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Samsung MultiView MV800 Lens Extended
The Samsung MultiView MV800 is a new compact camera with a large touch screen that swivels over the top of the camera and has a rear shutter button giving you the ability to take self portraits and other shots from creative angles. The MV800 is available in black, with red and white versions coming soon, for £199.00.
Samsung MultiView MV800 Screen Up
The camera has a 16.1 megapixel sensor and a 5x optical zoom lens, which is a 35mm equivalent of 26 - 130mm. Videos are recorded in 720p HD with Zoom Noise Reduction and the camera takes MicroSD cards.
The MV800 is packed with some unusual features to take interesting pictures. Picture in Picture Shot does exactly as it says, you take one picture, then take another to fit in that picture. Funny Face feature means you can bend, stretch and warp portrait pictures of your friends and family. Face Tracking will also ensure the distorted face remains the same even if you move the camera.
Other features include Live Panorama, Magic Frame, Pose Guide, 3D Photo, Intelligent Portrait and Smart Filter 3.0 which includes miniature, vignetting, soft focus, old film, half tone dot, sketch, fish-eye, classic, retro, oil painting, ink painting, cartoon, cross filter and zooming shot. Photo Editor lets you rotate images, add effects, and crop out distracting elements in the background — all on the display. The Beauty Shot allows you to edit out facial imperfections.
Samsung MultiView MV800 Top
- MultiView 3 inch touchscreen
- Slim design
- 16 megapixel sensor
- 5x optical zoom (35mm equiv: 26 - 130mm)
- Smart Touch 3.0
- 720p HD movie recording
- Picture in picture
- Live Panorama
- Funny Face mode
- Magic Frame
- Smart Filter 3.0
- 3D photo mode
- Pose Guide
- Photo Editor
- Storyboard Maker
- HD Movie with Zoom Noise Reduction
- Intelligent Portrait
Samsung MultiView MV800 Screen Angled
Other buttons on the camera are the home and playback buttons. The rest of the controls are via the 3 inch touch screen. It is bright and colourful with a well laid out, logical menu system. The screen is generally responsive although it is sometimes slow when scrolling through the menus.
The MV800 is ready to take pictures in around 2 - 3 seconds of switching on and is quick at focusing. In continuous shooting mode during testing it managed full sized images at 0.6fps, with Motion Capture mode capture VGA images at 6.5 fps.
Samsung MultiView MV800 Battery
Samsung MultiView MV800 Lens test images
Wide-angle | 1/350 sec | f/3.3 | 4.9 mm | ISO 100
Full optical zoom | 1/250 sec | f/5.9 | 24.5 mm | ISO 100
Digital zoom | 1/250 sec | f/5.9 | 24.5 mm | ISO 100
Macro | 1/125 sec | f/3.3 | 4.9 mm | ISO 100
At ISO 80 and ISO 100 there isn't any noise in the images with only a hint appearing at ISO 200. Noise really kicks in at ISO 400, causing the images to become softer. Noise again worsens at ISO 800 and images produced at ISO 1600 and ISO 3200 have a level of noise where the images are best resized for use on the web.
Samsung MultiView MV800 ISO test images
ISO 80 | 1/6 sec | f/5.1 | 19.6 mm
ISO 100 | 1/6 sec | f/5.1 | 19.6 mm
ISO 200 | 1/10 sec | f/5.1 | 19.6 mm
ISO 400 | 1/20 sec | f/5.1 | 19.6 mm
ISO 800 | 1/45 sec | f/5.1 | 19.6 mm
ISO 1600 | 1/90 sec | f/5.1 | 19.6 mm
ISO 3200 | 1/180 sec | f/5.1 | 19.6 mm
Below are examples using some of the scene modes available. Portraits have good skin tones and are free of red-eye.
Samsung MultiView MV800 Scene modes
Landscape | 1/500 sec | f/4.7 | 9.3 mm | ISO 80
Landscape with building | 1/180 sec | f/9.4 | 4.9 mm | ISO 80
Portrait | 1/45 sec | f/5.2 | 11.2 mm | ISO 80
Vignetting | 1/250 sec | f/3.8 | 6.6 mm | ISO 80
Here are example images using some of the other modes on the MV800.
