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Samsung NV30 8.1MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilization Zoom (Black)

4.5 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

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  • 8.1-megapixel resolution for high-quality prints up to 30 x 40 inches
  • 3x optical zoom; Dual Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection technology; Self Portrait mode
  • 2.5-inch LCD touch screen for easy control
  • Capture images to SD cards (not included)

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Black - Samsung NV 30 Black 8 MegaPixel 3X Optical 2.5" Intellegent LCD Optical Image StabilizationISO 3200 Smart Touch Face Detection Li-Ion Battery Digital Imge Stabilization

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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.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 3.7 x 0.8 x 2.3 inches
Item Weight 6.1 ounces
Shipping Weight 13.6 ounces
Item model number NV30
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4.5 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #59,827 in Camera & Photo
#5,637 in Camera & Photo > Point & Shoot Digital Cameras
Date first available at October 2, 2001

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I have had my Sony Cybershot DSC-W2 for a couple of years now and wanted something with more manual controls and higher resolution for cropping and enlarging images. I was wary of buying a camera other than a Sony because I have been extremely happy with the image quality from my previous Sony digital cameras, but the Samsung NV series were the only cameras with the specs I was looking for within my price range. The NV11 had been receiving rave reviews in MacWorld magazine for several months, so I thought I would check it out, but the NV30 was just released last month (April 2008) and came with optical image stabilization whereas the NV11 only boosted ISO to combat camera shake, creating more noise in the images. Since I did not need a 5x zoom, the NV30 did not disappoint with its 3x zoom and 8.1 megapixels (10 megapixels is starting to be overkill for a point-and-shoot in my opinion). At first I was disappointed because the LCD display does not do the initial images justice. I thought many shots were out of focus at first, but was pleasantly surprised when I downloaded and reviewed them on my laptop. The image quality is sharp, colors are great and noise is low through ISO 200. The video capture was definitely a step up as well. The Samsung NV interface is very intuitive and easy for anyone with the least bit of computer savvy. It is amazing the images that can be had from such a tiny camera/lens. Full manual controls and MANY easily reached scene modes make this a great all-around point-and-shoot for beginner or more advanced photographers. So glad I got this camera - well done Samsung!
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This is a neat little camera. I thought it was going to be a bit bigger but was surprised at how compact it was. (Not a bad thing). Takes pretty good pictures but shows up a little blurry on the LCD for some odd reason. Once the pictures were loaded to the computer, the image looked a lot better then on the LCD screen.

The zoom function is a little disappointing. At only 3x and 2x digital zoom. Pictures came out blurry with using max zoom. Also, the self-timer mode was also disappointing. The camera only uses led flashes to tell you went to get ready instead of both "led and audio beeps" to warn you.

Other than that, the camera is awesome for the price. Plenty of manual options for intermediated users and also has an AUTO mode for a quick point and shoot.

The rear controls takes some time to get use to, but after 30mins of playing with it, I got it down. Very nice user friendly controls. Works like a "touch-screen" but uses the sensors along the LCD to maneuver thru the controls.

The start-up time is pretty quick. I didn't time it but I can safely say it takes less then 1-2 seconds from pushing the power button and getting ready to take pictures.

Theres a couple of nice quick manuals features on the top left that lets you take black and white, vivid, etc etc. pictures. But I don't use it. I have a photo editing software to do all that. But its a nice quick feature for those who want to take pictures with a little effect to match the mood.

Has all the features you have come to known with a digital camera. This camera would be a perfect 5 if the zoom options were better (5x optical) and if the Self-Timer options had an audio warning options instead of LED flashes.
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I agree with everything that the previous reviewer said. The fuzziness of the previews is disconcerting at first. But if you zoom into an area, you can quickly see that the focus is actually crisp. I have no idea why the previews are so fuzzy.

I was looking for a "compromise" camera small enough to carry in a shirt pocket for snapshots during a trip or at a party. The three main features that attracted me to this model were: 1) a unique interface that quickly lets you access many specialized functions using a vertical and horizontal grid (great for people from an SLR background); 2) A very satisfying metal body and ergonomic feel, without being heavy; 3) a Schneider lens. Schneider isn't well-known in the USA, but they make many specialized lenses. Their enlarger lenses can be considered the "Leicas of the darkroom", so I knew I wouldn't be disappointed.

This is a very user-friendly and convenient camera that takes great photos.
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This is an awesome little camera. After a ton of research I was set on the NV10 but after I fond out that 10 megapixels can be too much I settled on the NV30. So I ordered it from here on Amazon. When I got it and opened it up the first thing I liked was how small it was. I thought it'd be bigger for some reason but it is definately great for pocket carrying. The camera also looks amazing and is nice and sleek. I love it and it takes great pictures.
- Pros: Small stylish look
Different scene modes are cool
Very easy to use
Tons of features
Photo editing right on there
Dual image stabilizer
Face Detection
Red eye removal
Awesome intuitive touch buttons
Very very fast startup

- Cons: When pics are edited it saves both the edited and the original'can be good thing tho
Could have more zoom but its fine

-Overall: Great! Awesome! Takes great pics, many features, best image stabilizer you can get (dual), everything you would want in a camera at a great price! Cant be beat!!

(some of my pictures are under the user images)
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