Monday, May 31, 2010

Compact DSLR Samsung NX10 Review

Following is a video review of Samsung NX10 mirrorless camera.

Hello Shibuya!

Following is a user video clip using Samsung SMX-C24 camcorder.

Hello, everyone.
I am living in Tokyo, maybe one of the most alive city in the world.
Actually, I’ve just come here, so I am a fresh-man here. Hahaha

What do you imagine when you hear ‘Tokyo city’?
I am going to show you guys alive Tokyo life and various culture scenes through my brand-new digital cam. I think Tokyo is very, very colorful city, so it must be so funny works!

Today, I show you Shibuya. The name “Shibuya” is also used to refer to the central business district of Shibuya Ward, which surrounds Shibuya Station, one of Tokyo’s busiest railway stations. Shibuya is known as one of the fashion centers of Japan, particularly for young people, and as a major nightlife area
Shibuya is quite famous area among foreigners, so many sightseers come there when they visit Tokyo. It is very well-known its complicated intersection, people call it ‘scramble’.
There are always so many people, and they all seem to be busy. Some people maybe frightened when they face to the crazy crowded street, others can feel nervous. BUT I think that is an indeed thing Shibuya attracts many young people.

This is @ Shibuya on last Saturday. Although it was early afternoon, there are sooo000 many people as usual.

Sibuya is much more attractive at night, there are so many neon signs, cm music and noise.
Some youngsters hang around Shibuya. Watching and hearing people strolling around is also funny here. I have walked here and there in Shibuya area with my cam.

If you visit Tokyo city, you should visit here, Shibuya.
I tell you a little tip. If you want to take a photo of the people crossing scramble, I recommend you go to the Shibuya station of Keio Inokasira Line.(In Starbucks in Q-front building, taking photos is prohibited now.) It is inside the Mark CITY shopping mall, and there you can find a photo spot easily.

Then, see you again! Genkidene!!

Camera + Water = Trouble? Not for WP10 (AQ100)

Following is a review of a waterproof camera, WP10 from Samsung.

Cameras are not getting very well with water, especially, when it’s raining. I bet you understand what I mean if you have experience to try to close the camera bag with a plastic bag. It’s true that most of the lenses with a few exceptions are weak to water and rain. However, Samsung has released a waterproof camera, the WP10(AQ100).


WP10(AQ100) comes with 4 colors and includes an optical 5x zoom inner zoom lens having a waterproof cap inside.


Looking at the front from the simple power and shutter button on the top, you will see the neat design of this product. Especially, in order to have the international standard which I will explain later, it has only an inner zoom lens on the front without flash and assist light. As a waterproof camera, the inner zoom has an advantage, because it can zoom without protruding the lens. That means it can protect the lens from water. It has 175mm of focal length and F3.6-4.8. It also has 1/2.33” (7.79mm) CCD with effective 12.2M pixels.



On the side of the WP10(AQ100), USB cable port is located and it’s like USB cable for everything such as, recharge, data transfer, and video output. On the back side, SD/SDHC memory card and battery chamber are located and taking a closer look at it, you will see water and dust proofing shield made of rubber.


This shield is necessary. How well is the camera protected from dust and water? The WP10(AQ100) has gathered IP6X for dust-proofing and IP8X for water proofing. IP gathered from IEC(International Electrotechnical Commission) means ‘Ingress Protection’ not Internet Protocol. Like the above table, the left is for dust with IP6x and the right is for water with IP8X. And the number is the level and the higher is the better. However, this isn’t about chemical materials, so it will be damaged if rubbing it with a chemical product.

I explained so hard, and take look at it. I put it in water.

It’s recorded by the WP10(AQ100). The sound of water flowing was also recorded well. This product supports up to 20 minutes of recording in 720HQ and 1 hour for standard quality.


After the waterproofing issues, let’s take a look at the functions. The WP10(AQ100) supports 4 modes and Smart Aufor comes first.



Samsung has invested a lot for Smart Auto. That’s why the category and process has been drastically developed. Especially, a lot of modes for nature and portrait have been added. Smart Auto has been made to take great landscape and portrait shots even by the small change of the lens angle. As a compact camera, it supports great portrait shooting features with 4 portrait modes among 16 scene modes of Smart Auto.



The performance of the WP10(AQ100) can also be checked in Program Mode. It supports various image sizes from 12M pixels with 4000×3000 size to 1M pixels with 1024×768 size, ISO 80 to 3200, Auto Focus including tracking AF, and Smart Filter such as Vignetting and Fish eye effects.

It’s not only the concern of the manufacturers, but also of reviewers. I think it will be used in a sea and swimming pool with friends and lovers at first and also considering that it has received the highest standard for dust, not only waterproofing, I will also be used for people enjoying extreme sports like related Internet clubs. I think we need explanation for this, because portrait shots are the most important when traveling.


