Advantages Compact and excellent photos and videos
Disadvantages Mute during filming of an action on the zoom + zoom too sensitive
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Main features of the digital camera SAMSUNG NV24HD (New Vision 24 High Definition):
-- very compact and flat
-- Ultra-wide angle 24mm: brilliant!
-- Very good sensitivity and super video quality photos (nickel up to 400 ISO included)
-- Stabilizer images (photos & videos)
-- HD video sophisticated (H.264) with stereo sound!
-- Screen AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) very accurate, very colorful, true in the colors and with a very wide angle of vision: fabulous, unique and unrivalled at the moment!
-- Protective glass screen in polycarbonate hardened and anti-reflection (nothing to do with my old Canon PowerShot A70!)
-- "Selection matrix" parameters (for me, much better than the "rose" traditional)
-- Function "ACB" (dynamic control and automatic contrast… as the FX500)
-- Shooting burst (as on the FX500)
-- Battery common to a range of camera SAMSUNG
-- Base HDMI (with remote control for shooting and orders slide show on screen) Admittedly, this is optional, but I recommend them for those who have a large screen 16:9 - HD Ready): a real treat!
Listed ergonomic, at the beginning, access to menus is confusing because the "rose" traditional disappeared, leaving room for two rows of buttons arranged in a "square".
Finally, after practice, this new concept of access to menus is much more convenient than the solution "rose" traditional.
Indeed, instead scroll all the menus and consult one by one, with the mouth ... just click on the horizontal row under the icon of the display where you want to change the setting: a band of new parameters runs vertically on the display and you change instantly by clicking a button on selected row vertical height of the new parameter to validate!
A "selection matrix": it's much faster to do than explain ... and it's great!
Very good idea SAMSUNG is incredibly faster than the traditional rose, as you change a parameter directly ... without having to scroll and read all the menus, one after the other!
In video, the FX500 is very limited in duration quickly as it did in films ".mov" QuickTime from APPLE.
You should know that HD (1280 x 720 pixels, 30 fps), the standard ".mov" demand an ability to write on SD card 10MB/s (10 megabytes per second). We must therefore acquire an SD card "66x" or better, "90x" (or 13 MB/s), "133x" correspond to 20 MB/s. However, the SD cards accessing these high speeds can not have more than 2 Go ... Thus, the HD videos on the FX500 are limited to 8 minutes 20 seconds, MAXIMUM!
For information, maps SDHC:
-- Class 2 (or without any indication) allow writing to 2 MB/s MAX (13x)
-- Class 4 permit writing to 4 MB/s MAX (27x)
-- Class 6 permit writing to 6 MB/s MAX (x40)
CAUTION: In the manual VQT1Q48, page 128 for the FX500 (or VQT1Q72, page 165 for FX500 and FX520) the table provides for capacity of 4, 8 and 16 GB, values for videos [VGA/30fps, 16:9H/30fps, 16:9H/15fps and 16:9L/30fps] time extrapolated (multiplication)… since SDHC cards can write to 10 Mb/s… do not yet exist!
The coding H.264 or MPEG-4 AVC (Advanced Video Codec) a video HD (1280 x 720 pix./30 fps), demand to ensure a rate of approximately 4MB/s.
For those who want the ability to videotape and not be dependent on jumps frame (resulting in choppy), I therefore recommend, acquire SDHC - Class 6! (Although the class 4 should theoretically agree)
Thus, with an 8 GB SDHC, you can shoot for 2 h 40 min HD (1280 x 720 fps pix./30fps, stereo), or 8 hours in 640 x 480 pix., 30 fps, stereo sound! On the video, the FX500 is heavily beaten!
On NV24HD, capture an image of HD video to achieve its own jackets ... amazing is, if a crisp! And it's very simple to do: "reading" + "pause" (where you want to copy the frame of the film) + "capture"… and that's it: the photo is in the end list in the chip!
For the video with "partial suppression": it's as simple as above! Great!
PS: It is also possible to convert videos "avi" in order to make montages with slideshows or to transfer them to a burner show (using a USB key, for example) and finally, make a DVD ... (RW, to start)The NV24HD has the enormous advantage over the FX-500, can "zoom" while filming ... but by cutting it sound! According SAMSUNG is to avoid saving the engine noise zoom ...
I wrote a SAMSUNG: firstname.lastname@example.org and ELECTRONICS@SAMSUNG.COM (copy) asking them to add in the configuration menu, the possibility of choosing or not, mute when action on the zoom… in the creation of a new version of firmware. They told me they had taken into account my request. But if some of you could repeat this request, it would certainly more likely to succeed!Also on the zoom, I find the command too sensitive! Indeed, from the small focal (wide) to large (Tele): it happens in two seconds! Thus, you get a lack of precision in framing the subject when you click the button and more… with the thumb (which I found less precise than the index)!
For your info, I made several updates firmware (with a little fright, I admit), but if you respect scrupulously the procedure described by the manufacturer: it takes 10 minutes and it works wonderfully!
In video, some might blame the NV24HD of not having a manual focus (as on camcorders and other CAMERA), so as not to suffer the impact of uncertainty at the work of the auto focus. In practice, the sensitivity so great, the opening so small that… I reassured when the focal length is small (wide), there is no discomfort during the broadcast… it's always nickel! The auto focus is therefore highly reactive and "invisible".
For me, it fails on the right button, mode "SPORT without burst" (the maximum speed + opening optimized). My solution: get in configuration "children" in the mode "SCENE"!A intervalometer would also be welcome… to "shoot fast" growth of a flower, for example.
Tip: after acquiring a camera, camcorder or otherwise, remember to scan or "photocopy" with magnification, the serial number engraved on the case: it can always be used in case of loss or theft...By the way, I salute the courage to propose SAMSUNG longstanding, camera able to shoot more than 5 minutes. I still rattle when I think of my "old" A70 whose video was limited to 30 seconds… pretext not to compete the sale of camcorder on the mark!
Bibi-Colos ---> Toulouse (FRANCE) August 13 / 2008
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