A little Samsung camera goes a long way

Take the 7MP, 7x optical zooming Samsung NV7, rip off the giant protruding lens and somehow stuff it inside the remaining 21mm body. That's effectivel

Take the 7MP, 7x optical zooming Samsung NV7, rip off the giant protruding lens and somehow stuff it inside the remaining 21mm body. That's effectively (if perhaps not quite exactly) what Sammy has done with this tiny L77.The gorgeous slab of skinny shooter is really just 21mm thick – the lens does not protrude an inch, not even a millimetre, yet it boasts a full 7x optical zoom.And while we're not sure the shoehorned optics will quite live up to the Schneider Kreuznach glass of said NV snapper, it is nonetheless an impressive feat of engineering – a full 4mm thinner than the previous slim zoom contender, Casio's Exilim EX-V7.Now if Samsung could just turn its attention to our beer bellies…

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