A new compact point-and-shoot camera with a 3-inch flip-out LCD screen is among a barrage of products just showcased at Samsung's IFA 2011 press conference in Berlin. The 16.2 megapixel MV800 gets the "MultiView" tag due to its 3.0-inch wide flip-out capacitive touch screen LCD Display, which is hinged at the top of the unit so that it can tilted up or down to add versatility to shooting and help you line-up self portraits.

Key features of the 92 x 56.2 x 18.3 mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.72") unit include 5x optical, 5x digital zoom, a 26mm wide-angle lens, dual image stabilization (optical and digital), HD video recording (1280x720 at 30fps) and zoom noise reduction which is designed to reduce zoom noise captured by the (mono) microphone while filming.

A "Live Panorama" function immediately previews sweep panorama shots and there's also on board creative functions - "Magic Frame" which provides 12 preset background templates and lets you customize your own, a Picture-in-Picture lets you insert one image into another (so you can take a group shot and then slot a self-portrait in), a "storyboard" function, artistic "Smart Filters" for fish eye, vignetting and brushstroke effects and "Funny Face" portraits that let you morph images using the touchscreen.

Samsung MultiView MV800 key specifications

  • Image sensor: 1/2.3″ CCD
  • Effective Pixels: Approx. 16.2 megapixels
  • Lens: Schneider-KREUZNACH
  • Zoom: Optical 5x, Digital 5x (total : 25x)
  • Focal Length (f): 4.7~23.5mm (35mm Conversion 26~130 mm)
  • F3.3(W)~F5.9(T)
  • Video: MP4, 720@ 30fps Movie recording / H.264 Format + HDMI (D Type)
  • Internal memory: 10MB
  • Live panorama (2D, 3D), 3D Photo
  • Dimensions (W×H×D): 92 x 56.2 x 18.3 mm
  • Weight: 121 g (without battery and memory card)
  • The Samsung MultiView MV800 costs US$280.

    Product page: Samsung MV800

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