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Samsung Digimax NV11

£194 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Samsung

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

You get a sense that Samsung's Digimax NV11 is different just from looking at its black, sculpted body. And there's plenty to back up this impression once you get under the hood, starting with Samsung's innovative Smart Touch control system.

You get a sense that Samsung's Digimax NV11 is different just from looking at its black, sculpted body. And there's plenty to back up this impression once you get under the hood, starting with Samsung's innovative Smart Touch control system.

Instead of a maze of minutely labeled controls, the 10.1Mp Samsung Digimax NV11 sports a vertical and a horizontal row of identical touch-sensitive buttons. Onscreen icons clue you into the mode-dependent functions, and you make adjustments by sliding a finger over the buttons. Once you've had a little practice, the system will impress you as an innovative and fun way to operate a camera.

The Samsung Digimax NV11 also produces detailed and consistently well-exposed images. In our tests, flash quality was only fair, but image quality was deemed very good, and color quality garnered a superior rating - a rarity for a point-and-shoot camera.

Advanced shooters will appreciate the Samsung Digimax NV11's options for manually setting exposure values. And the camera's battery capacity surpassed 1,200 shots per charge, so travelers won't be scrambling for an electrical outlet at every stop.

The only significant downside to the Samsung Digimax NV11 is its lack of true image stabilisation; instead, it tries to compensate for shaky hands by boosting light sensitivity to potentially noise-inducing levels. In addition, its protruding lens makes it an awkward fit in anything but the roomiest cargo-pant pocket.

Samsung Digimax NV11 Expert Verdict »
Samsung NV11 Scores 9.0 out of 10 based on 1 review
10.1Mp
5x Optical Zoom
Schneider Lens
2.7in TFT color LCD
20MB internal memory
MMC/SD/SDCH expansion slot
12 scene modes
Face Recognition
Advanced Shake Reduction
106.6x62.2x21.9mm
195g
  • Build Quality: We give this item 7 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 8 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

If you can live with the Samsung Digimax NV11's portability constraints, it's an excellent choice for an all-around camera that's fun to use and equally accommodating of beginners and advanced shutterbugs.

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