Samsung MV800 summary
Samsung MV800 is Samsung's Small Sensor Compact camera initially announced on September of 2011. The camera includes a 16MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The MV800 is rated #33 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and over all #658 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our collection. You should try our Advanced camera search to see camera results based on your customized factors.
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Samsung MV800 Gallery
You can view the MV800 from several angles in the gallery here.
Samsung MV800 Pros and Cons
Here is a list of upsides and downsides of the Samsung MV800 based on factors that are oftentimes considered important in a camera.
Samsung MV800 Sensor information
The sensor size in the Samsung MV800 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter can easily cause cropping.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CCD sensor boasts 16 megapixels and features a native ISO range of 80 - 3200. Sadly, RAW files are not saved so the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The image below shows the MV800's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The MV800 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Samsung MV800 dimensions
Samsung MV800 weighs about 0.27 lbs (121g or 4.27 oz) and features outside proportions of 92mm x 56mm x 10mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.4"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g so the Samsung MV800 is less heavy than its rivals.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Below is a photo of the Samsung MV800 alongside a soft drink to help you to have a sense of its size.
The top view here will highlight the button layout on the MV800.
Samsung MV800 Lens information
The MV800 offers an inbuilt lens with a focal range of 26-130mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which is not at all exceptional however it can be useful in a few situations.
At it's widest 26mm, the lens will have an aperture of f3.3 which is quite sluggish and not ideal in low light conditions and you will likely struggle to capture a shallow depth of field. You will probably also need to boost your ISO causing noisy files. On the long end, 130mm comes to f5.9 which is quite slow and you may have to go with slow shutter speeds.
Samsung MV800 Connectivity
The MV800 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that feature NFC and / or Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to copy photos and at times alter camera settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.
Certain apps also allow a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external display. A good number of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Samsung MV800 Video information
The max video quality in the Samsung MV800 is 1280 x 720 and it can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 720p is low by today's standards. You really should shoot for at least FUll HD quality for good video. The body does not have a mic and / or headphone socket so you have got zero control over your sound. It is perhaps a better idea to have a look at an alternative camera if you want decent sound in your video clips.
Samsung MV800 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing in the Samsung MV800 so you have to be careful in rainy or dusty conditions.
Samsung MV800 Display and Viewfinder
The Samsung MV800 includes a 3" tilting display screen with a resolution of 460k dots.
Additionally the display screen is touch friendly so you can easily change focus point and adjust settings by using your fingers.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Samsung MV800 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and hard to view, viewfinders are rather valuable.
Samsung MV800 Shutter information
The max shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Samsung MV800 Flash and Hot shoe information
Samsung MV800 boasts just integrated flash lacking external flash support.
Samsung MV800 Autofocus information
Samsung MV800 boasts only Contrast Based Auto Focus and doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker and precise than Contrast Based focusing. The camera includes Face detect which is handy for portraits.
Samsung MV800 has touch to focus. You can use your fingers in order to shift focus points. It also comes with Tracking Auto Focus for things on the move. Samsung MV800 has not got manual focusing. Manual focusing option is good in low light scenarios or you need more exact control on focusing.
Samsung MV800 Battery life
The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has got the maximum (470) battery life in this range of cameras.
Listed below is a collection of Small Sensor Compact cameras that have the strongest battery life:
Samsung MV800 for different forms of photography
The following bar chart shows a rundown of the Samsung MV800 for different forms of photography. To see more, have a look at the specific section below.
Portrait photography with Samsung MV800
The Samsung MV800 gets a rating of 35 which is subpar, meaning that it is not really suitable for portrait photos. Taking portrait photos leans heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support along with the flexibility to utilize off-camera flash.
Samsung MV800 Street photography highlights
With a nice score of 74, the Samsung MV800 is a fine choice to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Samsung MV800 Sports photography factors
A subpar sports photography points tally of 45 indicates the Samsung MV800 is not really suitable for taking photos of sports. A camera should have very good tracking plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Samsung MV800 Travel photography advice
Size is really crucial in getting a travel camera. Overall, the Samsung MV800 gets a very good 71 for a travelling camera which makes it a good pick to take on your trips.
Samsung MV800 Landscape photography factors
If you're planning to pick a camera for landscape photographs, the biggest aspect is going to be image quality. The Samsung MV800 and it's subpar rating of 43 for a landscape camera is not really suitable within the current market.
Samsung MV800 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging preferably should come with a articulating display screen, mic port and preferably image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Samsung MV800 is not really suitable for vlogging as it comes to a subpar score of 34.
Samsung MV800 Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the MV800, here is a selection of the highest ranked cameras that fall under the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The line chart underneath offers you an overview of the MV800 versus it's highest ranked rivals suggested previously.
Here are a handful of other cameras you may check out as alternative options. To check out a detailed comparison, click the "compare" link.