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After shooting Robbie Williams live at the O2 Arena using the Samsung Galaxy Camera, photographer Simon Niblett tells us why the world’s first Android™ camera is a step ahead of the game and part of the next revolution.
Being surrounded by 18,000 screaming Robbie Williams fans is just another day at the office for Simon Niblett. However, capturing professional shots with a camera that not only comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 21x super long zoom and 3G/Wi-Fi connectivity but also fits in your pocket, is a definite ‘first’ for any photographer.
‘When I first picked up the camera and I saw that it said 21x zoom, I thought – “that can’t be right”’, Simon says. ‘Normally this just means that it zooms in on the picture file, so I was surprised to see the size and power of the lens.’
Simon usually shoots using more traditional methods, with three cameras and a host of lenses. ‘To have such a long lens with this type of camera is not what I’m used to, but the quality of the picture is amazing - I don’t know how they do it.’
The quality of the picture is amazing - I don't know how they do it.
- Simon Niblett
You run around to one side of the stage and as soon as you get there, Robbie's moved back to the other side.
The next revolution
One of the major new features on the Galaxy Camera is definitely the operating system, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It brings enhanced functionality to the world of photography. “I think having a camera with such an advanced operating system is the way to go. It's like a camera with a computer attached to it,” Simon says.
“From a post-production point of view, it is very rare to find a camera with so many tools, normally you can just add the odd basic effect, but this makes a proper job of it.” Simon edited photos from the gig on the Galaxy Camera’s touch screen, using apps such as Best Face and Photo Wizard.
You edit on your camera, you send it off and it's job done.
More than just socialising
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