The Galaxy S4: A life companion
By Matt on 10th Jun, 2013
As part of our ongoing mission to show that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is the perfect life companion, we threw on the wellies and went to London’s Field Day festival for a day of music, queuing, artisan street food and general frivolity. Like the previous day out at the British Superbikes, we set out to see how well the new features complement life’s passion points. This time it is all about capturing and sharing the great British festival experience. Discover how the Galaxy S4 handled a day at Victoria Park.
Sound & Shot
The combination of great music and big crowds was a perfect scenario for using the Sound & Shot feature, which adds up to nine seconds of audio to your photos.
Apart from the actual music, it grabbed tiny little details like the crowds cheering and even your own comments being made during the performance - the stuff you normally forget.
Trying to capture a festival experience is not a new idea, but what normally happens is that you take pictures and you don’t share them. But as sharing is so easy on the Galaxy S4, we actually spent quite a lot of time looking at each other’s best moments. And because the Sound & Shot feature is so much fun and also effective in really capturing a moment, we all had plenty to share.
As guests of the Samsung Honda Team , we enjoyed access into the pit-lane and press-only zones around the track, and set about using this unrestricted access to capture all the elements that we love about sport.
Capture all the Drama
British Superbikes can hit speeds of 160 miles per hour in certain spots at Oulton Park, and we wanted to use these areas to try out the new Drama Shot. This setting allows moving objects to be captured several times in sequence within one frame, and is a great way of showing speed.
Once we figured out how to time our shots with the bikes, which were unbelievably fast, we were able to capture some superb sequences.
Shoot Photos that Sound Great
Next we focused on capturing sound, a fundamental part of the Superbikes experience. To do this, we used Samsung’s new Sound & Shot setting. This feature adds up to nine seconds of audio to your photos, adding a level of detail that normal photos simply can’t reach.
Our photos really came to life with distinctive garage noises, like engines warming-up and mechanics busy at work, and other iconic sounds like the Superbikes flying down the straight.
Having spent a whole day at the track capturing the action with the Galaxy S4, this smartphone was definitely given a thorough testing. It handled the challenge with flying colours.
So, if you’re into your sports and love capturing your experiences, then the Galaxy S4 is the perfect partner.
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