Keeping In Touch With Your Social Side - Samsung's Techno Marvel
Coming from an era when I took pictures, turned the roll of film into the chemist, waited a fortnight, then posted the resulting out-of-focus postcard print to my Auntie Minnie in Missoula...and it took another ten days to reach her by expensive Air Mail - well the business of the WiFi -equipped camera and the internet is just marvellous.
Now I can take out-of-focus pictures and have them on Auntie's screen in less than a minute. Her distress can be instant, rather than requiring a month to manifest itself.
The battery is big and the card is small. That's an 8.85 Wh one you see - over double the size in my small portable camera. More shots - longer video shooting. The card is a micro SD size - quite common these days with the growth of mobile phones and action cameras.
The broadcasting of the image to your smart phone,tablet, or WiFi-equipped computer is made easy rather than hard. They have put the commands for it right up on top of the camera with a position of the mode dial and a dedicated "Mobile" button*. This is a great step from the business of putting plug-in modules in the side of a camera or trying to find all the commands inside a menu system.
The big three - the grip, shutter button, and video button have been positioned perfectly on this camera - no stretching or knuckle-busting to get the basic operation going. Together with the fact that the 16-50 lens has a good grip and the function button on the left means that this camera is likely to be held steadier than others of the same ilk - and benefit from sharper images as a result. Make no mistake - your hand, eye, and nose all need to be taken into account when it comes to using a camera. Cramp any of them and you will be unconsciously leaving the camera in the bag more and more...
And Auntie Minnie will be the poorer.