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(based on 13 ratings)
Brand: Samsung
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Samsung's 10 Mega-Pixel S1050 Tops the Charts in Resolution, Quality and Style
  • 10.1 mega pixels
  • 5x optical zoom
  • 3.0-inch large TFT colour LCD
  • Advanced Shake Reduction (ASR)
  • Supports ISO 1600
  • Face Recognition AF & AE
  • Intelligent LCD brightness
  • Easy to use manual features
  • Auto Macro & 1cm Macro
  • Advanced movie function (MPEG-4, SVGA quality 20fps)
  • Photo Effect & Editing
  • Wise Shot
The Samsung S1050 point-and-shoot digital camera combines the hardware that demanding photographers require of a camera with an intuitive ease-of-use that is a hallmark of Samsung. This premium quality camera has a 10.1 mega-pixel image sensor - coupled with a super-sharp 5x optical zoom lens. While ease-of-use was a top priority when designing the S1050, Samsung engineers were equally committed to delivering a comprehensive suite of robust features and technologies in the flagship model of the S Series. 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 S1050's speed and resolution in any situation -- from taking landscape photos at dusk to shooting fast action sports photography.

Further ensuring razor sharp images in any situation, Samsung's ASR image stabilization system helps to reduce camera shake and image blur during longer exposures and at times when holding the camera steady is impossible or a tripod is unavailable. When enabled, Samsung's Wise Shot automatically takes two consecutive pictures in rapid succession - one with ASR image stabilization enabled, and one with the flash?and prompts the user to review both and keep the preferred version of the picture.

Samsung equipped the S1050 with several thoughtful features designed to allow users to capture the images they want without having to worry about tedious exposure adjustment or editing. Dedicated modes for common-yet-tricky shooting situations include 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).

The S1050's dedicated Effect button lets users quickly access a host of powerful in camera image effects, including conversion to sepia-tone, black-and-white and RGB color effects. Images can be trimmed, resized, and rotated in the camera without the use of a PC and a built-in microphone allows a 10-second voice memo to be attached to any still image. Slide Show automatically scrolls through photos and displays them on the bright and vivid 3.0?? TFT LCD screen, which uses Samsung's Intelligent LCD technology to automatically detect environmental illumination and adjust LCD brightness for optimal image viewing.

Just as much attention was given to the S1050's Movie mode, which lets users capture video in one of four resolutions, from 160x128 to 800x600, at 20 frames per second and encoded as AVI MPEG-4 video. Just as in still-picture mode, the ASR image stabilization system can be engaged to compensate for unwanted camera movement and subject blur in movie mode.

For maximum versatility, the S1050 can be powered by an optional high-energy rechargeable Ni-MH battery, as well as available-everywhere AA alkaline cells, which is a surefire boon for travelers and other power users.

All of these features are contained in a sleek black housing that measures a mere 3.9 inches (width) by 2.5 inches (height) by 1 inch (depth). Unlike other compact cameras, the S1050 features a molded, ergonomic grip that makes framing, steadying, and shooting a breeze.

The S1050 contains 45 megabytes of internal memory, and can accept Secure Digital (SD) flash memory cards up to 4 gigabytes.

10.1 mega pixels, 5x optical zoom - The Samsung S1050 is a high resolution digital camera that isequipped with a true-colour filtered 10.1 mega-pixel CCD. Thisallows the Samsung S1050 to produce even better images and take detailed photos forprinting up to poster size. In addition, the Samsung S1050 has a 5x optical and 5x digitalzoom giving 25x total zoom when combined.

3.0-inch large LCD screen - The Samsung S1050 has a 3.0-inch large LCD for improved contrast and colourreproduction, allowing you to enjoy a wider and clearer image.

Advanced Shake Reduction (ASR) - 1600The Samsung S1050 has an auto sensitivity feature that automatically adjustssensitivity according to the ambient exposure conditions up to ISO 1600. Thehigh sensitivity setting of ISO 1600 enables you to take clearer indoor pictures in poor lightwithout camera shake or image blur.

High sensitivity ISO 1600 - The Samsung S1050 has an auto sensitivity feature that automatically adjustssensitivity according to the ambient exposure conditions up to ISO 1600. Thehigh sensitivity setting of ISO 1600 enables you to take clearer indoor pictures in poor lightwithout camera shake or image blur.

