Sunday, June 1, 2014

A quick exploration of the Samsung NX300

Boasting a 20.3MP sensor and feature packed with creativity, the Samsung NX300 is proving to be the next step in compact mirrorless SLR's.  Interchangeable lenses, 8.6fps and a shutter speed of 1/6000 of a second combined with exceptional noise handling qualities and you have a camera that will keep you ahead of the action.  Add in Phase Detection Autofocus and Contrast Autofocus and not even Superman would be able to catch such superb detail as quickly or as accurately.  The Touch Screen interface is very responsive and of you are like me, you will find the tilt out screen very useful for those awkward angle shots. 

Although I’m a Manual fan I had a click fest with the Smart Auto modes like Panorama, Creative Shot and Beauty Face.  No knowledge of photography required, just select, compose and click.  If you want more control the NX300 provides the advanced modes like Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed and Manual.  An added feature, Lens Priority, works with the iFn button which allows you to increase digital zoom on compatible lenses as well as change depth of field.
Other creative features also include what I call Picasso mode where you can add a fun filter to your photo once taken, do a facial touch up and remove red-eye in camera, crop plus add adjustments.  Quick and easy, your photos can be edited and uploaded via Wi-fi, all straight from the camera.  Who needs a computer when you have this all-in-one gadget?  But, if you prefer the more traditional way of editing, the Samsung NX300 is bundled with Lightroom 4.  The software perfectly marries the power of the NX300. 

For the video followers, how does Full HD with a 45mm 2D/3D capable lens sound to you?  The 3D is also available for stills as well as normal HD with any other lens for video.  No need for expensive or heavy equipment.  Just grab the Samsung NX300, the 45mm 2D/3D lens and you are the director of the next 3D blockbuster movie. 

I personally love the feel of the Samsung NX300.  The design, the look, the way I can take photos with one hand without feeling like the Leaning Tower of Pisa.  It all packs into a package I want with me at all times knowing that I will get the photos I want when I want them.

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