Hi ladies and Gents.
First off I am no pixelphile and was only looking for a quality camera to take simply but high quality holiday snaps and to document my relocation to Dubai.
I purchased the Samsum NV10 (10.1 mp) last Christmas after the rave reviews from all the tech mags around.
Out door daytime images are a joy. The level of detail and image quality for a compact snapper is excellent. It is when darkness falls that its evil lurks.
In Semi to Dark enviroments, an over excited ant some many miles away causes major problems to the image. No amount of setting tweaking can fix this.
So fire it into auto mode, up flicks the cheeky little flash and off you go... well no. The flash provides enough light to light up the dark side of the moon, shoot a sun kissed friend in the pub and wham its like you took the picture of his vampire mate in mid day sunshine.
So off with Auto and on to its bewildering aray of manual options, One by one over a period of months flicking through the options and snapping to see what can be achieved. While the menu system with its touch sensitive controls is very nice to use, the camera just dosnt have the pic up and play'ness of the compacts sonys that time after time take the best shot.
Things get worse with build quality. The shutter sheild semi opens and needs to be helped along. After two months the Lense had to be replaced as the motor on its zoom had died. This was not a cheap camera and this repair is not covered by Samsung warrenty. Worse still is the problem appears to be dying to return again at my cost.
Maybe i am a noob or a case of all the Gear no Idea, but I would highly recommend everyone stays away from this over hyped pretty boy.
Click the link for some of the better snaps taken with the Samsung NV10.
Nicco our dog in a huff
http://picasaweb.google.com/grahamstev/ ... 1242636786
Shopping mall in Dubai at night. (No one breathed during the taking of this image)
http://picasaweb.google.com/grahamstev/ ... 2651697074
Burj Al Arab - Day Time
http://picasaweb.google.com/grahamstev/ ... 5692197522
Burj Al Arab - Night Time
http://picasaweb.google.com/grahamstev/ ... 4422417362
Mountain Climbing in our Car.
http://picasaweb.google.com/grahamstev/ ... 2144165394
Anyway hope they are up to the standard of around here, like i say i am a noob with a compact
thinking of Upgrading to a Cannon D400 do you think i should?