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Samsung's NV11 digital camera. Courtesy of Samsung, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. 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 Most signficantly, the NV10's 3x optical zoom lens has been replaced by a much more useful 5x zoom which is still branded as a Schneider-Kreuznach Varioplan, and has a 38 - 190mm equivalent zoom range, and a maximum aperture of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.

Samsung NV11
Samsung's NV11 digital camera. Courtesy of Samsung, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Camera TypeCompact
Model NumberNV11
Dimensions4.2 x 2.5 x 0.9"
107.0 x 64.0 x 22.0mm
Weight195.3 g
6.8 oz
Planned Price$399.99
Planned AvailabilitySpring 2007
Image Capture
Sensor Type1/1.8" CCD
10.30 megapixels (total)
10.10 megapixels (effective)
Aspect Ratio4:3, 16:9
Image Dimensions3648 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
LCD2.7", 230,000 pixels
Playback Zoom11.4x max
Lens TypeSchneider-Kreuznach Varioplan Zoom
5x optical zoom
Image StabilizationNo
Focal Length7.8 - 39.0mm (actual)
38 - 190mm (35mm equivalent)
Aperture Rangef/2.8 (wide) / f/4.4 (tele) - ???
Focusing RangeNormal: 33" - infinity (80 cm - infinity)
Macro: 0.4" - 61" (1 cm - 150 cm)
Shutter Speed15 - 1/2000 second
Exposure ModesAperture, Shutter, Manual
Metering ModesMulti-pattern, center-weighted, spot
Exposure Compensation+/- 2.0EV in 1/3EV increments
White BalanceImage Sensor - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom 1, Custom 2, Manual
Internal FlashModes: 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 ModesNight, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Biz, Close-up, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow
Digital Zoom1.0 - 5.0x
Self TimerYes, 2 or 10 seconds
Movie FormatAVI (MPEG-4) with audio
640x480 and 320x240
Max. frame-rate: 30 frames per second
Recording MediumSD/MMC, Built-in, SDHC
File SystemComplies with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF)
File FormatJPEG (EXIF 2.2)
VideoYes, NTSC / PAL switchable
ComputerUSB 2.0 Full (LOW) Speed
OtherDC Input
Battery TypeLithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Form FactorProprietary SLB-1137D
Product Bundle
SoftwareDigimax Master, Digimax Biz Reader, Adobe Reader, User Manual
Flash Memory20.0MB built-in memory
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliantYes
PictBridge CompliantYes
Internal MicrophoneYes
Internal SpeakerYes
Tripod MountYes
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Samsung's NV11 digital camera. Courtesy of Samsung, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!

Original Source Press Release:

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.


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