Original Source Press Release:
Samsung: 10mpix, 5x zoom digicam|
(Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 08:38 EST)
In the runup to this year's PMA show, Samsung Opto-Electronics has unveiled a new digital camera for its NV-series.
The Samsung NV11 digital camera derives a resolution of ten megapixels from a 1/1.8" CCD imager, and couples this with much of the feature set from last year's NV10 model, but with some interesting changes. Most signficantly, the NV10's 3x optical zoom lens has been replaced by a much more useful 5x zoom which is still branded as a Schneider-Kreuznach Varioplan, and has a 38 - 190mm equivalent zoom range, and a maximum aperture of f/2.8 at wide angle, or f/4.4 at telephoto. The other main change is the use of a 2.7" LCD display that dominates the back of the camera, in place of the 2.5" display in the NV10. This is surrounded by a whopping thirteen unmarked buttons that are accompanied by a graphical user interface on the LCD that guides you as to their functions. Twelve scene modes should help make the camera approachable for beginners. Images are stored on SD / MMC cards, or in 20MB of built in memory, and power comes from a Lithium Ion rechargeable battery.
The Samsung NV11 ships this Spring priced at $399.99.
|Dimensions||4.2 x 2.5 x 0.9"|
107.0 x 64.0 x 22.0mm
|Planned Availability||Spring 2007|
|Sensor Type||1/1.8" CCD|
10.30 megapixels (total)
10.10 megapixels (effective)
|Aspect Ratio||4:3, 16:9|
|Image Dimensions||3648 x 2736 (10.0 megapixels)|
3648 x 2432 (8.9 megapixels)
3136 x 2352 (7.4 megapixels)
3648 x 2056 (7.5 megapixels)
2688 x 2016 (5.4 megapixels)
2240 x 1680 (3.8 megapixels)
1024 x 768 (0.8 megapixels)
|Image Preview / Review|
|LCD||2.7", 230,000 pixels|
|Playback Zoom||11.4x max|
|Lens Type||Schneider-Kreuznach Varioplan Zoom|
5x optical zoom
|Focal Length||7.8 - 39.0mm (actual)|
38 - 190mm (35mm equivalent)
|Aperture Range||f/2.8 (wide) / f/4.4 (tele) - ???|
|Focusing Range||Normal: 33" - infinity (80 cm - infinity)|
Macro: 0.4" - 61" (1 cm - 150 cm)
|Shutter Speed||15 - 1/2000 second|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture, Shutter, Manual|
|Metering Modes||Multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot|
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 2.0EV in 1/3EV increments|
|White Balance||Image Sensor - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom 1, Custom 2, Manual|
|Internal Flash||Modes: Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off , Red-eye Fix|
Range: 0.3 - 4.9m (Wide), 0.5 - 3.0m (Tele)
|Scene Modes||Night, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Biz, Close-up, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow|
|Digital Zoom||1.0 - 5.0x|
|Self Timer||Yes, 2 or 10 seconds|
|Movie Format||AVI (MPEG-4) with audio|
640x480 and 320x240
Max. frame-rate: 30 frames per second
|Recording Medium||SD/MMC, Built-in, SDHC|
|File System||Complies with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF)|
|File Format||JPEG (EXIF 2.2)|
|Video||Yes, NTSC / PAL switchable|
|Computer||USB 2.0 Full (LOW) Speed|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion rechargeable|
|Battery Form Factor||Proprietary SLB-1137D|
|Software||Digimax Master, Digimax Biz Reader, Adobe Reader, User Manual|
|Flash Memory||20.0MB built-in memory|
|Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliant||Yes|
|Samsung Unveils the NV11|
10 Mega pixel Model is the Fourth in Samsung’s Flagship NV Series
January 30, 2007 – Samsung Camera today unveiled the newest addition to its groundbreaking NV series of advanced point & shoot digital cameras – the NV11. Representing the latest in intelligent camera design, the NV11 is the fourth product from Samsung to carry the NV brand, and it offers the same unique blend of style and technology that has set its predecessors apart from the field. The NV11 features a premium Schneider lens, as well as Samsung’s intuitive Smart Touch user interface which enables easy navigation of the camera’s comprehensive feature set by simply sliding a finger across its control buttons positioned around the 2.7” high definition LCD. Discerning photographers and tech enthusiasts will immediately recognize these two features as being among the hallmarks of the NV Series, along with the brushed black, stainless steel body and trademark Samsung blue ring located around the lens barrel.
The 10 mega pixel, 5x optical zoom NV11 has 1600 ISO high-sensitivity and features Samsung’s proprietary ASR image stabilisation system which helps to capture the best possible images even in dimly lit conditions. All images captured on the NV11 can be viewed in dramatic clarity on the camera’s 2.7” LCD.
The NV11 is also equipped with Samsung’s Face Recognition technology, which detects a subject’s face, and automatically adjusts auto focus and auto exposure to ensure better composition and image quality in portraits and other shots featuring people. The AF function instantaneously recognises the faces of subjects and accurately focuses on them. The AE function then takes over, setting the appropriate exposure to ensure the highest image quality.
Capturing moving pictures is made simple with the NV11 which is able to take 30 frames per second in TV quality MPEG-4 VGA format for crisper, richer images.
The striking new Samsung NV11 will have an MSRP of $399.99 and will be available in North America in Spring 2007.
Samsung Opto-Electronics America, Inc., Secaucus, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd., Sungnam Kyungki-Do, Korea. Samsung Opto-Electronics markets a full line of auto focus cameras, zoom and digital cameras for the amateur as well as the professional under the Samsung brand name.