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Samsung launches MV800 multiview compact camera

By dpreview staff on Sep 1, 2011 at 09:01 GMT

Samsung has released the MV800 'MultiView' camera, featuring an LCD panel that flips up to allow more flexible photography. Building on the company's two-LCD 'dualview' idea, the MV800 has a screen that flips all the way up, to allow you to see the 3.0" rear LCD while taking a self-portrait. The 16.2MP CCD-based camera has a 26-130mm equiv. lens to maximise its flexibility.

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Innovative Samsung MV800 Camera Offers Great Photography From All Angles

Features 3.0” Wide Flip-out touch display for camera users to shoot, record and view life from all angles

IFA - BERLIN, Germany – September, 1, 2011 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today unveiled the Samsung MV800 camera , an ultra-compact point & shoot with a 3.0” touch-screen Flip-out LCD display. In combining the Flip-out LCD with an impressive suite of creative features, the MV800 enables users to capture life’s moments from any angle and create images that reflect their unique perspective on the world.

The MV800 camera offers enhanced picture quality, capacitive touch screen technology, as well as many innovative and user-friendly features to ensure that all users can relax and enjoy their shooting experience. Consumers can be confident they will be able to capture even the most challenging shot whether they are behind or in front of the lens.

The MV800 camera builds on the success of Samsung’s DualView technology and is the first premium compact model to feature a 3.0” Wide Flip-out touch-screen LCD Display. Samsung has designed the device in response to evolving consumer demands for maximum flexibility, ease-of-use, creativity and style.

The 3.0” Wide Flip-out display opens up a world of artistic possibilities. Whether it is capturing the perfect self portrait to polish an online profile or snapping photos from very high or very low angles —the MV800 allows users to capture images they’ve never even considered before. The unique screen tilts up and down so users can frame every shot, and easily view the images from any perspective. For fashion-forward consumers who place a premium on style, the device’s ultra-slender design and contemporary metallic finish promise to make a lasting visual impact.

The Samsung MV800 camera offers an impressive 16.1 megapixels for premium picture quality, along with a 5x optical zoom and a 26mm wide-angle lens. By packing this technology into a sleek and slim device, the Samsung MV800 is the ideal camera for premium-quality image capture on the move.

While the flip-out display enables users to take shots from all angles, the unique Smart Touch 3.0 user interface ensures highly intuitive operation. Users can drag and scroll through menu options to launch the required feature with only one touch. Smart Touch 3.0 also keeps it fun by letting users customize their background image or wallpaper.

The innovative Live Panorama function, meanwhile, enables easy photography of large groups by simply holding down the shutter button, then previewing the whole scene that’s being captured, via the LCD. Moreover, by simply connecting the Samsung MV800 to a 3D HDTV, images and panoramic shots can be viewed in outstanding 3D in-depth quality instantly.

“Our aim is to continually be at the forefront of digital compact camera innovation and the Samsung MV800 is the embodiment of that goal,” said Mr. Myoung Sup Han, Senior Vice President and Head of the Digital Imaging Business, Samsung Electronics. “The Samsung MV800’s unique ability to capture images from any angle, combined with its stylish and ultra-slim design demonstrates unparalleled Samsung innovation which we believe will appeal to every photographer, and establish a new benchmark for the industry.”

Get Creative with Magic Frame and Picture-in-Picture Shot
The Samsung MV800 has been designed as more than just a camera - it is a creative tool for users to extract maximum enjoyment from every photographic opportunity. The Magic Frame feature includes 12 fun background templates, as well as the ability for users to customize their own. The camera’s Picture-in-Picture function, meanwhile, lets users insert one image into another. The Flip-out display even allows consumers to snap a self-portrait and put themselves in the picture!

Maximize enjoyment with Smart Filter and Funny Face Features
Smart Filter allows users to express their own creativity, through a menu of 14 artistic effects, including the newly added Water Paint for a stylish watercolor finish or the Cartoon capability, transforming any photo into a fun animated film format. The fun doesn’t stop there - Funny Face allows users to bend, stretch and manipulate portraits of loved ones by tapping and dragging to radically distort facial characteristics, ready to share and enjoy.

Capture the Perfect Portrait with Ease
The built in Pose Guide function advises users how to best get into position with line drawings on the LCD screen, so consumers can capture the optimum image from any angle. The device also provides the perfect picture in real time, with the easy-to-navigate Photo Editor function, allowing users to edit and rotate the image on the move. Loved ones and friends will also appreciate the Beauty Shot feature which edits out any imperfections, resulting in a flawless photo one can treasure and share forever.

Create a Story
The Samsung MV800 essentially allows the user to become the creative director of their own life, with innovative Storyboard Maker. Users can prepare a storyboard from the images they’ve shot by simply selecting the layout, and then placing the photos in order. Whether the MV800 is being used to create a movie of a night out with friends or fantastic family holiday, the photos can be laid out on the display as clearly as one imagines them.  

