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Samsung NV40

Samsung NV40
alaScore 83

57 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and portability. The value for money and image quality are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the performance.

usability, image quality, value for money, portability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung NV40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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The Samsung NV40 is a compact point-and-shoot that impressed us with good results in our image quality tests, especially white balance, resolution, noise levels and dynamic range. It has a very capable automatic mode, 3x optical zoom, and both optical...

Excellent test scores, especially in auto mode ; Stabilizing ridge to hold camera steady ; Reasonable price

User interface ; Poor documentation in manual ; Features available in program mode but not in manual

While we are not huge fans of the user interface of the NV40, the camera's laboratory test scores impressed us. The manual noise and white balance performances, in particular were excellent, as were the resolution and dynamic range scores. This is a...

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Samsung NV40 Review


Announced back in January, the stylish Samsung NV40 is a new addition to Samsung's now extensive range of NV-branded compact digital cameras (12 in total). As with the rest of the NV range, the NV40 employs the same unique, Smart Touch interface, which...

The NV40 represents a further refinement of Samsung's radical approach to the compact camera market, but it's not exactly a massive leap forward, being very similar to the previous NV20 model. The notable changes are a decrease in...

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Samsung NV40


The Samsung NV40 is a small, 10-megapixel point-and-shoot camera available for as little as $150. The NV40 did very well in our performance tests, but has some interface issues that may make it more difficult to use than other entry-level cameras. The...

Anyone glancing at the NV40 will find quite a few interesting buttons and dials that are not typical camera fare. On the top you find two dials, one to change camera modes, while the second is for Photo Style. This latter mode applies various hue and...


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Samsung NV40


The front of the Samsung NV40 is crafted of smooth, purple-tinged plastic. The matte face of the camera is dominated by the large two-tiered extending lens on the right side, and by a stabilizing ridge on the left. The ridge is designed to give you...


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Samsung NV40 Review at PhotographyBLOG


The NV40 remains a premium-level product that is both well made and well thought out, with the unique smart touch interface that makes the camera easy to understand and navigate, but ultimately the image quality and high price-tag of £199 / $280 let...

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Samsung NV40


The Samsung NV40 is a 10.5 megapixel digital camera (CCD) with a 3x Schneider-Kreuznach Varioplan branded 3x optical zoom lens (37mm - 111mm). The NV40 features a lens with built in optical image stabilization as well as software based anti-shake …...

These new NV cameras also have the ability to record at VGA resolution (640×480) at a maximum frame rate of 30fps. Shooters can also take advantage of the cameras' movie stabilizers and 3x optical zooms while recording video and with Samsung's...

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NVIDIA's GeForce 6800 Ultra - NV40 Debuts


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Amazon review summary for Samsung NV40


alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Samsung NV40 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

flash, portability, low-light

73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung NV40 10MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilization Zoom (Silver)

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Great Charger and Fast Service


The Charger had been working really well with my Gateway labtop. The reason I bought this was because the spares charger that I had purchased wasn't really working well the male connector was loose even though the unit said it was made to with my...

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Happy Customer


The Charger had been working really well with my Gateway labtop. The reason I bought this was because the spares charger that I had purchased wasn't really working well the male connector was loose even though the unit said it was made to with my...


Product Specifications

With the NV40s, it is possible to take pictures in dark places without shakiness. They use optical image stabilization (OIS) and Samsung's exclusive digital image stabilization (DIS) at the same time so that clear images can be shot in any situation. They also provide a Face Detection feature for optimal portrait shooting and an ACB (Auto Contrast Balance) feature that automatically adjusts to the subject's brightness, delivering the best quality even in environments where shooting is difficult.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


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 / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card / MultiMediaCardplus/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/Dawn/dusk / Fireworks / Food / Children / Self-portrait / Beach/snow / Back light / Close-up / Text/Landscape / Portrait mode / Night mode / Text / Close-up / Back light / Beach/snow / Self-portrait / Children / Food / Fireworks / Dawn/dusk / Sunset / Cafe


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-5.2
Max Focal Length:18.6mm
Min Focal Length:6.2mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens


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

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.33 / 1/2.33"/1/2.33"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.9 mm ( 1/2.33 ) / 10.9 mm ( 1/2.33" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:10.5Megapixel

Optical System

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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI / MPEG-4/MPEG-4 / AVI
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 / Color Filter / Cool / Forest / Frames / Green / Negative / Neutral / Noise / Red / Retro / Sepia / Soft / Vivid/Noise / Red / Green / Blue / Vivid/Soft / Cool / Negative / Black & White / Sepia / Neutral / Vivid / Blue / Green / Red / Noise / Frames / Color Filter / Calm / Classic / Forest / Retro
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None