Using the touch screen was fairly easy, although it felt slightly laggy at times. The MV800 software features a whole range of different options and settings though, some of which you can see below.
The software does appear to be fairly advanced, in terms of camera software, with the ability to easily scroll through different screens and also drag and drop icons in to different positions, so that your favourite features are all on one screen.
The Samsung MV800 has the ability to take 3D photos, live panorama photos, self-portrait shots (by flipping the screen up) and add different effects to photos. You can also use the Funny Face feature to distort images whilst still taking the picture. The built in Face Tracking ensures that the distortions you’ve applied stay the same even if you change the position of the camera slightly.
As well as the different effects, you’ve also got your standard settings. Within here, you have the ability to change sound, display, connectivity and general settings, including the HMDI size, shutter sound, language and display brightness.
The image quality appeared to of a fairly high standard, both on the camera display and on the computer. As you can see in the images above, I took a close up shot of one of the bushes outside my house and one of the garden. To be fair, it’s not a very bright day, but the images seem to have come out quite well still.
I used the Smart Auto mode for the sample images, but if you choose the program mode you can modify different settings such as the ISO sensitivity.
As mentioned above, you can also choose from a range of different modes including 3D, panorama and scene, as well as a few others.
The video recording quality was good, but not brilliant. I’d say it was just slightly better than the Nikon Coolpix S2500 that we reviewed back in December.