manual of this camera you can see “2.0A comsume power”. My God this is an motor centrifugue or an camera? Because this You are right that the batteries run out fast.

    Samsung was never good in fabricate camera.

    Dont buy this camera ….I lament the day where I buy this camera.

  21. Ike says:

    the problem is the lens is stuck. Look at the lens to make sure its not slightly bent. When you hear the beeps, It means the lens is unable to extend or retract.

  22. Jacques says:

    My wife has got the Samsung S630. A great little camera. She’s always taking photos of everything – and decent photos, too. But, since yesterday the camera doesn’t want to auto-focus. No matter on what setting I put it, it just doesn’t focus. Thus all the recent photos are blurry. Please tell me that it’s just a setting or something. Thanks

  23. michael says:

    how did you fix it,i have the same prolem

  24. Jeff says:

    I just take the SD card out, put it in a cardreader and hook that to the computer. Works on my p.o.s. computer!

  25. Kate says:

    Learn to work the white balance and light settings and you won’t need the flash. Download the manual in pdf format if you don’t have the cd that came with the camera. You can take photos in low light and have great results. Happy Shooting.

  26. Caterina says:

    naomi – brilliant. i kept trying to ‘jiggle’ the lens like other people were asking and nothing was working. laid the stupid thing flat, and i could see where it was leaning a little bit funny and i pushed it in the right direction. prestoooo it works beautifully! Thank you so much – i was about to turn this gdamn thing into an oven mitt.

  27. Andrew says:

    The flash stopped working on mine too. I heard a clunking noise inside when shook, I opened it up & it turned out to be the capacitor for the flash had broken loose, the ribbon cable had come off one end. I soldered it back & it fixed it perfectly.

    that was maybe 7 months ago & now I have a problem where it shows up fine on the LCD when aiming but once I take the photo, it shows up all lined, like venetian blinds, and then on 1.5+ second exposure, it turns all the brightest points into negatives, (i.e white to black) with blue outlines.

  28. Callie says:

    OMG YES! Saved my camera! Don’t be afraid to smack the camera. It’s been a very bad one and it needs some punishment ;);) it normally doesn’t have anything to do with the low batteries; mine were full. I think it got all weird cause I kept turning it on and off and on that it just got stuck. Well, thank god it works now.

  29. Armand Hambrick says:

    I’m satisfied it was valuable to me. Thanks for your function. Ill be in touch

  30. Paul says:

    Mine was doing the same but high tech solution worked. Not very good Samsung, its way past the time when clouting something to make it work was the order of the day.
    I have also wiped a very very small amount of WD40 on a rag around the lens barrels trying to make it run more smoothly. Nearly chucked it in the sea before I read about the “fix”. Cheers everyone.

  31. miguel says:

    Thanks Boris! Worked perfectly!!

  32. V.Nimue says:

    Hi, I’ve had the Samsung S630 for four and a half years now and had very few problems with it (except for the three beep issue which was easily solved by getting some good rechargeable batteries, Energizer or Kodak work fin, and a quality charger). Unfortunately, the flash has stopped working. It doesn’t rattle when I shake it and I’m not tech savy enough to be confident about opening it up without good instructions. I’ve tried using its adjustable light/ black white settings to make up for the lack of flash, but the pics tend to look a bit overexposed and its killing my ability to take pics of my 6 and 4 year old quickly enough to capture their antics.
    Does anyone know how much it costs to fix the flash? Or would a new camera be comparable?
    Is there somewhere I can get instructions / parts so I can fix it myself?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated! I love this camera and I want it to work again.
    Thank you!

  33. Pepsi says:

    My Samsung PL57 kept giving me a whirr sound then 3 beeps without turning on. Tried numerous methods(new batteries, holding power&menu button) and non worked. Eventually I tried the stuck lens idea. Basically I placed the camera up to my ear and listened to the “Whirr” sound. Seemed like something was stuck. So I grabed a flat head screwdriver and GENTLY coaxed the space between the first and secong lens rings in an upward motion(my earlier reasoning being if it felt stuck then it needed to be unstuck i.e gently coaxed out/up) all while turning the camera on(a little hard to do all at the same time but manageable). VOILA!. After about 5 minutes of gently coaxing(with a small flathead screwdriver)the camera turned on and now works fine.
    Thats my 2cents worth. Hope it helps someone. Good luck people.

  34. magie says:

    hello! can someone help? I have a samsung s630 and it turns off when i click capture!

  35. bob says:


    remove all screws ,cards,batteries
    leave batt door open
    remove hidden screw in usb door
    unclick back cover
    remove internal corner screw holding front cover
    unclick front cover
    find motor and remove 3 screws
    lift motor 1cm
    turn black idler gear on lens until lens fully extended
    clean ,inspect re grease outer ring gear and idler
    insert batts turn on cam, motor should spin both directions until batts removed
    re fit

  36. KC says:

    Solved the Samsung camera 3 beep lens problem.

    – First I plugged camera into AC outlet and let the battery fully recharge.

    – Then I tried holding the lens while jiggling it back and forth before it would retract back into camera, but that didn’t work.

    – Next I tried hitting the side and bottom of camera against the palm of my hand (a few times hard), but that didn’t work.

    – Last I blew on the lens about 1 inch away as it was opening. VOILA! No more beeps!

    My guess is the combination of bumping the camera and blowing on the lens worked together.

    Hope that works for you too! Thanks everyone for your great tips.

  37. Jeroen says:

    Resolved this issue with my WB550 by banging it a few times on the table…and it worked again! Thanks for the tips

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