|This slim beauty exudes style, but still packs powerful features. 10.2 megapixels gives you the high quality your memories deserve and a 3x optical zoom means you can get close enough to get a great shot. Once you have the shot, make sure it comes out sharp and clear. Digital Image Stabilization reduces the blurred effects of shaky hands.|
|Camera Type||Point & Shoot|
|Sensor Resolution||10.2 MP|
|Macro Focus Range||10-80cm|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast detection|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||35 - 105mm|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/1500 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||8 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Metering||Center-Weighted, Multi-Segment, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Automatic, Program|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto|
|Light Sensitivity Max||1600|
|Flash Type||Built-in flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Camera Flash Features||AF Illuminator|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro|
|Memory / Storage|
|Integrated Memory size||11 MB|
|Supported Flash Memory||MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCardplus, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color|
|Microphone Type||Microphone - built-in - mono|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Mono|
|Connector Types||1 x DC power input, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output|
|Expansion Slot||1 x SD Memory Card|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Supported||Apple Mac OS X 10.3 or later, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP|
|Battery Form Factor||Standard form factor|
|Digital Video Format||AVI, MJPEG|
|Still Image Format||JPEG|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Additional Features||Audio Recording, Automatic Face Tracking, Brightness Control, Built-In Help Guide, Built-In Speaker, Contrast Control, DPOF Support, Digital Image Rotation, Digital Image Stabilization, Direct Print, Exif Print Support, Face Retouch, PictBridge Support, Red eye Fix, Resizing an Image, Saturation Control, Sharpness Control, USB 2.0 Compatibility|
|Shooting Modes||Frame Movie Mode|
|Shooting Programs||Anti shake, Back light, Beach/snow, Beauty, Children, Close-up, Dawn, Fireworks, Landscape, Night mode, Portrait mode, Sunset, Text|
Average review score based on 66 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
Samsung has come up with a good design in the SL30. What I particularly like is the fast response time of the camera. When turned on, it is almost instantly ready to take a picture. The camera also focuses on the subject quickly when the shutter is depressed half way. It is important to allow this focus process to occur to obtain the maximum picture quality and fortunately it is fast. The automatic setting is producing good quality and sharp pictures. The flash is effective and results in a well illuminated picture. The pictures are sharp and there is a HD 16X9 frame format which is great for landscapes. Yes, it does exhaust the two AA batteries fairly quickly but this seems to be a characteristic of CCD cameras as opposed to CMOS cameras which use less power. But the CCD cameras seem to produce a superior photographic result. To save power, turn off the camera between shots. Since it comes back on so quickly, this is not an inconvenience. Always use a lanyard on your wrist with this camera so as not to drop it.
We purchased this camera for our college bound son. He wanted something to be able to share his new college experiences with. I wanted something that wouldn't be a problem if it was lost, broken or stolen in an environment that would be unpredictable.
For an inexpensive camera, it takes nice pictures. This would be a good camera for kids or just to have while biking, camping or other places where you don't want to risk taking expensive equipment.
It uses two (2) 'AAA' batteries, so be sure to bring spares. Having a couple sets of rechargeable batteries would be good. The SD memory card offers a nice standard method of moving your pictures off the camera and onto your computer. You can also bring along a couple of spare SD cards and just swap them out to keep shooting.
The size of the camera is comfortable. It's not too small, but it's not terribly bulky either.
Overall, this is a nice low price camera. Just don't expect more than it's capable of in picture quality.
I like the picture quality and ease of use. It also has alot of great features. The only bad thing I can say about it is it dosen't come with rechargeable batteries and it seams to use up AA batteries very quickly. I got this to replace the exact same model that was stolen from me at a Tn Titan's game! LOL
This camera is amazing. I take lots of pictures of my kids and this one takes clear pictures even when they are in motion. i tell everyone that is buying a camera to go with samsung. just amazing picture quality from such a small package. this is my second samsung camera. big fan!!!!!!!!!!!!