Why I still like to bring the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Deciding which phones to bring to an important event like the Mobile World Congress is always something that can keep my mind busy for days. Of course I bring the "usual suspects" (808, 1020, 1520, CM1), but I decided to bring the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom as well - and I was glad I did.
Of course, I brought the K Zoom for its zoom capacity. Being one of a small (but growing) army of mobile photographers during events like these, the K Zoom really proved to be very practicle. During the announcement of three different Huawei wearables, from a great distance in large, dark hall packed with journalists.in Barcelona's W Hotel, I got some shots of Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer BG. Later that Sunday - in an even bigger hall and from an even larger distance - I captured Samsung's CEO J.K. Shin and several of his employees.
These aren't extreme sharp masterpieces of course, but I do think they are good enough to share, especially considering they were captured from a huge distance and using the K Zoom's "Low Light Shot" mode. I shared two of these shots in
this post already, knowing they come from the Galaxy K Zoom it might be interesting to see them again here. Just see them as journalistic snapshots - not the greatest detail, but still a pretty good way to capture the atmosphere of the event. And far better than I could have done with even the best smartphone cameras without optical zoom.
Like I wrote, these are all captured with the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom in its "Low Light Shot" mode - no edits. They may not be perfect, but in my opinion they sure are usable to share what happens at events like these (without carrying the weight of a DSLR - although I did notice carrying heavy equipment does help you to get in faster...
In a next post, I hope to share some of my own a bit more "artistic" pictures I captured in Barcelona, with the Nokia Lumia 1520 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1.