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Samsung NV11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 146 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the flash and screen are on the whole positive. The image quality and design also get good reviews. Opinions about the size and responsiveness are different. The viewfinder and value for money get critical reviews.

usability, design, image quality, screen, flash

lens, shutter, focus, value for money, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung NV11 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 146 reviews)

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Samsung NV11


Pleasing to hold ; Superb battery life ; Superior image quality ; Innovative Smart Touch controls ; Manual exposure settings for advanced shooters

Protruding lens not too pocket friendly ; No real image stabilization

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Samsung NV11


With matte black finishes, prominent, blue-ringed lenses, and unusual touch sensor controls, Samsung's style-minded NV cameras are pretty hard to miss. Sitting at the top of the NV heap is the NV11, a 7.7-ounce, 10-megapixel camera that strikes just...

Good image quality; manual exposure controls.

Smart Touch interface takes some getting used to; sluggish when starting up.

The Samsung NV11 can produce some very nice-looking pictures, but its unique interface isn't for everyone.

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The Samsung NV11 digital camera derives a resolution of ten megapixels from a 1/1.8" CCD imager, and couples this with much of the feature set from last year's NV10 model, but with some interesting changes. Most signficantly, the NV10's 3x optical zoom...


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Camera Review: Samsung NV11


Sleek, sexy, stylish... not words you often hear when talking about compact digital cameras. But hear them you will if you take Samsung's NV11 out to take pictures. Samsung's NV line certainly looks good, and the NV11 looks just as stylish as its...

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Samsung NV11


The "old" NV10 was an interesting camera that ultimately disappointed me with its lackluster image quality. Does the NV11 do a better job? Find out now in our review

Stylish design, built like a brick ; 5X zoom in a relatively small package ; Large, high resolution 2.7" LCD display (though see issues below) ; Unique user interface (though see below) ; Full manual controls ; Powerful flash ; Advanced Shake Reduction...

Soft images with noise reduction artifacts, even at ISO 80 ; Redeye a big problem, even with in-camera removal tool ; Poor white balance performance under artificial light ; Awkward user interface can be frustrating; sometimes too sensitive, other...

The Samsung NV11 is a camera that excels in terms of design and features, but has more than its share of disappointments as well. As I said at the start of this section, I recommend it if you don't mind the user interface. If you're like me, however,...

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Review: Samsung NV11 digital camera


If you can live with the Samsung NV11's portability constraints, it's an excellent choice for an all-around camera that's fun to use and equally accommodating of beginners and advanced shutterbugs.

Pleasing to hold ; Superb battery life ; Superior image quality ; Innovative Smart Touch controls ; Manual exposure settings for advanced shooters

Protruding lens not too pocket friendly ; No real image stabilization

The only significant downside to the NV11 is its lack of true image stabilization; instead, it tries to compensate for shaky hands by boosting light sensitivity to potentially noise-inducing levels. In addition, its protruding lens makes it an awkward...

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Samsung Digimax NV11 Digital Camera Review


Compared to NV10, the new Digimax NV11 from Samsung has 5x optical zoom instead of 3x, a larger LCD, and 20% more battery life (up to 220 shots). The body design is not the most impressive on the market these days, but I'll suppose this is the last...

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"Loved the nv10 and this one is even better!"


Just got my NV11 as an upgrade from my NV10 which a loved but since I wanted a little bit more of everything (controls, zoom, features, etc.) I figured an upgrade was due.

Great manual controls, good high iso performance (finally in a samsung!)

one size larger than the nv10 or other compact camera

Consumer review by:

Samsung NV11


Got this for $199 USD. What a bargain !!! Similar to the other NV cameras. I like the larger LCD screen and manual controls. I have several of the NV series cameras and I am impressed with all of them. Definitely recommended.

Consumer review by:

Samsung NV11


My wife purchased this camera for me and we have both used it extensively. I have to say I am very pleased. The camera has a nice well lit back screen and the menu is very simple and quick to use. I like the scroll feature which allows you to easily...

Easy to use, Great picture quality, size, easy sofware

Sound cuts off when using the zoom mode in video

Product Specifications

Equipped with a world-class feature set the NV11 consistently delivers exceptional image quality for the demanding semi-professional user. The NV11 has a Schneider lens incorporated into its sleek body design and features Samsung's intuitive Smart Touch user interface which enables easy navigation of the camera's comprehensive feature set by simply sliding a finger across its control buttons positioned around the 2.7" high definition LCD. The 10 mega pixel, 5x optical zoom NV11 has 1600 ISO high-sensitivity support and features Samsung's proprietary ASR image stabilization system which helps to capture the best possible images even in dimly lit conditions. The NV11 is also equipped with Samsung's Face Recognition technology, which detects a subject's face, and automatically adjusts auto focus and auto exposure to ensure better composition and image quality in portraits, and other shots featuring people. The AF function instantaneously recognizes the faces of subjects and accurately focuses on them. The AE function then takes over, setting the appropriate exposure to ensure the highest image quality. Capturing moving pictures is made simple with the NV11, which is able to take 30 frames per second in TV quality MPEG-4 VGA format for crisper, richer images.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono


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

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Back light / Beach/snow / Children / Close-up / Fireworks / Landscape / Night portrait / Scene / Sunset / Text

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:20MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.4
Max Focal Length:39mm
Min Focal Length:7.8mm
Optical Zoom:5
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):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800/ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Blue / Green / Negative / Red / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None