Mini-Review: Samsung MV800 Digital Camera

1. Introduction3. User Interface


Samsung MV800 16.0MP Camera Review

The Samsung Multiview MV800 Digital Camera

Samsung MV800 Camera - Front
The MV800 is available in black, white and our review model’s red. Each has a brushed metal casing and weighs 121g with dimensions of 92×56.2×18.3mm. Extending slightly from the front is a Schneider branded lens (F=4.7-23.5mm 35mm equivalent 26-130mm) with 5x optical zoom and 5x digital zoom. The sensor behind this is CCD based with effective pixels of 16.15mp and Samsung have ensured that it features dual format image stabilisation and auto-focus (from 5cm Macro, 80cm normal).

Sitting above and to the left of the lens is a single flash which features red-eye reduction and a 4 second recharge time. In terms of ISO we can hit up to 3200 and shutter speeds run from 16-1/2000sec.

Samsung MV800 Camera - Rear Screen

Turning round to the back of the camera we find two single control buttons, home and play. Home brings up our main interface and play starts a slideshow of our media. Both use the 3.0" TFT LCD screen which has 288,000 pixels and touch screen functionality.

Samsung MV800 Camera - Flip-screen Samsung MV800 Camera - Rear Screen Up

Of course there is a reason this is part of the MultiView brand and that is because the screen flips up to face the front of the camera. Why? Well in this position we can use the display to help us compose and take pictures of ourselves. To further aid in this there is a take picture button on the back surface when the camera is open.

Samsung MV800 Camera - Top Down

Up on the top of the camera we find a power button, status LED, zoom lever and capture button.

Samsung MV800 Camera - Battery Slot

The MV800 also features a good level of connectivity with the base of the camera featuring a tripod socket, battery slot and SD/SDHC card slot which sit under a panel, just like the USB 2.0/HDMI connector.

Samsung MV800 Camera - Size Comparison Samsung MV800 Camera - Width Comparison

Rounding off the hardware overview we have a comparison above with a 4.3" smartphone.

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