Samsung's 8.1-megapixel NV30 features elite NV-Series technology, such as the revolutionary Smart Touch user interface, and also incorporates a new DRIM Engine image processor, for enhanced image quality and speed. Combined with the NV30's premium 3x optical zoom Schneider lens, the new DRIM Engine yields outstanding image quality, producing some of the sharpest, most clear and color accurate images available today. As 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 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.
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 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.
On the back of the NV30's brushed black, stainless steel body lies Samsung's Smart Touch user interface. Smart Touch enables easy navigation of a comprehensive feature sets by simply sliding a finger across the control buttons positioned around the camera's 2.5-inch LCD screen, which will automatically brighten or dim depending on the current lighting situation. For reviewing and sharing images with others, the NV30 also features an intuitive Multi-Slide Show. With Multi-Slide Show, you can play back images using five different slide transitions, and can also have images set to scroll to preloaded music or your favorite MP3 files.
You 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 automatically detects the subject'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, Café, Food, and Self Portrait, shooters can effortlessly adjust the NV30 and capture the best image possible in any setting.
The NV30 also boasts 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.
The NV30 digital camera also has the ability to record at VGA resolution (640x480) at a maximum frame rate of 30fps. Shooters can also take advantage of the camera's movie stabilizer and 3x optical zoom while recording video and with Samsung's Successive Recording mode, pause, and then resume filming without having to save the clips as individual files.