Samsung MV800 Review

Overall 48
Imaging 7
Features 44
Size 100
Price 0

Main Features

  • 16.0 MP 1/2.3" CCD sensor
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Tilting Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1280 x 720 (30/15 fps), 640 x 480 (30/15 fps), 320 x 240 (30/15 fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 92 x 56 x 10 mm
  • Weight: 121 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No

Samsung MV800 Summary

This review is devoted to MV800 that Samsung has first introduced to the public in Sep 01, 2011. This model is a Small Sensor Compact camera with a resolution of 16.0 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.

In Small Sensor Compact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #33 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 48/100 and it takes a rank of #152 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Samsung MV800 Compared to other Compact Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Samsung MV800 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Screen Type: Tilting
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Min Native Iso: 80
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Weight: 175 g

CONs

  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Max Native Iso: 3200
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Samsung MV800 With Other Cameras in Small Sensor Compact Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Samsung MV800. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Compact cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Samsung MV800

Samsung MV800 has the following external dimensions 92 x 92 x 10 mm (36.22 x 22.05 x 3.94″) with the weight of 121 g.

The typical weight for average Small Sensor Compact type cameras is 175g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Samsung MV800, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Samsung MV800 is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 10mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Samsung MV800 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Samsung MV800 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Samsung MV800 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Thickness

Samsung MV800 — 10 mm
Min: 10 mm
Average: 26 mm
Max: 60 mm

Weight

Samsung MV800 — 121 g
Min: 103 g
Average: 175 g
Max: 423 g

Unfortunately, Samsung MV800 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Samsung MV800 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Samsung MV800 Photo and Sensor Features

Samsung MV800 boasts of a resolution of 16.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.

The base of Samsung MV800 has the following ISO range 80 - 3200 .

Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Samsung MV800. However, if you are looking specifically for a Compact camera with a RAW file support, you should check out one of the following models from the same class and within similar price range .

Samsung MV800 features a 16.0 MP 1/2.3" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Samsung MV800 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2.3" sensor featured in Samsung MV800 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Samsung MV800

LCD and ViewFinder

Samsung MV800 is equipped with a Tilting 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 460k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

This model comes with a high-quality LCD screen. This is a type of a touch screen, which makes shooting much more convenient and simple, allowing you to adjust the point of focus and camera settings with fingertips.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Samsung MV800 are its fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, MV800 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Focusing

In addition, MV800 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Samsung MV800, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1280 x 720 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Samsung MV800 allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.

Comparing the technical characteristics of this model with the modern standards, we have to admit that 1280 x 720 is a rather poor indicator of video resolution. However, if you are looking for a camera that has 4K video support, we recommend you to consider our Cheapest Camera with 4K video.

Samsung MV800 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect MV800 to compatible devices via its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports.

How Good is Samsung MV800 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Samsung MV800’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Samsung MV800’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the MV800 to the average Compact camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Samsung MV800 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung MV800 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 43. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung MV800 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Samsung MV800 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung MV800 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 57. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung MV800 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small size (92 x 56 x 10 mm)
  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • No Built-in View Finder
  • Small 1/2.3"(6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Samsung MV800 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung MV800 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 20. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung MV800 can be called a 20 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting ( fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/2000s)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)
  • Small size (92 x 56 x 10 mm)

Samsung MV800 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung MV800 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 55. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung MV800 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small weight (121 g)
  • Small size (92 x 56 x 10 mm)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • No Built-in View Finder

Samsung MV800 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung MV800 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 8. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung MV800 can be called a 8 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

No Significant Advantages

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (16 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • No RAW Support
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)

Samsung MV800 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Samsung
Model MV800
Announced Sep 01, 2011
Body Type Compact
Lens
Manual Focus No
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 460k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen Yes
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 8 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting fps
Shutter Priority No
Aperture Priority No
Manual Exposure Mode No
Exposure Compensation No
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 3.2
Flash Modes
External Flash No
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average Yes
Spot No
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted Yes
Sensor
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Size 1/2.3"
Sensor Dimensions 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Sensor Area 28.07 mm2
Sensor Resolution 16.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 3,200
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 80
RAW Support No
AutoFocus
AF Touch Yes
AF Continuous No
AF Single No
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective No
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View No
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1280 x 720 (30/15 fps), 640 x 480 (30/15 fps), 320 x 240 (30/15 fps)
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 121 g
Physical Dimensions 92 x 56 x 10 mm
Battery Life n/a
Battery Type n/a
Battery Model BP70
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type Micro SD
Storage Slots 1

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