Samsung SL600 Review – Digital Camera

Posted by Stefan on December 1st, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments

SL600 is the new 12.2MP Digital Camera from Samsung with decent 5x Optical Zoom. Target has this camera at a price tag of $89 at the time of writing. Let us take a look at the individual components of Samsung SL600.

Samsung SL600 Resolution

Samsung SL600 has 12.2 Megapixel resolution that should be good enough for decent print quality upto A3 size paper. Most users are likely to use print sizes 4″ x 6″ and the print quality should be great with this kind of resolution. The exact maximum resolution offered is 4000x 3000 pixel with its 1/2.3″ CCD Sensor.


Samsung SL600 Zoom

Samsung SL600 has astounding 5x optical zoom, which is decent for a camera at this price. This Samsung camera also 3x digital zoom, in case you need.

Samsung SL600 Memory

The SL600 comes with 25MB of internal memory. However, since this not not sufficient for more than a few pictures at 12.2 Megapixel, you may will need an external memory card. The SL600 takes in SD Card and you may like to have a 4 GB SD card when you purchase this camera. The SD Card does not come with the camera.

SL600 Video

The Samsung SL600 offers ability to shoot video in addition to the audio. The quality of the video is decent, though not excellent. If you are looking for a good quality video, you may like to get a camcorder, that provides good optical zoom while shooting. The video makes AVI movies and the quality is of TV grade. The camera does provide the audio with the video capture, but the quality of the audio is not so good.

Samsung SL600 LCD Screen

The SL600 has 2.7″ LCD Screen that can be used as a viewfinder or to preview the pictures shot. This is the only screen type of viewfinder in the Samsung SL600.

Battery and the Battery Charger

This is one good point about Samsung SL600. It comes with Rechargeable Li-ion Battery and a charger. So you do not have to run around to buy another set of battery and battery charger that can cost you extra $20 or so. This is one point why I like this camera more than the Kodak Easyshare series.

Package contents

The SL600 comes with Battery, a USB Cable to communicate with computer to download pictures and videos. It also has Quick Start Guide in addition to an instruction manual. You also get a Wrist Strap, AC Power Adapter, Installation CD and the Camera Drivers.

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