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Samsung S850 Specifications

Samsung S850

Samsung S850

Part Number: S850 BLACK (Reviewed)

General

  • Depth
    1 in
  • Sensor Resolution
    8.1 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Total Pixels
    8300000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    8100000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/1.8"
  • Digital Zoom
    5 x
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Digital Video Format
    MPEG-4
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Manufacturer
    Samsung

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 50, ISO 800, ISO auto
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    anti shake, backlight, sunset, text, beach/snow, children, close-up, fireworks, landscape, night mode, portrait mode, sunrise
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Blue, Frames, Green, Negative, Red, Sepia
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (warm white), tungsten light
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    15 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/2 EV steps

Camera Flash

  • Type
    built-in flash
  • Effective Flash Range
    7.9 in - 10 ft
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Features
    AF illuminator

Display

  • Display Format
    230,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    built-in

Lens System

  • Optical Zoom
    5 x
  • Lens Aperture
    f/2.8-4.4
  • Min Focal Length
    7.8 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    39 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    38 m
  • Min Focus Distance
    31.5 in
  • Macro Focus Range
    0.4 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Features
    built-in lens shield

Miscellaneous

  • Color
    black
  • Color Category
    black

Memory / Storage

  • Installed Size
    20 MB
  • Supported Memory Cards
    MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
  • Video Capture
    MPEG-4 - 800 x 592 - 20 fps
    MPEG-4 - 800 x 592 - 15 fps
    MPEG-4 - 720 x 480 - 20 fps
    MPEG-4 - 720 x 480 - 15 fps
    MPEG-4 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps
    MPEG-4 - 640 x 480 - 20 fps
    MPEG-4 - 640 x 480 - 15 fps
    MPEG-4 - 320 x 240 - 30 fps
    MPEG-4 - 320 x 240 - 20 fps
    MPEG-4 - 320 x 240 - 15 fps

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    none

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    30 frames per second
  • Self-Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Features
    audio recording, cropping an image, date/time stamp, digital image rotation, interval shooting mode, resizing an image, sharpness control

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Shutter

  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    15 sec

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    mono

Battery

  • Technology
    alkaline
  • Battery Type
    AA
  • Details
    2 x AA alkaline battery (included)

Software

  • Type
    Drivers & Utilities, Samsung Digimax Master

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS 9.2 - X 10.3, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows 98, MS Windows 98 SE, MS Windows ME, MS Windows XP
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Header

  • Brand
    Samsung
  • Product Line
    Samsung
  • Model
    S850
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type
    compact
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 50, ISO 800, ISO auto
  • ISO (Max)
    1600
  • Digital Zoom
    5 x
  • Digital Video Format
    MPEG-4
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Blue, Frames, Green, Negative, Red, Sepia
  • Self-Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Features
    audio recording, cropping an image, date/time stamp, digital image rotation, interval shooting mode, resizing an image, sharpness control

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/2 EV steps
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    anti shake, backlight, sunset, text, beach/snow, children, close-up, fireworks, landscape, night mode, portrait mode, sunrise

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (warm white), tungsten light

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast detection

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    4.1 in
  • Height
    2.5 in
  • Weight
    6.07 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    8.1 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/1.8"
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    14.1 mm (1/1.8")
  • Total Pixels
    8300000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    8100000 pixels

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    built-in
  • Diagonal Size
    2.5 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    6.4 cm
  • Display Format
    230,000 pixels

Camera Memory

  • RAM
    20 MB
  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Camera Specifications

  • Print Standard
    DPOF support, PictBridge support

CNET Labs' Benchmarks

  • Labs information
    All values are expressed in seconds. Please visit our <ref type="link" url="http://reviews.cnet.com/Labs/4520-6603 7-1014358-1.html">labs information page</ref> for information on how digital cameras are tested.
  • CNET Labs Shutter lag dim
    1.0
  • CNET Labs Wake up time
    2.1
  • CNET Labs Flash shot to shot time
    3.2
  • CNET Labs Typical burst speed
    1.0
  • CNET Labs Shot to shot time typical
    2.1

General

  • Manufacturer
    Samsung

Where to Buy

Samsung S850

Part Number: S850 BLACK

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