Face Recognition AF & AE - AEAutomatically finds faces and optimises focus and exposure! Face recognitiontechnology supports more beautiful portrait picture taking. This functionautomatically recognise the face of a subject and optimise focus and brightness in shooting.

Macro 1cm & Auto Macro - Macro?s available up to 1cm. When set to Auto Macro Mode, the SamsungS1050 automatically adjusts the shooting distance and focus from between10cm to infinity, helping you to take pictures more easily.

Powerful manual functions - The powerful manual function support enables you to express your imageintentions according to the subject. For the convenient A Mode and SMode functions, you can change mode easily by operating the left/rightbutton (shutter speed priority) and up/down button (aperture priority) of the 5-directionalbutton. When using the camera in M Mode, even a novice photographer can easily use themanual functions with the optimum exposure display at the bottom of the LCD.

Wise Shot - This clever feature allows you to choose the best picture by taking 2 shots simultaneously - oneusing ASR and one using a flash. So if you're unsure, let the camera do the work for you andsimply choose the image you prefer when the hard work has been done!

MPEG-4 SVGA movie function - The powerful video capability of the Samsung S1050 delivers a ?camcorder like?experience. For a more enhanced movie shooting experience, the SamsungS1050 uses MPEG-4, the high-compression high-quality video format, which can record forup to 3-4 times longer than the traditional video formats used in many other digital cameras.With powerful video recording in SVGA(quality 800x 592) at 20fps, it provides a wider screenview and clearer video quality.

Movie Stabiliser - The Samsung S1050 has a Movie Stabiliser function, which helps maintain steady recording ofa subject by automatically detecting and correcting any camera movements.

Successive Recording function - The Successive Recording function of the Samsung S1050, which is based on exclusiveSamsung technology, allows you to pause and resume video recording as desired and mergethose multiple movie into a single file.

Effect button to access various photoeffects directly - Just one touch of the E button gives you direct access to each of these special effects!

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
3.8 stars
(based on 13 reviews)
77% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Easy to keep clean(4), Easy to setup(6), Large clear LCD(8), Simple controls(9), Strong construction(4)
Best Uses:
Documentary(3), Everyday(3), Fun(7), Travel(8)
Describe Yourself:
Casual user(3), Enthusiast(7), Photo enthusiast(4)
 
Buyer beware
By nm photog from Albuquerque, NM on 4/29/2010
Pros:
Good sized LCD viewer
Cons:
Slow recycle time
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Samsung S1050 Digital Camera (Black):

An outdated model with oudated technology

 
i would buy this product again and again
By shutterbugVerified Purchaser from brockton, ma on 10/3/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Short Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Samsung S1050 Digital Camera (Black):

I am always going to places where there are
waterfalls, lighthouses and historic sites and
the s1050 takes beautiful pictures.

things that are great about the camera is the
3.0 large lcd,5x optical zoom, has a scene mode.

there is only one thing that is not so great about
it but it isn't a major thing is the mode button.
if you take out of your pocketbook or fannypack
the mode button moves so you have to check it to
make sure it is on auto. also no view finder.
I don't understand why samsung doesn't put the
view finder on its camera anymore. in the bright
sunlight it is hard to see what you are taking a picture of. but i have taken some of my best pictures when i could't see it.

 
Uses up batteries too quick.
By Captain FatbackVerified Purchaser from Union SC on 9/30/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy to Keep Clean
Cons:
No battery life
Best Uses:
Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Samsung S1050 Digital Camera (Black):

uesed to take photo of work done on job site and family outing.

 
I love this camera, but ...
By StuVerified Purchaser from Webb City, MO on 8/25/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Documentary, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Samsung S1050 Digital Camera (Black):

I love this camera, but ... for the life of me cannot figure out how to save photos to my 2 gig SD card. I made sure it was inserted properly. I've been through every setting in the menu, and can't find anywhere to change how it saves. This is a pain, because saving photos at the highest resolution (so they will make nice prints) limits you to about 10 or 12 before the camera is full and you have to either delete or pull them off to an external source. Other than this it's a great camera for the money.

 
nice easy to use
By jakVerified Purchaser from torrance, ca on 8/17/2008
Pros:
Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Short Lag Time
Best Uses:
Documentary, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Samsung S1050 Digital Camera (Black):

good video like standard aa bateries

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
I would not recommend this Camera
By Bowler from Aurora, IL on 4/22/2008
Pros:
Clean crisp photos
Cons:
Freezes constantly
Best Uses:
Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Samsung S1050 Digital Camera (Black):

