Samsung MV800 First Look – Features & Specifications

Last Updated (17 March’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ TechRadar

Samsung has released the MultiView 800 (MV800) compact digital camera (dimensions: 92 x 56.2 x 10.3mm (3.6 x 2.21 x 0.4 in.) featuring a folding touch screen which is quite handy for taking self-portrait. If we take a look back to the year 2009, Samsung has started to design cameras with similar feature where they designed a dual LCD screen-equipped camera named Samsung ST550 then followed by the Samsung PL120 & PL170 later which is also targeted for people looking for a camera for taking self-portrait easily. Save up to $115.04 (41%) and get this camera only $164.95.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Expert Reviews

Samsung MV800 Reviews

Photographyblog reviews the Samsung MV800 and writes;
“the MV800 is even better suited to beginners with its unique screen and plethora of clever modes and creative effects. It can get a little bit overwhelming at first, with no less than 32 modes, effects and options on offer,..”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Techradar reviews the Samsung MV800 and writes;
“The Samsung MV800’s flip-out screen is useful for composing self-portraits and group shots with minimal fuss, along with more awkward positions such as high and low angles. Some of the filters, frames and effects are genuinely quite fun to work with.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Steves-digicams reviews the Samsung MV800 and writes;
“The MV800’s video quality is right in line with what you should expect from an ultra-compact digicam; good, but not digital camcorder quality. You can choose to record video at a maximum of 720p (1280×720), which is pretty much standard on digicams now; with many offering full HD now as well.”
rating: N/A

About reviews the Samsung MV800 and writes;
“The touch screen LCD itself is a high-quality unit that has a widescreen design. It’s bright and sharp, and three different brightness settings are available. The MV800 is an extremely thin camera, and it’s all black, other than a tiny amount of silver trim around the lens housing.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Whatdigitalcamera reviews the Samsung MV800 and writes;
“Image quality is fine at low ISOs, but as is the case with these large resolution, small sensors, it struggles to deliver the goods at higher ISOs.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Ephotozine reviews the Samsung MV800 and writes;
“We have reviewed a number of Samsung’s latest compact digital cameras and where they all score well is performance, the MV800 is no different. Although the images are soft in the corners, they do have plenty of detail and excellent colour reproduction.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Digitalcamerainfo reviews the Samsung MV800 and writes;
“The MV800’s image quality is only slightly better than a good smartphone’s. Smartphones can download apps that mimic all of the effects and shooting modes on the MV800. Several phones have front and rear cameras, so they don’t even need a hinged LCD to take a self portrait.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

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Samsung MV800 Features

Adjustable LCD Screen

With adjustable LCD Screen Samsung has made some improvement in their camera design. Previously you can see yourself only on a tinny LCD on the front, and now you can use the big tilting 3.0-inch AMOLED LCD screen from the back of the camera. The 3.0″ folding touch-sensitive (capacitive) LCD screen has actually more functions than just for taking self-portrait. It will let you take pictures from multiple angles; you can take photos over a crowd, get waist-level candid photos of your kids, and even prop the camera up at angles for easy tabletop photography.

Images and Video

Samsung MV800 First Look: Images and VideoThe Samsung MV800 equipped with a a 16.1 Megapixel resolution and 5X optical zoom zoom lens offers a 26-130mm (equivalent) zoom range with dual Image Stabilizer (optical + digital). The camera also has 3D still image and Live Panorama modes where user can easily create panoramic images by holding the shutter button while aiming on the scene. The 3D Photo can transform any image into 3D image when viewing the image on a 3D HDTV. Samsung also provides the camera with 720p (1280×720, 30/15p) HD video mode and HDMI output.

In camera Photo Editor

The AMOLED LCD display is also loaded with functions for you to get creative with your photos. Get your photos right with the photo editor where you can rotate, add effects, croup out distraction or remove blemishes and other imperfections right from your camera.


You can also create a wallpaper of images with Magic Frame, have fun with portraits by adding the Funny Face filter to bend, stretch, and warp your favorite faces, and you can also use the Smart Filter 3.0 to transform your photos into cartoons, paintings, comic book and more.

Another interesting feature is the MV800’s storyboard mode where users can create their life ‘storyboard’ just by choosing available template for your shots and add text with a virtual keyboard just like what you do in a smartphone.

Samsung MV800 Feature Highlights

+ 16.2 Megapixels CCD sensor
+ 5x optical zoom (equivalent to 26-130mm in 35mm camera) with IS stabilization
+ 3.0-inch AMOLED folding LCD screen
+ 720p (1280×720, 30/15p) HD video
+ In camera photo editor
+ HDMI Output
+ ISO 80-3200
+ microSD/SDHC memory card slot


Samsung MV800 Specifications


Black Design
Point and Shoot, Rotating LCD

Image sensor

Approx. 16.15 Mega pixel
CCD Image Sensor Type


Schneider Lens
5x Optical Zoom
4.7~23.5mm Focal Length
F3.3(W)~F5.9(T) F No.

Shutter Speed

Program : 1 ~ 1/2,000 sec. Smart Auto: 1/8~ 1/2000 sec Night : 8 ~ 1/2,000 sec (AEB, continuous : 1/4 ~ 1/2,000 sec.),


±2EV (1/3EV steps)
Program AE
Multi,Spot,Center Weighted,Face Detectkion AE Metering System


Multi AF, Center AF, Face Detection AF, Object Trackikng AF, Smart Face Recognition AF, One Touch Shooting AF
Normal : 80cm ~ infinity(Wide), 150cm ~ infinity(Tele)


Multi AF, Center AF, Face Detection AF, Object Trackikng AF, Smart Face Recognition AF, One Touch Shooting AF
Approx. 4 sec.Recharging Time

Image Stabilization

Dual Image Stabilization

Smart Settings

Smart Auto
Smart Filter
Smart Album
Smart Face Recognition
Smart Movie

White Balance

Auto, Daylight,Cloudy, Florescent_H Florescent_L,Tungsten,Custom Modes


, File Format : DCF/ EXIF 2.21 / DPOF 1.1 / File Formats
Micro SD Card(up to 2GB guaranteed)
Approximately 10MB Internal Memory

Image Playback

Resize,Rotate,Trimming, Photo Editor 2.0 – Rotate, Trimming, Effect, Storyboard Maker


Stereo Microphone
Mono Speaker

Inputs & Outputs

HDMI 1.3
USB 2.0


Product Dimensions: 3.62″ x 2.21″ x .72″

Operating Conditions

Humidity: 5~85%
Temperature: 0~40 °C


Intelli-studio (Built-in)

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