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               Product of the Month
March 2006 

by Linda A. Epstein


Samsung Digimax V700

The 7.1 Mega-pixel Samsung Digimax V700 is small enough to fit in a pocket and light enough to take anywhere you go. For those who us a Tablet PC without a SD slot the included USB cable allows you to transfer photos and movies from your camera to your Tablet PC quickly and easily.

Samsun Digimax v700 connected to the Fujitsu P1510d Tablet pc

While many of the camera manufactures no longer include a memory cad, Samsung still does.  Which means you have everything you need to start using your camera when you purchase it.   We found the V700 best suited for shooting outdoors, but this is not uncommon for small digital cameras.

V700 Top

This view from the top of the V70 includes the power button, Shutter button with jog dial , Mode Dial with icons for Auto, Program, Aperture priority , Shutter priority, MySet mode, Movie Clip mode, Scene mode

Rear view shows the Flash Indicator, Autofocus indicator, Delete button, ASL/ASM button, Album Button, 2.0-inch color LCD monitor,  multi function button, Zoom T button, Zoom W button, USB/AV connection terminal, DC input port, play mode button,

The 3x optical and 10x digital zoom (35mm film equivalent : 38~114mm) gives users the the versatility to take close ups as well distance shots with ease.

With out 10x zoom

Photo taken with 10x zoom fully extended



  • Effective 7.1 Mega PixelsStorm2
  • 30X zoom (3X optical,10X digital)
  • MPEG-4, VGA(640×480) size
  • 30 fps movie function
  • Movie clip stabilizer & Successive
  • recording
  • Special functions
    (Highlight, Composite,Photo Frame)
  • 11 kinds of various scene modes
  • Various Shooting Modes
    (Continuous, AEB, AFB)
  • World’s renowned Schneider Lens
  • USB 2.0, PictBridge
Additional features provided
   On top of all this, The Digimax V700 is equipped with world class Schneider Kreuznach optics to deliver clearer, sharper images. It additionally provides various useful functions such as My Set Shot mode for snapshots, voice recording of up to 1 hour, voice memo to record short voice messages onto pictures, and one-touch playback even when the power is off.  It also has an improved Graphic User Interface (GUI) with true-colour menu windows and menu settings that can be completed using the Move &; Set feature.  This gives the  user faster and easier menu navigation. All menu items are displayed in English for better accessibility

What's in the Box:

  • Samsung Digimax V700 Digital Camera
  • camera strap
  • SD Memory Card
  • Rechargable Battery
  • Battery CHarger
  • Software CD
  • AC cord
  • USB cable
  • AV cable
  • User Manual
  • Waranty Card

The included users manual give you diagrams and step by step instructions making set up and using the came fast and easy.   Once the battery was charged we were outside shooting photos in less than 2 minutes.

Thunders Storm Napping on his Toshiba M200 Tablet PC


Samsung V700 BlueSamsung V700 Wine
The V700 is available in 3 colors: Noble Wine, Indigo Blue and Milk Silver


  • Small
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to use
  • High-resolution 2.0-inch color LCD monitor
  • Comfortable to hold


  • Door for USB cable feels very flimsy
  • No dioptric adjustment for the optical viewfinder
  • Not as good as it should be indoors.

In Conclusion: 

A good choice for those who are uncomfortable with credit card size digital cameras, but want a small digital camera for outdoor use that has a 10x zoom in a lightweight package.


Please visit the links below for past products of the month, or take a look at the reviews accessories and software pages.

Previous Products of the month can be found at the links below 2004 Accessory of the Year- Oakley Thump
Ziplinq, Fujitsu Bump case, Franklin Covey Leather Case , Motion HardTop Keyboard Diskeeper Pro, SecuriKey Pro,  GoBinder 2005 Targus Rolling Backpack, Motion Field Case & Motion Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard, Casio EX Z50, OtterBox 4600, Xhifi Speakers, Targus Jackie Leather Tote , Zen Portable Media Center , Targus Accessories , Kingston's DataTraveler® II Plus - Migo Edition & 4-GB Kingston's DataTraveler Elite  Lowepro CompuRover AW Oakley Razrwire Oakley Thump 2  Samsung V700 DIgital Camera