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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: A basic Point-and-Shoot made awesome with Android

Bryan Lunduke | Oct. 7, 2014
Why you should use a digital camera even in the smartphone age.

Samsung included a custom camera app that is quite nice. It includes all the "pro" settings you'd expect (ISO, Shutter speed, Aperture, everything adjustable), along with a nice array of what they call "Smart Modes" custom tailored for different needs: night shots, portraits, action shots... there's even a mode specifically for taking pictures of fireworks.

On the video front, this camera does a dandy job as well. 1080p video (at lower resolutions you can record up to 120 frames per second... which means you can do slo-mo videos) and an included Samsung-developed video editor. It's simple, but functional and quite easy to use.

Oh! And I can use my other Android devices (such as my Nexus 7 tablet) as a remote viewfinder. How cool is that? I haven't actually used that feature, other than to test it out... but still quite cool!

One final thought that I'll leave you with is an example of my work-flow of actually using this camera.

  • Take a picture.
  • Picture gets automatically uploaded to my Dropbox (assuming I have it connected to WiFi).
  • Edit the picture in Photoshop.
  • Post that picture to Instagram, G+, Twitter or anywhere else I like.
  • Post that picture in a blog post using the Wordpress app.
  • Put the camera back in my pocket.

And I never needed to use another device, which means I need to carry far less gear with me. Most notably that big, heavy DSLR. That anvil is staying home.

Source: Network World

 

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