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Samsung MV800

Monday 21 May 2012


Rating of 3

The basics

The Samsung MV800 is a compact digital camera with a 3-inch LCD Flip-out display. The Samsung MV800 has a 16.1-megapixel CCD sensor with a Schneider Lens that delivers a 5x optical zoom, autofocus, and dual image stabilisation. The Samsung MV800 can also record in 720p high definition. Internal storage comes in at 10MB, up to 2GB with a MicroSD card, and up to 32GB with a Micro SDHC card.

The good

The Samsung MV800 is a gorgeous, and incredibly compact camera, small enough to fit into even the smallest of shirt pockets, making it great to take on a night out. For such a dainty device, the MV800 is also very well built. It feels solid and durable. However, its 3-inch screen on the back means you still shouldn't chance a drop. Speaking of which, the flip-put display designed to encourage better portrait shots, and improve the angle of viewing your shots is a delightful little feature to show off. It’s good for those that enjoy taking photos in precarious positions, since you can see exactly what you’re capturing without having to crouch over the camera. The Samsung MV800 has plenty of automatic options and easy-to-use menus for the photography beginner, making the Samsung MV800 easy to use for all. Adjusting brightness and contrast levels, and altering effects is as easy as swiping markers on the LCD display. This is one fun camera.

The bad

The flip-out display is a nice feature to have but the display isn’t as responsive as it could be, made more noticeable on those occasions requiring you to swipe the menus. If only it were as sensitive as Samsung’s smartphones. Photo quality isn’t bad at all, but depending on the ISO setting used, the Samsung MV800 can lack some detail in darker conditions, but again, for the majority of users the MV800 still performs very well, particularly in brighter light.

The bottom line

The Samsung MV800 is a delightful little compact camera that is both stylish and easy to use. Picture quality isn’t quite up to professional standards, but the Samsung MV800 is a more than acceptable point and shooter that thanks to its size is great for taking out.
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