The L700 may not have the looks of the NV range, but it holds its own in the sub £200 price bracket

Product Overview

Overall rating:

86%
Overall score:86%
Features:85%
Value:85%
Performance:85%
Image Quality:90%
Design:85%

Pros:

  • Image quality, Simplicity, Design

Cons:

  • Digital Image Stabilisation

Product:

Samsung L700

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£130.00

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Samsung has come a long way in the past couple of years, producing some cameras with really interesting specifications. The L700 may not have the looks of the NV range, but it holds its own in the sub-£200 price bracket, with a slim metal casing. It offers 7.2MP, a 3x optical zoom lens, and a bright 2.5in LCD. Samsung believes in packing in the extras and the company makes great claims about the L700’s movie capability, which includes zooming, in-camera editing and image stabilisation.

It also has picture-editing functions, including colour conversions and cropping. Like some other cameras at this price point, Samsung’s claim of image stabilisation (or ‘no moving parts ASR’, as Samsung calls it) is based on the automatic raising of the sensor’s sensitivity, in this case up to ISO 1600. The camera does a competent job of taking quick and easy pictures. Images are well exposed, sharp and pleasant, if a bit flat, but there is little to criticise too heavily. Its host of in-camera features make this a stand-out compact, especially at its current street price of around £130.

Verdict

Samsung’s L700 boasts a range of features and delivers great images

Full Specification

Power:
Li-ion
Connectivity:
USB 2.0

Memory Card:
SD
Flash Modes:
6

White Balance:
7 modes
ISO Range:
50-1600

Metering System:
Multi, Spot, Center-weighted, Face Recognition AE
Exposure Modes:
Auto 11 scene modes

Shutter Speeds:
1/2,000 sec. (Night Mode: 15 – 1/2,000 sec.)
File Formats:
JPEG

LCD:
2.5in
Lens:
-

Sensor:
7MP
Dimensions:
Refer to manufacturers website

Weight:
Refer to manufacturers website
Other:
-

Sample Photos:
Samsung L700