When the kids were little-little, I took an insane amount of pictures. Everything was a first — the smiles, the steps, the laughs — and I didn’t want a thing to go undocumented. The older they’ve gotten, though, the more I’ve relied on my cell phone to capture the moments and the less inclined I’ve been to ever actually print anything. So, when Staples offered to send me a Samsung NX300 Smart Camera last month, I gratefully accepted, vowing to step up my photo-taking habit once again.
(God forbid I actually get a shot of all three kids in one frame!)
After playing around with the camera for a few weeks, I’m happy to report that it’s pretty awesome, indeed. Not only is it adorable, (Isn’t that a prerequisite for all things?) but it takes sharp pictures, is light and easy to carry around and connects to wifi, allowing for instant uploads to your favorite social sites. In other words, it makes it easy to take pictures — great pictures — of your kids. And isn’t that what a camera is all about?
For you technical folks, here are some more details:
- 5472 x 3648 & 1920 x 1080 image and video resolution respectively.
- 20.3 megapixels (effective), 21.6 megapixels (total)
- 3.3″ AMOLED display, display resolution: 768000 pixel, image sensor size: 0.93″ x 0.62″, image sensor type: CMOS
- Video formats: MPEG-4, MP4, motion JPEG, maximum video resolution: 1920 x 1080, HD movie mode: yes, maximum frame rate: 60 fps
- Shortest shutter speed: 1/6000 second, longest shutter speed: 30 second
- Focusing: Mode: Single AF, continuous AF, MF, touch AF and shutter, range: depends on lens, shooting mode: single, continuous, burst (5M size only), self-timer, bracket (AE/WB/PW), RAW format shooting: yes, full manual controls: yes
- Flash modes: Auto flash, flash OFF/ON, flash exposure compensation, rear curtains Front curtain sync, smart flash, red eye reduction, external flash: included, built in flash: no
- Video: Edit still image capture, time trimming, picture effects: vignetting, miniature, colored pencil, watercolor, wash drawing, oil sketch, ink sketch, acryl, negative, selective color, recording: with audio or without audio.
Sounds pretty cool, right? The camera sells for $749.99, but if you’re in need of a new camera, you’ve come to the right place — I’m giving one away.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
US residents only – sorry international friends!