Excerpt: Sleek, sexy, stylish... not words you often hear when talking about compact digital cameras. But hear them you will if you take Samsung's NV11 out to take pictures. Samsung's NV line certainly looks good, and the NV11 looks just as stylish as its siblings in the line. How do the images that come out of it compare to its flashy exterior?
Conclusion: Samsung NV11 digital compact camera The Samsung NV camera series is a luxurious collection of design cameras with which it follows in the footsteps of, for instance, Canon with its IXUS series. The Samsung NV11 is a top model from the series and offers just a little more of everything; there is not only the fully automated operation, but the user (experienced photographer) has also the possibility to be creative by means of the manual setting options.
Excerpt: Compared to NV10, the new Digimax NV11 from Samsung has 5x optical zoom instead of 3x, a larger LCD, and 20% more battery life (up to 220 shots). The body design is not the most impressive on the market these days, but I’ll suppose this is the last thing that matters on a solid 10MP compact with full manual controls.
Summary: You get a sense that Samsung's Digimax NV11 is different just from looking at its black, sculpted body. And there's plenty to back up this impression once you get under the hood, starting with Samsung's innovative Smart Touch control system.
Excerpt: The NV11 ($329) is the latest and greatest in Samsung's high-end
NV-series of digital cameras. It builds on the NV10 (introduced in 2006),
adding a more powerful zoom lens (5X vs. 3X) and a larger LCD (2.7" vs.
while improving battery life by over 20%. Everything else is more-or-less these
same: the NV11 (which is built like a brick) has a 10MP CCD, full manual
controls, VGA and Samsung's unique Smart Touch interface (more on that later).
Pros: Stylish design, built like a brick, 5X zoom in a relatively small package, Large, high resolution 2.7" LCD display (though see issues below), Unique user interface (though see below), Full manual controls, Powerful flash, Advanced Shake Reduction works as advertised, if you don't mind the extra wait, Fun special effects, plenty of scene modes, Nice movie mode; optical zoom can be used during recording (though sound recording is muted), Optional remote control, USB 2.0...
Cons: Soft images with noise reduction artifacts, even at ISO 80, Redeye a big problem, even with in-camera removal tool, Poor white balance performance under artificial light, Awkward user interface can be frustrating; sometimes too sensitive, other times not sensitive enough; simple tasks take too long to accomplish, Low light LCD visibility could be better, No optical viewfinder, Mediocre continuous shooting modes; LCD blackout for the two fastest options, Face detection...
Excerpt: Samsung Camera Companys NV11 sits at the top of the company's NV line of cameras. It is a 10.1 megapixel digital camera that features a 5X optical zoom with a 2.7-inch color TFT LCD viewfinder. It captures images to internal memory or SD cards via a Schneider Kreuznach Varioplan f.28-f4.4, 7.8-23.4mm (38-190mm 35mm equivalent) zoom lens.
Conclusion: There are a lot of points I like about the Samsung Digimax NV11. The photos it takes are eye catching when it comes to sharpness. I also like the colours the camera produces. It also offers manual controls for a reasonable price. If you are looking for a camera with that bit more to offer than a standard digital camera then this one is worth a close look.
Pros: Sharp photos - looks good - feels good it the hand - large LCD screen - after photo effects
Cons: Wide angle photos - shutter lag can be a problem from time to time
Excerpt: There’s a 5x optical zoom covering 38-190mm, though there is no optical or CCD-shift image stabilisation. Instead, the NV11 uses ASR (Anti Shake Reduction), an in-camera process that interprets sharpening and colour information and can only be used on its own specific setting, not in shutter or aperture priority, manual or scene modes.