Samsung released the Digimax S500, a 5 megapixel digital camera with 3x optical zoom and a spacious 2.4 inch LCD monitor. As with all recent Samsung digital cameras, the S500 features Auto Macro, to take close-up pictures automatically even if close-up mode is not set and high-speed USB 2.0 transfer rate to computers and printers at 480 Mbps. Movie clips can be recorded at 30 frames per second and 640 X 480 VGA resolution with sound.
I love my Samsung S500, when it works. I have taken it on numerous trips without problems and I have beautiful pictures to show for it. HOWEVER, I have had a number of problems with both the batteries and the lenses. The lense had a default from the beginning and to the credit of Samsung, they fixed it almost immediately and for free when I sent it back. My other problem with the batteries wasn't resolved as well. Originally when I got my camera, I could put any type of AA battery into it without … more