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Samsung NV4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the build quality and design. The usability and performance also get good views. Some have doubts about the battery and lens, while there are some mixed views about the responsiveness and image quality.

value for money, performance, usability, design, build quality

screen, lens, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung NV4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung NV4 Digital Camera Review


The NV4 is a digital multimedia camera in the Samsung range that is worth investigating if you're in the market for a stylish, intelligent, multi-functional portable unit that supports MP3s, PMPs and .txt files, in addition to functioning as a compact...

The NV4 also offers digital image stabilisation, which proves highly effective when shooting hand-held images without flash, as it automatically reduces blur created as a result of operator hand shake. Users do need to remember to activate the function...

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Samsung NV4


The Samsung NV4 is an 8 megapixel point and shoot digital camera, with a 3x optical zoom lens (28mm - 114mm equivalent), 2.5 inch LCD screen in a slim style casing. The NV4 is a multimedia camera featuring MP3 … Continue reading →

With 14 scene modes to choose from, including Night, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Close-Up, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Café, Food, and Self Portrait, shooters can effortlessly adjust the camera and capture the best image...

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Samsung NV4 Reviews and Resources


Samsung's NV4 was announced at CES on January 6, 2008. Part digital camera, part MP3 player, the NV4 features an 8.1 megapixel image sensor with a 3x optical zoom and a 2.5″ LCD screen that will automatically brighten or dim depending on the current...

where i can find something like a firmware upgrade for samsung nv4 digital camera? or maybe something like an additional software for remote use of the camera?


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Amazon review summary for Samsung NV4


alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Samsung NV4 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

value for money, usability, build quality, portability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung NV4 8.1MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Silver)

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Samsung NV4


mage Sensor Type 1/2.5 CCD Effective Pixel Approx. 8.2 Mega-pixel Total Pixel Approx. 8.3 Mega-pixel Lens Focal Length Samsung Lens f =6.3 ~ 18.9mm (35mm film equivalent: 38~114mm) F No. F3.5 (Wide) ~ F4.5 (Tele) Digital Zoom Still Image mode : 1.0X ~...


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Samsung NV4 compact camera


How does this Samsung compact fare?

I've got to say, having a camera that provides other facets such as MP3 playback as well as photo capability I find rather enticing, I like the NV4 for that reason plus its low ISO image quality. Its flaws, such as they are, are no worse than similarly...

I've got to say, having a camera that provides other facets such as MP3 playback as well as photo capability I find rather enticing, I like the NV4 for that reason plus its low ISO image quality. Its flaws, such as they are, are no worse than similarly...

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Samsung NV4


Samsung's NV4 is the company's attempt at an entry-level multimedia convergence device. It has a slim form factor and takes decent quality photos, but...

Multimedia capability, good colour balance

Lens could have been wider, small screen, confusing controls

The NV4 is a camera that is average at all tasks, whether it’s photography, video recording or multimedia playback. It's stylish and simple, so if these factors are important then it could be the camera for you.

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Samsung NV4


Part camera, part multimedia system, Doug Harman discovers the NV4 provides gizmos galore besides those for talking pictures

The NV4 is a bit of a mishmash, providing an average performance in a stylish multimedia package, where problems around excessive image noise are a concern

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Samsung NV4


The Samsung NV4 is more than a camera with a multimedia player for MP3s and video.....

Design, image quality, features

Prone to fingerprints, small (though bright) LCD

The camera makes a good job of the images; all but the most picky users would be happy.

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Samsung NV4


The Samsung NV4 is the last of the 10 digital cameras announced by Samsung today. It features an 8 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom lens, 2.5 inch LCD screen and slim style casing. Movie mode enables capturing of video at 800 x 592 pixels (MPEG-4). It...

Movie mode enables capturing of video at 800 x 592 pixels (MPEG-4). It measures 94.5 x 57.0 x 17.5mm. ISO goes up as high as 3200 with a shutter speed range of 15-1/2000


Product Specifications

This product provides high picture quality by employing an 8.2 mega pixel 1/2.5" high resolution CCD sensor. Accurate exposure and focus for self portrait can be achieved by the face detection function. 3x optical inner zoom lens that allows for a slim design and efficient operation supports impressive picture expression. A 230K 2.5" large LCD provides superb picture quality for various applications. Outstanding picture quality is achieved by the multi-coating on both sides of all lenses that effectively prevents chromatic aberration and distortion. The image is continuously pictured twice so that color information is extracted from one and shape information is extracted from the other one to present the clear image of natural color and minimized hand tremble. SRS surround sound mode and 7 sound effects allow for rich and realistic playback experience. Multi-tasking capability enables you to take photographs, play pictures, listen to music all at the same time.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Samsung SLB-0937

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

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 mode / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Sunset / Text


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-4.5
Max Focal Length:18.9mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens


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

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:8.2Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI / MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:5
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity: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 / Color Filter / Cool / Forest / Frames / Green / Negative / Neutral / Noise / Red / Retro / Sepia / Soft / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None