Samsung DV300 Brief Review

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  • 16 megapixels CCD sensor
  • 5x optical zoom with 25mm wide-angle
  • Dual LCD (3-inch rear / 1.5-inch front)
  • 720p HD video with mono sound
  • WiFi enabled
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: 2012-01-26
  • Final Grade: 84 4.2 Star Rating: Recommended

4.2 Star Rating: Recommended
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Samsung DV300
16 megapixels CCD sensor; 5x optical zoom with 25mm wide-angle; Dual LCD (3-inch rear / 1.5-inch front); 720p HD video with mono sound; WiFi enabled; Optical image stabilization; Lithium-ion battery
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

The DV300 is yet another Samsung camera with two LCD screens, which they market as a self-portrait aid. The new model adds a bright animation that will, in theory, attract children's eyes so that they look at the camera. Gimmicks aside, the DV300 otherwise sits as an average consumer model with a price point just a touch larger than it should be. Feature standouts include WiFi and a 5x zoom with a fast f2.5 at the wide end.

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