Samsung’s NV4 was announced at CES on January 6, 2008. Part digital camera, part MP3 player, the NV4 features an 8.1 megapixel image sensor with a 3x optical zoom and a 2.5″ LCD screen that will automatically brighten or dim depending on the current lighting situation. The NV4 also offers Digital Image Stabilization (DIS), which, when selected, works to curb shake-induced blur in your photos.
The NV4 features face detection autofocus and a special Self Portrait mode. The new Self Portrait mode is a unique functionality that takes the guessing out of taking a self portrait. By utilizing Face Detection technology, the NV4 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.
With Mutli-Slide Show, users can playback their images using five different slide transitions and can also have their images set to scroll to the camera’s preloaded music or their own favorite MP3 files.
When setting the camera to PMP mode, NV4 users can easily listen to their favorite MP3 files or watch their favorite video content on the camera’s large, 2.5″ high-resolution display. The bundled Digimax Converter software seamlessly converts the user’s MPEG, AVI, MOV, WMV and ASF files for viewing on the NV4. For music on-the-go, the software can also convert MP3 and WAV audio files in several simple steps. The innovative software also allows users to view subtitles, adjust the screen size and crop and stretch the image to fit the screen as desired. To listen to videos or music, the NV4 features a 2.5mm headphone port and external speaker boasting SRS 3D acoustic technology.
Where to Buy
First off, consider going to your local camera store (and I don’t necessarily mean Wolf Camera at the mall). By going to your local camera store, you’re supporting your community and you just might build a lasting relationship with people you can rely on when you need some help or answers. If you’re buying online, I recommend sticking with Amazon, B&H Photo or Adorama. These three vendors are reliable, trustworthy and generally have the best (legitimate) prices. Additionally, purchasing your camera through these links helps support this site.
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