Samsung NV7 Review

Review Date: November 22nd 2006

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Introduction / Features
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Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Image Sensor Type 1/2.5?CCD
Effective Pixel Approx. 7.2 Mega-pixel
Total Pixel Approx. 7.4 Mega-pixel
Lens Focal Length Schneider Lens f = 6.3 ~ 44.7mm  (35mm film equivalent : 38~270mm)
F No. F2.8 ~ F4.0
Digital Zoom

Still Image mode : 1.0X ~ 5.0X
Play mode : 1.0X ~ 8.0X (depends on image size)

LCD Monitor 2.5" color TFT LCD (230,000 pixel)
Shake Reduction Mechanical OPS (Optical Picture Stabilization)
System ASR (Advanced Shake Reduction)
Focusing Type TTL auto focus

Normal : 80cm ~ infinity(Wide), 2m ~ infinity(Tele)
Macro : 10cm ~ 80cm(Wide), 60cm ~ 2m(Tele)
Auto Macro : 10cm ~ Infinity (Wide), 60cm ~ Infinity (Tele)
Super Macro : 1cm ~ 10cm

Shutter Type Mechanical and Electronic shutter
Speed Auto : 1 ~ 1/1,500 sec.  Manual, S Mode : 15 ~ 1/1,500 sec.
Night : 4 ~ 1/1,500 sec.  Fireworks : 4 sec.
Exposure Control

Program AE, Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE or Manual Exposure
Metering : Multi, Spot, Center

Compensation �2EV (1/3EV steps)
ISO Equivalent Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1000
Flash Modes Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off
Range 0.2m~5.8m(Wide), 0.6m~4.0m(Tele)
Recharging Time Approx.  5 sec.
Sharpness Soft, Normal, Vivid

Normal, B&W, Sepia, Red, Green, Blue, Negative
Composite, Frame, GIF animation

White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom
Voice Recording

Voice Recording (Max 1 hour)
Voice Memo in Still Image (Max. 10 sec.)

Date Imprinting Date&Time, Date, Off (user selectable)
Shooting Still Image

Modes : Auto, Program, A/S/M, ASR, Effect, Scene
* Scene : Night, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Text, Close-up, Sunset, Dawn,Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow
Continuous : Single, Continuous, H. Continuous, AEB, Motion Capture
Self-timer : 2 sec., 10 sec., Double self timer(10sec. & 2sec.), Remote controller

Movie Clip With Audio (recording time : Depend on Storage size)
Size : 640x480, 320x240 (7X Optical Zoom and Mute in Zooming)
Frame rate : 30 fps, 15 fps
Color Effect & WB selectable
Movie Editing (Embedded) : Pause during recording, Still Image Capture, Time Trimming
Storage Media

Internal Memory : About 19MB
External Memory(Optional) : MMC/SD card (up to 2GB guaranteed)
* Internal Memory capacity is subject to change without prior notice

File Format

Still Image : JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.2, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0
Movie : AVI (MPEG-4)
Audio : WAV

Image Size

7M : 3072X2304 pixels,      5M : 2688X2016 pixels     
3M : 1920X1440 pixels,      1M : 1024X768 pixels

Capacity (256MB MMC

7M : Super Fine 68   Fine 128    Normal 182
5M : Super Fine 87    Fine 162    Normal  227 
3M : Super Fine 159   Fine 281   Normal 376
1M : Super Fine 417   Fine 615   Normal 730
* 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 with BGM & Effect, Movie Clip, Photo Gallery
Editing Color Effect , Trimming, Rotating, Resizing
Interface Digital output connector : USB 2.0
Audio : Mono
Video output : NTSC, PAL (user selectable)
DC power input connector : 24pin Connector
Power Source Rechargeable battery : SLB-0837 (860mAh)
Adaptor : SAC-45, SUC-C2
Cradle : SCC-NV2 (Optional)
* Included battery may depending on sales region.
Dimensions (WxHxD) 106 X 62.3 X 20.9mm (projecting part 35.7mm)
Weight 245.2g (without battery and card)
Software Camera Driver Storage Driver (Windows98/98SE/2000/ME/XP, Mac OS 9.0 ~ 10.4)
Application Digimax Master
Special Features

High resolution, 7.2 mega-pixel 1/2.5 CCD
Slim Bridge Design for portability and a fresh way of taking pictures
7x optical zoom and OPS (Optical Picture Stabilization) function for stable shooting
Improved ASR (Advanced Shake Reduction) system
Innovative UI using Smart button for the first time in a digital camera
TV quality MPEG-4 VGA (640*480) 30 fps video support
Photo Gallery function for convenient picture viewing
Multi-charging system including USB and high capacity SBP-4442 battery kit
Various Shooting mode including GIF and Motion Capture
43mm lens filter available

System Requirements
For Windows

Windows 98/98SE/2000/ME/XP
PC with processor better than Pentium II 450MHz (Faster than Pentium 700MHz recommended)
200MB of available hard-disk space (Over 1GB recommend)
Minimum 64MB RAM (Over 128MB recommended)
USB port
CD-ROM drive
1024�768 pixels, 16-bit color display compatible monitor
(24-bit color display recommended)
DirectX 9.0 or later

For Macintosh

Power Mac G3 or later
Mac OS 9.2 ~ 10.3
For playing back a movie clip : Mac OS 10.1 or later MPlayer, VLC Media Player
Minimum 64MB RAM
110MB of available hard-disk space
USB port
CD-ROM drive
QuickTime player or a media player that supports AVI file format.
DivX (For movie clip)

Page 1
Introduction / Features
Page 2
Ease of Use
Page 3
Image Quality
Page 4
Sample Images
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7

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