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Popping in for an evening hello.
I got my hair cut from my amazing hair stylist (seriously) who I call “basement dweller”. I’ll show you in tomorrow’s post the before/after. I also picked up some goodies from Sephora. The night didn’t stop there. I asked my Boyf to join me at BestBuy to pick out a new camera for my point-and-shoot. Side note. Check out how cold the clouds look. This evening was just like an autumn’s evening. Bitter cold. Not suitable for sandals like I was wearing. I’m holding onto you summer. Come back!
I’ve had my canon point and shoot for a number of years and it’s kinda starting to show signs of age.
I’m a dropper of things, and cameras aren’t the exception. Recently, I dropped the camera while the lens was open and thankfully it still works but now there’s a dark spot on the right hand side of every photo/video I take. It’s distracting since when I want to film some YouTube videos, the blob of darkness is just there, the entire time.
So I’m due for a new point and shoot. It’s insane how fast technology changes. My canon is around 5 years old and now look at the fancy Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 16.3 MP Digital Camera (in white no less) which retails for $599.99 at Best Buy. Mind. Blown.
It looks like a high end smart phone with this absolutely massive screen (4.8″). You cannot do voice calling on this camera/smart “phone” but you can do internet calling. Basically it’s like a mini tablet stuck to the back of your camera. Fancy.
I’ve really enjoyed using it and it’s what I now use primarily for my blog photos.
I also went over to the Nikon’s to compare. Here I am looking at the Nikon J3—it wasn’t nearly as impressive. The Nikon didn’t have as many pixels and didn’t record in HD resolution like I had planned on looking for, when purchasing a camera.
Samsung has all the bells and whistles. You may notice that it’s a bit bigger than your average point-and-shoots. But I didn’t feel that it was out of place to hold in my hands. It has a comfortable mould for your hand to grip so it doesn’t slip off the camera. A nice feature for a clumsy person like myself. It’s definitely a fun camera to use with a great user interface. As someone who doesn’t use a Samsung model table (I have an iPad), I didn’t find it difficult to navigate or get back to “home” or “camera” settings.
Samsung? You make one heckuva show-stopper camera. All in all, I give it two thumbs up. It’s going on my wishlist for now!
But it’s out of my price range for now. I should’ve done a thumbs down. Haha!
As you could imagine, the Samsung galaxy camera installs any apps, like you would on a phone.
The main reason I’d like to have it is for recording YouTube videos. This lil guy records video in full HD up to 1920×1080. I’ll keep shopping around, or maybe I’ll wait out this Samsung camera to drop in price, since it’s fairly new. It’s oughta drop by Christmas, right? Santa Claus, you reading this? If you want to see more photos from our evening, I created a Google + album.
What kind of camera do you have?
I have a canon PowerShot SD1100 IS, and a Samsung NX 10