The Samsung NV30 was announced at CES on January 6, 2008. The NV30 is an 8.1 megapixel point & shoot camera with a 3x optical zoom Schneider lens and a 2.5″ LCD screen that will automatically brighten or dim depending on the current lighting situation.
The NV30 also offers Dual Image Stabilization, which combines Samsung’s Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) with Digital Image Stabilization (DIS). When selected, the two work simultaneously to curb shake-induced blur in your photos.
The NV30 features face detection autofocus and a special Self Portrait mode. Self Portrait mode is a unique functionality that takes the guessing out of taking a self portrait. By utilizing Face Detection technology, the NV30 automatically detects the user’s face, adjusts focus and exposure, and will only allow a photo to be taken if the subject is centered in the frame.
The NV30 also has the ability to record at VGA resolution (640×480) at a maximum frame rate of 30fps. Shooters can also take advantage of the NV30’s movie stabilizers and 3x optical zoom while recording video and with Samsung’s Successive Recording mode, can pause, and then resume filming without having to save the clips as individual files.
Stay tuned to this page for the latest news and reviews on the Samsung NV30 as they arrive.
Where to Buy
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