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Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - REVIEWS -

You have prob­a­bly seen im­ages of this cam­era on tele­vi­sion and in magazines. Yes, it’s the one where you see the LCD panel fan­ning out in var­i­ous an­gles. The first thing you will no­tice, there­fore, is the LCD that opens up rather like a page in a book. It al­lows you new view­ing an­gles, though it achieves half the 360 de­grees move­ment of the dis­play in more ad­vanced cam­eras. The sec­ond thing you will no­tice is how thin the cam­era is. It is less than an av­er­age finger width with the LCD closed down and, there­fore, could de­ceive you into think­ing it is a smart­phone. These fea­tures make the MV800 a de­vice of which you could proudly claim, “Mine is smaller than yours.”

Un­like most other cam­eras, the var­i­ous op­tions are ac­cessed on a smart­phone-like “home­pages”. Placed like wid­gets on the mon­i­tor, you can touch these icons to get to the modes (smart auto, smart movie, 3D photo, scene mode, beauty shot, etc) as you would on a phone. It’s amaz­ing how such a tiny de­vice is ca­pa­ble of so much, in­clud­ing 3D pho­tographs and “live” panorama shots (es­sen­tially video panora­mas that also dou­ble up as stills). The re­sults are good, though some func­tions seem a lit­tle fussy.

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