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Samsung ES55 10.2 Megapixel Digital Camera in Black

Released on 15 May 2009

Manufacturer: Samsung

5.0 out of 5 (3 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Looks great and performs brilliantly with Digital Image Stabilisation to prevent blurring and the latest Face Detection technology, the ES55 certainly delivers. 10MP and a 3X optical zoom all wrapped up in a sleek body.

10.2 Megapixels
High picture quality is obtained by employing an 10.2 mega pixel 1/2.33" high resolution CCD sensor. Clear picture quality can be enough resolution for printing up to poster size. A robust mounted image processor allows for rich gradation, fast and high quality picture processing.

Beauty Shot
The quick and easy way for a better-looking you. The Beauty Shot feature is like having your own make-up artist-right in your camera. It automatically identifies imperfections such as blemishes and dark spots on the face, and retouches them so that faces appear brighter and smooth. And with different level settings, you can control the amount of retouching that takes place-it's that simple!

Face Detection
With the Face Detection function you can now take better portrait pictures with ease. The function is able to distinguish faces from the rest of the background and automatically focus on them. It can then adjust the brightness of the faces so that your portraits come out perfect every time.

Self Portrait
Samsung's advanced Face Detection technology takes the guesswork out of taking portraits - especially your own. With the convenient Self Portrait function, you'll now be able to easily take perfect self portraits every time. A beeping sound will notify you when your face is properly positioned and it's time to take the shot. The function can even recognise up to three faces so your friends are never left out.

Red-Eye Fix
A special red-eye fix algorithm on the camera automatically eliminates red-eye from your pictures. You can remove red-eye during image playback or, for even greater convenience, set the camera to automatically detect and eliminate red-eye from your shots as they are taken.

Digital Image Stabilization
Thanks to the enhanced sensitivity of Samsung's imaging sensor and Digital Image Stabilisation (DIS) technology, you can rest assured that you'll be able to capture beautifully clear images-even in low-light situations. So if flash photography is not an option, don't worry because Samsung's DIS will quickly become your trusted friend.

2.5" Intelligent LCD (230K)
The Samsung ES55 has a 2.5" LCD for improved contrast and colour reproduction, allowing you to enjoy a wider and clearer image. Also The Samsung ES55 is Intelligent LCD brightness automatically detects environmental illumination and adjusts LCD brightness for optimal imageviewing.

ISO 1600
The Samsung ES55 has an auto sensitivity feature that automatically adjusts sensitivity according to the ambient exposure conditions up to ISO 1600. The high sensitivity setting of ISO 1600 lets you take clearer pictures, in poor lighting conditions, without camera shake or image blurring.
  • Key Features
  • 10.2 Megapixels
  • Face Detection
  • Red-eye fix
  • Digital Image Stabilization (DIS)
  • 2.5" Intelligent LCD (230K)
  • ISO 1600
  • Movie mode
  • (VGA30fps, Optical zoom, Pause & Edit)
  • Stylish Metal Body
  • Multi Slide Show
  • Photo Help Guide & Function Description
  • Beauty Shot
  • Self Portrait
  • Specifications
  • Megapixels: 10
  • Optical Zoom: 3x
  • Anti-blur: Digital
  • LCD size: 2.5"
  • Face Detection: Up to 11
  • Blink Detection
  • Smile Detection
  • Movie Mode: MJPEG4
  • Battery type: Lithium Ion
  • Dimensions: 90.4 x 59 x 21.6 mm
  • Beauty Shot
  • Recycle Bin
  • Photo Help Guide
  • Function Description
  • In camera charging system
  • diagram

customer Reviews

 Average rating (3 reviews)

 For the price, this is an excellant camera

| | See all Yorkshiresheep's reviews (1)

Top 100 Electronics Reviewer

I'm a long term Canon fan, but was recently looking for a second camera, and one which I could take on nights out, stick in my rucksack, and to always be there "just in case". I basically wanted a camera which would do the business, but not cost much.

If you're going to spend serious money on a camera, let's face it - you're going to buy a Canon, or a Panasonic (Lumix). Both are outstanding.
For the budget option though, I had the choice of Fuji, Samsung or Nikon - with a couple of makes you "just wouldn't"!

Fuji I've never had anything but disappointment with - and a test drive of a cheap one confirmed this - truely awful pictures.
This Samsung though left me speechless in surprise.

At one time, Samsung made mediocre cameras, they have however the experts agree, come on in leaps and bounds - and this little camera doesn't let the side down.

It ticks all the boxes you might want. It's compact and pocket sized. It takes a rechargable battery, it looks "sexy" - definately, albeit a tiny bit plasticy when you see it close up.
Most of all, it truely takes incredible pictures. Colour is faithful, and in daylight at least, it's hard to distinguish between photo and reality in colour. Snaps are sharp and true.

To get the best out of this camera, you do need to change a few of the default settings. I'd recommend -
Turn on face recognition - as well as an excellant feature, this helps get a really good focus.
Change from fine to superfine - you want the best pictures after all.
If space on a memory card is crucial, it will do no harm to drop your megapixel from 10 to 7. I did this, and it will still print easily up to a massive size, be honest - you don't need 10mp usually.

Do this, and you'll get stunning images, in fact, it's giving better pictures than my slightly older Canon! I can't give better praise than that. I'm even thinking of using this instead of the Canon in future.

For a "going out" camera, this is the top ideal choice. For something a tiny bit more creative - it also fits the bill. There are a few settings to play with, to give a picture a sepia or black and white affect. Really though, you can do this in photoshop.
For real creative shots....you'd be better looking at something else of course.

To summarise

Pros -
Sexy look and make
Reasonable price
Superb quality images for the price - this just doesn't look like a budget camera at all when it comes to image - and believe me, I'm fussy. You do have to adjust the settings though as suggested.

Cons -
Limited for much other than point and shoot
Feels a little bit plasticy if that troubles you (but is not the worst camera on the market for this)
It may be budget, but it's still a serious price.
If this was over £200, it would be disappointing, at the price it is, it's more than a bargain.

 O M G

| | See all ashleyc1990's reviews (2)

I FOUND IT! the best camera ever made! i sold my fujifilm z35 as i tuk really ugly sweaty photos but the beauty feature on this is AMAZING.
give u a sexy dreamy look but keeps ur eyes clear and hair shiny.
amazing, loads of features, prefer it to my old canon.
love it buy buy buy buy

 A Great Everyday Camera

| | See all steve13's reviews (5)

I agree with everything that the other reviewer said and their setting recommendations for this model certainly allow you to take some stunning pictures. All in all a great point-and-click camera - well recommended and a steal at this price!

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