Here are two more NV-series cameras from Samsung:
Samsung NV30 [specs]
- 8.1 effective Megapixel CCD
- F2.8-5.2, 3X optical zoom lens, equivalent to 37 - 111 mm
- 2.5" LCD with 230,000 pixels
- Optical image stabilization
- Same image processor, interface, manual controls, and face detection features
- VGA movie mode (30 fps) with sound
- 20MB onboard memory + SD/SDHC card slot
- Uses proprietary li-ion battery; no battery life info available
- Ships next month for $280
Samsung NV40 - changes:
- 10.5 effective Megapixel CCD
- Ships in March for $330
Samsung Broadens Award-Winning NV-Series With Two New Models
Las Vegas, NV (January 7, 2008) - Samsung is proud to introduce two new additions
to its award winning NV-Series of advanced point and shoot digital cameras
- the 8.1 mega-pixel NV30 and 10 mega-pixel NV40. In addition to featuring
elite NV-Series technology, such as the revolutionary Smart Touch user interface,
the NV30 and NV40 also incorporate a new DRIM Engine image processor, for enhanced
image quality and speed.
Combined with the cameras' premium 3x optical zoom
Schneider lenses, the new DRIM Engine yields outstanding image quality, producing
some of the sharpest, most clear and color accurate images available today.
The highest performing imaging sensor found in Samsung's extensive array of
digital cameras, the DRIM Engine also boasts a drastically improved shutter
lag, shot-to-shot time and processing speed.
The NV30's and NV40's Dual Image
Stabilization also adds to the shooting experience. Dual Image Stabilization
combines both Samsung's improved Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and Digital
Image Stabilization (DIS) modes. When selected, OIS and DIS work simultaneously
to provide blur-free images, no matter how shaky the user's hand may be.
is the next generation of Samsung's award-winning NV series of digital cameras," said
Stewart Henderson, Vice President Marketing, Samsung Opto-Electronics America. "NV
stands for New Vision, and the NV30 and NV40 are representative of the evolution
of what has become our highly-successful, flagship line. At Samsung, we strive
to deliver the most advanced, digital imaging solutions to consumers in products
that not only offer a stylish design but also deliver images of incomparable
Samsung's NV-Series raises the bar among the key players in this industry
and is sure to continue to be a formidable challenger to such photographic
brands' competitive offerings," concluded Mr. Henderson.
In keeping with
the NV-Series' philosophy of encouraging users to get the most out of their
camera's robust functionality, Samsung has included a new, secondary Photo
Style Selector (PSS) dial. Located on top of the cameras, opposite the standard
mode dial, which allows users to set the NV30 and NV40 to a designated shooting
mode, the new PSS dial represents a revolution in both design and functionality.
Empowering the shooter's thumb, the PSS dial brings a host of creative effects
to the fingertip, allowing the user effortless access to seven types of color
profiles, including Soft, Vivid, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm and Classic.
the back of the cameras' brushed black, stainless steel bodies, lies Samsung's
Smart Touch user interface. Smart Touch enables easy navigation of the cameras'
comprehensive feature sets by simply sliding a finger across the control buttons
positioned around the cameras' 2.5" LCD screens, which will automatically
brighten or dim depending on the current lighting situation. For reviewing
and sharing images with others, the NV30 and NV40 also feature an intuitive
Multi-Slide Show. With Mutli-Slide Show, end-users can playback their images
using five different slide transitions and can also have their images set to
scroll to the cameras' preloaded music or their own favorite MP3 files.
can also take advantage of advanced features such as Face Detection and Self
Portrait mode. Face Detection technology makes taking pictures of family and
friends a snap, as it detects up to nine faces and automatically adjusts focus
and exposure to ensure better composition and image quality. Self Portrait
mode is a unique functionality that takes the guessing out of taking a self
portrait. By utilizing Face Detection technology, the NV30 and NV40 automatically
detect the user's face, adjusts focus and exposure, and will only allow a photo
to be taken if the subject is centered in the frame. Additionally, with the
ability to shoot at ISO 3200 and 14 scene modes to choose from, including Night,
Portrait, Children, Landscape, Close-Up, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks,
Beach & Snow,
Cafe, Food, and Self Portrait, shooters can effortlessly adjust the NV30 and
NV40 and capture the best image possible in any setting.
The NV30 and NV40
also boast a Function Description feature. Designed to reduce the intimidation
factor of the cameras' various modes, the Function Description automatically
provides a brief and easy to understand description of each setting when scrolling
through the cameras' menus, helping the end-user determine which setting is
appropriate for their current shooting scenario.
These new NV cameras also
have the ability to record at VGA resolution (640x480) at a maximum frame rate
of 30fps. Shooters can also take advantage of the cameras' movie stabilizers
and 3x optical zooms while recording video and with Samsung's Successive Recording
mode, can pause, and then resume filming without having to save the clips as
NV30: $279 MSRP - Available February 2008
NV40: $329 MSRP
- Available March 2008