Samsung NV5

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ PhotoReview.AU (added on 24 April’07)

The Samsung NV5 basically has the same features and specifications to the Samsung NV7 OPS, only it does not have the CCD shift image stabilization (Optical Picture Stabilization) like the NV7. The Samsung NV5 is currently available in Europe/Asia/Australia only.

Samsung NV5

>> REVIEWS (last updated: 24.04.07)

PhotoReview.AU reviews the Samsung NV5 (rating: 8.5/10) and writes;
“The test camera’s performance was very similar to that of the NV7 OPS. Outdoor shots showed slightly elevated contrast and saturation, along with obvious coloured fringing. Imatest testing showed resolution to be slightly below expectations, with a decline at high ISO settings. Close-ups had plenty of detail and rich, pleasing colours. Digital zoom shots were less artefact prone than shots from the NV7 OPS.”

ImagingResource has a preview of the Samsung NV5;
“A 2.5″ LCD display takes up a fair amount of real estate on the back of the camera, and is surrounded by a whopping thirteen unmarked buttons that are accompanied by a graphical user interface on the LCD that guides you as to their functions.”


Image sensor: 5.76 x 4.29 mm CCD with 7.4 million photosites (7.2 megapixels effective)
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach Varioplan 6.3-44.7mm f/2.8-4.0 zoom (38-270mm in 35mm format)
Zoom ratio: 7x optical, up to 5x digital
Image formats: Stills – JPEG (Exif 2.2); Movies – AVI (MPEG4)/WAV
Image Sizes: Stills – 2688 x 2016, 1920 x 1440, 1024 x 768; Movies – 640 x 480, 320 x 240 at 30 or 15 fps
Shutter speed range: Auto – 1/1500 sec; Manual/S Mode – 15-1/1500 sec; Night – 6-1/1500 sec; Fireworks – 4 sec.
Image Stabilisation: ASR processing (ISO boost)
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2 EV in 1⁄ 3 EV steps.
Focus system/range: TTL AF/manual focus; range 80 cm to infinity; macro 10-80 cm; Super Macro 1-10 cm
Exposure metering/control: Multi, centre, spot metering; P, A, S, M plus 11 scene pre-sets
ISO range: Auto, ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1000
White balance: Auto, daylight, cloudy, fluorescent (x2), tungsten, Custom, Manual, Kelvin adjustment (8 steps)
Flash modes/range (ISO auto): Auto (with/without red-eye reduction), fill-in, slow synch, off; range 0.2-5.8 m
Sequence shooting: 2.5 fps normal; 7.5 fps M-Capture (up to 20 frames at 1024 x 768 pixel resolution)
Storage Media: 19MB internal memory plus SD/MMC expansion slot (up to 2GB)
LCD monitor: 2.5-inch TFT LCD (230,000 pixels)
Power supply: SLB-0837 rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Dimensions (wxhxd): 106 x 62.3 x 35.7 mm
Weight: 244 grams (without battery and card)

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