Samsung MV800 Brief Review


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  • 16.2 megapixel CCD sensor
  • 5x optical zoom with 26mm wide-angle
  • 720p HD video with mono sound
  • 3-inch screen with 180 degree turning radius
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: 2011-09-01
  • Final Grade: 82 4.1 Star Rating: Recommended

Samsung MV800
16.2 megapixel CCD sensor; 5x optical zoom with 26mm wide-angle; 720p HD video with mono sound; 3-inch screen with 180 degree turning radius; Optical image stabilization; Lithium-ion battery
By , Last updated on: 9/29/2014

Samsung is once again experimenting with screens, this time mounting the entire back of the MV800 on a hinge so that it can swing 180 degrees up and around. The theory is that, rather than including a small screen on the front of the camera like in their DualView line, this way the subject (most likely the photographer taking self-portraits), can see and interact with a much larger touchscreen. While we commend Samsung's effort, reviews have come down hard on the MV800 for its mediocre image quality, slow operation, and large price tag for the features. After the novelty of the screen wears off, the unimpressive camera you're left with will only breed frustration.

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Samsung's Galaxy cameras go beyond just connecting with wi-fi and add 3G so users can upload without sending it to a smartphone via wi-fi. Samsung offers a few budget models too, and while you get what you pay for applies to the image quality, not very many budget cameras include wi-fi.

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If you are looking for a connected camera, Samsung is the manufacturer to consider.

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