I can see why this would be true, the first digital camera I bought had 5MP – a rather pitiful amount by today’s smartphone standards.
Of course, these days digital cameras have a far higher pixel count. But smartphones aren’t far behind, and with all the additional functionality of the latest phones, it’s easy to see why cameras are struggling.
Many manufacturers are still experimenting with the digital camera, to make it appeal to an increasingly fickle tech market.
The MV900F is Samsung’s latest snapper and is the follow-up to last year’s excellent MV800. Don’t remember it? It’s the one with the cool flip up screen, showing us that it isn’t just smartphones and TVs that Samsung excels at.
The MV800 is a decent camera with touchscreen technology and some great ‘smart-filter’ effects that let you play around with your photos without having to connect to a computer.
The new MV900F also has a flip-up screen, along with a bunch of new features that make it more, well, like a smartphone.
First up, we have the wi-fi capabilities and the easy access to social media sites to upload your shots instantly. Then there’s the full HD video recording and different colour options.
Another great new feature is Gesture Shot, which makes use of motion sensor technology to gauge when the shutter release or zoom should be used.
I should probably also mention the hardware, as this is a camera we’re talking about. The MV900F comes with a f/25 bright lens, which is the equivalent of 25mm at its widest focal length, and a 16.3MP sensor.
Samsung hasn’t divulged a price or release date for the MV900F just yet. But with features and specs like this, I’ll be tempted to upgrade my 5MP relic pretty soon.