Samsung has introduced a new point-and-shoot camera called the MV900F that features a flip-up screen and the ability to zoom or capture shots by waving your hands around. It also has Wi-Fi built in so you can share from the camera directly to sites like Facebook and YouTube.
As phone cameras continue to overtake the once-ubiquitous digital point-and-shoot, companies like Samsung are always looking for new features to differentiate their devices. The latest innovation from Samsung is a touchscreen that flips up 180 degrees for easy framing of self-portraits. It’s certainly a better solution than their ill-fated DualView cameras, which had a tiny secondary screen next to the lens.
The new MV900F also allows you to control the camera by moving your hands in certain ways: in a circle to control zoom, and up and down to fire the shutter (presumably after a short countdown).
It takes 16-megapixel pictures and 1080p video using a 5x zoom lens with an F/2.5 maximum aperture, meaning it can capture quite a bit of light in darker situations.
Boasting 1920×1080 Full HD video recording at 30fps, the MV900F creates high-quality movies that users would be proud to share. Combining the best of still photography with dynamic videos, the Motion Photo feature cleverly brings subjects to life while everything else in the background appears at a standstill. Thanks to Wi-Fi connectivity, video masterpieces can be uploaded to YouTube in no time.
Samsung MV900F Product Specifications
16.3 effective megapixel 1/2.33” BSI CMOS
F2.5, 25mm, 5x optical zoom, Samsung Lens
OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
3.31” WVGA AMOLED C Type Touch Display
16M, 14M, 12M, 10M, 5M, 3M, 2M, 1M
Full HD 1080/30p (H.264)
AV, HDMI 1.3
Beauty Palette, Gesture Shot, Low Light Shot, Picture in Picture (Still, Movie), Split Shot, Artistic Brush, HDR Plus, Motion Photo, Dual Capture (16M), Photo Filter, Movie Filter, Slide Show with music, Live Panorama (2D, 3D), 3D Photo, Magic Frame, Smart Auto 2.0, My Magic Frame
Mobile Link, Remote Viewfinder, Social Sharing, Email, Cloud, Auto Backup, AllShare Play, Wi-Fi Direct
Bundled PC software
Micro SD Card, Micro SDHC, SDXC
98.5 x 59.9 x 17.2 mm
132g (without battery)
For more detailed information, please visit Samsung microsite: http://www.samsung.com/MV900F
Pricing and Availability : Available in sophisticated white and black models, the MV900F will be available in late August from authorized Samsung retailers for $349.99 MSRP.