Samsung Galaxy Camera #Review: Why my DSLR still sits in its bag since CES

As a blogger, it’s often necessary for me to lug around a bulky DSLR to get the best possible shots for a post or product review. As a mom, it’s necessary to have my iPhone camera ready at a moment’s notice so that I can get video or photos of fun events or milestones in my kids’ lives, even if they’re of less-than-ideal quality. I was so excited to be able to demo the new Samsung GALAXY Camera because it seemed like the ideal product for bloggers, moms or anyone that needs quality photos with DSLR capabilities but without the DSLR bulk.

The Venetian panorama

Not only does the Samsung Galaxy camera handle well in low-light situations, but its panorama setting makes any photograph memorable.

Without having tried the new Galaxy Camera, I would not have likely purchased the camera with its around-$550 price tag but now, I can’t imagine photographing without it. With DSLR capabilities wrapped in the ease of a point-and-shoot, the Galaxy EK-GC120 model features photographic modes like Best photo, Continuous shot, Landscape, Macro, Action Freeze, Rich Tone, Panorama, and Night that would be found on a DSLR, not point-and-shoot cameras. In fact, there are far too many impressive capabilities to list; suffice it to say, it’s my favorite review of all time.

I was lucky enough to experience this amazing camera while at CES this year and no matter who saw it, they wanted to touch it, hold it, take photos and play with its Android system they weren’t used to seeing on a simple camera. They marveled at the photos I took with it and were amazed with the color and quality of each photo.

hand blown glass

I call this the shot that launched a thousand purchases… of the Samsung Galaxy Camera. Everyone loved this simple, no frills shot of this hand-blown glass ceiling of one of the casinos while at CES.

Besides being an amazing camera, the Samsung Galaxy Camera also features so many apps, since it operates on the Android™ 4.1, Jelly Bean system. Once I take an amazing photo, I can instantly share it on Facebook, email it to a friend or post it to Google+. I can take great video and upload it to YouTube, all with a touch of a few buttons! All of this while it’s connected via Wi-Fi or my Verizon account. It also features a fun Photo Wizard program which help take my photos to a whole new level. Taking photos at your favorite restaurant? You can use the on-camera calculator to calculate the appropriate tip!

Bellagio Fountain

I could not believe how crisp and defined this photo of the fountain at The Bellagio was considering it was taken at night without the use of a tripod.

You can see a few more of my great Samsung Galaxy Camera shot on my Pinterest here. You can find out more about the Samsung Galaxy Camera on their website, follow Samsung on Facebook and on Twitter.


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