Pros Great pictures, impressive movies, superior navigation
Cons The auto mode needs help in low light shooting
Summary I have owned Canon cameras for the last several years. My last was the SD700 which was a very good camera. However, it broke and I had to replace it with another camera from Best Buy.
I wanted to upgrade from 6 MP to at least 8 and possibly 10 MP. The highest MP rated Canon Best Buy could get was the SD 800. Since they were able to get the Samsung NV 11 (10 MP) and offered an option of no restocking fee I decided to give it a try.
I absolutely love the navigation feature! It makes it easy to access the features without needing a user guide. The pictures are excellent quality.
The movies really are impressive. Even at full screen they look very sharp. When shooting video on my Canon SD700 the full screen view was very, very grainy.
Best Buy had this camera on sale for $300. It's a great camera and I highly recommend it for anyone looking for an easy to use, point and shoot camera and want great pictures and movies.
By the way, it's small enough to fit in the small camera case I used to use for my Canon SD700.
Pros Great UI,HIgh MP,Great Video,Nice Looks,Good Zoom,ASR,11 GOOD scene modes
Cons Flimsy Flash,Bigger than most compact cameras
Summary Well this camera in my opinion is just awesome. It takes great pics and it has a nice 5x (Schnider) zoom that takes great pictures.It makes the sun look amazing and everythign really sharp.You could see some of my pics at www.flickr.com/djrfj . All the pics on there except a few I didnt edit in any way shape or form. When you have it in scene mode the sky comes out perfect! (as you will be able to tell if you go to the website.)It is such a stylish camera (why they call it NV) Alot of reveiws say the shutter button is "flimsy" or "loose", that is so if your finger is not completely on the button you can still push it down at an angle.the ASR is good in lower light conditioins but most of the pics are blurry. I use it more as a second choice.The interface once you get used to it is just completely and totally awesome, it is the cherry on the sundae.It is hard to really find any problems with it.If there is anything you have a questioon about before you buy the camera I coudld tell you. Just e-mail me at email@example.com
Pros Great manual controls, good high iso performance (finally in a samsung!)
Cons one size larger than the nv10 or other compact camera
Summary Just got my NV11 as an upgrade from my NV10 which a loved but since I wanted a little bit more of everything (controls, zoom, features, etc.) I figured an upgrade was due.
The NV11 i very similar to the NV10 (no big surprise) but is improved in many ways; there are even more manual controls, it performs much better at high iso (the weak point of the NV10) and has some added features.
If all you want is a small camera that takes great shots without ever changing the "auto" setting, you might aswell take a look at the sony's and canon's out there, but if you want to play around with settings and show your artistic side this camera is a bargain!
One you get used to the "smart button" interface most other cameras feel real slow and non-intuitive.
It has Face detection (personally don't use it, I can detect faces myself), but no image stablizacion. I don't have rock steady hands, but have not noticed any difference in pic. quality to my cameras that do have is. There is an electronic IS mode which works pretty well, as fuji were the first to realize high iso and quicker shutter time performance is more effective than trying to stablize a moving lens anyway, imho.
For me it is a back up for my dslr and primary camera for my wife (yes it takes real nice pics on full auto too...) and as such is does its job beautifully.
The camera comes with a small lousy manual and I recommend downloading the "full" manual from samsung.com.
Just wish it was a wee bit smaller, it still fits in your pant pocker, but not really your shirt pockes (like the NV10).
Pros Nice to look at and to look through it because of the nice design and the image quality. When you learn how to operate the "interfase", the camera turns out to be very easy to use.
Cons Wish for "Panorama auto-stitch"... battery life is just at the average...
Summary If you want to have a high quality point-and-shoot camera that will highlight you on the crowd... this is your camera.
The image quality is great, mainly at 10MP, and the "Widescreen formats" at 7 and 9 MP are also very nice too.
The built-in is solid, but you will have to be carefull with the lens, because it pops out automatically when you turn it on.
This camera reaches easily the 3 G's that I look for in tech:
- GREAT features and quality
- GOURGOSE to look at
- and it's a GAIN in comparison to my expectations
Regards, Marco Martinez Asselborn
Pros Love the interface; high degree of manual controls; quality lens;
Cons Not as sleek as a Canon Digital ELPH; interface has a slight learning curve
Summary Got this camera recently at a great deal to replace an aging Canon. I was looking for something portable (the criteria being that it had to fit in my jeans pocket and not look circumspect to concert security) that had manual controls, high ISO, 30 fps movies that would continue until my card filled up, and image stabilization. After looking at a lot of Canons, the Nikon P5100, and this one, it was clear to me that the Samsung fit the bill best. I've been very pleased with it. Maybe I don't have as sharp an eye, but I haven't noticed the noise at higher ISOs being that much of a problem, probably because I'm not really making prints and end up downsizing most of my images anyways.