This past weekend I shot a fun series photos featuring Tinkerbell on a mushroom. These photos were entirely taken with my new point and shoot camera, my Samsung Galaxy S6.
Earlier this summer my trusty 7 megapixels Sony Cybershot, which I’ve had the last 10 years or so, finally gave up the ghost.
Introducing My New Camera
As far as point and shoot cameras go, my Sony was really good. It was quite high in resolution at the time I bought it. Even though there were much higher quality point and shoot cameras on the market for a long while, my Sony did what I needed it to do, so there was really no need to upgrade. After all, I wasn’t taking high detailed photos nor using it on a daily basis.
At the same time my Sony Cybershot decided to up and die, so did my iPhone. I was still using a 4g iPhone, sure I could have upgraded a while back, but the phone worked fine, so there was no need for it.
Since I was now in need of both a smartphone and camera I weighed all my options. I could really upgrade my camera, or I could get a smartphone with a better camera.
Samsung Galaxy S6
After reading specs and reviews I decided to get the Samsung Galaxy S6. I had never owned an Android phone, I’ve been a faithful Apple iPhone user. However, when it came to cameras, the iPhone really didn’t have the capabilities to compete.
My new Samsung boasted a 16-megapixel camera, with optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash, check quality, and HD (1920 X 1080) video. The camera also has a new auto-HDR (high dynamic range) feature which automatically adjusts white balance, too. Plus, the camera features several custom modes, like panorama or Virtual shot that takes a 360 shot.
I’ve been really happy with the quality of the camera. I’ve also been practicing my photography, which is how the Fairy Photo Story above came about.
As I said earlier the photos of my tiny Tinkerbell upon a mushroom were all taken with my Samsung Galaxy S6. I did no post editing on the photos other than add my watermark.
I took the photos at eye level, getting down on all fours and looking up towards the mushroom. I’m sure the neighbors thought I was crazy, laying in my front yard with my smartphone.
Regardless, I think I managed to get some really good shots, and hope you enjoyed this post.
In closing, if you are in the market for both a smartphone and point and shoot camera, I would highly recommend Samsung Galaxy S6. The camera alone has been worth it, but I’m also really liking the Android features. I’ve even made a few custom Android apps for my phone, which is something I couldn’t have done easily on my iPhone.