Shooting: Samsung Galaxy 2
I thought I would start off since we were doing so much with the IPhone. Is, um just show briefly this little wonder which I think is a great like I said, camera the galaxy to camera, make sure you don't get the gallery one, you will. We don't have the ability to blow this up on the screen. So this is a case where we will go up and, um, have one of you come up. We'll do that over the shoulder scenario, and I'll try and, uh, see if we can way Well, actually, shoot here should have given you guys Heads up, Shanae. And, uh, we may handhold this. We'll see what we can do. Um, but the galaxy we'll start off here. It thinks that it is a android phone. It's a complete with the coal jelly bean, um, os operating system. It has your different APS that you can download here. So my photographic ones like Snap Seed and Photoshopped express our think or two excellent ones to have that are also available. You also have things like perfect 3 65 which is great. Retouching ones picks beauty. We're gonna...
use some of these on the IOS auto stitch. Is that great one for stitching high resolution panels from individual shots? I would recommend using that over the built in Pano capabilities of the camera. It's a higher resolution will let you have a better quality. There's some video APS and some other things like that. Um, here is our snap, See? But let's go back to the home. And, um, you also have your basic APS here that are built into the device, including Dropbox for synchronizing, which I think is very, very cool. And again, you can have your frequently used APs like Snap, CNN, Photoshopped Express even come into the home screen. So again, all of those air great, and you can have it automatically sync to something like your Dropbox for back up. It does have a micro USB micro SD card in here so you can store things like videos or your regular photographs on to the actual device. The gallery is nice. It is built up similar to the IPhone, where it automatically organizes your images. There's a back button that sends you back, so here it is automatically organized stuff by either how I shot like snap seed in terms of enhancing or what's been backed up or different sorts of images. My Dropbox here video that things like that. So it's great for auto organizing from that standpoint, it the nice thing is with its integration on things like Snap seed here are you'll see. Obviously the screen is gorgeous. These air shots most of these are from that trip down the Colorado in the Grand Canyon. Zoom up and I'll show you one of the features that you'll notice right here before we get into shooting is this is a slow motion. This would be equivalent of like a 32nd exposure. You can see that it's razor sharp, with soft focus going all the way back. It has. This one has been enhanced. But the motion blur is coming in by a built in app that does that slow shutter similar simulation by shooting multiple shots. And you can see it's just a buttery, smooth and razor sharp ability to do that. Like I said in this case, this is in the middle of the day. This would be impossible without something like a maybe even a 10 stop neutral density filter on top of my big boy camera. So to do this sort of stuff built into the camera is just fantastic. You know, we're just he's again. We're gonna get into snap seed in a bit. This'll is one of the night shots. So again it has the ability to dio night shots. It can also dio star trails in here. I should show you some of those caps right away, but it's just it's a beautiful, beautiful camera. And again, these have been enhanced in snap seed. So but I I love it with that range of 24 millimeter, as at the wide angle up to, um, over 200. It's really an incredibly practical zoom range in there. Okay, let's see, we were shooting some macro in terms of its built in macro capabilities. It's actually this is a small little in a flower, so its ability to do macro is actually quite nice as well. You have this back button that you have to kind of get used to for going back where you just were time lapse. Okay. Similar to these and these Photoshopped Express. Okay. And dropbox. Okay, so that we could go back to our home. The in terms of shooting will go back to our camera. The great thing about the camera, you should have something even more interesting. I'm gonna leave that up so that camera can get to it. We'll do. Our little friend. Here are time A little friend is you have over here on the right hand side one you can click to set your focus on here. You do have a zoom. So you've got a telephoto built into it and it's still folks. Actually, that red is telling me that's not just like with the IPhone. You can separate out the exposure from the focus point by zoom out a little bit. I can probably get a focus lock. There's my focus. Locks like it. Um, I guess we won't take video. The nice thing with the video is you can actually pause, So I'm recording right now so you can pause, change it and keep recording. And it's the same clip, just like you would with a video camera. So Well, in doing separate clips, you can actually do the camera built into it. So some third party APS allows you to do that. But in this case will go ahead and stop our video. Go back into our camera, take a shot and again in our low light scenario. Okay, so again, a very nice, um, camera and beautiful screen back to our camera. And, um what, It gets really exciting when you get into this mode button here and in the mode, you've got auto, which is what we were real automatically switch from macro and whatever else other mode. You've got expert mode, which