Samsung G800 5 Megapixel Camera Phone

October 22, 2007 | Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones | 12 Comments |

Samsung G800The Samsung G800 is the world’s first 5 megapixel camera phone with 3x optical zoom lens. The G800 looks like a streamlined digital camera on one side and a fashionable mobile phone on the other side. The Samsung G800 also offers face detection, Xenon flash and Wide Dynamic Range, and video editing functions allow users to cut, paste, and edit their own films. “Samsung’s G800 will satisfy the unmet needs in the camera category with a true digital camera-like design and functionality. The G800 will enable users to capture and share precious moments in their daily lives through the enhanced camera functions in a fast 3G network.” said Geesung Choi, President of Samsung’s Telecommunication Network. The Samsung G800 will be available in European countries from November.

Samsung Electronics Press Release

Samsung G800: Photographer’s Choice

The World’s first 5 megapixel camera phone with 3x optical zoom makes its debut in Europe

Seoul, October 22, 2007 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a leading mobile phone and telecommunication equipment provider, officially announced the launch of the Samsung G800, world’s first 5 megapixel camera phone with 3x optical zoom today. With the debut of the Samsung G800, Samsung proved itself as a market innovator, introducing ‘first of its kind’ technology.

The Samsung G800 is the answer for customers’ needs to have the perfect digital camera and the perfect multimedia mobile combined into one single device. For example, optical zoom is very common in most digital cameras, but the Samsung G800 is the first and only 5 megapixel camera phone to have this capability.  Features such as face detection, and Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), which are very up-to-date features even in today’s digital cameras, are also equipped in the new G800.

The Samsung G800 helps its owners to capture fragments of their lives vividly and to express themselves beyond words. With the Samsung G800, users can store their lives in perfect detail at every moment. It is the smartest match for digital photo fans who aspire to own the best possible digital camera features on their mobile phone.  Boasting 3x optical zoom and Xenon flash to enable close-ups and exceptional photo detail, the G800 also comes with other most up-to-date digital camera features such as panorama shots, multi shots and macro shots.

Not only just taking pictures, the G800 also provides a very easy tool for sharing images and videos. Plus, the Samsung G800 offers professional video editing functions so that people can easily cut, paste, and edit their own films. A mobile blogging feature helps users to upload their favorite User Created Contents (UCC) site very easily. Supporting High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA), the photos or videos can be sent to others very quickly.

The G800 has a new camera Graphical User Interface (GUI) which is intuitive and simple to use so that the user experiences the same environment as a digital camera when using the camera function on the phone. An On Screen Display (OSD) shows various camera indicators in a horizontal preview mode.

A sleek camera phone, the G800 looks like a streamlined digital camera on one side and a fashionable mobile phone on the other side. Elegantly equipped with multimedia features, the G800 still has a sophisticated design.  It is designed for the two handed grip when taking pictures. The large 2.4” QVGA LCD with a wide display allows users to view the screen like a digital camera.  The 3x optical zoom is an inner zoom, where the lens does not extend outside the body of the phone, ensuring a slimmer design.

Geesung Choi, President of Samsung’s Telecommunication Network said: “As multi-megapixel camera phone becomes more and more popular, the needs of actual digital camera-like features grow together. Samsung’s G800 will satisfy the unmet needs in the camera category with a true digital camera-like design and functionality. The G800 will enable users to capture and share precious moments in their daily lives through the enhanced camera functions in a fast 3G network.”

The Samsung G800 will be supported by a major advertising campaign across Europe and will be available in European countries from November.

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2006 parent company sales of US$63.4 billion and net income of US$8.5 billion. Employing approximately 138,000 people in 124 offices in 56 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business, Telecommunication Network Business and Digital Appliance Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs.

For more information, please visit http://www.samsung.com.

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#1 Samsung G800

The G800 has finally been released on T-Mobile via independent dealers rather than direct from the network.

The networks are expected to get stocks soon and the handset will be rolled out on all UK networks.

8:48 am - Wednesday, November 14, 2007

#2 Andy

see: http://www.phoneslimited.co.uk/Samsung/G800.html

8:50 am - Wednesday, November 14, 2007

#3 Josh

I think this cellphone is the best one Samsung has ever built. Nice design, great functions and a 5MP camera! I can't wait to put my hands on it. Have you seen this very nice animation all spotted on this cellphone? http://www.weshow.com/us/p/22296/how_we_met_animation Great images, great work and it looks like a great phone! When i buy it I tell you how well it works.

7:20 pm - Thursday, November 22, 2007

#4 Best Mobile Contracts

This is a truly exceptional phone. Congratulations to Samsung for being the first to market with an optical zoom camphone. What's also great is the fact that you can get it for free on contract.
http://www.best-mobile-contracts.co.uk/phones/SamsungG800.aspx

8:30 pm - Tuesday, February 12, 2008

#5 Victor

I have bought one of these phones and the camera quality is awful.
I have compared it directly with my previous Sony ericsson K800i and taking a photo from the same location and under same lighting conditions, the samsung g800 fails to provide acceptable quality. Most photos just come out blurred.
I would not recommend this phone for its camera quality or functionality at all

10:22 pm - Thursday, February 14, 2008

#6 thomas gibbs

I know very well that Samsung G600 is a fisrt 5 mega pixel mobile phone with 3x optical zoom lens. Get more info on http:www.orangemobilephones.og.uk

7:11 am - Tuesday, April 8, 2008

#7 Harlekkin

The G800 is NOT the worlds first 5 MPx with 3x optical zoom.

The SHARP 910SH from Softbank has a 5 MPx CCD module and also 3x optical zoom and was released much earlier than the G800.

It is also a WCDMA handset which in theory can be used on any 3G network with the use of a hypersim.

http://www.sharp.co.jp/products/sb910sh/index.html

2:08 am - Monday, May 12, 2008

#8 Jenny Loxton

Samsung G800 is the best mobile phone samsung has made yet...truly some very nice features and optical zoom is awesome....get more reviews at : http://www.mobilephonesuk.org.uk/contract_deals.php/Samsung_G800

8:45 am - Tuesday, November 18, 2008

#9 muthuraman

what is the price of samsung G800?

7:03 pm - Thursday, December 11, 2008

#10 Rick Martin

Samsung G800 is truly an world class phone from samsung. Its camera and zoom option is the best among others. Check out best deals at : http://www.latestmobilephonesdeals.co.uk/contract_mobile_deals.php/Samsung_G800

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