Samsung NV7 OPS 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 unusually proportioned NV7 OPS sits at the top of the range and sports a 7MP CCD, 7x Schneider-branded zoom (38-270mm equiv.), CCD-shift stabilization and a surprisingly sophisticated feature set. It also shares (with the NV10 reviewed recently) 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. The NV7 OPS offers a fairly unique feature set for a camera of this size, but previous Samsungs have failed to offer quite the image quality needed to propel them into the big league. Lets find out if the NV7 OPS is the camera to break the mould, starting as ever with the headline features:
- 7.4 megapixel CCD
- 38-270mm equiv. (7x) Schneider-KREUZNACH zoom
- Program, Auto, Manual, Aperture & Shutter Priority and Scene exposure modes
- ISO 100-1000
- Advanced Shake Reduction DSP
- In-camera special effects and editing of saved images
- Auto Exposure Bracketing
- 1cm Super Macro mode
- MPEG-4 VGA movie mode
- 43mm filter thread
- Optional docking cradle and remote control
|Street price|| US: $305
• 1/2.5″ CCD
• 3126 x 2345
• 640x480, 320x240 (3X Optical zoom and Mute in Zooming)
|File formats||• Still Image : JPEG (DCF)
• Movie : AVI (MPEG-4)
• Audio : WAV
• 38-270mm (equiv.), 7x optical
|Image stabilization||Yes (CCD Shift-type)|
|Digital zoom||up to 5x|
|Focus||• TTL auto focus
• Manual focus
|AF assist lamp||yes|
|Focus distance||• Normal : 80cm - infinity (Wide), 2.0m - infinity (Tele)
• Macro : 10cm - 80cm(Wide), 60cm - 2.0m(Tele)
• Auto Macro : 10cm - Infinity (Wide), 60cm - Infinity (Tele)
• Super Macro : 1cm - 10cm (Wide only)
• 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 ~ 1/2000 sec
|Aperture||F2.8 ~ F3.7|
• Program AE
|Scene modes|| • Night
• Beach & Snow
|Self timer||• 2 or 10 sec
• Double self timer 10 & 2 sec
|Image parameters|| • Effect: Normal, B&W, Sepia, Red, Green, Blue, Negative, RGB Composite, Highlight, Frame
• Sharpness: Soft, Normal, Vivid
|Flash||• Built-in pop up flash
• Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off,
• Range 0.2m~3.0m(Wide), 0.2m~2.3m(Tele)
• Recharging Time Approx. 5 sec.
|LCD monitor||• 2.5-inch TFT
• 230,000 pixels
|Connectivity||• Digital output connector : USB 2.0
• Audio : Mono
• Video Out : Pal & NTSC (user selectable)
• DC power input connector : 24pin Connector
|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 (860mAh)
• Adaptor : SAC-45, SUC-C2
• Cradle : SCC-NV1 (Optional)
• Optional remote control
* Included battery may vary depending on sales region.
|Weight (no batt)||245.2g (without battery and card)|
• 106 X 62.3 X 20.9mm (4.2 X 2.5 X 0.8 in)
|Waffles with fruits by Coolinarka|
from Food photography (desserts)
|Vestrahorn Frozen Reflection by Will B Milner|
from Ice cold
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