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(based on 7 ratings)
Brand: Samsung
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With an 8.0 mega-pixel image sensor, a host of advanced capabilities and a 5x optical zoom lens, the S850 is the ideal compact point-and-shoot camera for photographers seeking a compact, full-featured digital camera at a highly accessible price.

With shutter speeds that reach up to an effective 1/2000 sec and an ISO equivalent of 1600, users will be able to take advantage of the S850''s high image resolution in many demanding settings, including low-light and while shooting fast moving subjects. Samsung''s proprietary 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.

Despite its diminutive proportions and price point, the S850 offers a wealth of advanced features more commonly found among DSLRs and other professional-level products. With aperture priority, shutter priority and manual modes, continuous shooting and AEB, the Samsung S850 puts complete creative control right at the user''s fingertips.

The S850 features several dedicated modes for common-yet-difficult shooting situations including Children (with a high shutter speed to freeze motion while avoiding blur), Backlight (to compensate for a rear-lit subject), and Portrait (to bring the subject into strong focus while deemphasizing the background). A dedicated hot key brings up the camera''s Special Effect processing options, which include Photo Frame (users can choose one of several frames to border an image), Highlight (sharpens the foreground while softening the focus of the background) and Screen Splits (allows users to combine multiple images into a single file).

The S850''s robust in-camera image effects include conversion to sepia-tone and black and-white. When enabled, Samsung''s Wise Shot feature automatically takes two consecutive pictures in rapid succession -- one with ASR enabled and one with the flash -- and prompts the user to review both and select the preferred version of the picture. A built-in microphone allows a 10-second voice memo to be attached to any still image. In addition, images can be trimmed, resized, and rotated in the camera without the use of a PC. Slide Show automatically scrolls through photos and displays them on the bright and vivid 2.5-inch TFT LCD screen, which automatically detects environmental illumination and adjusts its brightness for optimal image viewing.

The S850''s Movie mode enables users capture video in one of four resolutions, from 320x240 to 800x600, at up to 20 frames per second and encoded in AVI MPEG-4 format. Just as in still-picture mode, the S850''s image stabilization system can be engaged to compensate for unwanted camera movement and subject blur, and movie clips can be reviewed and edited directly in the camera. In addition, the S850''s Continuous Movie mode allows its operator to pause, then resume filming of video clips without having to save the clips as individual files.

The included USB 2.0 cable, and CD-ROM containing Samsung''s Digimax Master software (compatible with Windows 98/2000/ME/XP and Macintosh OS X 9.2 through 10.4) will get even beginning photographers up and shooting right out of the box.

The S850 contains 20 megabytes of internal memory, and can accept Secure Digital (SD) flash memory cards up to 4 gigabytes. Users can save images in one of six resolutions, ranging from 1024x768 pixels all the way up to 3264x2448 pixels.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.7 stars
(based on 7 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Easy to setup(5), Large clear LCD(5), Short lag time(4), Simple controls(6), Strong construction(3)
Best Uses:
Art(3), Fun(6), Travel(6)
Describe Yourself:
Casual user(3), Enthusiast(4)
 
Great camera for the price
By ToadVerified Reviewer from New Port Richey, FL on 12/9/2007
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup
Cons:
Poor Operation in Low Light
Best Uses:
Fun
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Samsung S850 Digital Camera (Black):

The Samsung S850 is vary user friendly. I looked at other cameras with the same features. There buttons were too small for my fat figures and cost much more. With the S850 being 8 megapixal and 5x optical zoom it's a must have at this price.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
WOW I'm inpressed
By GIJOEVerified Reviewer from Red Oak, Texas on 10/18/2007
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Great easy features, Ideal for fun times, LARGE LCD, Simple to navigate, Strong Construction, Worry free pics
Cons:
Had to buy sd card, No carrying case
Best Uses:
family, Fun, Hunting, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hard to please, Hobbyist/Enthusiast, Skeptical
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Samsung S850 Digital Camera (Black):

Its sometime overwhelming to get a new digital anything but this is one easy camera to use. I'll probably use it in auto mode for now but it does the job.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Best Bang for your Buck
By ElizabetaVerified Reviewer from Lake Stevens, WA on 6/25/2007
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Short Lag Time
Cons:
Lens doesn't contract
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Samsung S850 Digital Camera (Black):

This has got to be one of the nicest cameras with the most features for theamount of money that you spend. I researched hundreds of digital camera's within this price range for a couple of months and this one was the best find.

 
The S850 ROCKS!
By slschneiderVerified Reviewer from Fort Worth, Texas on 6/4/2007
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Short Lag Time
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Samsung S850 Digital Camera (Black):

The Samsung S850 is one of the easiest camera's I have ever used. I love the "AA" batteries. If you need batteries in a pinch they are easy to find! Also love the zoom, it's better than any other camera I have seen! Buy it you will not be disappointed!

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great buy
By Gorge PileVerified Reviewer from SLC, UT on 5/3/2007
Pros:
Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Features, Short Lag Time, Strong Construction
Cons:
Not as small as I'd hoped
Best Uses:
Art, Documentary, Fun, good all around, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual user, Computer geek photoshop, Getting started
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Samsung S850 Digital Camera (Black):

I'm not a photography guru, but i am a techie. I was looking for something for about [$] bucks and this is probably the smartest choice. It has many useful options, it's easy to use, and shoots beautiful pictures.

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Unbeatable
By Ron from RAF Fairford UK on 4/24/2007
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Short Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Anything, Art, Documentary, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Samsung S850 Digital Camera (Black):

This camera is great. i was a little sceptical because of the price, but when I got it in the mail and used it I was nicely suprised. Very easy to use and the features are endless. If you are in the market for a new digital camera GET THIS ONE!

 
beter than expected
By posquino from chula vista ca. on 3/11/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Accurate Colors, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings
Best Uses:
Everyday, Low Lighting, Outdoors, Portraits, Travel, Weddings/Events
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Samsung S850 Digital Camera (Black):

for the price A1.

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