We must say that Samsung's latest act is enough to make us feel gratitude. After being subjected to the dazzling yet frightening presence of the cameras launched at Photokina, a nice and decently-priced photo and video shooter is just perfect for the nerves.
It doesn't hurt that the Samsung MV900F is no ordinary camera: not only does it have an AMOLED touchscreen display, but said screen can flip 180 degrees.
The 16.3-megapixel backside illuminated BSI CMOS is a strong asset as well, along with the Wi-Fi support.
Basically, it has features similar or comparable to the Olympus’ XZ-2
, Fujifilm XF1 compact camera
, Sony NEX-6
and many others, but not the mind-numbing price.
“Samsung’s MultiView cameras are among our most successful compact cameras and now with the addition of Wi-Fi and innovative features like Gesture Shot, the MV900F packs enough punch to make it a category leader,” said Reid Sullivan, senior vice president of mobile entertainment, Samsung Electronics America.
“To continue to address the growing need for sharing top-notch photos instantly, Samsung combined a powerful F2.5 lens with Samsung’s SMART Wi-Fi capabilities. The MV900F is the must-have accessory for social butterflies out on the town, serving up a perfectly framed photo, no matter the lighting conditions, that can be shared as quickly as you can snap it.”
Samsung is shipping the MV900F to US customers for the price of roughly $350. That means that the price on the old continent will be of 350 Euro when the company finally sends it there, even though exchange rates would suggest something closer to 270 Euro.
In addition to taking photos and videos, owners will be able to post what they shoot directly to social networks and photo sites, like Picasa, Photobucket, Facebook, YouTube, etc. All they need to make sure is that there is an accessible Wi-Fi network within range.