Samsung's S630 is not the best-looking compact, but it has several other features to recommend it

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Samsung S630

Overall score:80%


  • A bit chunky, No manual option


  • Utilitarian design, Menus not intuitive


Samsung S630 Review


Price as reviewed:


Samsung’s S630 is not the best-looking compact in this round up, but has several other features to recommend it. It has a 6MP sensor, a 3x optical zoom and an ISO range of 80-400 which is slightly limited. It does have a manual option, for greater control of the camera, and the shake reduction is useful, especially when zooming.

There are 11 scene modes and selecting the right mode will improve your strike rate. There is also a host of options such as a movie mode, macro and special features such as a black and white option. Image quality is good although when blown up images do show noise in low-light conditions. Exposures are consistent over a range of subjects.


When buying a camera like this you need to bear in mind that they are the manufacturers’ entry-level models and they will lack certain features available on cameras with a higher price. Having said that, it offers value for money and some good features.


Connectivity:USB 2.0
Memory Card:SD
Flash Modes:6
White Balance:7 modes
ISO Range:Auto 80-400
Metering System:Multi, Spot, Center-weighted, Face Recognition AE
Exposure Modes:Auto, Program, 11 Scene
Shutter Speeds:1 - 1/1,500 sec.(Manual : 8 - 1/1,500 sec.)
File Formats:JPEG
LCD:2.5" color TFT LCD (150K dots)
Lens:35-105mm: f/2.8-4.9
Dimensions:Refer to manufacturers website
Weight:Refer to manufacturers website
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