I really like to take pictures and post them on my Instagram account but regular cameras are a hassle with downloading the pictures, my iPad is too bulky to carry around and using my parents’ smartphone is never possible. Then I had the chance to try the Samsung Galaxy Camera.
After playing with the camera for two weeks I discovered a few things I really liked about the camera:
Easy photo sharing. I can post photos instantly to my instagram account after I take a picture or share a photo from my photo gallery.
Small size. It’s bigger than my parents’ smartphones but much smaller than my iPad. I can easily fit it into my bag to take photos. It doesn’t weigh too much either.
Different Settings. Most times I would use the auto setting but the camera offers many other built-in settings. Action was great for taking movement shots without a lot of blur. Panorama is great for large landscapes but I also loved taking fun creative shots with people moving in the same photo.
Capture Photo and Video. Most times I did photos but now that instagram has video, the Samsung Galaxy Camera lets you shoot and share video too. And you can control taking pictures with your voice. I could take photos by saying words like ‘capture’ or ‘cheese’. Pretty cool.
Manual option. I used the auto setting most of the time but the camera has a manual setting that looks pretty easy to use. The changes you make show on screen right away. If I owned this camera I would probably like to learn more about using the manual settings.
Overall I loved playing with the Samsung Galaxy Camera but there was one element that I didn’t like, speed:
Slow shutter speed. Taking pictures was a little slow. A few times I took a photo but missed it because the camera was slow. I was able to adjust my photos when I figured this out so this wasn’t too much of a problem.
Slow loading. Calling up the gallery to look at photos or share photos was slow. It took so long some times I thought the camera was broken. I would see a black screen while it tried the load the photos. It didn’t tell me it was loading so sometimes I thought the camera was broken. Then the pictures would show up. This was really frustrating. I didn’t have a lot of photos on my camera so I wonder if the speed would be any slower if I took a whole bunch of photos.
Over all I loved the Samsung Gallery camera. It is perfect for me because I can take it can fit in my purse and I can share photos with the wifi setting anywhere I find wifi. Since my parents have made it pretty clear they won’t be getting me a smartphone, maybe they’ll get me a Samsung Galaxy Camera instead, then I won’t have to keep bugging them about using their phone to take photos every time we are out.
By for now,
Thanks to Samsung Canada for the chance to play with the camera.