gives you a complete manual control with a program aperture priority shutter speed priority manual that were You can control everything. The main thing that you do is probably go into program and give yourself some exposure. Compensation, you know, in here. So that is a very nice feature. You also have the ability to come over here and change your I s o as well as your different aperture priority gain. This is, um, and your white balance, your meat a ring and you're burst mode in terms of the drive. And again, you do have aperture priority. Your, um smallest you can get is a 3.4. If we zoom out a little bit, it may actually give us a little bit more. Typically, your aperture it goes to a 2.8 is the maximum aperture, which isn't bad again for this sort of situation to try and give a shallow depth of field. So that is the program modes. But what's gets exciting is these smart modes, and I wish that Apple had put in some of these. These are all now in the apple environment are done by third party, but you can see from portrait these air all smart, smart modes in terms of portrait, beauty face Best photo capture kind of built into the IPhone. Um, selfie alarm. Different ways of taking a selfie in triggering it. You have continuous shots for action in terms of portrait, automatically choosing the best face color bracket for the temperature of skin. So that is awfully nice and kitchen kid shot does under landscape. We've got general landscape dawn snow for exposure settings close up. It does have a dedicated macro indoor party, so again for low light, it has in the professional style action freeze. I mean, these will actually fast movement, so it's doing a shutter speed priority, and back here it has what they call rich tone, which is their built in HDR. It's a multiple shot. Um, I'm not a big fan of it. I think probably some third party APS would be better at it. But that's what they call Rich tone. It does have a built in panorama. It works well, but it's very low resolution. It's nowhere near keeping the images at full resolution. One thing that I really love is this water fall mode, and you don't have any parameters for it in terms of setting a specific shutter speed that you're trying to imitate. But it does do this slow shutter where it's going to take, you know, shots for, say, 10 seconds, and then it's gonna blend those together to do that. I'm simulated motion blur. So that was what I did down in the canyon, which I really enjoyed. They have some other cute ones for shooting. Animated photos were a section of the image will say animated. The rest is frozen. It will automatically, and again, it's, um, will capture multiple shots into one. It'll actually do a composite collage to show motion through a still frame, which is really elaborate. There are IPhone APS that allow you to do that. But the fact that these are built into the camera for freeze pretty darn cool. And, um, there is an interval ometer built into here, coming up here in terms of our night scene. We've got backlit Sunset night photography, which is great fireworks in light trails automatically built into APS. All of those are, I think can be very useful there. Certainly fun to play with the fact that they're built into it. Also, the fact that it's by the people who made the camera means that the AP and the camera speaking to each other and working in concert, which is always a good idea that's back after the home and show you there are a few other APS that actually ship with it that are not, um, um, Android based abs. And let's go over here and one that I like is this one right here? Uh, extreme. An extreme does two things start trails and light trails. So with star trails it actually will do star trails, time lapse night photography. And that's just ridiculously cool. That's something that's never been typically in the area of point and shoot cameras, let alone a cell phone. So that's extreme. And, um, I don't have a sample of that. I tried to do that in the canyon, and we had a storm the night I was trying that we had a lightning storm. Um, so those are some of the Those are Like I said, these are the built in gallery galaxy ones, and you do have the galaxy play. To be able to hear is the place door. So this is where you can come up and, you know, by more of your amps. And it also, as I said, has a web browser. It has. Your email has all those abs as well. And that, of course, is opening handled over WiFi. I'm not using cell service. You you can't get self so cell service for this, even if you wanted to. Okay, So in terms of actually just shooting the camera and that experience what it can do if you're in this auto mode, it's actually gonna automatically switch into whatever mode it thinks is appropriate. And it actually does, you know, very nice. You can use that exposure compensation by clicking in one area, doing a lock and then recompose. So again, I am really happy with it in terms of the general quality of it. And that zoom range is just ridiculously useful to be able to come up here and get from little teeny finicky. So here is the room with our maximum white angle, and here it is. But we'll use that camera in the background over here. So here's that range. And here is 21 X. We did this earlier today, actually Credible, considering that's handheld shaky. Um, at 20 x zoom. That's amazing. So that is our little android new best friend, the galaxy to make sure you get the to not the one. The one is the one that's basically a cell phone, not nearly as nice and again that you get these at Costco as well as Amazon. I'm sure Adirama and others have it as well