Samsung NV10 Review
Back in July Korean giant Samsung announced a new series of cameras, the NV (New Vision) range that finally, firmly put the 'cheap n cheerful' plastic camera image behind them with three new all-black, all-metal models packed with features and genuinely desirable designs. The ultra-slim NV10 sits in the middle of the range and sports a 10MP CCD, 3x Schneider-branded optical zoom and a surprisingly sophisticated feature set. It also debuts Samsung's innovative new 'Smart Touch' user interface and control system, designed to replace pages and pages of menus with two strips of touch sensitive soft keys that offer direct access to almost all the camera's many features and options. We thought we'd find out if Samsung has finally caught up with the big boys in the digital camera market, or if the NV range is a mere case of style over substance. We'll start as usual with the headline features:
- 10.3 megapixel CCD
- 35-105mm equiv. (3x) Schneider-KREUZNACH zoom
- Program, Auto, Manual and Scene exposure modes
- ISO 100-1000
- Advanced Shake Reduction DSP
- In-camera special effects and editing of saved images
- Auto Exposure Bracketing
- 4cm Macro mode
- MPEG-4 (DiVX) VGA movie mode
- Only 18.5mm thick
- Optional docking cradle and remote control
|Street price|| US: $340
|Body Material||Metal and plastic|
• 1/1.8 " Type CCD
• 3648 x 2736
• 640 x 480 @ 30fps / 15fps
|File formats||• JPEG
• Exif 2.2
• DPOF 1.1
• AVI MPEG-4
• 35-105mm equiv
|Image stabilization||Advanced Shake Reduction (ASR)|
|Digital zoom||up to 5x|
|Focus||TTL auto focus|
|AF area modes||Center focus only|
|AF assist lamp||Yes|
|Focus distance||• Normal: 80cm - infinity
• Macro: 4cm - 80cm (wide) 50cm - 80cm (tele)
• Auto Macro: 4cm - infinity (wide) 50cm - infinity (tele)
• Center weighted
|ISO sensitivity||• Auto
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1000
|Exposure compensation||• +/- 2EV
• in 1/3 EV steps
• Auto: 2-1/1500 sec
|Scene modes|| • Night
• Beach & Snow
|Self timer||• 2 or 10 sec
• Double self timer 10 & 2 sec
• Optional Remote Control
|Image parameters|| • Effect: Normal, B&W, Sepia, Red, Green, Blue, Negative, RGB Composite, Highlight, Frame
• Sharpness: Soft, Normal, Vivid
• Auto & Red-eye reduction
• Slow sync
• Flash off
• Range: Wide: 0.4m-3.2m, Tele: 0.5m~1.8m
|LCD monitor||• 2.5-inch TFT
• 230,000 pixels
|Connectivity||• USB 2.0
• NTSC, PAL
• DC in
|Print compliance||• EXIF 2.2
• DPOF 1.1
• PictBridge 1.0
|Storage||• MMC / SD card compatible
• 19 MB internal memory
|Power|| • Rechargeable battery SLB-0837(B)
• AC adapter
• Optional cradle
|Weight (inc batt)||148.7 g|
|Dimensions||96.5 x 60 x 18.5 mm (3.8 x 2.3 x 0.7 in)|
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