Loving the Samsung Galaxy Camera

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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!Best Buy
I’ve had my canon point and shoot for a number of years and it’s kinda starting to show signs of age.canon sd1100
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.just-like-a-tablet
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.

It has a very crisp and clear screen and has a great viewing angle (tipping it and having people from every angle be able to view).samsung

The Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 16.3 MP Digital Camera:samsung-galaxy-camera

I was always a canon-girl at heart but I now I have a Samsung not-quite-SLR but pretty fancy, that the Boyf gave me for Christmas.samsung nx10

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.nikon-comparison
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!

Back to look at the Samsung. I’ve fallen in love with it.snapping-shots-at-best-buy

But it’s out of my price range for now. I should’ve done a thumbs down. Haha! 599-price-at-best-buy
As you could imagine, the Samsung galaxy camera installs any apps, like you would on a phone. using-the-samsung-galaxy-ca
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. samsung-galaxy-in-white

What kind of camera do you have?
I have a canon PowerShot SD1100 IS, and a Samsung NX 10

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The pits turned out great

Yesterday? Was the pits. Of course it also had to fall on a Monday, right?

I’ll give you a bit of a run down. I woke up late because I hit snooze for the first time in about three years. I got my morning shower and put my huge bath sheet sized towel on my head to dry my hair a bit before blow drying. As I bent over to put something in the garbage, or get my underwear on – I forget what I was doing. But my helmet head grazed the shelf where our mirrors were laying, underneath my hair brush. The shelf above the toilet. I hate those shelves.

Two mirrors came crashing down along with my wooden hair brush. I broke the damn mirror. 7 years bad luck? I don’t know really. Last time I broke a mirror was with my butt when I was a kid. It was on the couch and I sat on it.

Oh, and that’s not all. Our driveway to the underground parking garage was getting paved yesterday morning so we all couldn’t park underground. We parked outside, in the visitor’s lot. I got a bloody parking ticket. Seriously? I’m definitely fighting that one, since everyone had to get the hail out of there. Needless to say it was an angry morning.

Never mind the fact that I’ve had a terrible ear drum blockage since last week. Friday I ended up going to the drop in clinic and telling the Doc what was going on. He gave me some nasal spray for my ear drum blockage and sent me along my way. I feel like a druggie sniffing my spray up my nose every morning.

Don’t be negative… don’t be negative. I hate whining and complaining, so I had to totally do a 180 and make the day better.

I decided to ease my anger by doing a little shopping on my lunch break with my bosses daughter who also works with us. She’s pretty cool. Hi Amy! (She reads my site). Why did she come with me? Well, I needed some backup in case I forgot what I wanted when I was asking for it. So many jumbled numbers and letters to ask for, when getting an iPad. “I’ll take the iPad2, 32 gig 3g with wifi and a sim card please” sounds like something from outer space.

(Ignore my orange hair in the second pic. I think it’s the lighting, lol my hair isn’t orange.)

It made my day. The pits turned out great.

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