CES 2008: Samsung has announced its first camera capable of recording 720p HD video at 30 fps. The 10 megapixel NV24HD is happy to display images via HDMI or on its 2.5" OLED display and incorporates a combination of electronic and optical stabilization systems. ISO 3200 also makes an appearance as does local contrast control which aims to balance shadow and highlight detail. The Samsung NV24HD should be available from March for £249.

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Press release:

Samsung announces first High Definition Digital Camera

NV Series strengthened further with innovative HD technology

6 January 2008 - Samsung Cameras, leaders in innovation and digital imaging, is breaking new ground with the launch of its first HD digital camera. The Samsung NV24HD enjoys all the style and smart functionality of the rest of the NV range but boasts impressive high definition technology.

The 10 mega-pixel NV24HD enables users to record high definition videos for super sharp movie quality recordings. The camera’s High Definition Multimedia Interface and Consumer Electronics Control (HDMI) delivers crystal-clear images and movies via a single cable. Users can now experience their pictures on a big-screen LCD or plasma with superior HD quality. The NV24HD even comes with a remote control for use with compatible Samsung TVs – so you can control your photos as you watch them on the big screen.

720p resolution video can be recorded at up to 30 frames per second and can be easily viewed on the 2.5” AM-OLED Screen which has been specially designed to provide a faster response time, a wider viewing angle and higher image quality. The NV24HD also includes dual picture stabilization – by integrating both the optical picture and digital picture stabilization the user obtains vastly improved image quality and outstanding exposure without the blur.

Other features include faster Advanced Shake Reduction (ASR) to 0.7 seconds, advanced noise reduction which supports up to ISO 3200 and a local contrast control which enables the camera to compensate the brightness of a shadowed subject in backlit conditions for even better results.

“Samsung Camera's award-winning NV Digital Camera range has set the benchmark for quality and innovation. We are thrilled to take the range even further with the launch of the NV24 and its innovative HD capabilities. Photographers of all levels will now be able to create high-quality video recordings at the touch of a button.” said Robert King, Commercial Director, Samsung Cameras UK.

The NV24HD is priced at £249 and will be available from leading high street and online retailers from March 2008. All Samsung cameras also have a two year warranty included. Customers requiring further information should call 00 800 122 637 27 or visit www.samsungcamera.co.uk