Conclusion: 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.
Pros: 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 deli...
Cons: 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.
Conclusion: That said, the Samsung Multiview MV800 is a capable and fun choice, and if you spend more time taking photographs of yourself than other people – and want to make sure you're always in the right place – it could be worth a look.
Pros: Although lots of cameras feature viewfinders that can be tilted and swivelled, the Samsung Multiview MV800 goes one step further, with the entire back of the camera moving by 180 degrees. This means you'll be able to shoot photographs of yourself, or hold the camera above your head, or even down on the ground, with the ability to view what you're shooting at all times. The screen is a touchscreen unit, with lots of functionality, and there are loads of fun features in...
Cons: Unfortunately, photo quality wasn't quite as good as we were expecting, with images lacking in sharpness. We also found blue fringing around the edges of some of our photographs, and there are better cameras out there for overall quality.
Summary: Clearly designed to be fun to use, the Samsung MV800 will appeal to those more used to a mobile phone. However, while the image quality is on a par with other similar cameras, the reliance on touchscreen controls will frustrate photographers more used to the handling of a DSLR.
That said, the articulated screen and secondary shutter button are great features that I hope to see on other cameras in the future. I just wish the MV800 had a control dial.
Excerpt: The Samsung MV800 has a 5x optical zoom lens offering a focal length equivalent of 26-130mm in 35mm film terms and behind this sits a CCD 16.1Mp sensor producing a 4608x3456 resolution and an ISO range of 100-3200. With a built-in flash, a combined zoom/shutter button and a thickness of just 18.3mm, there's little to suggest it offers any new or exciting features until it's viewed from behind‘¦ With two buttons beside Samsung's MultiView 3.0in wide Flip-out display and...
Excerpt: Le Samsung MV800 est un appareil qui brillera plus par son originalité que par sa qualité : non pas que la qualité d'image soit médiocre, mais le Samsung MV800 s'appuie sur un capteur CCD moins efficace que ceux de technologie CMOS, et les 16MP sont un argument marketing qui impacte plus la qualité d'image qu'ils ne la font.
Pros: Ecran articulé, Compacité` - Une bonne finition
Cons: Une qualité d'image qui n'a rien d'exceptionnel