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Samsung's Digimax V4 digital camera. Courtesy of Samsung, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Samsung UK reannounces the Digimax V4
By Michael R. Tomkins, The Imaging Resource
(Monday, February 10, 2003 - 19:12 EST)

Samsung UK has today reannounced the Digimax V4, a digital camera that was first unveiled by the parent company late last month.

Samsung Techwin announced the camera , which features a Schneider Kreuznach Varioplan-branded lens and compatibility with an impressive nine different power sources, at the end of January. Full specifications and product photos for the camera follow.

If you're really interested in the new Digimax, you can actually see numerous documents and photos on the camera, including pictures of its inner workings, as well as the user manual - all from the FCC ID application process at the Federal Communications Commission's website . ;)

Samsung Digimax V4
Samsung's Digimax V4 digital camera. Courtesy of Samsung, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Image Sensor
Type 1/1.8" CCD
Effective Pixels Approx. 4.0 megapixels
Total Pixels Approx. 4.1 megapixels
Focal Length Schneider Lens f=7.7 - 23.1mm (35mm film equivalent: 38 - 114mm)
F No. F2.7 ~ F4.9
Digital Zoom

Still Image mode: 1.0x ~ 4.0x

Play mode: 1.0x ~ 8.3x (depends on image size)
Optical Viewfinder Real image optical viewfinder
LCD Monitor 1.5" color TFT LCD (117,600 dots)
Type TTL auto focus, Manual focus
Range Normal: 80cm ~ infinity, Macro: 30 ~ 80cm, Super Macro: 6 ~ 30cm (wide only)
Type Mechanical and Electronic shutter
Speed 4 ~ 1/2000 sec. (Manual: max. 15 sec.)
Program AE, Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE or Manual Exposure
Metering: Multi, Spot
Compensation ±2EV (0.5EV steps)
ISO Equivalent Auto, 100, 200, 400
Modes Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off
Range Wide: 0.2 ~ 3.0m, Tele: 0.2 ~ 2.0m
Recharging Time Approx. 7 sec.
Still Image
Modes: Easy, Program, A/S/M, MySet, Night Scene, Portrait
Macro: Macro, Super Macro
Continuous: Single, Continuous, AEB
Self-timer: 10 sec., 2 sec., remote control (optional)
Movie Clip
Voice On, Off (user selectable)
Size: 288 x 208 (Recording time: memory capacity dependent)
Media SD / MMC card (up to 256MB guaranteed)
File Format
Still Image: TIFF, JPEG (DCF), DPOF
Movie Clip: AVI (MJPEG)
Voice: WAV
Image Size Large: 2272 x 1704 pixels, Medium: 1120 x 840 pixels, Small: 544 x 408 pixels, Photo: 2272 x 1504 pixels
Capacity (32MB)
Large: Super fine 12, Fine 25, Normal 38, TIFF 2
Medium: Super fine 53, Fine 106, Normal 159, TIFF 8
Small: Super fine 225, Fine 451, Normal 676, TIFF 35
Photo: Super fine 14, Fine 29, Normal 43, TIFF 2
Sharpness Soft, Normal, Vivid
Effect Normal, B&W, sRGB, Sunset
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Tungsten
Voice Recording
Voice Recording (max. 2 hours)
Voice Memo on Still Image (max. 10 sec.)
Date Imprinting Date & Time, Date, Off (user selectable)
Image Play Single image, Thumbnails, Slide show, Movie Clip
Digital output connector: USB
Audio: Mono
Video output: NTSC, PAL (user selectable)
DC power input connector: 5.0V
Power Source
Included: CR-V3 battery
Optional: 2 x AA alkaline, Lithium, Ni-Mn, Ni-Zn, Ni-MH, Ni-Cd batteries
  Rechargeable Li ion battery: SLB-1437 or SBP-1103
  AC adapter
* Included battery may vary depending on sales region
Dimension (W x H x D) 105.5 x 54.6 x 38mm
Weight 165g (without batteries and card)
Camera Driver Storage Driver (Windows 98 / 98 SE / 2000 / ME / XP, Mac OS 9.x ~ 10.2)
Application MGI PhotoSuite, Digimax Viewer
System Requirements
For Windows
PC with processor better than MMX Pentium 233MHz (XP: Pentium II 300MHz)
Windows 98 / 98SE / 2000 / ME / XP
Minimum 32MB RAM (XP: 128MB)
140MB of available hard-disk space
USB port
CD-ROM drive
800 x 600 pixels, 16-bit color display compatible monitor (24-bit color display recommended)
For Macintosh
Power Mac G3 or later
Mac OS 9.x ~ 10.2
Minimum 64MB RAM
110MB of available hard-disk space
USB port
CD-ROM drive
QuickTime 4.0 or later for Movie Clip
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Samsung's Digimax V4 digital camera. Courtesy of Samsung, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Samsung's Digimax V4 digital camera. Courtesy of Samsung, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!

Original Source Press Release:


Samsung is set to create waves within the high resolution camera market, with the launch of the ground breaking new model, the Digimax V4.

The sleek and compact design of the V4 belies the fact that it is bursting with a range of features, making the V4 one of the most versatile cameras around. A high resolution 4 megapixel CCD produces vivid picture images and renders accurate colour tones.

The Digimax V4 boasts a high quality 3 x zoom Schneider lens (equivalent to 38mm - 113mm in 35mm format). A total 12 x zoom range is possible by using the 4 x digital zoom. Creative picture taking is easily possible by utilising the many manual settings available, such as aperture / shutter priority or fully manual exposure. You can even control focusing yourself. Exposure compensation is also possible allowing the user to change the exposure +/- 2 E.V. in 0.5 stop increments.

Customising your favourite settings is easily performed with the 'My Set' mode. Up to 9 different camera settings including image size, quality and ISO can be stored. This means that users can personalise the V4 and achieve the pictures they want with just one touch of a button.

The Digimax V4 is the only digital camera* in the world to be able to use 9 different power sources. These include AA alkaline, AA lithium, Mi-Nn,CR-V3, as well as rechargeable NI-MH , Ni-Cd, I-pack batteries, and AC Adaptor as well as the dedicated Li-on battery.

Other great features offered by the Digimax V4 include:

  • Designing your own loading screen
  • Enhanced movie function with sound
  • Voice memo & voice recording
  • One touch play back function, allowing instant recall of the last image taken even when the camera is turned off.
  • Macro mode - down to 6cm
  • Automatic and manual control of the high resolution TFT LCD monitor.
  • Recording images as JPEG (3 levels) or TIFF.
  • Playing back your pictures through a television (PAL / NTSC).
Whether you are new to digital photography or are looking to upgrade, the Digimax V4 is the perfect digital camera. The introduction of this highly specified and sophisticated digital camera makes a strong addition to the wide range of Samsung digital cameras. The line up goes from 1.3 megapixels to 4 megapixels thus appealing to all types of user, from first timers to experienced digital photographers. Comes with case, software etc, 32MB card.

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