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Samsung NV9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the image quality and value for money. The usability and design also get good comments. There are some mixed opinions about the flash, while there are some negative comments about the size and shutter.

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

responsiveness, screen, shutter, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung NV9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 67 reviews)

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Samsung NV9

 

We've reviewed quite of few ultra compacts lately that go all the way when it comes to packing features, but suffer considerably when it comes to performance. Samsung hopes to break away from that trend by balancing the two, with the Samsung NV9.

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Samsung NV9 digital camera

 

Does adding multimedia features confuse?

Build and styling, simple controls, image quality, particularly at low ISO, good menus, multi media functions, retro dials

As with other NV models in the Samsung range, the NV9 is part camera, part multimedia system, offering a host of gizmos besides the kit for talking pictures. It's well made and great to use but not as sharp as it could be

As with other NV models in the Samsung range, the NV9 is part camera, part multimedia system, offering a host of gizmos besides the kit for talking pictures. It's well made and great to use but not as sharp as it could be

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Samsung NV9 digital camera review

 

Versatility has always been at the heart of Samsung's compact cameras, the company happy to crowbar in features and advanced kittery normally spread across a variety of gadgets. True to form, the NV9 provides a host of clever features and functions...

Build and styling, simple controls, image quality, particularly at low ISO, good menus, multi media functions, retro dials

Face AF performance, excessive image noise at over ISO 400, slight shutter lag, flash performance, high ISO image noise

As with other NV models in the Samsung range, the NV9 is part camera, part multimedia system, offering a host of gizmos besides the kit for talking pictures. It’s well made and great to use but not as sharp as it could be

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Samsung NV9

 

An ultra-compact digital camera with an analogue display

Like other models in the series it has an illuminated power button, a rotary mode dial and a raised finger grip on the front, while the strap lug doubles as a thumb rest, but the most striking design element is the pair of small analogue clock dials on...

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Samsung NV9 review

 

You might not use the Samsung NV9's MP3 player, and the 5x zoom does struggle at longer focal lengths, but it's a superbly-made little camera, full of flair and chic, at a price for which you'd normally expect a basic plastic lump

Attractive styling ; Robust build quality ; Useful analogue dials for showing battery life and free memory ; Good overall picture quality ; Good value for money

Slow zooming ; Poor sharpness at full zoom

Conclusion You can be picky about some aspects of the Samsung NV9, but that's missing the point. This is an inexpensive, superbly finished super-slim camera that does far more than you could possibly expect for the price, and with a degree of style and...

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Review: Samsung NV9

 

This multifunction shooter is a jack of all trades, but master of none.

Interesting design implementation with dual analogue gauges; PMP functions; decent image quality

Lacks wide-angle lens; slow performance; screen a tad small for extensive media viewing

The NV9 is a pretty average shooter, with design aspects that pleased us one minute, and put us off the next. Features-wise, there is nothing spectacular about it, and the lack of a wide-angle lens may be a deal breaker for some consumers. However, the...

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Samsung NV9

 

As the NV-series begins to phase out, the Samsung NV9 sees it depart on a high note - the What Digital Camera Samsung NV9 review sees why...

Style, performance, AF system

Complicated menu system

The Samsung NV9 is pretty much the perfect pocket camera, ideal for quick snapshots and especially for parties and nights out. It looks great, is solidly made, performs well and produces good results. The multimedia features are a bit average, but if...

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Samsung NV9

 

Samsung is trying hard to warrant the attention with its compact-camera designs. Not satisfied with endowing the NV9 with a sleek, rounded and pocket-friendly finish, Samsung adds analogue dashboard-style full/empty dials to the top of the camera. A...

Good basic quality and design make this a fine pocket snapper.

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Samsung - NV9

 

How many times have you taken your compact camera out with you, unsure as to whether to trust those two little bars left on the battery symbol? Battery life is notorious for being temperamental on compact ...

The Samsung NV9 is a neat little camera that's quirky in design but pleasurable to operate. The real bonus comes in the form of the battery and memory status dials, a simple idea but very effective. This feature would be handy if you're off to an...

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Samsung NV9

 

Joining Samsung's NV series of slick premium compacts is the feature-clad NV9, but can this jack of all trades be a master of any? We find out…

Attempts to be a jack of all trades, seven in fact, but succeeds as a master of a handful. For the price tag the NV9 has a lot to offer – when you get a handle on the beast you won't be too disappointed.

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Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:16
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/1500

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: Yes
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Samsung SLB-10A
Battery Type:Samsung SLB-10A

Recording

Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No
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