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Samsung MV800 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.15MP 5x Dec 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Nine industry awards
Low price
Good image quality
655 Reviews + 9 Awards
hardwareheaven.com Recommended Ephotozine Recommended Digicam Buyer.co.uk Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Price

Low Price

One hundred and fourty-three owners considered that the Samsung MV800 was good value for money. Website Itproportal.com wrote “Low price”. Expert website Cnet.com.au said five years ago “The MV800 is a beautifully designed camera at an attractive price.” . Pocket-Lint.com rated the product 70 out of 100 and wrote on expert website Pocket Lint “The poor image quality, less-than-Smartphone-standard touchscreen and fairly high asking price outweigh the po”.

Four customers who bought the product thought it was expensive. O. Hansen wrote “I later bought a Viewsonic VP2770 which despite the same screen size is a much heavier beast, twice as expensive, doesn't have speakers” in their review of this digital camera. Five years ago Stevo mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “I can highly recommend it for novices and also people who demand feautures that wouldn't be out of place on a much more expensive camera”. Alex Hunt said in his review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “It's clearly missing some features and build quality that more expensive monitors have.”.

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Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

Four expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this camera. This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Hardwareheaven.com and Hardwarezone.com.ph.

In addition, this camera received a Digicam Buyer.co.uk "Editor's Choice" award and it received a "Gold" award from review site Insidehardware.it who said it was fantastic. Furthermore, the expert at review site Onfoto.ru gave this medium megapixel digital camera a "Best Innovation" award and decided it was innovative.

This camera received a "Performance Award" from review sites Teknokulis.com who thought that this Samsung camera performed well.

This camera received a "Technical Image Press Association Award" from Tipa.com.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on fourty-four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine this camera has an average expert rating of 68%.

User Reviews Are Good

MV800 owners on average rated this camera 89%. 400 reviewers (85% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Samsung Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 7,714 user and expert reviews (including 1,218 verified purchases) for Samsung digital cameras and found that on average Samsung has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Samsung has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Samsung camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good in terms of connectivity. O. Hansen mentioned three years ago “Great connectivity” in their review of this digital camera.


Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Two owners agreed that it was noisy. Darren Jay mentioned “The Monitor comes with built in speakers that are pretty decent (loud”.

Features Voice Recording

The Samsung MV800 features voice recording, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung MV800 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Design

Stylish and Compact

Thirty-four owners who bought the product considered that it was good looking. Five years ago website Cnet.com.au mentioned “Looks incredibly stylish”. Expert review site Letsgodigital.org said “The Samsung MV800 MultiView is a stylish digital compact camera with a polished metallic finish”. Cnet.com.au also mentioned “That's gorgeous” in their review.

Five customers who reviewed it considered that it was well designed. Five years ago Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Expert Reviews “A clever design and lots of fun shooting modes make it an attractive camera for social media addicts” however they scored it 3 stars out of 5. M gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “The monitor looks great - lovely gloss finish and slim design”.

Three customers who reviewed it agreed that it was neat. Simon Leigh wrote “Good price and neat display”. Steve Day said in his review of this digital camera “It's small, neat, adequate screen”.

Two people who purchased it agreed that it was smooth. Mark Humphreys gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his review of this digital camera “Playing Fallout 4 the action is very smooth and very clear with loads of detail”. Romayne mentioned on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Monitor works perfectly, clear and smooth” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

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Good Image Quality

Ninety-three people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Website About.com wrote in their Samsung MV800 review “Above Average Build Quality”. Digital Versus mentioned five years ago “Very good build quality” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com said “Image quality is average at best—actually, it’s pretty crummy in anything” in their review of this digital camera.

Very Good Build Quality

Twenty-one people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was well made. Website Howtospendit.ft.com wrote “It feels solid and durable”. They also said “The M 800 is also very well built” in their review. Five years ago expert website Digicambuyer.co.uk wrote “Its slim, high-quality build is minimalist yet striking with its flip-out LCD screen”.

Eight people said in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Expert review site Firstpost.com wrote “Cameras these days come with virtually every feature imaginable - there are models with GPS capabilities, ones that are waterproof, shockproof, are pocket-sized” in their review of this digital camera. Nabibi mentioned in their review of this digital camera “All in all its a sturdy 27 inch monitor” and rated the product 4 stars out of 5. Miss Roscoe scored it 5 stars out of 5 and she wrote “If it were on something more sturdy it probably wouldn't have this problem” in her review of this digital camera.

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Straightforward Interface

Twenty-two people who bought the Samsung MV800 agreed that it was easy to use. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “Clearly designed to be fun to use” yet they gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com said “The Samsung MV800 is a feature-packed, pocket-friendly ultra-compact that offers a flexible flip-up screen for easy self-portraits and group shots, along with full touch-screen control”. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera five years ago “The Samsung MV800 is a delightful little compact camera that is both stylish and easy to use” .

