Hands on with the Samsung MV800 Camera – Flip-Out 3.0″ Screen and Smart Apps

Design, function, and innovation best describes Samsung’s latest ultra compact point and shoot camera, the Samsung MV800. This black beauty has just debuted at IFA 2011 and what makes the Samsung MV800 stand out from the pack, is that it isn’t just your average point and shoot camera. It features a 3.0” wide flip-out capacitive touchscreen display, that is ideal for taking pictures when you find yourself in precarious situations and unable to take that great shot. The flip-out screen allows you to get a whole new visual perspective, which is especially great at concerts or other types of events, that sometimes leaving you shooting your camera aimlessly just hoping to get a good pic.

Tilt the flip-out screen and get the money shoot you wouldn’t have usually gotten with a traditional digital point and shoot camera. Samsung’s DualView technology is also included in the MV800 for taking pictures of yourself or friends without having to ask strangers in the street to take pictures of you. Now you can be in the front and the back of the lens and see everything on the 3.0″ screen.

But besides for its cool design aesthetic, the Samsung MV800 camera features 16.1 megapixels , a 5x optical zoom and a 26mm wide-angle lens. The icing on the cake is the Smart Touch 3.0 user interface. That’s right, the same great user interface you love on your Samsung Smart TV is now being presented here on the MV800. Drag and scroll through menu options to launch features with only the touch of your finger. It doesn’t look exactly like the Samsung Smart TV interface, but its ease of use and approachability is very similar.

We spent some time with the MV800 and one thing is for sure, Samsung might have struck gold with this camera. Its petite size and excellent picture quality along with ease of use should make it a winner among many consumers. It’s pretty light in the palm of your hand and the brushed steel black body makes it the perfect compliment for a night out on the town. The addition of the smart apps just adds the perfect touch to an all around compact, yet powerful camera.

Pricing and availability is TBD.