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Samsung GALAXY NX takes home a CES 2014 Innovations Award

Samsung GALAXY NX takes home a CES 2014 Innovations Award

Samsung Electronics recently announced that it won 24 prestigious International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 Innovations Awards. CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow held by the Consumer Electronics Association® (CEA) every year, has honored Samsung with 258 awards in the past 10 years. Among the 24 CES awards for 2014, Samsung was recognized with a Best of Innovations award and three Eco-Design honors. Products entered in the CES Innovations…

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Food Photography: Tapas Time in Madrid!

Food Photography: Tapas Time in Madrid!

NX20 | 1/80 | f/5 | ISO 400 | 45mm Warning: reading the following material may induce involuntary drooling and a voracious appetite. Bienvenidos a Madrid, the city of bite-sized foodie masterpieces, also known as tapas. Traditionally served as a free snack to accompany drinks, tapas can also be ordered a la carte, and can be found at almost every bar and restaurant in Madrid. Typical tapas include: bocadillos, simple…

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Silver Lake Dunes, Michigan

Silver Lake Dunes, Michigan

  When I think of sand dunes, I envision either the Sahara Desert or areas near oceans. The state of Michigan definitely did not come to mind until a friend suggested a trip to the Silver Lake area. Even after looking at photos online, I was not expecting to see such magnificent views. With 3.2 miles of dunes open for exploration, hydration and continous leg-stretching were keys to enduring this…

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NX300: Hybrid Autofocus

  NX300 is one of very few compact cameras on the market that provide great autofocus–one of the best in its class.  Digital cameras have two types of autofocus methods: phase detection and contrast detection. Phase detection is an extremely spontaneous auto-focusing method, which detects the distance of the subject and is currently the leading system for some of the fastest DSLR on the market. Contrast detection can work better…

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NX300: A Lesson on Digital ISO

NX300: A Lesson on Digital ISO

    NX300 | 1/160 | f/5.6 | ISO 200 | 40mm While ISO has been typically known as being synonymous with “film speed,” or a film’s degree of sensitivity to light, the same principle can also be applied to digital cameras. In the digital world, ISO refers not to the sensitivity of film, but rather the sensitivity of the camera’s mechanical sensors. Typical ISO ratings are 100, 200, 400,…

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NX300: An Architectural Haven in Balboa Park, San Diego

NX300: An Architectural Haven in Balboa Park, San Diego

  NX300 | 1/250 | f/7.1 | ISO 200 | 42mm   Balboa Park stands as one of the top things to see when visiting Southern California. Known mostly as the hub of the San Diego Zoo, it’s also a cultural mecca with museums, theater, live music, and some of the most beautiful architecture that I’ve seen in Southern California   NX300 | 1/160 | f/5 | ISO 100 |…

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Behind the Scenes: Shooting Time-Lapse Photography in UHD

Behind the Scenes: Shooting Time-Lapse Photography in UHD

Do you remember the Nature Time Lapse in UHD video that recently opened on the Samsung Camera YouTube channel?In this video, Samsung Galaxy NX captured the stunning views of Iceland in 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition, 3849 x 2160), which is a size 4 times larger than Full HD (1080p, 1920×1080). Despite the not-always-perfect weather condition, the shooting went on for nearly two weeks. It was shot through time-lapse photography…

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