Samsung GALAXY Camera – Shoot, Edit & Upload Instantly!
Cameras are getting smarter nowadays. Thanks to Samsung, I get my hands on experience with their latest Samsung GALAXY Camera. What’s the best thing this camera can do? You don’t have to wait until you get back home to properly review and edit your photos because the GALAXY Camera allows you to shoot, edit and upload instantly!
This compact superzoom camera has a 23mm wideangle, 21x zoom lens and pop-up flash that offers the ability to edit images on the go, share them wirelessly via Wi-Fi or 3G data connectivity and install a plethora of apps from the Google Play Store.
It has a super attractive 4.8” HD SUPER CLEAR LCD Touch Display which allows you to have full control of the menu. It has an ultra sharp 308 pixels per inch and the full spectrum of glorious colours. You can view your HD movies at a golden 16:9 ratio! Android™4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) platform facilitates a smoother multitasking.
There are three basic mode: auto, smart or expert mode. If you want things to be simpler, go for the auto or smart mode. If you want to have more control over your photos, you can try using the expert mode which allows you to change your ISO, shutter speed and aperture.
They have 15 different modes under the “SMART” mode such as macro, night, panorama, landscape, action, beauty, best face, best photo, waterfall etc.
It has an assortment of filters for you to choose from under the “AUTO” or “EXPERT” mode.
You can finally use a true zoom lens to compose your images and use apps such as Snapseed, Photoshop Express or Perfectly Clear to edit directly on the device and then share via Instagram or EyeEm, without the need to transfer to a computer first.
TADEH! My miniature fruit basket made from clay, shot, edited and uploaded using Samsung GALAXY Camera!
I don’t know about you, but I like to play with filters. And when a camera has many many filters, I get very excited. The GALAXY Camera offers an assortment of filters so you can customize your photos before you ever even shoot them. Tint them in sepia, make them look like an old photograph or a comic, add pastel sketch marks, and more. All you have to do is to swipe right or left to scroll through filters and touch the desired filter to select it.
One mode which I like to use with the GALAXY Camera is the Best Face mode which the camera captures multiple images of a shot and allows you to select and change facial expressions instantly. There is also a Best Photo mode which takes eight shots of the subject and highlights the best one, allowing you to select your favourite.
The user interface is a android phone interface, which is not a stranger to anyone who uses an android mobile phone. You can install any editing applications or games on Play Store, which allows you edit photo directly on the camera and upload almost immediately to any social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It lets you share your pictures with up to 8 other Wi-Fi direct devices within range.
You don’t have to go home, plug your camera to your computer, download the photos and take hours to edit. Because of the big screen, you are also able to do a sharp edit. It is a plus point compared to mobile phone, because the quality of photos is better than a phone.
Besides the camera, you can also check your email, surf net, use Google Maps, play Candy Crush on this camera! Just slot in micro SIM card or micro SD card and it works like a charm!
These are some of the photos which I have shot, edited and uploaded directly to Instagram.
And this is what my family had for dinner during Chinese New Year. I shot, edited and uploaded directly to my Facebook using this GALAXY Camera.
Here’s a summary.
What I like?
– Super huge touchscreen which allows us to view and edit the photos comfortably.
– Comprehensive sharing options and ability to upload the photos directly to the internet.
– Besides taking photos, I can also surf net and check emails.
– Has many different filters
– Interesting smart modes such as Best Face & Best Photo.
– Full manual control over shutter speed and aperture
– Flexible zoom range
What I hope it has?
– Faster processing time for some scene modes
– Better low light performance
– Better battery life
– Better control over noise reduction
– Front facing camera
The Samsung GALAXY Camera has been designed to edit and share images on the go. The ability to install many apps, flexible 21x zoom lens and a decent built in flash makes it fun to use. If it has a better low light performance and faster processing speed, it will be a perfect compact camera for me. Here’s the video review I created for Samsung GALAXY Camera!
WIN A GALAXY CAMERA!
If you love the GALAXY Camera, here’s your chance to win one! Over the past few months, Samsung has organized a “I WAS THERE” campaign to socialize the benefits of GALAXY Camera by sharing unique experience instantly based on Singaporeans’ passion points – Eat, Shop, Travel and Music.
One of the interesting events they did was to ask Samsung GALAXY Camera users to do a photoshoot with Mediacorp artiste, Desmond Tan. How these winners won was that they submit an idea of how they want to dress Desmond Tan in.
Even though the event is over, but you still have a chance to bring home a Samsung GALAXY Camera! What you have to do is very simple. Go to Samsung Facebook page, like, comment, share and invite friend to the Capture Desmond Tan Event Gallery, and you may be the next LUCKY WINNER!