We have four new Samsung digital cameras from the NV-series coming up today! The good news? Samsung has shown some megapixel restraint! Let's take a look!
Thanks to the Imaging Insider for the updates live from CES 2008!
Meet the Samsung NV24HD (starts at 24mm wide!)
Samsung had to jump to the high def video bandwaqgon, and the NV24 is the one that does it. Despite the 24 in its name, it records at 30fps 720p video and has a 10mp sensor. It also has a 2.5" OLED display (organic LED) which created a buzz a few years ago but never quite made it into digicams. Is this a new trend?
So what's the 24 you ask? It starts at 24mm! That's right! Now that's what I call wide! It features a 24-86mm equivalent lens with optical stabilization.
IT also features some form of "optical stabilization". No details on the lens yet!
On the gadgety front, it comes with a remote that interoperates with Samsung TVs ("appliance maker!" will scream the traditional SLR manufacturers), and HDMI
USA price is $300 (Amazon pre-order) and the UK price: 250 pounds (March 2008) (list price is $300)
Meet the Samsung NV40
This is a 10mp camera with a 3x optical zoom with some form of "optical stabilization", with a 2.5" LCD, SD/MMC, LiIon, and Samsung NV-style and NV-interface (they call it "smart touch").
Meet the Samsung NV30
This is an 8mp camera with a 3x optical zoom, with some form of "optical stabilization" as well, and similarly spec'ed to the NV40.
Meet the Samsung NV4
As the model name suggests, this is the folded optics ultracompact bijou replacement of the Samsung NV3.
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