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Samsung MV800 review

Tilting touchscreen and 16MP on a compact camera

We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using DXO Analyzer software to generate the data to produce the graphs below.

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

For more more details on how to interpret our test data, check out our full explanation of our noise and dynamic range tests.

Samsung mv800 review signal to noise ratio
Samsung mv800 review: signal to noise ratio

JPEG images from the Samsung MV800 are on a par with those from the Fujifilm Finepix 550 EXR up to ISO 400. From this value the MV800 overtakes producing a better signal to noise ratio up to around ISO 1600.

Dynamic range

Samsung mv800 review dynamic range
Samsung mv800 review: dynamic range

This chart indicates that the Samsung MV800's JPEGs have a consistently lower dynamic range result than the Canon IXUS 220 HS, Nikon Coolpix S9100 and Fujifilm Finepix 550 EXR, showing the shadow and highlight tone is easily lost.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution16.2 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD Card, microSDHC Card
Image StabilizationOptical, Digital
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom5x
Brand NameSamsung
FeaturesSelf-timer, Face Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Orientation Sensor
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)121 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height56.2 mm
Width92 mm
Depth18.3 mm
Focal Length4.70 mm to 23.50 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelMV800
Product NameMV800 Compact Camera
Exposure Control

Program AE

Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberEC-MV800ZBPBGB
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

Easily capture your unique perspective. The MV800's 3.0" Display flips up and down so you can frame shots at any angle without having to twist your body or bend your back. Snap a high-angle shot over a crowd to effortlessly capture a street performance, or get waist-level candids of your dog. Take low angle shots without getting on the ground, or spin the display all the way around for dazzling self-portraits.The LCD lets you stand the camera so everyone can enjoy from a comfortable position. Life's more fun when you can cover all the angles.

Package Contents
  • MV800 Compact Camera
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Strap
  • Quick Start Guide
Limited Warranty1 Year