The WP10(AQ100) supports 5 kinds of portrait shooting options. Standard is usually selected most of the time and it automatically recognizes up to 10 faces. Then, there’s Smart Face Recognition and the second one is when My Star is not registered.


It has Face Registration registering up to 14 faces orderly and My Start registering up to 8 faces. When registering a face in My Star after taking 5 shots from different angles, it’s marked with ‘*’ and focus and exposure are automatically set for this face.

It also supports Self, Smile, and Blink Detection, so with the WP10(AQ100), you will no longer worry about water when taking shots of your lovers, friends, and family.


In Scene mode of the WP10(AQ100) supporting 14 various modes, Aqua mode has been added and located on the top.


When selecting this mode called Aqua mode, on the first page, it says that you have to check the battery and USB cover closed firmly. Users don’t really have many options to choose in Aqua mode, but please set the flash and use it while taking shots in water.



When it comes to video recording allowing up to 20 minutes in 720HQ and 1 hour in SQ, the WP10(AQ100) also supports Smart Scene Recognition recording. Especially, by using Vignetting or Fish eye effects in high quality, you can take rainy streets or I also want to recommend taking shots with the sea as a background.


I don’t want you to consider the WP10(AQ100) is just an item to take to Swimming pool in summer. Dustproof and waterproofing mean endless usage of compact cameras which have not been before. For example, you don’t have to worry about water and mud when taking fish, shooting in a rainy day, and enjoying fishing or MTB. One more happiness is that you don’t actually need to just push the shutter when you go out with your family with the WP10(AQ100). Now you can have fun together with your family.




This review represents the sole opinion of their individual authors and HandsOnMobile and don’t express the opinion of Samsung Digital Imaging Co., Ltd., or the opinion of any affiliates unless specifically marked as such. For any further questions, or feedback, please visit HandsOnMobile

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Demo Samsung U20 Movie 1080i

Following is a user video clip using a Samsung U20 camcorder.

Samsung NX10 14.3mp DSLR Camera Review + Video and picture test

Following is a video review of Samsung NX10 mirrorless digital camera.

Orangutan Photographer Nonja is a Perfect Marketer of ST1000 (CL65)

Here is an interesting article about Samsung ST1000 camera.

Our Orangutan friend ‘Nonja’ and her Samsung camera ST1000(CL65) got Silver at CLIO award. To visit the previous posts about Nonja, please click the links.

1st Post Have you seen an orangutan playing with a camera?

2nd Post Do you remember orangutan photographer Nonja? She’s back.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has been awarded a prestigious international CLIO award for a new strategic communications and public relations initiative to launch its ST1000(CL65) product. The CLIO Awards are one of the world’s most recognised international advertising, design and communications competitions, focused on evolving with the industry in order to acknowledge the most current and innovative work. The prize was awarded for an online and social media campaign to launch the ST1000(CL65) digital camera, in conjunction with Austria’s renowned Schonbrunn Zoo and demonstrated Samsung’s ongoing commitment to breakthrough communication campaigns.

Samsung developed a unique partnership with the Schonbrunn Zoo in Vienna, to show consumers how easy and intuitive the new ST1000(CL65) camera is at uploading pictures to the internet via its innovative wireless capabilities, a feature shared across a number of Samsung’s digital cameras. Samsung equipped the zoo’s resident female Orangutan ‘Nonja’ with the ST1000(CL65) camera, and the images produced by Nonja were then uploaded through the camera’s wireless capabilities daily to a Facebook account and specially designed Microsite, receiving an overwhelming 200,000 hits from a worldwide audience of fans.

This unprecedented and ground breaking strategy proved that ST1000(CL65)’s capabilities and easy-to-use features could even be operated by anyone, including an Orangutan, a message that was successfully communicated to an audience around the world. The campaign showcased the ST1000(CL65)’s ability to capture and share photo memories wirelessly on the move, allowing users to truly connect with family and friends. Packed full of innovation and encased in a sleek compact frame, the camera’s wireless functionality enables users to send and post pictures in real time via applications like Facebook and provides an unrivalled experience in sharing content amongst loved ones. With the increasing need for camera users to share their images instantly with loved ones, a number of Samsung’s digital cameras provide wireless capabilities.

For more information of Nonja, please visit the sites below.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Working day at Recife - Northeast of Brazil

Followings are user's images taken by Samsung ST550 dual LCD camera.

One day while I was in Recife working, I decided wake up very early to walking through the Boa Viagem beach, near the hotel.

During this walking I saw someone pointing to the sea and saying: “look at the sharks, look at the sharks”. I couldn’t believe it. I saw some signage warning about the dangers in that beach but I didn’t expect to see sharks.

