Samsung snapper shoots HD (almost)

While you were stuffing yourself with turkey over Christmas, Samsung was busy prepping eight new cameras for launch. And leading the charge is the opt

While you were stuffing yourself with turkey over Christmas, Samsung was busy prepping eight new cameras for launch. And leading the charge is the optically stabilised, 10MP NV24 HD (pictured), which Samsung is cheekily calling HD-capable.

Its 1080x720 video has the same resolution as standard 720p but only half the frame rate. So it's not technically HD, Mr Samsung. It's still pretty impressive though, with twice the res you'll squeeze out of most other compact snappers.

Two other all-black lookers are the NV30 and NV40; both have OIS for shake-free photography, and a healthy eight and 10MP respectively.

The NV4 takes over from the MP3- and movie-playing NV3, and gets bumped to 8MP along the way. The equally media-savvy 8MP i8 rewrites the Samsung style guide with its soap-bar curves and a glossy black or silver finish.

The point-and-shoot L-Series, meanwhile, gains three new recruits: the 10MP L210 and 8MP L110, which both get optical wobble reduction, and the 8MP L100, which opts for the cheaper digital version.

Should be something among that little lot for you. Expect them to start popping up in Curry's et al over the next few months.

Essentials

Samsung NV24 HD, NV30, NV40, NV4, i8, L210, L110, L100

Price: £TBA

On sale: February/March

Contact: http://www.samsung.co.uk/