Whenever the time comes to invest in a new camera there are five major things I consider when making my decision. And when I say ‘new camera’ I’m not just talking about a DLSR. I’m talking about any item that is brought into my life which is capable of taking a photo. This includes, but is not limited to, point and shoot cameras, toy cameras for the girls, video cameras, cell phone cameras, cameras built into computers as well as DSLRs. While I am capable of taking a photo in any situation, there is a particular style I like to my photography meaning there are specific things I want a camera to be capable of. Just because a camera is good for someone else doesn’t mean it’s the perfect camera for you, which is why I put forth my major considerations as well as the ones you should ponder when making any camera purchase.
Let’s just get this out of the way, this is a post sponsored by Samsung and while I don’t have the Samsung Galaxy camera in my hot little hands yet, all my social photography parts are tingling in absolute anticipation because when it comes to my major struggles among my cell phone camera (a Samsung Galaxy SIII chosen and purchased by me) my DSLR (a Canon 7D also chosen and purchased by me) and my point and shoot (holy basic Kodak, Batman) The Samsung Galaxy camera seems as though it will step in to fill the gaps between the other three major cameras in my life which makes me think they basically made it just for me as well as people like me, but more on that later.
The five major considerations I have when looking into a new camera are these:
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We are a social generation these days, we take a majority of photos with our mobile devices because they are what is already with us and we can share or lives with our friends immediately. When digital first came on the scene we all knew film was better in a lot of situations but we used digital because it was so easy! Immediate gratification! Mobile photography has become an art form of its own and made the immediate gratification of digital instantaneous.
When you’re looking into a new camera consider what you will be taking photos of, where and when. A majority of my photos are of my kids and my cats in my house where there is really good light. But if you’re a food photographer looking to share your culinary delights? You will need to take an entirely different approach to choosing and selecting a camera, while mobile devices allow you to proclaim your foodie prowess immediately, a good point and shoot or DSLR will allow you to properly capture food in a more visually appealing way.
This is where I get excited about the Samsung Galaxy Camera, all the immediate sharing capabilities of my phone with a quality closer to what I’m used to with my DSLR. It’s a pretty genius idea.
Would you like to win your own Samsung Galaxy Camera? Repin one of the photos from our “Holiday Memories + Moments” Pinterest board with the hashtag #samsungmemories for a chance to win, or upload your own photo onto your personal board with the hashtag #samsungmemories. And from there, we will pick the top twenty photos. Contest ends December 31st, 2012.
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