Summary: I just got bought this camera for a present and was taken aback at the size of the zoom lense sticking out the front. I suppose I should have realised given that it was a 7x zoom, but the pictures on Amazon are cleverly taken directly from the front and back so there is no depth perception. I can't comment on the picture quality or noise as I'm intending to send it back and go for something a little more streamline.
Summary: If I'm honest I decided on this camera not only on its features but also on its design. It's a great looking camera and is extremely well built. It's solid, has a great feel and I was really attracted by the powerful optical zoom. However, after using the camera for a month or so and taking shots in all light conditions I was very unhappy with the quality of the pictures. The pictures weren't sharp and noise (speckling) was visible in excellent lighting conditions.
Summary: Pro's, this camera is very well built, loaded with every feature you could reasonably wish for, and the smart touch menu system works very well and is intuitive once you have learnt how to use it. Even the design is excellent. Very appealing. However be warned, knowing what I know now I would not recommend this camera because of one serious flaw. NOISE!!
Summary: Die Samsung NV7 verspricht tolle Fotos dank Profi Objektiv. Der Nachteil: Kamera ist klobig, Bedienungstasten kompliziert, Akkuverbrauch groß. Man erhält gute Fotos, aber nur dann, wenn man das richtige Programm wählt. Meine alte Canon IXUS 30 (Baujahr 2004 und immer noch so gut wie am ersten Tag) ist halb so klein, deutlich leichter und schießt auch im Automatikmodus brauchbare Bilder.