Camera Review: Samsung NV3CG800256KSamsungNV3If you were asked to design the ultimate pocket-sized point-and-shoot camera, what would you build into it? Would it be a tank-like design? Made of strong, black satin-like heavy gauge stainless steel? Maybe with a touch of color and some brushed, silver hued stainless trim to go along with it? You'd also give it at least 7MP and maybe a 3x 38-114 f/3.5-4.5 (35mm equivalent) zoom lens. The controls you design will be solid and match the rest of the camera's build and aesthetics. How about being a portable media player, MP3 player and e-book reader as well? And of course, you couldn't have a point and shoot these days without NTSC quality video. And just for fun, let's throw in some external stereo speakers to get the full audio experience during playback. Since you're going for groundbreaking, you've even rethought the battery charger, which can hook into either a wall socket or a USB slot, so that the camera charges while you're downloading your images. And you'd encase all of this in a cool retro styling that's almost Leica-like, but with a hint of neon. Your camera will feel good when you hold it too, because after all, this is supposed to be the ultimate pocket-sized point and shoot camera. And finally, since it is designed as the ultimate point-and-shoot camera, image quality is paramount. It needs to look great and shoot great as well. Congratulations, in concept, you have single-handedly designed a camera that the engineers at Samsung call the NV3 (street: $235). While it shares this list of features and abilities, the NV3 falls disappointingly short in that most important area, image quality.