Samsung fielded two new point-and-shoot models aimed at the consumer market but packed with enough features to make them interesting. The MV800 and WB750 consumer cameras. Samsung also announced the NX200, but that’s interesting enough to warrant a separate post. Stay tuned.
The MV800 is a 16.1-megapixel ultra-compact point-and-shoot camera that, were it any thinner, you could shave with it. I have to marvel at the engineering that can pack so much camera into such a small space.
The MV800 features an 3 inch flip-out touchscreen LCD that can face forward, convenient when taking pictures of yourself with friends.
Shooting pictures with the MV800 is pretty much an automatic affair, but it does offer a raft of artistic filters like vignette, miniature, sketch, and a fish eye filter that can be applied after you shoot.
The camera can also capture panoramas, 3D photos that work with 3D TVs and records video at 720p.
Price for the MV800 is expected to be in the sub-$300 range, no time frame on availability.
The Samsung WB750 is a 12.5-megapixel consumer shooter featuring a built-in lens that runs from ultra-wide to an impressive 18x optical zoom, coupled with 24x Smart Zoom inside. Capabilities include the ability to shoot 10 frames per second continuously in burst mode. Another great choice for soccer moms everywhere.
The WB750 sports 1080p HD video and the ability to shoot 10-megapixel stills at the same time video is being recorded. The camera features many in-camera editing options and special effects for video.
One of the more interesting software widgets is the panorama mode in this camera. All you have to do is hold the button down and sweep the camera across the scene you want to capture.
No word on pricing or availability from Samsung on the WB750.