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Samsung NX mini – I'm speechless
« on: March 20, 2014, 04:38:55 PM »
Maybe I'm just feeling like a Luddite today, but I am having a very bad reaction to Samsung's latest camera – or more accurately to the way it is being promoted.

I lost count of how many times they used the word "selphie" in the announcement release. You start the self-timer by giving the camera a wink. It doubles as a baby monitor?

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The camera features a solid premium metal body with a luxurious leatherette finish, making the camera the natural choice for style-conscious shooters looking to make a statement.


Is this really where photography is headed?

http://photorumors.com/2014/03/18/samsung-nx-mini-smart-camera-announced/#more-56044
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Samsung NX mini – I'm speechless
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Re: Samsung NX mini – I'm speechless
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2014, 05:23:53 PM »
"Luxurious" leatherette.......

I guess that sounds better than "Textured vinyl"

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Re: Samsung NX mini – I'm speechless
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2014, 09:41:40 PM »
Maybe I'm just feeling like a Luddite today, but I am having a very bad reaction to Samsung's latest camera – or more accurately to the way it is being promoted.

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The camera features a solid premium metal body with a luxurious leatherette finish, making the camera the natural choice for style-conscious shooters looking to make a statement.


Is this really where photography is headed?



95.4% of photos are of food on plates in restaurants and bad group portraits of drunks (including selfies).

Selfies aren't new, of course, and some are actually quite good, even if a camera wasn't involved:

http://thefakeeconomist.blogspot.com/2013/02/o-autorretrato-ou-esfinge.html

As for "luxurious leatherette", that almost as good as a former classical CD producer who once described a large Cortot box set as being presented in "a luxurious cardboard box" and didn't get it when I teased him for it. 

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Re: Samsung NX mini – I'm speechless
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2014, 09:42:09 PM »
i'm holding out for the burberry edition... ::)
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Re: Samsung NX mini – I'm speechless
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2014, 10:51:06 PM »
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Re: Samsung NX mini – I'm speechless
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2014, 12:24:40 AM »
If it is the same fake leather look that is on their Galaxy Note 3 - which it seems to be, then I actually quite like it. Of course real leather would be nice, but that would be more expensive and probably less durable.
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Re: Samsung NX mini – I'm speechless
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2014, 05:51:16 AM »
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The camera features a solid premium metal body with a luxurious leatherette finish, making the camera the natural choice for style-conscious shooters looking to make a statement.


Is this really where photography is headed?

http://photorumors.com/2014/03/18/samsung-nx-mini-smart-camera-announced/#more-56044


I had the same feeling while walking around a lake/forest to photograph:
Person: "What is the brand and name of that camera, you use?"
Me: " It's the EOS M from Canon."
Person: "It is a nice looking camera ..."
Me: "And it has a very good photographic quality like the SLRs with similar sensors."
Person: "The finish is very nice, great surfaces and good design." His eyes were absorbed by the camera.
Me: "But more important: You have a great photographic tool in a tiny package ..."
The person's mimics lead to my conclusion that he has a totally different idea of what cameras are built for ...
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Re: Samsung NX mini – I'm speechless
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2014, 05:51:16 AM »