Samsung NV20 Review

Review Date: October 15th 2007
Author: Mark Goldstein

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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Image Sensor Type 1/1.72 (Approx. 1.48cm) CCD
Effective Pixel Approx. 12.1 Megapixel
Total Pixel Approx. 12.4 Megapixel
Lens Focal Length Schneider Lens f = 7.3 ~ 21.9mm
(35mm film equivalent : 34 ~ 102mm)
F No. F2.8 ~ F5.2
Digital Zoom Still Image mode : 1.0X ~ 5.0X 
Play mode : 1.0X ~ 11.36X (depends on image size)
LCD Monitor 2.5" (6.35cm) color TFT LCD (230,000 dots)
Focusing Type TTL auto focus (MultiAF, Center AF, Face Recognition AF)
Range Normal : 80cm ~ infinity (Wide), 80cm ~ Infinity (Tele)
Macro : 4cm ~ 80cm (Wide), 50cm ~ 80cm (Tele)
Auto Macro : 4cm ~ Infinity (Wide), 50cm ~ Infinity (Tele)
Shutter Speed Auto, P, ASR, Effect : 1 ~ 1/1,500 sec.
Manual : 15 ~ 1/1,500 sec.
Night : 4 ~ 1/1,500 sec.
Fireworks : 4 sec.
Exposure Control Program AE
Metering Multi, Spot, Centerweighted, Face Recognition AE
Compensation ±2EV (1/3 EV steps)
ISO Equivalent Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (at 3M )
Flash Modes Auto, Auto & Redeye reduction, Fillin flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Redeye Fix
Range Wide : 30cm ~ 4.5m
Tele : 50cm ~ 2.4m
Recharging Time Approx. 4.0sec.
Sharpness Soft, Normal, Vivid
Effect Normal, B&W, Sepia, Red, Green, Blue, Negative, Custom
Composite, Photo Frame, GIF Animation
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom
Voice Recording Voice Recording (max. 10 hours)
Voice Memo in Still Image (max. 10 sec.)
Date Imprinting Date, Date & Time, Off (user selectable)
Shooting Still Image Modes: Auto, Program, Manual, ASR, Effect, Scene
* Scene : Night, Portrait, Children, Landscape, BIZ, Closeup, Text, Sunset,
  Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Café, Food, SelfShot
Continuous : Single, Continuous, High Speed, AEB
Motion Capture : 7fps, max. 20 shots
Selftimer : 2 sec., 10 sec., Double (10 sec., 2 sec.), Remocon (optional)
Movie Clip With Audio or without Audio (recording time : max. 4GB or 6 hours)
Size : 640x480, 320x240
Frame rate : 30 fps, 15 fps
Optical Zoom : Optical 3X and Mute in Zooming
Movie Stabilizer (User Selectable)
Movie Editing (Embedded) : Pause during recording, Still Image Capture, Time Trimming
Storage Media Internal Memory : 20MB
External Memory : SD (up to 2GB guaranteed)
SDHC Card (up to 4GB guaranteed)
MMC Plus (Up to 1GB, 4bit 20MHz)
File Format Still Image : JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.21, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0
Movie Clip : AVI (MPEG4)
Audio : WAV
Image Size

Normal Shooting Mode
   12M : 4000x3000 pixels
  10M : 3648x2736 pixels
  7M : 3072x2304 pixels
  5M : 2592x1944 pixels 
  3M : 2048x1536 pixels
  1M : 1024x768 pixels

Wide Shooting Mode
  9M : 4000x2248 pixels

Print Shooting Mode
  10M : 4000x2664 pixels

12M : Super Fine 41  Fine 79  Normal 115
10MP : Super Fine 46  Fine 88  Normal 128
10M : Super Fine 49  Fine 94  Normal 136
9MW : Super Fine 54  Fine 103  Normal 149
7M : Super Fine 68  Fine 129  Normal 183
5M : Super Fine 93  Fine 173  Normal 242
3M : Super Fine 143  Fine 255  Normal 345
1M : Super Fine 419  Fine 617  Normal 732

* These figures are measured under Samsung’s standard conditions and may vary depending on shooting conditions and camera settings.
Image Play Type Single image, Thumbnails, Slide show, Movie Clip
Editing Trimming, Resizing, Rotate, Effect

Digital output connector : USB 2.0
Audio : Mono
Video output : NTSC, PAL (user selectable)
DC power input connector : 24 pin

Power Source Rechargeable battery : 3.7V Liion battery (SLB0837(B))
AC adapter : SAC46

* Included battery may vary depending on sales region.
Dimensions (WxHxD) 96.5 x 60 x 18.6 mm
Weight 151.7g (without batteries and card)
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 40 °C
Operating Humidity 5 ~ 85%
Software Camera Driver Storage Driver (Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista, Mac OS 9.0 ~ 10.4)
Application Samsung Master, Samsung Biz Reader, Acrobat reader, User manual
Special Feature New Image Processor
ACB (Auto Contrast Balance), Image Noise Reduction, Fast ASR
Face Recognition AF&AE with Redeye Fix
Smart Touch
ISO 3200 (at 3M)
World’s renowned Schneider Lens
Business Card Reader
Motion Capture
Special Effects (Composite, Photo Frames, GIF)
For Windows PC with processor better than Pentium II 450MHz (Pentium 800MHz recommended)
Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista
Minimum 128MB RAM (512MB recommended)
200MB of available hard disk space (Over 1GB recommended)
USB port
CDROM drive
1024x768 pixels, 16bit color display compatible monitor (24bit color display recommended)
Microsoft DirectX 9.0 or later
For Macintosh Power Mac G3 or later
Mac OS 9.0 ~ 10.4
Minimum 64MB RAM (256MB recommended)
110MB of available harddisk space
USB port
CDROM drive
Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
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