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Samsung NV100HD is a 14.7 megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera features 4x optical zoom (35mm film equivalent: 28~102mm) with dual IS, multi slide show with music and motion, Full HD for Still Image and movie, face detection, and a 3.0” Touch Screen with Smart Touch 2.0. The camera measures 94.9 x 59.5 x 19.9mm and weighs approx. 138 g (without battery and card).
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Samsung NV100HD Reviews
TrustedReviews reviews the Samsung NV100HD and writes;
“Samsung NV100HD could have been a great camera. It has a striking but practical design, solid build quality, a decent lens, a good range of features and excellent performance. The autofocus system works very well in low light, and the HD video mode is a nice bonus….”
TechRadar reviews the Samsung NV100HD and writes;
“It’s designed to look good on a night out and capture images to upload to social networking sites. As a photographic tool, it’s lacking.”
PhotographyBlog reviews the Samsung NV100HD and writes;
“NV100HD is not 100% perfect, but if for whatever reason you do feel you need a pocket camera with a huge resolution, for the money being asked it’s a reasonably sound option.”
CNET.asia reviews the Samsung NV100HD and writes;
“The NV100HD is a stylish point-and-shoot that has plenty of functions for shutterbugs who want everything, but we wished its image quality could be better.”
CNET.au reviews the Samsung NV100HD and writes;
“Colours have enough saturation and display a good tonal range across the spectrum. The white balance, in particular, did a good job in some tricky lighting situations…”
CNET.au compared the Samsung NV100HD to Canon SD990 IS/IXUS 980 and writes;
“In terms of features alone, the Samsung is the clear winner here. However, bringing image quality into the equation, the Canon wins by a substantial margin. “
CNETAsia reviews the Samsung NV100HD and writes;
“NV100HD’s performance was quite speedy in our evaluation, making this shooter suitable for those who want a camera that can be powered up fast for quick snaps.”
GoodGearGuide reviews the Samsung NV100HD and writes;
“A good, high-end compact camera, the Samsung NV 100 HD has a few image quality issues but they can be overlooked…Its price tag is perhaps a little high, but touch screens don’t come cheap.”
CNETUK reviews the Samsung NV100HD and writes;
“As long as you don’t set too much store by the 14.7 million pixels and HD movie mode, you will not be disappointed by the NV100HD. It looks great, handles well and has enough technology to impress even your geekiest mates. With super-fast AF and great colour rendition, it’s a perfect snapper”
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Samsung NV100HD Press Release
Samsung is breaking new ground with the launch of the world’s highest 14.7 megapixel 28mm Wide angle lens digital camera. The Samsung NV100HD continues the style and smart functionality of the NV range and boasts impressive high definition technology.
The new flagship of the NV range – the NV100HD has a world class 28mm Schneider Kreuznach Wide Angle Lens incorporated into its sleek body design and features Samsung’s intuitive Smart Touch 2.0 User Interface, Smart Touch makes it easier to navigate the cameras comprehensive set of features and with the ‘Matrix Menu’ users can now change functions even faster. Incorporating Smart Touch within a touch screen gives the user fast access to creative settings as well as intuitive control of images, for example, a simple X on the screen signifies delete.
The 14.7 megapixel NV100HD enables users to record high definition videos and super sharp movie-quality recordings. The camera’s High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) and Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) delivers crystal-clear images and movies via a single cable for ease of use. Users can now watch their movies and pictures on a big-screen LCD or plasma – with superior HD quality. Samsung’s Consumer Electronic Control (CEC) means that it is possible to control the NV100HD and compatible Samsung TVs with just one remote control.
720p resolution video can be recorded at up to 30 frames per second and is easy to view on the 3.0” hVGA LCD screen. This screen has been specifically designed with 460K pixels to provide more detail and sharper images to view. The NV100HD also includes Dual Image Stabilisation – by integrating Optical and Digital Image Stabilisation the user obtains vastly improved image quality and outstanding shots without the blur, even in low light conditions.
The NV100HD ultra-compact digital camera also features a highly sensitive ISO 3200 and Samsung’s Perfect Portrait System which contains a range of features; “Face Detection”, locates the subject’s face within the frame and automatically adjusts auto focus and auto exposure to ensure better composition and image quality for portraits; in “Blink Detection Mode” the camera will take a series of shots when closed eyes are detected, to ensure subjects are captured with their eyes open; in “Smile Mode” a picture is automatically taken when smiles are detected in “Beauty Shot” mode facial skin is retouched for a brighter and smoother skin tone.
“Thanks to the success of our award-winning NV range Samsung has achieved a number one position in the compact market. The NV100HD which has advanced features and a ground breaking Touch Screen Interface takes the success of NV into another phase” said Robert King, Director, Samsung Cameras UK. The NV100HD is priced at £229 and comes complete with a rechargeable battery system. It will be available from leading high street and online retailers from August 2008. All Samsung Cameras include a two year warranty. Customers requiring further information should call 0845 726 7864 or visit samsungcamera.co.uk