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alaTest has collected and analyzed 276 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the screen and usability are on the whole positive. The design and image quality are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the focus and flash. Reviews about the image stabilizer and reliability are different.

portability, image quality, design, usability, screen

low-light, size, features, flash, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the SAMSUNG NV 24HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung NV24HD


The 10.2-megapixel Samsung NV24HD is a point-and-shoot for camera enthusiasts. Its retro, all-black look gives it the appearance of an old-school film camera, but it houses some very advanced features. The NV24HD has a vivid AMOLED (active-matrix...

The AMOLED screen is fantastic. Records HD video (720p at 30 frames per second). HDMI-out (via proprietary cable)

Intimidating interface. Indoor shots with flash underwhelm. Feels bulky in the hand

People looking for a basic camera won't enjoy the 12 buttons, 2 dials, and retro feel, but those who like to tinker will enjoy all the features of this 10.2-megapixel HD camera.

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Samsung NV24HD Review


At one time you wouldn't readily have considered the Samsung brand for a stills camera, but it has achieved considerable mass market success probably due more to a carpet bombing of competitively priced product than technological breakthroughs or...

Samsung's aggressive marketing pushes can't disguise the fact that, in spite of the gimmicks, at the compact level it has consistently delivered fairly average products. By contrast its DSLRs are great, though its partnership with Pentax undoubtedly...

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Samsung NV24HD Review at PhotographyBLOG


At the point and shoot level there are more reliable alternatives for its price and headline specification. However, the Samsung NV24HD's more esoteric features – including the funky photo styles, placed right at the fore of its operation – are indeed...


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Samsung NV24HD -


As we get ourselves embroiled in the world of high definition, here's one more to get you reacquainted with the HD realm: the Samsung NV24HD.

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Samsung NV24HD


Love the wide 24mm lens and the AMOLED screen. The build of this camera is top notch. Does not have the plastic feeling of most point and shoot cameras. The recording on HD is incredible and for $200 USD, it was a great deal. Only wish that Samsung...

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Samsung NV24HD


I bought this after months of trying to find a point & shoot camera with the option to trigger it by wireless remote. I never thought of Samsung but this camera has everything I needed: - You can trigger it by remote - It has a 24mm wide lens (there...

bad lens flare ; the sound loss on zooming ; noise is noticeable but not as bad as others in its class

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Samsung NV24HD


pro's: 24mm zoom;hd(720p)video;amoled;very good definition of the images con's: smart touch;only x3.6 zoom


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Samsung NV24HD


Had been using a Casio S700 for nearly 18 months; which packed up due to sand in the lens. I moved to a Kodak v1253 after that, and that died within 3 months - never buy Kodak again. The trend here, is small form factor cameras that shoot acceptable...

Loss of audio while zooming. - High pitch beep while recording video with OIS. - Soft lens at the edges at 24mm. - Noise reduction is fairly severe (pixel peepers beware, mere mortals it'll be fine). - Needs post processing to get the best PQ (but what...

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Samsung NV24HD


I own a Canon S3, and i bought the NV42 because i needed a smaler camera to take everywhere (S3 an excellent camera, but a little bulky), and this one fits in any pocket. Construction is very good, very fast and responsive, handles low light...

Heat from the battery after prolonged use. Doesn´t burn, but it´s a litle unconfortable ; Image quality could be a little better (color and sharpness) ; Sound in movies

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Amazon review summary for SAMSUNG NV 24HD


alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 user reviews of SAMSUNG NV 24HD from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

portability, image quality, performance, usability, lens

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung NV24HD 10.1MP Digital Camera with 3.6x Optical Ultra Wide Image Stabilization Zoom (Silver)

Product Specifications

The elegant 10.2 mega-pixel NV24HD represents the very best in compact camera technology. At the heart of the NV24HD is Samsung's DRIM engine, the latest in image processor technology. The DRIM engine allows the camera to capture High Definition photos and movies through a crystal clear 24mm ultra wide angle lens, providing you maximum flexibility without sacrificing style.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Samsung SLB-1137D

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

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

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

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


Model:NV24 HD
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-5.9
Max Focal Length:15.5mm
Min Focal Length:4.3mm
Optical Zoom:3.6
Type:Zoom lens


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3 / 1/2.3"/1/2.3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:10.2Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:H.264 / MPEG-4/MPEG-4 / H.264
Digital Zoom:5
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 800 / ISO 400 / ISO 200 / ISO 1600 / ISO auto / ISO 3200 (3Mpix)/ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 (3Mpix) / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Blue / Calm / Classic / Cool / Custom Effect / Forest / Green / Negative / Neutral / Noise / Red / Retro / Sepia / Soft / Vivid/Soft / Cool / Negative / Black & White / Sepia / Neutral / Vivid / Blue / Green / Red / Custom Effect / Noise / Calm / Classic / Forest / Retro
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None