The rest were closely matched, but we liked the pictures coming from Samsung's SL820 most consistently.
This was a surprise, as it's not the marque we'd have guessed would come out on top before we started testing
The Samsung SL820 has the most solid feel here, and the most heft too.
Slip this cam into a tube sock and you'd have a particularly effective weapon that could then be used to document the resultant crime scene.
It features two standout specs, first and most important being a true 720p video mode, making it the cheapest cam in our test to break into the high-definition range. It also sports another sky-high ISO setting of 3200, and like the S630 you get a cropped resolution if you want to use it, but even then it sports far more grain than the Nikon.