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Samsung NV20 a camera of 12MP

The Samsung NV20 is a premium digital camera range with its large 2.5" LCD and with its 12.1 megapixels of visual brilliance. It is innovative, compact with a slim design and it features premium Schneider Kreuznach optic lens with a 3x optical zoom. It includes those main functions.

Fast ASR technology which prevents the degradation of image clarity and color. The effects of image blur are reduced in lower light conditions and we can take well-exposed, sharper pictures in low light conditions without using a flash without losing the natural side.

An innovative Smart Touch interface which makes accessing menu functions and reviewing images more easily.

This unique touch-sensitive system gives us an easy and intuitive control. Featuring a built-in Face Recognition AF & AE which detects up to nine different faces, enabling us to take perfect portraits of friends and family. Moreover it also senses and removes red-eye from pictures.

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An ACB - Auto Contrast Balance which compensates brightness of objects automatically even in harsh light environment like back-light scene or scene which has too different light contrast between object and background.

The NV20 supports MPEG-4 VGA (640x480, 30fps) for enhanced video recording and it has an unique multi-charging system through the USB.

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Having one myself, i can say that i like this compact camera because the handling is very easy and simple. The fact to pass just my fingers in the buttons to scroll the functions or to view my photos make the navigation very much easier, it's a pity that the screen is not touch technology (may be for the next generation !!!). Following his full specificatons.

Image Sensor

1/1.72" (approx. 1.48 cm) CCD

Effective Pixel

approx. 12.1 megapixel

Total Pixel

approx. 12.4 megapixel

LCD Monitor

2.5" TFT LCD


TTL auto focus (Multi-AF, Center AF, Face Recognition AF)

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 Compensation

± 2EV (1/3 EV steps)

ISO Equivalent

auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (at 3M)

Flash Recharging Time

approx. 4sec.


auto, auto & red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, slow sync, flash off, red-eye fix

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 2.2, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0; movie clip: AVI (MPEG-4); 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

Image Play

trimming, resizing, rotate, color effect, GIF animation, red-eye fix, single image, thumbnails, slide show, movie clip

Digital Output Connector

USB 2.0

Video Output

NTSC, PAL (user selectable)

DC Power Input Connector

24 pin

Power Source

rechargeable battery : 3.7V Li-ion battery (SLB-0837(B)); AC adapter : SAC-46 * included battery may vary depending on sales region.

Dimensions (WxHxD)

3.8" x 2.36" x 0.73"


0.33 lb (without batteries and card)

Operating Temperature

0 ~ 40 °C

Operating Humidity

5 ~ 85%

I have the choice between taking pictures with the predetermined configuration or to configure manually the shot. Also it offers me to take photos in composite mode, to create a business card, to put a frame... well let's say that it gives me a lot of functions and effects that allow me to play and to serve for the foundation of my experiments.

More information can be found in the website Samsung NV series.

September 18, 2008