Express Review posted for Samsung NV3|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Tuesday, November 7, 2006 - 11:50 EST)
Samsung's NV3 is a striking compact digital camera that evokes both the retro look of a Leica rangefinder and the modernism of an iPod nano.
More than a camera, the Samsung NV3 doubles as an MP3 and video player that can handle text files, too. The Samsung NV3 even has stereo speakers and a headphones for enjoying movies and multimedia presentations; and you can still take pictures while doing any of these extra activities. They've put all that fun into an easily navigated menu system that relies on just a few buttons and a dial.
The NV3 is polite, elegant, poised, and classy like no other camera we've reviewed. Unfortunately, the NV3's image and video quality did not quite match up to other cameras in this category. And the proprietary connector on the bottom of the Samsung NV3 made battery charging and AV playback awkward.
While we can't put it at the top of the list for image quality, we can say that the Samsung NV3 is an impressive multi-purpose gadget that takes pictures, plays MP3s and videos, and is truly wonderful to hold and use. Samsung needs to step up the image quality to match some of its competitors, but in terms of design and build quality, it's the other camera companies that should take note. See our Express Review of the Samsung NV3 for more.