Review posted for Samsung Digimax L50|
(Monday, May 15, 2006 - 14:29 EDT)
The Samsung Digimax L50's good looks and small size make it a welcome companion, and its big 2.5-inch color LCD monitor makes it an entertaining one, too.
Though primarily designed for the point-and-shoot consumer interested in both style and portability, the L50 has some useful audio and video features as well. The 5.0-megapixel CCD captures high resolution images usable up to 11x14 inches, but they're really sharp only to 8x10. The L50's 2.8x optical zoom lens covers the most common shooting uses.
We did have a few quibbles with it, mainly its very odd and enigmatic menu system. It was a little slow focusing on kids indoors and out, unfortunately, and its low light and flash performance were weak. Though chroma noise and detail held together at high ISO, color washed out noticeably, making for a sickly look in photos of people.
Still, we enjoyed shooting with the Samsung L50. It's not a Dave's Pick, but it is an impressive showing by Samsung in the subcompact arena.