Samsung MultiView MV800 Sample Photos
Background defocus | 1/250 sec | f/3.3 | 4.9 mm | ISO 80
Backlighting | 1/500 sec | f/3.3 | 4.9 mm | ISO 100
Zooming shot | 1/750 sec | f/4.2 | 7.8 mm | ISO 80
Panoramic | 1/250 sec | f/9.4 | 4.9 mm | ISO 320
Under our fluorescent and incandescent studio lighting there is very little difference between any of the images with the auto white-balance preset doing just as good a job when compared to the images produced by the respective presets.
Samsung MultiView MV800 White-balance test images
AWB preset - incandescent lighting | 1/10 sec | f/4.2 | 7.8 mm | ISO 100
Incandescent preset - incandescent lighting | 1/10 sec | f/4.2 | 7.8 mm | ISO 100
AWB preset - fluorescent lighting | 0.3 sec | f/4.2 | 7.8 mm | ISO 100
Fluorescent preset - fluorescent lighting | 0.3 sec | f/4.2 | 7.8 mm | ISO 100
Below are example images using the Smart Filters available.
Samsung MultiView MV800 Digital filters
Smart filter - vignetting | 0.5 sec | f/5.8 | 13.2 mm | ISO 80
Smart filter - soft focus | 0.3 sec | f/5.8 | 13.2 mm | ISO 80
Smart filter - old film | 0.5 sec | f/5.8 | 13.2 mm | ISO 80
Smart filter - half tone dot | 0.3 sec | f/5.8 | 13.2 mm | ISO 80
Smart filter - sketch | 0.7 sec | f/5.8 | 13.2 mm | ISO 80
Smart filter - fisheye | 0.3 sec | f/5.8 | 13.2 mm | ISO 80
Smart filter - classic | 0.3 sec | f/5.8 | 13.2 mm | ISO 80
Smart filter - retro | 0.3 sec | f/5.8 | 13.2 mm | ISO 80
Smart filter - oil painting | 0.3 sec | f/5.8 | 13.2 mm | ISO 80
Smart filter - ink painting | 0.3 sec | f/5.8 | 13.2 mm | ISO 80
Smart filter - cartoon | 0.3 sec | f/5.8 | 13.2 mm | ISO 80
Smart filter - cross filter | 0.3 sec | f/5.8 | 13.2 mm | ISO 80
Video ModeBelow is a video recorded at 720p HD, the camera also allows the use of optical zoom during recording, an example of which can be seen on the ePHOTOzine Youtube page. Smart Filters can be applied during recording, including miniature, vignetting, fish-eye, defog, classic, retro and negative as well as 4 palette effects.
Value For MoneyThe Samsung MultiView MV800 is currently priced at £199.00. Although there are a number of cameras with swivel screens, but it is unknown on a compact as small as the MV800. There are plenty of cameras with a similar specification other than the MultiView screen available at varying prices such as the Olympus VG-130 at £68.00, Pentax Optio S1 at £78.00, Nikon Coolpix S3100 at £79.00, Fujifilm FinePix Z90 at £89.95, Canon Powershot A3200 IS at £109.00, Samsung SH100 at £144.00 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX70 at £148.99.
|The Samsung MultiView MV800 is unique and performs well.|
Samsung MultiView MV800 ProsMultiView screen is unique
Interesting range of filters
Excellent colour reproduction
Samsung MultiView MV800 ConsImages lack detail in the corners
|VALUE FOR MONEY|
Samsung MultiView MV800 Specifications
|Max Aperture||f/3.3 - f/5.9|
|35mm equivalent||26mm - 130mm|
|CCD pixels||16.2Mp (Megapixels)|
|Sensor Size||1/2.3 inch|
|Sensor Size (width)||6.16mm|
|Sensor Size (height)||4.62mm|
|Screen resolution||288,000 dots|
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/2000sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||8sec|
|ISO sensitivity||80 - 3200|
|Continuous shooting||No Data|
|Video FPS||30, 15|
|Optical Zoom with Video||Yes|
|Battery Type||Rechargeable battery : BP70|
|CIPA Rating||No Data|
|Box Contents||Camera, AC adapter/ USB cable, Rechargeable battery, Strap, User Manual, Quick Start Guide|