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Samsung NV10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 363 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the performance and image quality. The portability and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the image stabilizer. Many are critical about the features and storage.

design, usability, portability, image quality, performance

focus, shutter, contrast, storage, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung NV10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung NV10


Like almost every other NV-series camera, the NV10 uses Samsung's unique Smart Touch interface. Rather than using a conventional joypad or a touch screen, Smart Touch uses a series of touch-sensor buttons along the bottom and right side of the camera's...

This digital camera has decent image quality, relatively quick performance, and full manual controls.

Smart Touch interface isn't for everyone; No aperture/shutter priority mode; fringing plagues photos.

If you can get past its unusual interface and sluggish performance, the Samsung NV10 is a nice digital snapshot camera with some great manual features.

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Samsung NV10


Samsung's NV line of ultracompacts offers a new navigation system that's intuitive and inventive, but a few performance issues keep these cameras from greatness.

Wonderful touch-sensitive interface. Good image quality. Stylish design. Very good video clips.

A bit pricey. Some extraneous or unnecessary features. High ISO displays too much noise. Slow boot-up.

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For the price of the Samsung NV10 ($350 as of 10/6/06), you could get a lot more for your money. This compact point-and-shoot, though attractive, doesn't offer a lot of features beyond its 10.1-megapixel resolution. Its zoom is a typical 3X, its...

Touch-sensitive navigation buttons ; Antishake mode on control dial

Low battery life; lacks manual controls ; Menu navigation can be cumbersome

This camera has touch-sensitive buttons and antishake, but it lacks many manual controls, and menu navigation is cumbersome.


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Samsung NV10


If you're new to digital photography you may wish to read the DigitalPhotography Glossary before diving into this article (it may helpyou understand some of the terms used).

Very good resolution and decent sharpness (though see below) ; Very detailed results at ISO 100-200 (fairly low noise reduction) ; Bright, punchy results out of camera; perhaps too punchy for many ; Slim all-metal body ; Superb build and finish, very...

Contrast and Saturation way too high - no way to change them in-camera ; Some fall-off in sharpness at edges / corners ; Shutter lag and focus not as fast as best competitors (not bad though) ; Strong visible chroma noise at ISO 400+ (very mild noise...

Samsung is rapidly catching up with its Japanese rivals and is finally starting to make its mark on the digital camera market with a combination of aggressive pricing, appealing styling and a dash of genuine innovation (such as the NV10's smart touch...

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Samsung's 10 megapixel NV10 reviewed


About three months ago we were graced with a wonderful preview of the new Samsung NV10, and today we came across a review of the digicam that we thought would be a $400 bundle of 10 megapixel joy. However, while we were initially blinded by the slick...

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Samsung NV10 Review


The Samsung NV10 is the newest addition to Samsung's range of compact digital cameras. Offering 10 megapixels, 3x zoom lens, Advanced Shake Reduction mode and a 2.5 inch LCD screen, the...

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Test: Samsung NV10


The 3x Schneider-Kreuznach zoom (35-105mm equivalent) on the 10.1-megapixel Samsung NV10 (street $290) bulges out from the black aluminum body, as if to say "this isn't your typical point-and-shoot." Turn the camera around and you'll see something...

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Samsung NV10 Review and Prices


Samsung has definitely achieved one thing with its NV10 ultra-compact digital camera model: The look of the NV10 is very different from other models in this class and price range.

High resolution, unique look, unique menu structure, high-quality LCD, high-quality construction, easy to hold for ultra-compact model

Image quality is inconsistent, low-light photos tend to be noisy, some aspects of camera might be tough to learn to use, most camera features are only average, anti-shake doesn't work as well as it should

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Samsung NV10


In playback mode these buttons work as a sort of "scroll wheel" -- just run your fingers across the button buttons to move between photos. The problem is, the buttons are too sensitive, often sending you racing past the photo you want. When you use the...

Compact, very stylish and well built body ; Large, high resolution 2.5" LCD display (though see issues below) ; Unique user interface ; Several manual controls ; Fun special effects, plenty of scene modes ; AF-assist lamp, very good low light focusing...

Noisy images with substantial corner blurring; some purple fringing ; Redeye a big problem ; Unique user interface; more specifically, flaky touch sensitive buttons, too fast scrolling when viewing images in playback mode, and too slow in playback zoom...

While it's an interesting camera with some nice features, ultimately I was left feeling a bit cold by the Samsung NV10. I like its build quality and some of its features, but its photo quality is lacking compared to other cameras in its class, and...

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Samsung NV10 Sleek, Innovative, 10 Megapixels


Samsung's NV10 features an innovative user interface. Is that enough to make it a winner?

You can also shoot movies on the NV10. You have your choice of 640x480 or 320x240 at either 15 or 30 FPS; you can also shoot with or without audio. The NV10 shoots .AVI files with MPEG-4 encoding, so I found that I could shoot more video than I could...

Product Specifications

No more pushing buttons. The NV10 features Smart Touch technology that enables input at the mere touch of a fingertip. The NV10 comes in an 18.5mm thin black aluminum body with Samsung's unique blue ring on its extendable lens barrel, and a pop-up flash. A 10.1 mega pixels, 1/1.8" CCD, not normally used in slim cameras, is used to give better detail - and the 230K, 2.5" wide-view LCD allows you to view brighter, clearer images. The NV10 has the new Smart Touch user interface, making it possible to quickly navigate and set menu items or view pictures. The unique makeup of the Smart Touch UI on the back of the camera is expected to be great fun for users, giving them an experience unlike anything they have tried before. Samsung's unique ASR (Advanced Shake Reduction) system enables you to take better, clearer pictures indoors or in lower light conditions. With this and a great looking design NV10 is the perfect companion to take anywhere.

Audio Input

Type: None


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

Camera Flash

Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD 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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:20MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-5.1
Max Focal Length:22.2mm
Min Focal Length:7.4mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens


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

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.1 mm ( 1/1.8 ) / 14.1 mm ( 1/1.8" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:10.1Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:5
ISO (Max):1000
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1000 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Blue / Frames / Green / Negative / Red / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None