Product Type: Samsung digital cameras
Newest Review: ... my needs very well. The screen is as big as I've seen on any compact digital, with a sharp image and easy to use menus accessed using a ... more
Member Name: danni1000b
Advantages: Large display, huge picture quality
Disadvantages: Pop up flash awkwardly placed
When I started looking for a new digital camera to take away on holiday I had a few simple criteria that I wanted it to fill: large screen, high quality photos, decent zoom, easy to use and of course a reasonable price.
I went for the Samsung NV100HD, I got it online at Tesco Direct where it was about £50 cheaper than anywhere else. I pleased to say that he camera fulfilled all my needs very well.
The screen is as big as I've seen on any compact digital, with a sharp image and easy to use menus accessed using a user friendly and responsive touch screen. This doesn't make the camera bulky though, it isn't the smallest compact you can buy, but for the amount of features it has you'd be hard pushed to find smaller.
The image quality/size at 14.7 mega pixels is more than you'll ever need for this type of camera. I took the camera Skiing recently and found that although a lot of shots were taken from a distance you could zoom in even further than the 3x optical zoom after the picture was taken without a noticeable drop in quality.
The one gripe I would have with this camera is the pop-up flash; technically it works very well but practically speaking it can be a bit awkward as the flash is on the top left which is where you naturally hold the camera. It is ok if you are using the camera yourself but we found that if you give it to someone else to take a picture of you they often put their finger over the flash meaning they have to have a couple of goes at it. A simple way round this is to take a picture and let the flash pop up before you hand it over.
I haven't used the Video recording facility a great deal, but it does seem very high quality, especially when played through an HD TV.
Overall this camera is a good buy, the best compact camera I have used.
Summary: Feature packed compact camera at a reasonable price
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