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Samsung Digimax NV8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and responsiveness. The image quality and performance also get good reviews, but the reliability and flash get negative views.

usability, performance, image quality, responsiveness, design

flash, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung Digimax NV8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 98 reviews)

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Samsung NV8


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Samsung NV8 Digital Camera


It's a very pretty little camera, but it is NOT 18.6mm thick.

is now selling for under £110.

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Samsung NV8


It's widely known that you can't judge a camera by its megapixels. Of course, that doesn't stop manufacturers and sales assistants pushing ever higher resolutions, but the truth is that cramming more pixels into a tiny sensor can bring more problems...

Smart compact with stunning image quality. Exceptional images, remarkable price.


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Samsung NV8 Digital Camera


This is the second offering I have seen in the Samsung NV range, the first the NV11 was wonderful but had one problem. Will this equally excellent picture and video taker have the same problem?

It is 9.5x6x2.5cm the last figure the width can increase by 2cm the Schneider 3x optical zoom is fully deployed. This is a touch screen camera and unlike the last NV this still came to me with the protective skin still in place over the TFT, this does...

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Samsung NV-8


This magnificently designed beauty is the latest addition to Samsung's NV series of digital cameras

New gen interface ; Looks great

Grainy images at high ISO levels

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Samsung NV8


The Samsung NV8 is an 8 megapixel point and shoot camera with a 3x optical zoom lens housed in a brushed black stainless steel body with a 2.5 inch touch screen LCD. The Samsung NV8 shoots at an ISO setting of up to 3200, has 14 scene modes, VGA movies...

The Samsung NV8 shoots at an ISO setting of up to 3200, has 14 scene modes, VGA movies (up to 30 frames per second) and 20 megabytes of internal memeory and has face detection and shake reduction technology

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Amazon review summary for Samsung Digimax NV8


alaTest has collected and analysed 22 user reviews of Samsung Digimax NV8 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

usability, performance, image quality, portability, battery


86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung NV8 Digital Camera - Black Metal Body (8MP, 3 x Optical Zoom)

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Samsung NV8: Great camera but comes with some considerable design flaws


A very nice looking camera with a solid, reassuringly heavy feel to it. It sits very comfortably in the hand, and is responsive and takes very good quality photos. Also available is a video mode, which allows continuous recording of high quality video....

Good quality photos, videos, looks good, feels good

No sound while zooming, poor flash design

Consumer review by:

Samsung NV8: Amazing camera


I purchased this camera in december 2008 for £100 as a christmas present for myself. I found the camera to be suprisingly compact compared to my previous nikon camea, this did not compromise on the usablilty though. The camera sits perfectly in the...

Excellent image quality, easy to use

Exposures are sometimes misjudged

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Samsung NV8 Digital camera - good snap-and-go


I bought this camera in January 2008, which was then priced at £129. It comes with all the needed accessories, a mini usb to usb connecting wire, which also doubles up as a wire for the plug adapter which can be used to charge from a socket. This...

Quick shooting on the go, Price

lousy build quality on flash flap


Product Specifications

For outstanding image quality NV8 features premium Schneider optics with a 3x optical zoom. On the back of the camera's brushed, stainless steel bodies, lies Samsung's Smart Touch user interface. Smart Touch enables easy navigation of the camera's comprehensive feature sets by simply sliding a finger across the control buttons positioned around the 2.5" LCD screen. The NV8 can also shoot at ISO 3200, and boast an improved Advanced Shake Reduction (ASR) feature as well as Samsung's new Auto Contrast Balance (ACB) and Image Noise Reduction modes. ACB automatically adjusts the brightness of subjects composed in harsh lighting, such as those that are back-lit, and the Image Noise Reduction helps limit the amount of noise in captured images, especially those shot at higher ISO settings. This camera features Samsung's Face Detection technology, which makes taking pictures of family and friends a snap. Samsung's Face Detection feature detects up to nine faces and automatically adjusts focus and exposure to ensure better composition and image quality.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Samsung SLB-0837

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / MultiMediaCardplus / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Back light / Beach/snow / Cafe / Children / Close-up / Dawn/dusk / Fireworks / Food / Landscape / Night portrait / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Sunset / Text


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-5.2
Max Focal Length:21.9mm
Min Focal Length:7.3mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens


Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.76"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.4 mm ( 1/1.76 ) / 14.4 mm ( 1/1.76" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:8.1Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI / MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:5
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Animation / Black & White / Blue / Custom Effect / Frames / Green / Negative / Red / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None