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Samsung NV20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 reviews of Samsung NV20. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and image quality. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the flash. There are some less positive opinions about the color and zoom.

design, usability, portability, image quality, performance

zoom, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung NV20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung NV20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Samsung NV20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the image quality and performance are generally positive. The usability and portability also get good comments.

design, portability, usability, performance, image quality

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Samsung NV20 Review

 

The Samsung NV20 is the latest addition to Samsung's extensive range of compact digital cameras, slotting straight in at the top of the premium NV range. Offering 12.1 megapixels, a 3x zoom lens equivalent ...

The Samsung NV20 is virtually indistinguisable from the older NV10 model that we reviewed a year ago, both in terms of appearance and features. A premium-level product that is both well made and well thought ...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung NV20 digital camera

 

Samsung has updated its NV10 model with the 12.1 megapixel NV20, but is this a camera that is trying to do too much or are the results amazing? We get snapping to find out. Overall we weren't that impressed by the NV20, it might look good, but in use...

Design, effects mode

Too many megapixels, washed out colour, control interface

Overall we weren't that impressed by the NV20, it might look good, but in use it's awkward, gimmicky and worse of all the images aren't great.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : TechRadar (techradar.com)

Samsung NV20 review

 

Touchy-feely or just plain touchy? We get to grips with Samsung's slim compact

Vibrant image quality ; Strong build ; Comfortable to use

Controls can feel awkward ; Image noise

The NV20 seems well built and is comfortable in the hand, especially for such a slim camera, but the Smart Touch controls can feel awkward to use. Image quality is vibrant but at the expense of blown highlights, while noise is a problem, even at the...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : D-Photo (dphoto.co.nz)

Samsung NV 20 Review – 022

 

The Samsung NV 20 has an elegant jet-black finish with a contoured shell to snuggly fit the hand. If this hasn't already made you envious, then maybe all the other functions this new Samsung has will.

MPEG-4 video ; Easily navigated button system ; Sharp Schneider-Kreuznach lens

Fiddly zoom control ; Raises the ISO before the flash ; Expect grainy results from high ISO

The 12 million pixel, 3x optical zoom Samsung NV 20 is a cute and comfortable digital compact to hold. The shape is elegant and there is no doubt it takes sharp images, thanks to the Schneider-Kreuznach lens. The actual zoom control is a little fiddly...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : April Madden (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Samsung NV20

 

A cool looking compact with some fab features under the hood

Overall, very good image quality - but the interface is challenging to work with, especially if you're shooting fast

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Samsung NV20 review

 

The Samsung NV20 is the first Samsung compact to reach the 12MP mark. How does it compare with other cameras?

Feb, 2008

Expert review by (tech.co.uk)

Samsung NV20

 

This flagship model of Samsung's 'New Vision' range of cameras is characteristically slimline, at just 18.6mm in depth. Frontal high points include a Schneider Kreuznach lens that's resistant to ghosting and flare but prone to a bit of purple fringing...

Vibrant image quality, Strong build, Comfortable to use

Controls can feel awkward, Image noise

The NV20 seems well built and is comfortable in the hand, especially for such a slim camera, but the Smart Touch controls can feel awkward to use. Image quality is vibrant but at the expense of blown highlights, while noise is a problem, even at the...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Samsung Digimax NV20

 

The Samsung Digimax NV20 is a 12 megapixel digital camera with a 3x optical zoom lens. It just about fits into a pocket. In terms of both style and its menu system it is different to many other cameras on the market.

Looks good - feels good it the hand

Noise/pixilation in some pictures - purple fringing in places

This camera just falls short when it comes to picture quality. If it could improve by a few percentage points in key areas it would be a very useful camera. It has a unique design and style. There is also a basic manual exposure mode.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by (v3.co.uk)

Review: Samsung NV20 digital camera

 

A good-looking camera with intuitive menus and face detection

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Samsung NV20

 

The Samsung NV20 is an 12 megapixel point and shoot camera with a 3x optical zoom lens housed in a brushed black stainless steel body with a 2.5 inch touch screen LCD. The Samsung NV20 shoots at an ISO setting of up to 3200, has 14 scene modes, VGA...

The Samsung NV20 shoots at an ISO setting of up to 3200, has 14 scene modes, VGA movies (up to 30 frames per second) and 20 megabytes of internal memeory and has face detection and shake reduction technology

Jul, 2007

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