|Could Your Camera Take This Photo From Across a Field?|
(Taken at Close Range with my Samsung Galaxy S3 Smartphone)
As the owner of the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone with built-in camera, I have been very curious about the Samsung Galaxy S 16.3MP 21x Optical Zoom Digital Camera (model # EK-GC100ZWAXAC). I love my 1-year old Samsung Galaxy S3 and find that it takes extraordinary photos for a smartphone. In fact, all of the photos on this blog have been taken with my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone.
Recently I have been weighing whether I should upgrade my phone to the Samsung Galaxy S4 phone, or purchase a hand-held camera. I have really wanted to take more shots from a distance, but my camera phone does have it's limitations. It always seems that I'm trying to take photos of the kids at sporting events, but my photos degrade with distance. That's why I decided to look into the Samsung Galaxy S 16.3MP 21x Optical Zoom Digital Camera. Simply stated, I wanted a camera with greater zoom, better clarity and ability to share my photos on social media.
|Best Buy Canada Sells the Samsung Galaxy EK-GC100 Camera|
Next, I looked for reviews on the Samsung Galaxy Camera (model #EK-GC100). Right away it pulled up a 4.5/5 star review on the Samsung website, so I read all of the 17 reviews. The reviewers had great things to say about the camera, such as it was lightweight, simple to use, took beautiful photos, and that it easily integrated with social media. Perfect! Exactly what I look for as a mother, blogger, and (amateur) photographer!
The biggest downside listed about the camera was the pricepoint (it's $599.99). This point did not concern me, as the other cameras I was looking at were at about the same pricepoint.
|The Samsung Galaxy Camera Had Favourable Online Reviews|
I wondered how far I could zoom in with the Samsung Galaxy Camera without having it lose its clarity? Would a 21x zoom meant that I could take photos of my kids from across my backyard--or from across an entire sports field? To answer my own question, I decided to go into my local Best Buy to try out the Samsung Galaxy camera. I also wanted to check out the competition, and see the similar cameras that were available for purchase. I was already heading to the mall to do some back-to-school shopping with the kids over the weekend, so I decided to check out the camera during the same trip.
|My Local Best Buy Canada Has an Extensive Camera Section|
|Samsung's Giant Interactive Display at Best Buy Canada|
|The Samsung Galaxy S 16.3 Megapixel Camera|
Looking at the Samsung Galaxy Camera, it was priced the same as its online price ($599.99). This is the kind of consistency that I appreciate! I compared the product specifications to the online specifications, and I confirmed that this was the same model I wanted to test out. This comparison is very important to do, as "camera alley" has many identical makes, but different model numbers!
|The Samsung Galaxy Camera's Menu Is Almost Identical to the Samsung Galaxy S3 Phone!|
|Samsung Galaxy Camera Is GREAT For Sharing on Social Media!|
|How Much Zoom? The Samsung Galaxy Camera Features 21x Optical Zoom!|
|Comparing Nikon Cameras to the Samsung Galaxy Camera|
Although the Nikon D5100 DSLR was priced at $499.99, it's important to note that it did NOT include the camera lens (cost was $530.00 with lens). Both the Nikon D5100 and Samsung Galaxy had similar megapixels (Samsung's 16.3 MP vs. Nikon's 16.2 MP). Once again, the Nikon had a much smaller display than the Samsung, and offered no option for Social Media sharing.
|The Samsung Galaxy Camera Is THE Choice For Social Media Sharing!|
Therefore, I would recommend the Samsung Galaxy Camera as THE Choice for Social Media photosharing.
See my Google+ Album for More Photos of my Samsung Galaxy Camera Shop at Best Buy Canada!
What camera are you currently using? What's on your wishlist when it comes to a camera: social media sharing, more zoom, more clarity, or other?