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.