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Three new Samsung NV series additions

Jan 7, 2008 at 11:33 GMT

CES 2008: Alongside the NV24HD, Samsung also launched three new NV cameras without the high definition recording capability but featuring the latest processing technology for improved image quality and faster operation. First up is the NV40 - 10 megapixels and a 3x zoom are backed up with dual image stabilization. The display is a generous 2.5" and adapts to changing light conditions whilst the controls take the grid form known as 'Smart Touch'. The NV30 drops the pixel count to 8 million and omits the optical stabilization in favor of an all-electronic system. The 'baby' NV4 has a non-protruding 3x zoom lens and 8 megapixels and also uses a more conventional button arrangement. All three will be available from February 2008 priced at £149, £179 and £199 for the NV4, NV30 and NV40 respectively.

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Samsung extends NV Series with dual image stabilization

NV Series goes from strength to strength with launch of three stylish new digital compact cameras

6 January 2008 - Samsung Cameras, leaders in innovation and digital imaging, is building on the success of the groundbreaking NV Series with the launch of three new premium compact cameras. Continuing the winning combination of innovative technology and user-friendly features, the NV4, NV30 and NV40 also sport the stylish blue ring design which has become a trademark for Samsung quality and design.

All three new models in the NV Series include Samsung’s award-winning Smart Touch User Interface which has now been further enhanced for easy and convenient control – a gentle touch is all it takes to view your pictures, navigate menu items, or change the camera settings.

Samsung’s new NV models also include improved processing technology which allows faster operation of functions within the cameras' ultra-thin stylish bodies. Improved functions include dual image stabilization and improved noise reduction.

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.

“Samsung Cameras award-winning NV Digital Camera range has set the benchmark for quality and innovation. With new, improved image quality and enhanced features the NV4, NV30 and NV40 take the range to the next level. We are confident photographers of all levels will appreciate the addition of these three stylish models.” said Robert King, Commercial Director, Samsung Cameras UK.

NV40
The NV40 is a stylish 10 mega-pixel compact camera featuring Samsung’s improved processing technology and features such as a 3 x optical zoom lens, Advanced Shake Reduction (ASR) and Red-Eye Fix to deliver optimum image quality to all photographers. The sleek NV40 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. The NV40 boasts an intelligent 2.5” LCD screen which automatically detects environmental lighting and adjusts LCD brightness for optical image viewing. Whether you are inside or outside, the LCD automatically adjusts so there's no need to reset the menu and change the LCD brightness.

NV30
With 8 mega-pixels and high sensitivity ISO 3200, the NV30 provides brighter, sharper, more detailed images. Coupled with Samsung's unique Advanced Shake Reduction (ASR) system and an intelligent 2.5 LCD screen, the NV30 enables you to take clearer pictures indoors or in lower light conditions. The NV30 also features dual image stabilization for increased image quality and auto Red-Eye Fix technology. Like the rest of the NV range the NV30 boasts a smart touch user interface for a more intuitive and user-friendly handling. The NV30 comes complete with a rechargeable battery and can also be charged via USB.

NV4
Functioning as a high-resolution 8 mega-pixel digital camera, the NV4 is a stylish yet practical multi purpose device sure to attract the next generation of digital photographers. With both Advanced Shake Reduction (ASR) system and Red-Eye Fix technology, the NV4 will produce stunning results for photographers of all levels. The NV8 with 3 x optical zoom is encased in a thin body and boasts the stylish silver design. With its SRS sound effect function the NV4 also has powerful movie and music capabilities and a 2.5” LCD screen.

The NV4 is priced at £149, NV30 at £179 and NV40 at £199 and will be available from leading high street and online retailers from February 2008. All Samsung cameras have a two year warranty included. Customers requiring further information should call 00 800 122 637 27 or visit www.samsungcamera.co.uk

Samsung NV4, NV30, NV40 specifications

Samsung NV4
Samsung NV30
Samsung NV40
Sensor

• 1/2.5 " Type CCD
• 8.2 million effective pixels

• 1/2.5 " Type CCD
• 8.1 million effective pixels
• 1/2.33" Type CCD
• 10.5 million effective pixels
Image size 3264 x 2448 3264 x 2448 3648 x 2736
Movie clips • 800 x 592
• 30fps
• 640 x 480
• 30fps
• 640 x 480
• 30fps
Lens • 38-114mm equiv.
• 3x zoom
• 37-111mm equiv.
• 3x zoom
• 37-111mm equiv.
• 3x zoom
Image stabilization ASR (Electronic) ASR (Electronic) Dual Image Stabilization (Optical and Electronic)
Focus distance • 80 cm closest focus
• 1 cm macro focus
• 80 cm closest focus
• 5 cm macro focus
• 80 cm closest focus
• 5 cm macro focus
Metering • Centre weighted
• Multi Spot
• Spot
• Centre weighted
• Multi Spot
• Spot
• Centre weighted
• Multi Spot
• Spot
ISO sensitivity Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Exposure compensation -2EV - +2EV with 1/3EV steps -2EV - +2EV with 1/3EV steps -2EV - +2EV with 1/3EV steps
Shutter speed 15 sec - 1/2000 sec 4 sec - 1/1500 sec 4 sec - 1/1500 sec
White balance Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual
Self timer Yes Yes Yes
Flash anti red-eye, auto, fill in, off, slow flash anti red-eye, auto, fill in, off, slow flash anti red-eye, auto, fill in, off, slow flash
LCD monitor 2.5", 230,000 pixels 2.5", 230,000 pixels 2.5", 230,000 pixels
Connectivity USB 2.0, AV out USB 2.0, AV out USB 2.0, AV out
Storage SD card SD card SD card
Power • Li-Ion battery
• Charger included
• Li-Ion battery
• Charger included
• Li-Ion battery
• Charger included
Dimensions 94.5 x 57 x 17.5 mm (3.7 x 2.2 x 0.7 in) 94.5 x 59 x 18.8 mm (3.7 x 2.3 x 0.7 in) 94.5 x 59 x 18.8 mm (3.7 x 2.3 x 0.7 in)

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