IFA 2011 VIDEO: Samsung MV800 Compact Camera preview

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Plenty of cameras on show at IFA 2011, but the quirkiest of the bunch was Samsung’s MV800 compact.

Featuring a fold up touchscreen, your photo’s subjects are able to quickly fix their hair in the front-facing screen before each shot, while you can then flip it back into a more traditional position for scrolling through menus and adding after-effects.

And what a great supply of after-effects Samsung have popped in here. Our favourite was the Magic Frame, letting you pop parts of your photo into pre-made frames, some of which will just make for Facebook profile shot gold. Fancy popping your features onto a full moon above an ocean with a sombre saling ship heading towards your folorn features from the foreground? It’s done with the MV800.

You can also use the touchscreen to rub out specific sections of photos, and then re-shoot the areas that you’ve made available for tweaking. Look for the hilarious results as I tried to squeeze my own head back into a shot from which I had earlier deleted it in the video above. Pet owners will rejoice as they use the MV800 to make “Cat-Man” finally live!

Looking at more standard snapper features, it’s a 16.1MP resolution camera, with 5x optical zoom and 26mm wide angle lens. Panaroma shots can be taken, and in 3D too, but will need a 3D television with which to view them in all their three-dimensional glory.

Expect to see the MV800 in shops later this month, priced around the £250 mark.

Gerald Lynch

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