updated 09:10 pm EDT, Tue July 15, 2008
Samsung NV9, NV100 HD
Samsung on Tuesday unveiled two digital cameras: the NV100 HD pocket digital camera with an impressive 14.7 megapixel resolution and the NV9 pocket camera with 10.2MP. The Samsung NV100 HD boasts a 3-inch touchscreen, 3.6x Schneider Kreuznach zoom lens, face recognition features, smile and blink detection, and up to ISO 3200 sensitivity. In addition, the camera's tin CCD records images with up to 4,384 x 3,288px resolution, allowing it display HD resolution on HDMI-compatible HD displays (via the optional docking station). The camera can also record HD video with 720p resolution (1,280 x 720px) at 30fps.
As noted by I4News, the compact Samsung NV9, which measures 95 x 59.9 x 21.3mm, features a larger 5x optical zoom, but a smaller 2.7-inch display. In addition, it also offers SRS 3D Sound, smile and blink detection, beauty shot, a dual-image stabilizer, MP3 player and trashcan delete function. It will be available in black, silver and pink; both the NV9 and the NV100 HD cameras are expected to ship in August, but pricing was unavailable.