Creative Intelligence at the User’s Fingertips
To ensure users capture the best image possible to enjoy, share and impress, by simply snapping a wide-angle shot of a friend, the Samsung MV800 automatically searches out and captures two other strong images at different zoom ratios, giving users three great photos with one simple click! The photographer can choose which of the three to select – or simply keep them all. 

HD Movie Capability in the Palm of the User’s Hands
The Samsung MV800 also boasts HD recording capabilities, within a compact body that will fit into the palm of the user’s hand. Enjoy consistently clear and crisp video with technology that allows consumers to capture special memories with a recording time of up to twice as long as standard MPEG4. The innovative zoom noise reduction technology, meanwhile, ensures that the only sound recorded will be the laughter and conversation of loved ones, not the whirring of the zoom.

The Samsung MV800’s combination of industry-leading innovation, sophisticated design and the ultimate in user-friendly features, ensure total mobility, premium picture quality and maximum enjoyment. The Samsung MV800 is the perfect tool to not just capture an image but to tell a fun and creative story on the move.

MV800 specifications

Price (with 18-55mm zoom lens) • US: $ TBA
• UK: £ TBA
• EU: € TBA
Body material • Metal front plate
• Plastic back
Sensor • 1/2.3" CCD
• 16.2 million effective pixels
Image sizes  • 16M: 4608 x 3456
 • 14MP: 4608 x 3072
 • 12M: 4608 x 2592
 • 10M: 3648 x 2736
 • 5M: 2592 x 1944
 • 2M 1920 x 1080
 • 1M 1024 x 768
File qualities / formats • JPEG Standard
• JPEG Fine
• JPEG Super Fine
• EXIF 2.21
Movie MPEG-4 (H.264)
• 1280 x 720 (30fps / 15fps)
• 640 x 480 (30fps / 15fps)
• 320 x 240 (30fps / 15fps)
Lens • Schneider-KREUZNACH
• Optical 5x
• 35mm Equiv: 26 ~130mm (4.7 ~ 2.3mm)
• F3.3(W)-F5.9(T)
Image Stabilization • Dual (OIS + DIS)
Auto Focus • Contrast AF
• Multi
• Centre-weighted
• Face Detection
• Object Tracking
• Smart Face Recognition
• One Touch Shooting
• Minimum Focus Distance (Wide)
Normal: 80cm ~ infinity
Macro: 5cm ~ 80cm
Minimum Focus Distance (Tele)
Normal: 150 ~ infinity
Macro: 100cm ~ 150cm
Shooting modes • Smart Auto
• Program
• Movie
• 3D
• Live Panorama (2D,3D)
• Scene
• Smart Movie
• Self Shot
• Picture in Picture
Scene modes • Magic Frame
• Beauty-Shot
• Object Highlight
• Night
• Landscape
• Text
• Sunset
• Dawn
• Backlight
• Beach & Snow
• Pose Guide
• Funny Face
• Intelligent portrait
Image Adjust • Sharpness
• Contrast
• Saturation (5 steps)
Sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 80
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
• ISO 3200
Metering modes • Multi
• Center
• Spot
• Face Detect AE
Exposure compen. • -2.0 to +2.0 EV
• 0.3 EV steps
Shutter Speed • 8 to 1/2000 sec
White balance

• Auto
• Daylight
• Cloudy
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent_H
• Flourescent_L
• Custom

Creative Styles • Standard
• Vivid
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Sunset
• B&W
Smart Filters

• Miniature
• Vignetting
• Soft Focus
• Old Film
• Half Tone Dot
• Sketch
• Fish Eye
• Classic
• Retro
• Oil-paint
• Water-paint
• Cartoon
• Cross-filter
• Zooming Shot

LCD monitor • 3.0" touch-sensitive WQVGA
• Articulated screen with 180 degrees of rotation
Flash • Internal (0.2m~3.2m effective range)
• Recycle time (approx. 4 sec)
Flash modes • Auto
• Auto & Red-eye reduction
• Fill-in flash
• Slow Sync
• Flash Off
• Red-eye fix
Drive modes • Single
• Continuous
• AEB
• Motion Capture
Self-timer • 10 or 2 seconds
• Double 10 then 2 seconds
Connectivity • HDMI out
• USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Storage • Micro SD (2GB max) / SDHC (32GB Max)
Power • BP70 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (supplied)
• 700mAh
• USB Charging
• Included Charger
Dimensions 92 x 56.2 x 10.3mm (3.6 x 2.21 x 0.4 in.)
Weight (with batt and card) 121g (4.3 oz.) without battery and memory card

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Total comments: 4
snake_b
By snake_b (Sep 2, 2011)

Too bad Samsung hasn't come up with anything other than gimmicks in their compact line.

Nothing to replace the EX1, nor anything to replace the WB2000.

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thethirdcoast
By thethirdcoast (Oct 20, 2011)

Don't forget the fact they're utterly wasting the potential of the NX system to push stuff like this.

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roblarosa
By roblarosa (Sep 1, 2011)

Wow - kids will really love this.

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wutsurstyle
By wutsurstyle (Sep 1, 2011)

Self-portraits galore!

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