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Samsung IT100 Digital Compact Camera

I’ve had this digital compact camera from Samsung since June but forgot to publish a review. It was just good timing since today I got to use the HD recording capabilities of the Samsung IT100 and posted it on YouTube.

samsung it100

The Samsung IT100 is mostly made up of stainless steel with a metal plating for a solid look that’s both functional yet sturdy. It has a 28mm wide-angle lens and a 5x optical zoom to cover the needed distance when shooting.

The camera has a large 3-inch LCD screen so you can get a better preview of photos and it can also be hooked up to an external display (like an HDTV) via an HDMI port. Despite its compact size, the device is a little heavy due to the stainless steel casing.

samsung it100

Samsung IT100
12.2 megapixel
28mm wide angle
5x Optical Zoom Lens
Dual Image Stabilization (Optical IS + Digital IS)
3″ LCD display
lens: f = 5 ~ 25mm (35mm film equivalent : 18~140 mm)
1/2.33″ (~ 1.09cm) CCD

This camera also features an optical and digital image stabilization so shots are more stable and images are sharper. This functionality reduced blurred images resulting from shaky hands. The use of both the digital and the optical image stabilization will work great under low light conditions if the built-in flash is not used.

samsung it100 samsung it100 samsung it100 (Sample shots: click on thumbnail to see larger version. Photo quality is not very impressive but the HD video is really good.)

The Samsung IT100 comes with an array of automatic controls, including Smart Auto, which assesses environmental conditions and select the most appropriate mode from any one of 11 scene modes of the camera. Samsung include their own proprietary Smart Album program that organizes photos and videos. Other automatic features include Beauty Shot, Face Detection, Blink Detection, and Smile Shot.

samsung it100

On top of still images, the Samsung IT100 can also take high definition videos at a resolution of 720p at 30 frames per second. Storage is available via an SD card (built-in storage is just 70MB).

The 5x optical zoom and 720p high-definition video recording was put to the test this afternoon when I was shooting the flood in my area (the video here was shot in 480p only though but click on the HD control button).

It also has a nice new feature called the Recycle Bin where you can retrieve images or videos that have accidentally been deleted. The camera comes in black, blue, red and silver colors and retails for about Php18,000+ in stores.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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18 Responses

  1. Slymedia says:

    Grabe ang ulan, grabe ang baha :-(

  2. wenker says:

    so..pag nazozoom di cya nkakasagap ng sounds ^_^…
    pero astig malinaw

  3. ang linaw ng kuha….. ilang MB ang isang pic?

  4. olopsman says:

    cons nga e nawawala audio pickup sa zoom in and out. how does it compare kaya sa recording ng HD on sony cybershot t500.

  5. mhon_LACA says:

    sir yuga….
    trabaho parinkahit bumabagyo ah…


    lakas ng signal ng SMARTBRO(Ken) ko maghapon kahit kasagsagan ng malakas na bagyo dito sa Bulacan…
    kahit napakalakas ng hangin.

    kaya di talaga ako naniniwala sa sinasabi nila na humihina ang signal pag malakas lang ang hangin. Balita ko kasi brounout sa ilan area dito malapit samin sa Bulacan. Siguro kaunti lang ang nakakagamit ng Smartbro connection kaya malakas signal ng mga gumagamit, pero pag di umuulan lagi ako unstable connection every morning…


  6. Rome says:

    Sir Yuga,

    Pa-review nyu na rin po yung handheld/portable camcorder ng Kodak.. yung Kodak Zi8… at saka, meron na po ba nun sa Pinas??

  7. jill says:

    This may sound rather blunt, but please indulge me. How does Samsung compare to Sony when it comes to cameras? Please reply to my email (sorry, Samsumg).

    I’m saddened from what you have experienced there in the metropolis, all that flooding. I hope things are getting better now. We have intermittent rain here in Davao City, but not quite like what you have experienced there. Keep on.

  8. bibim says:

    what is the output format of the video? is it in avi or mov?

  9. Adrian says:

    I’am going to buy this camera now, it takes awesome pictures. Really sorry for what has happened here I know people here in Canada that work with me, that have parents in Milna that have been wiped out, they lost there home (floated away in the floods) she is very upset for them.. Maybe set up a charity website for the viticms? Maybe you have a paypal account?

  10. Noel says:

    Kawawa na naman ang pinas, di na tayo maka ahon ahon, anyway I like the outcome of the camera being used here, it can capture HD(720) you said,but not quite, you can still have up to 1920×1080…hope to hear samsung to have this soon.

  11. Hi. I must just say I like your blog very much. I’m trying to be a good photographer and wonder if its possible to be professional relying only in digital photography?

  12. Ada says:

    How much does Samsung IT100 costs now? and what the best place can I find it to buy it? Thanks. I’ve been searching for the location that offer best price as well

  13. Ada says:

    saan po ba makakabili ng Samsung IT100? 2 days na ako nagiikot sa mga malls puro wala. tulong po…

  14. Ada says:

    i sent an email to samsung support to ask the location of the retailer(s) where I can buy this Samsung IT100. Unfortunately, based from the reply I received from them, this model is an obsolete product already.

    Sir (abe), baa pwede ibenta mo nalang sa akin ung cam mo. thanks

  15. edward says:

    the problem with samsung cameras is the audio stops when zooming while recording video! It really sucks!

  16. HCG diet says:

    Thanks for this great information! I really appreciate this. I actually let my husband have a look and he posted a link to it on his blog :)

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