This camera freezes constantly. When it does you have to open the door to the battery compartment then close it to get it to do anything. We were told to switch to lithium batteries to possibly stop the freezing. That did not work. The camera takes great picture if you can keep it from freezing long enough to snap the shot. The advanced shake reduction does not work that well either.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Camera!
By Tj12761Verified Reviewer from Allentown, PA on 4/19/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Does great macro photos, Easy Setup
Best Uses:
Fun, Macro shots, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Samsung S1050 Digital Camera (Black):

I was looking for a high megapixel camera that was not clunky to use for macro photography yet be solid enough for vacation travel. This camera fits the bill!

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Awesome Camera
By Satisfied from Chicago, IL on 3/24/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Documentary, Everything, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Samsung S1050 Digital Camera (Black):

This camera is great. Its well built and is so easy to use. A lot of reviews say that it eats batteries but I just bought some lithium rechargeable batteries and its great. I am not a serious photographer and I can still get awesome photos with it. Lag time is slow but the quality of the pictures makes up for it. Buy this camera. You won't regret it.

 
Excellent value!
By Jimbob125Verified Reviewer from Nashville on 2/19/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup
Cons:
Long Lag Time, SHORT BATTERY LIFE
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Samsung S1050 Digital Camera (Black):

Battery life is very short, probably due to powering the 3" LCD. Also, traditional film camera users who like to have the flexibility of a viewfinder and LCD will be disappointed - this camera has no viewfinder.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Really good camera!
By taz from TennesseeVerified Reviewer from Graysville, Tn. on 12/31/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Samsung S1050 Digital Camera (Black):

Samsung makes great products, and this camera is no exception.I wanted a compact camera to use because I don't always like to pack around my Pentax dslr with lenses which becomes quite heavy .The picture quality is great, and I have no problems with low light conditions either. I read lots of reviews from other web sites which spoke of how this camera was a battery eater and the poor low light performance. Not so!! This camera performs wonderfully , and the price was exceptionally good at Wolf Camera. As for the batteries, all digital cameras are tough on batteries, so I took the advice of the sales associate at Wolf, and bought some Sanyo eneloop batteries and I can get over 120 pictures before having to recharge them. Great Batteries, and a wonderful camera. I have taken pictures in pitch dark with the flash and they came out great! Give this camera a chance, you wont be sorry. The only reason I didn't this camera 5 stars was because of the lag time between shots, but then again all compact cameras in this class have the same lag problem don't they? Check it out! Then you'll agree. I'm glad I bought this camera !! Don't hesitate to buy one for yourself. You'll be glad you did!!

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
I love this camera!
By I'll take your pictureVerified Reviewer from Atlanta on 12/19/2007
Pros:
Big screen, Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Everyday pictures
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Samsung S1050 Digital Camera (Black):

This camera does it all! Has most of the features in a camera that you would normally pay twice as much for. Only minor drawback is this thing will run thru batteries so you're better off getting those Lithium rechargables.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
A great camera
By HippymacVerified Reviewer from Hyattsville, MD on 5/18/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Accurate Colors, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged, Simple Controls
Best Uses:
Everyday, Low Lighting, Outdoors, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Samsung S1050 Digital Camera (Black):

I just received this camera on yesterday and played with it for a few hours. I took several pictures inside that turned out beautiful. I loaded them to my computer just to see the difference between this camera and my older camera and the there was a huge difference. I also played with the zooming and found it excellent.

I highly recommend this camera if you are interested in a ten mp camera with great zooming qualities. I also enjoyed using the face recognition feature. I took several pictures using the other options on the camera but I found the auto feature the best thus far.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
This Camera is Amazing...
By Drea from St.Anne, IL on 5/5/2007
Describe Yourself:
Committed Photographer, Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Accurate Colors, Easy to Use, Great Resolution, Large LCD screen, Lightweight, Nice Features and Settings, Quick Focus, Simple Controls
Best Uses:
Everyday, Low Lighting, Outdoors, Portraits, Sports/Action, Travel, Weddings/Events
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Samsung S1050 Digital Camera (Black):

This is one of the best cameras that I have ever used and from the moment I saw it in the store I knew that it was for mr.

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