More Fun Than Quality

Started Jan 30, 2012 | User reviews
mayogeezer
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More Fun Than Quality
Jan 30, 2012

Not high on quality but this is a fun camera.

Flip LCD allows self protrait with friends/family. This is it's strong point and there are very few budget cameras that allow this that are this small. It really is 'small' enough to fit in your shirt pocket. Hinged LCD also allows for you to comfortably take pics looking down at waist level instead of holding the camera out in front. Customisable touch screen menu designed for quick access to capture moments.

10-16M resolutions can make up for the more-often-than-not blurry and washed out pics after post-processing.

'Dual-IS' is a con, it just forces a high ISO. All the other modes favour slow shutter speeds which (even with optical IS) usually leads to camera shake. Overexposure is a common problem. Best results is to use 'P' mode with high ISO and to force EV mnius 1 stop which also forces a higher shutter speed.

Great for video clips (h264 mp4) up to 1280x720 with mono sound and optical zoom.

A take anywhere, any pocket, fun camera.

Problems:

Colours washed out, often blurry and overexposed.
No separate charger.

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Samsung MV800
mayogeezer's score
3.5
Average community score
4.0
bad for good for
Kids / pets
good
Action / sports
weak
Landscapes / scenery
acceptable
Portraits
unrated
Low light (without flash)
unrated
Flash photography (social)
unrated
Studio / still life
weak
= community average
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