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Samsung NV30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Samsung NV30. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The design and performance also get good feedback. There are some less positive reviews about the zoom and focus, and opinions are divided on the lens.

usability, performance, design, image quality, size

focus, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung NV30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung NV30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Samsung NV30 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the price and design are overall positive. The usability and image quality also get good comments. There are some mixed comments about the lens, while there are some critical views about the focus.

performance, image quality, usability, design, price

focus

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung NV30 Digital Camera - Black (8.0MP, 3x Optical Zoom) 2.5" LCDSamsung NV30 Digital Camera - Black (8.0MP, 3x Optical Zoom) 2.5" LCD

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : jonathanb (dcamerareview.com)

Samsung NV30

 

The Samsung NV30 is an 8 megapixel digital camera with a 3x Schneider-Kreuznach Varioplan branded optical zoom lens (37mm - 111mm). The NV30 features a lens with built in optical image stabilization as well as software based anti-shake technology …...

These new NV cameras also have the ability to record at VGA resolution (640×480) at a maximum frame rate of 30fps. Shooters can also take advantage of the cameras' movie stabilizers and 3x optical zooms while recording video and with Samsung's...

Mar, 2008

Recommended!

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung NV30

 

The latest NV compact packs in a lot of technology for the price.

The Samsung NV30 is a very nice little camera, but with a few limitations. It is very well made, handles well and performs quickly and reliably, with especially impressive low-light performance. Picture quality under most circumstances is very good,...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Samsung NV30 Digital Camera

 

Shape and size wise this is very similar to other offerings from the ‘NV' range previously reviewed. However this unit has not one wheel on the top but two enabling far more choices to be made quickly without delving.

The Samsung NV30 compact digital camera measures 9.5x6x2cm and uses the same system of grid buttons around the TFT to get to the various settings, strange initially but in fact far easier when you are used to it. The TFT is 5x3.8cm and to the right of...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Samsung NV30

 

The Samsung NV30 is an 8 megapixel digital camera with a 3x Schneider-Kreuznach Varioplan branded 3x optical zoom lens. The NV30 features a lens with built in optical image stabilization as well as software based anti-shake technology (for both movie...

The NV30 features a lens with built in optical image stabilization as well as software based anti-shake technology (for both movie and still images)

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Andy Shaw (webuser.co.uk)

Samsung NV30

 

Samsung has made some interesting interface innovations with this camera by introducing a dual dial system that gives you fingertip control of the colour of images...

Samsung has made some interesting interface innovations with this camera by introducing a dual dial system that gives you fingertip control of the colour of images as well as the more standard mode selection. Additionally, the screen on the back is...

Jul, 2003

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung NV30

 

Easy to use. Menu options not to difficult to find or change. Great for a novice. Lightweight.

Not found any as yet.

May, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung NV30

 

Small, lightweight, takes great pictures.

Perhaps too small for its own good as it is a bit fiddly.

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung NV30

 

easy to use, lots of different features that can be activated at the click of a switch. it can be as easy or as complicated a camera as you need it to be. also has a lcd screen, so you can see what the feature are, so no random clicking of switched...

pictures could be sharper in darker conditions

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung NV30

 

easy to use, lots of different features that can be activated at the click of a switch. it can be as easy or as complicated a camera as you need it to be. also has a lcd screen, so you can see what the feature are, so no random clicking of switched needed

pictures could be sharper in darker conditions

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (play.com)

Excellent

 

Our Canon IXUS 400 died after 5 years good service and after much online research I decided on the Sumsung NV30. It is Sumsung's high end digital camera (they do a whole range) and has won awards. It is simple to use and the quality for photos is great...

Dec, 2008
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Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1100
Battery performance:1100
Battery Type:SLB-1137D
Number of batteries supported:1

Camera

Camera playback:Single image, Slide show
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Custom color: Yes
Image editing:Resizing / Resizing, Rotating
Photo effects:Black&White, Sepia, Vivid
Saturation adjustment: Yes
Scene modes:Backlight, beach, Children, Close-up (macro), dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Sunset / Backlight, beach, Children, Documents, dusk, Landscape, Night, Portrait, self-portrait
Self-timer:10
Self-timer delay:10
White Balance:Auto / Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten / auto, Cloudy, custom modes, daylight, Tungsten / Auto, Manual

Design

Color of product:Black / Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.5

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / fill-in, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):19.7 - 98.4
Flash range (wide):19.7 - 177.2
Flash recharging time:5

Focusing

Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus / centre weighted auto focus, multi point auto focus
Auto Mode focusing range (tele):0.5 - infinity
Auto Mode focusing range (wide):0.05 - infinity
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):0.5 - 0.8 / 19.7 - 31.5
Macro focusing range (wide):0.05 - 0.8 / 1.97 - 31.5
Normal focusing range:0.37 - 1.11 / 14.6 - 43.7
Normal focusing range (tele):0.8 - ∞
Normal focusing range (wide):0.8 - ∞

Lens System

Digital Zoom:3 / 5
Focal length range (f-f):0.244 - 0.732
Optical Zoom:3 / 5

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 / 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto
Light exposure modes:Auto, Manual
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Internal memory:20
Maximum memory card size:8

Operational Conditions

Maximum operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 85
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.46 - 4.37
Audio recorder:Y
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera CCD sensor:Y
Camera shutter speed:1 - 1/1500
Compatible operating systems:Vista, Win 98/98SE/2000/ME/XP, MacOS 10.1 ~ 10.4 / Windows 98/ 2000/ ME/ XP/ Vista\nMacOS 10.1 - 10.4 / Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista\nMac OS 9.0 - 10.4
Date imprinting: Yes
Digital SLR: No
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.72 x 0.736 x 2.32 / 3.72 x 0.74 x 2.32 / 3.72 x 2.32 x 0.74
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.46 - 4.37
HDMI ports quantity:1
Memory Type:SD, SDHC, MMC
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Weight:249.8

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Samsung Master

Picture Quality

Image Sensor Size:1/2.5
Maximum image resolution:3264 x 2448
Megapixel:8.1
Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: Yes

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:200
Minimum processor:Pentium III 450MHz
Minimum RAM:128

Video

Maximum video resolution:640 x 480
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video compression format:AVI
Video formats supported:AVI
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.736 / 0.74 / 2.32
Height:0.74 / 2.32
Weight:4.64 / 4.69
Weight (imperial):0.29
Width:3.72