First it was only one…after two…until to see four sharks…

I thought that nobody believed me, so I tried to take some pictures to prove that it wasn’t a fisherman talk.

Boa Viagem beach is well known for its coral reefs. People can swim safely just in the places where this barrier exists.

Some accidents involving sharks happen because the surfers cross the coral reefs to get waves in an open sea.

Renato Costa

SAM_0479[Samsung ST550(TL225) 1/500s ㅣf/3.5 ㅣISO 80ㅣ4.9mm]

SAM_0482 [Samsung ST550(TL225) 1/180s ㅣf/9.1 ㅣISO 80ㅣ4.9mm]

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SAM_0485 [Samsung ST550(TL225) 1/350s ㅣf/12.0 ㅣISO 80ㅣ16.3mm]

SAM_0489[Samsung ST550(TL225) 1/250s ㅣf/12.0 ㅣISO 80ㅣ16.3mm]

SAM_0496 [Samsung ST550(TL225) 1/125s ㅣf/9.1 ㅣISO 80ㅣ4.9mm]


[Samsung ST550(TL225) 1/180s ㅣf/9.1 ㅣISO 80ㅣ4.9mm]

SAM_0498 [Samsung ST550(TL225) 1/180s ㅣf/9.1 ㅣISO 80ㅣ4.9mm]

SAM_0499[Samsung ST550(TL225) 1/750s ㅣf/4.4 ㅣISO 80ㅣ13.7mm]

SAM_0500 [Samsung ST550(TL225) 1/750s ㅣf/4.4 ㅣISO 80ㅣ13.7mm]


[Samsung ST550(TL225) 1/180s ㅣf/9.1 ㅣISO 80ㅣ4.9mm]

SAM_0502 [Samsung ST550(TL225) 1/350s ㅣf/5.9 ㅣISO 80ㅣ22.5mm]

SAM_0503 [Samsung ST550(TL225) 1/180s ㅣf/9.1 ㅣISO 80ㅣ4.9mm]

SAM_0504 [Samsung ST550(TL225) 1/350s ㅣf/14.3 ㅣISO 80ㅣ10.4mm]

SAM_0505[Samsung ST550(TL225) 1/350s ㅣf/5.9 ㅣISO 80ㅣ22.5mm]

SAM_0507[Samsung ST550(TL225) 1/125s ㅣf/9.1 ㅣISO 80ㅣ4.9mm]

SAM_0508 [Samsung ST550(TL225) 1/125s ㅣf/9.1 ㅣISO 80ㅣ4.9mm]

SAM_0509 [Samsung ST550(TL225) 1/500s ㅣf/5.8 ㅣISO 80ㅣ22.0mm]

SAM_0660 [Samsung ST550(TL225) 1/750s ㅣf/5.9 ㅣISO 80ㅣ22.5mm]

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Tommy & Tiky:FAQ – Intelli-studio Friendly

Following is an information about Samsung's Intlli-Studio software for both camera and camcorder.

Today, we’re going to talk a broad look at intelli-studio. Questions regarding how to use intelli-studio often come up on YouTube and other blog. Let’s use the questions below to solve the curiosity on intelli-studio.



Most of the questions are about difficulties on getting the program appear automatically. If you connect the USB cable when the power is on, results similar to the ones mentioned above appear occasionally because the computer does not recognize it. Go back to the basics – turn on the power after connecting the USB cable.

Now, let’s learn more about intelli-studio.

There are more video clips for the informaiton.

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Following is a preview of Samsung ES70 digital camera.

Protects with style

Scratch-proof coated surface can prevent the body from being scratched.

Elegant design and unique color can express user’s character.

27mm 5x zoom!

Wider with 27mm wide angle, closer with 5x zoom, and more detailed with 12.2M pixels.

With the ES70, pictures will be more creative.

More smart pictures with Smart Auto!!

Smart Auto with 16 various setting modes

Without detailed setting, users can get great quality pictures.

2.7” large LCD

With Large and wide 2.7” color LCD, more vivid quality pictures can be taken.

Even for perfect movie recording with the ES70

30fps high quality movie recording.

Without a camcorder, the ES70 can take care of everything.

Perfect Portrait System!

Skin Brightness and correction can be adjusted from the camera,

so skins can be brighter and cleaner, so without photoshop,

users can get the best portrait images.

Smart Album for management of images

Various contents such as Photo and Movie

can be sorted by various categories such as date, time, color, and so on. therefore,

it allows users easy management of pictures.

28mm F8.0 1/60s ISO80 55mm F4.8 1/320s ISO80 28mm F8.0 1/60s ISO80

39mm F3.9 1/200s ISO80 55mm F4.8 1/80s ISO80 33mm F3.5 1/60s ISO80

28mm F3.2 1/320s ISO80 92mm F5.4 1/500s ISO80 28mm F3.2 1/20s ISO400

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