Samsung i7 Review

Review Date: July 26th 2007
Author: Mark Goldstein

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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Image Sensor Type 1/2.5"CCD
Effective Pixel Approx. 7.2 Mega-pixel
Total Pixel Approx. 7.4 Mega-pixel
Lens Focal Length NV Lens f =6.3 ~ 18.9mm (35mm film equivalent: 38 ~ 114mm)
F No. F3.5 ~ 4.5
Digital Zoom Still Image mode : 1.0X ~ 5.0X
Play mode : 1.0X ~ 12.0X (depends on image size)
LCD Monitor 3.0" LCD (230,000 pixel) with Touch Panel
Focusing Type TTL auto focus, Multi-AF, Center AF, Face Recognition AF
Range Normal : 80cm ~ infinity
Macro : 5cm~80cm (Wide), 40cm ~ 80cm (Tele)
Super Macro : 1cm~5cm(Wide)
Auto Macro : 5cm~Infinity (Wide), 40cm~ Infinity (Tele)
Shutter Speed 1 ~ 1/2,000 sec. (Night : 16 ~ 1/2,000 sec.)
Exposure Control Program AE
Metering : Multi, Spot, Center Weighted, Face Recognition
Compensation ±2EV (1/3EV steps)
ISO Equivalent Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Flash Modes Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red eye fix
Range Wide : 0.3m ~ 3.8m, Tele : 0.5m ~ 2.8m
Recharging Time Approx. 5.5 sec.
Sharpness Soft+, Soft, Normal, Vivid, Vivid+
Effect +Color : Normal, BW, Sepia, Red, Blue, Green, Negative, Custom Color
+Special Color : Color Mask
+ Adjust : Saturation
+ Fun : Cartoon, Photo Frame, High Light, Composite
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom
Voice Recording Voice Recording (depends on capacity)
Voice Memo in Still Image (max. 10 sec.)
Date Imprinting Date, Date&Time, Off (user selectable)
Shooting Still Image +Auto, Program, ASR, Scene
+Scene : Night, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Text, Close-up, Sunset,
+ Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Self shot, Cafe, Food
+ Continuous: Single, Continuous, AEB, Motion Capture, Wise shot
+ Self-timer : 10 sec., 2 sec., Double
Movie Clip +With Audio or without Audio (user selectable, recording time : memory capacity dependent)
+ Size:800x592(20fps), 640x480, 320x240 (3X Optical Zoom) +Frame rate : 30 fps, 15 fps
+ Movie Stabilizer (User Selectable)
+ Movie Editing (Embeded) : Pause during recording, Still Image Capture, Time Trimming
Storage Media +Internal Memory : About 450MB
+External Memory(Optional) : MMCPlus(up to2GB guaranteed) SD/SDHC (up to4GB guaranteed)
* Internal memory capacity is subject to change without prior notice.
File Format +Still Image : JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.2, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0
+Movie Clip : AVI (MPEG-4)
+ Audio: WAV
Image Size 7M: 3072x2304 pixels,         6MP: 3072x2048 pixels
5M Wide: 3072x1728 pixels     5M: 2592x1944 pixels
3M: 2048x1536 pixels,         1M: 1024x768 pixels
Capacity (256MB) 7M : Super Fine 63 Fine 116 Normal 171
6MP : Super Fine 74 Fine 137 Normal 192
5M Wide : Super Fine 89 Fine 166 Normal 229
5M : Super Fine 88 Fine 162 Normal 223
3M : Super Fine 131 Fine 236 Normal 318
1M : Super Fine 381 Fine 520 Normal 600
* These figures are measured under Samsung’s standard conditions and may vary depending on shooting conditions and camera settings.
Image Play Type Single image, Thumbnails, Slide show
* Slide show : Slide show with Effect & Music by folders
Multi function World Tour Guide, MP3, PMP, Text Viewer, Storage Driver, Voice Recorder
Interface Digital output connector : USB 2.0
Audio: Mono
Video output : NTSC, PAL (user selectable)
DC power input connector : 4.2V
Power Source Rechargeable battery : SLB-1137C, 3.7V (1100mAh)
Charger : Adaptor : SAC-45, SUC-C2
* Included battery may vary depending on sales region.
Dimensions (WxHxD) 100.5 X 60.4 X 22.2mm
Weight Approx. 186g (without battery and card)
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 40 °C
Operating Humidity 5 ~ 85%
Software Camera Driver Storage Driver (Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista, Mac OS 10.0 ~ 10.4)
Application Digimax Master, Digimax Converter

MP3 Specification

Audio Frequency 20Hz~20KHz
Earphone Port 2.5mm Port (Stereo Type)
Output Maximum Volume Left 40mW + Right 40mW (16O)
Noise Ratio 88 dB with 20 KHz LPF
File File Format MP3 (MPEG-1/2/2.5 Layer 3),
Bit Rate 48 ~ 320kbps (Including VBR)
Sound Effect SRS, Normal, Classic, Dance, Jazz, Live, Rock
Play Mode All, Repeat One, Repeat All, Random, Random Repeat
Skipping in Play, Auto Skipping
Slide Show On/Off (User Selectable),
MP3&Capturing (Capturing Mode is Auto Default, 3M)
Auto reload function (Remember last played file)
Background skin of MP3 playback using user images

PMP Specification

PMP Decoder Movie Xvid MPEG4 (Using Digimax Converter S/W)
Audio MPEG Layer 2 (Using Digimax Converter S/W)
Play Mode Seeking in Play (Max 32X), Skipping in Play,
Auto skipping after one file played
Auto reload function (Remember last played frame)
Support Full Screen in Converting S/W
Subtitle Support SMI file (Using Digimax Converter S/W)

TEXT Specification

File Text file (TXT extension name, up to 99999 pages)
File Format Window ANSI (Windows 98 or later), Unicode/Unicode(Big-Endian)/UTF-8 (Windows 2000/XP)
Mac ANSI, Unicode(UTF-16)
Function Auto Scroll (0.8sec ~ 2.3sec)
Skipping by 1 page/10pages
Auto reload function (Remember last page)
Support MP3 BGM during displaying text file
Language +English, Korean, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, Russian,
+Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Bahasa, Polish, Hungarian, Czech, Turkish
* Supportable language is subject to change without prior notice.

System Requirements

For Windows

PC with processor better than Pentium II 450MHz (Pentium 800MHz recommended)
Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista
200MB of available hard-disk space
Minimum 128MB RAM (Over 512MB recommended)
USB port
CD-ROM drive
1024×768 pixels, 16-bit color display compatible monitor
(24-bit color display recommended)
Microsoft DirectX 9.0 or later
* Digimax Converter
PC with processor better than Pentium ?500MHz (Pentium ? recommended)
Windows 2000 or later recommended

For Macintosh

Power Mac G3 or later
Mac OS 10.1 ~ 10.4
Minimum 256MB RAM (Over 256MB recommended)
110MB of available hard-disk space
USB port
CD-ROM drive
* For playing back a movie clip :

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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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