Eleven owners who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Mr. S. Middleton scored it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Just remember to change your ps4 to "rgb full" in the ps4 settings otherwise the picture is washed out”. Mrs. Gail Rowe mentioned on expert review site Amazon.co.uk six years ago “Having a touch screen it really useful too, as it makes looking through the menu easy” in his review of this digital camera. Mr. James A. Carter wrote two years ago “Does however have a good choice of Menu to select how colors on screen appear”.

Eleven customers who purchased this digital camera said that it was easy to setup. In April last year Max wrote on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “3 dead pixels out of box out of 2 million pixels, easy to set up” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. The Disciple said “Sharp and easy to set up too”. Brenda Lakin mentioned “Quick delivery, easy to set up” and rated it 5 stars out of 5.

Five customers who purchased it agreed that it was easy to assemble. Two years ago P. D. Gregory said on expert website Amazon.co.uk “These monitors are just perfect for my needs, very good picture, sharp with no dead pixels on either screen (i bought 2 of these) easy to assemble and install” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Four years ago Cyprico wrote in their review of this digital camera “Well packaged easy to put together, you can hang it on the wall or have free standing, crystal picture, what more can I say” and scored the product 5 stars out of 5. Linda mentioned three years ago “Easy to assemble just twist base on, plug in vga” in her review of this digital camera.

Three customers who purchased it reckoned that it had a good interface. Ephotozine said “Straightforward interface” in their review of this digital camera. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert website Digital Versus “The Samsung MV800 is a stylish, attractive compact with a sleek touchscreen interface and an original flip-out screen” yet they scored it 40 out of 100. Expert website Tipa.com mentioned “It introduces the Smartouch 3.0 interface with special effects “filters”, smart albuming”.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was December 2015 when Samsung released the MV800.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Samsung MV800 supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Samsung MV800 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. Medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels to 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Samsung MV800 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% less video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the worst video resolution amongst all similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than a year.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is the best video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact Design

Thirty-one owners who purchased it said that it was compact. Digital Versus said “Compact design” but they only rated it 2 stars out of 5. Website Tech-Reviews.co.uk wrote “Stylish and compact”. Ephotozine mentioned “Compact (and beautiful) design”.

Eleven people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was thin. Expert website Photographyblog.com wrote “The Samsung MV800 is a slim and stylish 16 megapixel compact camera with a unique difference - it has a flip-out, touch-screen LCD that can be rotated through 180 degrees” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned “The slim MV800 has a unique adjustable touchscreen”. Expert website Photoxels.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “It is slim enough to carry in a jeans pocket” .

Five people mentioned in their reviews that it was lightweight. Ms. Debbie Shirt mentioned on expert review site Amazon.co.uk two years ago “Very lightweight and a good size for my son's small bedroom” nonetheless she gave it a score of 60 out of 100. O. Hansen said on expert website Amazon.co.uk “It's lightweight”. Timebyte wrote “Lightweight, fast response to signal input” in their review of this digital camera.

Four owners who bought it considered that it was heavy and bulky. Expert review site Itproportal.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It would be inappropriate and inconvenient to take a bulky DSLR to a” . Expert website Techradar.com said “Given the heavy advertising budget and the appeal of a flip-out screen, we can see the Samsung MV800 becoming a bestseller” in their review of this digital camera. Abbey Adeb' wrote in her review of this digital camera “Enjoying good use of this screen despite heavy use by the children for gaming, school homework & whatever else” .

Three people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was a good size. D.w.hattermann said in their review of this digital camera “A good size monitor” nonetheless they gave the product a score of 20 out of 100. Greenbookal mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Very good monitor, nice size” in their review of this digital camera and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Hillymountain scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “Ideal size for my work”.

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Light

The average weight of cameras that have been around for more than a year is 350g. When compared to other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera that we have checked the weight of, the Samsung MV800's weight of only 121 grams is one of the lightest.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 (£338) (236g).

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Samsung MV800 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras that have been available for more than a year also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P900 (£412) is also worth considering.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Samsung MV800 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Samsung MV800 supports video capability. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also support video capability.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras which support video capability currently available including because of its better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (£725).

