Excerpt: Samsung's first multiview camera lands with September release date The Samsung MV800 is a compact digital camera with a fully hinged back screen allowing the large 3-inch touchscreen to be viewed from almost any angle. It has a 16MP sensor and comes with 5x optical zoom, you'll also be able to take live panorama shots using the 26mm wide angle lens.
Summary: The Samsung MV800 is available in India at a MOP of Rs.14,000. This camera is a really interesting camera when it comes to its design and features. There are not many cameras in the market, which have an interface, such as this with its responsive touchscreen display. This camera shows that the line between tablets/smartphones and compact cameras is becoming increasingly narrow.
Summary: As well as we've seen in a point-and-shoot," McCabe says, although "it's probably not a good enough reason for most folks to go out and buy this camera." To view your photos and videos on a computer or HDTV, the Samsung MV800 has micro HDMI and proprietary USB jacks. It uses microSD cards for storage, "which can be a bit more expensive -- and easier to lose -- than the standard, larger SD cards," Fisher points out at PCMag.com.
Pros: Flip-up screen, Fun effects to add to your photos, Extremely small and slim
Cons: Mediocre photos and videos, Sluggish speed, Touch screen gets mixed reviews, Short battery life
Summary: Test-based reviews from PCMag.com, ConsumerReports.com and DigitalCameraInfo.com show how the Samsung MV800 compares with class rivals, while informative evaluations from TrustedReviews.com and PhotographyBlog.com look solely at the MV800. User comments at Amazon.com help to reveal problems that surface only with extended use.
Conclusion: In the case of the MV800 we put it up against one of the best Smartphone cameras available and the comparison was more than a little interesting. For overall image quality at auto both devices were more than adequate with the Samsung just having the edge in clarity in our opinion. Its extra pixels also give us a little more leeway in any cropping later but macro mode was much closer between the two with night mode just going to the smartphone.
Summary: 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.
Excerpt: The Samsung MV800′s ($315) killer feature stares every user right in the face — that is if they want it to. Its 3.0-inch touch screen display can rotate 180 degrees, allowing users to easily frame self portraits or other awkward shots we’d rather not know about. It’s a new convenience we’ve seen on mid-tier DSLRs before, and we’re glad to see trickle-down to point and shoots.