Building on the success of the NV24HD, Samsung has launched a new high-end model to head up its NV range of digital compact cameras.

The NV100HD is claimed to be the world's highest 14.7-megapixel 28mm wide angle lens digital camera.

But it also incorporates Samsing's Smart Touch 2.0 User Interface and Matrix Menu which "give the user fast access to creative settings as well as intuitive control of images, for example, a simple X on the screen signifies delete", explains Samsung.

The camera has a High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) and Consumer Electronics Control (CEC), which is claimed to "deliver crystal-clear images and movies via a single cable".

720p resolution video can be recorded at up to 30 frames per second and can be viewed on the 3.0-inch hVGA LCD screen.

Samsung adds that the screen has been specifically designed with 460K pixels "to provide more detail and sharper images to view".

Also worth a mention are the Dual Image Stabilisation, ISO 3200 capability and Samsung’s Perfect Portrait System.

The NV100HD is priced £229 and will be available from August.