Alternative cameras which also support video capability that you might want to consider include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 (£338).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung MV800 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Samsung MV800 features date imprinting, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Samsung MV800 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Samsung MV800 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

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Lens System

Very Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of medium megapixel cameras that came out more than a year ago is 2x and the biggest is 5x. With a digital zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung MV800 has one of the biggest digital zooms amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung MV800 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The optical zooms of medium megapixel cameras that were released one year ago range from 1x to 83x.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Samsung MV800 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (26 millimeters) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera is 4.2mm, the longest is 28mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 24mm.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Samsung MV800 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

Other 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the Pentax K-50 (£271.36), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (£725) which both of have better reviews.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Samsung MV800 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Samsung MV800 has a touchscreen. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 288,000 pixels, the Samsung MV800 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago. Medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 230,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung MV800 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

This digital camera has a still image resolution(s) of 1024 x 768|1920 x 1080|1984 x 1488|2592 x 1944|3648 x 2736|4608 x 2592|4608 x 3072|4608 x 3456, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age.

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16.15 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.15 megapixels camera.

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Networking

Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Samsung MV800 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also do not feature bluetooth.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Samsung MV800 has a carrying case. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a carrying case.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Samsung MV800 has a batteries included. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Samsung MV800 has an HDMI. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than a year ago also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Samsung MV800 supports PictBridge. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera also support PictBridge.

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Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

At only 10 megabytes, the Samsung MV800 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera. The internal memory of medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera range from 9.5MB to 480MB, and the average internal memory is 70MB.

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The Samsung MV800 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Samsung camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Samsung digital camera.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Two customers who bought the Samsung MV800 agreed that it had a good battery life. Website Tipa.com wrote “Good battery life”. Perrerin mentioned “Battery life is good as is the zoom” in their review of this digital camera.


Features

Fun Features

Thirteen owners who bought this digital camera wrote that it had good features. Website Thestar.com.my gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and said “Packed with fun features”. Six years ago website Tech-Reviews.co.uk wrote “Range of different features, options and effects”. Also six years ago Ephotozine said “Too many fun software features to count”.


Good Video Capture

Thirteen owners agreed that it was good for video recording. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert review site Expert Reviews five years ago “Image and video quality are nothing special.” but they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Mrs. Gail Rowe said six years ago “I went to another concert, changed the setting to 16mp and the quality (photo and video) was excellent crisper”. O. Hansen wrote in their review of the Samsung MV800 three years ago “All video inputs are independent so you can use them all” .

Good Quality Lens

Two people said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Five years ago Howard said in his review of this digital camera “It has lots of useful features and works better in zoom mode than my Canon A90”.

Touch Screen

One hundred and twelve people said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good screen. Website Macworld.co.uk said in their Samsung MV800 review “Large, tilting back screen provides the ability to achieve otherwise tricky low or high angle shots” although they only gave the product a rating of 3 stars out of 5. Expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com wrote “Rather than two LCDs—one on the back, one on the front—the MV800 has a single hinged display that can flip up 180 degrees”. Expert review site Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned “Clearly its standout feature, this unique three-inch screen is fantastic for low or high-a” and scored it 5 stars out of 5.

Comes With Effective 16.15 Mega Pixels

One hundred people who bought it mentioned that it was able to produce good images. Expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk said “Samsung has made video and photography across a range of modes extremely easy”. Expert review site Techguide.com.au wrote “The Samsung MV800 is a feature packed digital camera that takes impressive pictures and video and, with the flipout touchscreen LCD display, pictures modes”. Expert review site Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph said “Point and Shoot, RotatingLCD Image sensorApprox. 16.15 Mega pixelCCD Image Sensor TypeLensSchneider Lens5x Optical Zoom4.7~23.5mm Focal LengthShutter SpeedProgram”.

Twenty-four owners thought it had a good picture resolution. Website Howtospendit.ft.com said in their review of this digital camera “Comes with effective 16.15 Mega Pixels”. Expert website Tech-Reviews.co.uk mentioned “Do you go with more megapixels? Features? Or how compact it is? Well”. Nda wrote on expert website Amazon.co.uk “If you're after something with superb resolution, I don't think this is it” in their review of the Samsung MV800 but despite that they rated the product 60 out of 100.

Five owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was able to produce clear pictures. Mr. P. Miller wrote “Just the right size for a home pc - screen clarity is excellent” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Parvinder Nijjar said “Excellent monitor with awesome clarity”. Old Banker scored it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Superb clarity on this excellent monitor”.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Expert website T3.com said “It has a 16MP sensor and comes with 5x optical zoom, you'll also be able to take live panorama shots” . Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned “The Samsung MV800 has a 16.1-megapixel CCD sensor with a Schneider Lens that delivers a 5x optical zoom, autofocus”.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ecmv800zbpbus, samsung mv800r, samsung mv800b, samsung 161mp
Barcodes 00044701016250, 00044701016267, 05053313431097, 05053313841919, 08806071655970, 08806071740560

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