There are many cool aspects to Samsung's new NV10, not least the striking design that looks a million dollars, the 10MP sensor and the anti-shake for low light shooting.
What got us tropically hot under our safari collars, however, was the unique touch-control interface on the back. Now, we know what you're thinking: Sony's DSC-N1, Kodak's Easyshare One and the Pentax T10 all have touchscreens and none of them are great shakes. The One is a particular stinker for ease of use.
We've just received our NV10 sample, though, and the Smart Touch interface is something a bit special, as you'll see by playing the video below.
A row of seven touch-sensitive buttons run underneath the LCD, while six more run up the side. On-screen, adjacent to each button is a little symbol - AWB for auto white balance, say - which, when you press it, fires out a list of options that you select using the other row of buttons.
Sound complicated? Describing it is, but when you pick the camera up, it proves to be incredibly intuitive: you'll soon find yourself boasting to friends about how the joy of tweaking settings is much easier using and X and Y grid reference system.
So far, we love the NV10. There'll be a full review in the November issue of the mag, so check back then for our final verdict.
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