Samsung Camera today introduced three new models to its NV series of advanced point & shoot digital cameras - the eight mega pixel NV8, 10 mega pixel NV15 and 12 mega pixel NV20.
All three new cameras feature the sleek design and innovative Smart Touch interface that have become the hallmarks of the NV Series, and set the camera family apart from competitive offerings in the market.
Tthe NV8, NV15 and NV20 feature premium Schneider optics with a 3x optical zoom. On the back of the cameras' brushed black, stainless steel bodies, lies Samsung's Smart Touch user interface. Smart Touch enables easy navigation of the cameras' feature sets by simply sliding a finger across the control buttons positioned around the cameras' 2.5" LCD screens.
The NV8, NV15 and NV20 can also shoot at ISO 3200, and boast an improved Advanced Shake Reduction (ASR) feature as well as Samsung's new Auto Contrast Balance (ACB) and Image Noise Reduction modes. ACB automatically adjusts the brightness of subjects composed in harsh lighting, such as those that are back-lit, and the Image Noise Reduction helps limit the amount of noise in captured images, especially those shot at higher ISO settings.
All three new cameras feature Samsung's Face Detection technology, which makes taking pictures of family and friends a snap. Samsung's Face Detection feature detects up to nine faces and automatically adjusts focus and exposure to ensure better composition and image quality. Additionally, with 14 scene modes to choose from, including Night, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Close-Up, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, All images can be saved to each of the cameras' 20MB of internal memory or to an external SDHC/SD card with a guaranteed maximum of 8GB.
The NV8, NV15 and NV20 also include a high-resolution movie mode, with the ability to record at VGA resolution (640x480) at a maximum frame rate of 30fps. Shooters can also take advantage of the cameras' movie stabilizers and 3x optical zooms 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.
NV20: $399 MSRP - available Fall 2007
NV15: $299 MSRP - available Fall 2007
NV8: US availability and pricing TBD