Life’s a Photo
Last weekend myself and a bunch of bloggers from across the globe were shipped to Berlin, the city voted by Samsung lovers as the most photogenic city. This was all thanks to their Life’s a Photo campaign, celebrating their new social-friendly snapper, the Samsung GALAXY Camera.
Whilst Berlin has a charm of it’s own, I’m not sure it would have been on the top of my list of most photogenic locations – perhaps that’s because I’m more of a macarons and cobbled streets kinda gal – street art just doesn’t do it for me (I’d love to hear what you think is the most photogenic city?!). I know plenty of people that adore Berlin, so couldn’t wait to take a closer look to discover what I was missing. We all took to the streets with our new gadgets in hand to see what we could snap, layered up and laden down thanks to the sub-zero temperatures.
I’m a bit of a stick-in-the-mud when it comes to cameras. I know what I like, and I stick with it. I’ve been happily snapping away with my Canon 5D for years now, and as any other SLR owners will know, it’s no easy feat lugging that one around all day, especially when traveling. Being stubborn, I insisted on shooting with my 5D, but gave the GALAXY camera a good go to compare the two.
Of course, the quality of the shots are extremely different – but with a little tweaking in Photoshop, I think the Samsung GALAXY is the perfect contender for a lightweight backup. I’ve included some of the pictures in this post, hidden amongst the rest, identifiable by a little graffiti of my own…!
But this camera isn’t setting out to be a replacement for your SLR, it’s selling point is the ability to edit and share instantly. It felt as if I was using a touch-screen phone with a super cool zoom lens..the only downside being that it can’t make phone calls. Definitely worth a play with if you’re looking for a camera to take on your travels with you.
Wow. Perhaps I need to start up a tech category. I got quite enthusiastic about that! x