What?! A Smart Camera?
Yes, you heard it right. Apparently there IS such a gadget, and I hereby present to you the… Samsung DV300F, or also known as a Smart Camera!
With all sorts of smart-phones dominating the Earthlings, the existence of the Smart Camera is very much unknown.
Honestly, I was quite skeptical about the whole smartness-from-a-camera idea. How smart could a camera be? What should I expect from it?
I was clueless.
Well, it looks and functions like an ordinary compact camera. Point, focus and shoot – so easy. There’s no need for any additional knowledge or skill to work the camera.
Even my grandma can use it.
Anyway, below is a sample photo of a skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur taken by my grandma.
With sufficient daylight, the photo turns out pretty well.
However, the camera don’t focus well sometimes. It’s sensitive towards slight movements and could ruin the suppose-to-be-clear photo. The solution… TAKE AGAIN! Pfftt!
Now, this is probably the function that lives up to Samsung DV300F’s “Smart” name…
It’s… Social Sharing! With built-in Wi-Fi, photos and videos can be uploaded directly to social networking sites including Facebook and YouTube. Wah, so high-tech!
But unfortunately, there’s no Twitter on the list. That’s just unacceptable – how could they possibly miss out Twitter right? Tsk tsk.
Oh yeah, do you know that there’s a front-mounted screen? It activates by its own when shooting self-portraits. It’s really, really useful.
You know why? It’s because…
CAMWHORE MADE EASY!
Yes, this function is the ladies’ BFF! They can conveniently camwhore, and maybe even use it as a mirror at desperate times. ;)
Anyway, the built-in creative filters are innovative, and they’re something you’ll actually want to use.
Here’s a photo with the Vignette effect filter. It makes the Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad looks super nostalgic.
Here’s another with the Cartoon effect filter. It makes the noodles look like… some food eaten by Garfield, or Pikachu. Cartoon what, right?
The thing is, no Photoshop or whatever image-editing software is needed at all. Pretty impressive, I must say.
Oh yeah, another feature that blew me away is the Funny Face mode.
It works by recognizing a face and then distorting it. There’s no need for any additional editing at all.
Well, the results are definitely not flattering, but they are quirky… and maybe, funny too. Look…!
Hi, I’m Smiley Ken. :)
Hi, I’m Sleepy Ken. Zzzz!
So yeah, that’s pretty much the features of the camera that are worth mentioning.
You may wonder, does it live up to its “Smart Camera” name? Well, not really. If it’s any consolation, the Samsung DV300F is a fun camera to have.
If you wanna pick up photography and take nice shots, this ain’t the camera for you. It’s suitable for those who wanna have fun taking photos, plus unleash their creative and artsy-fartsy inner-self.
Perhaps, Samsung should have named it as the Samsung DV300FUN. #justsaying
Needless to say, I really had fun playing around with the camera. I really do – just look at how happy I was…
Hi, I’m Happy Ken! :D
What’s the price?
According to sources, it’s RM699. I could give you a unit for free, but I don’t have any.
I’m lazy to Google, where can I get more info about the camera?
Hi Lazy to Google, click here – Samsung DV300F.
Is this an honest review?
Damn, sure it is! I don’t lie. My grandma always tell me that lying is baaaaddd.
Does grandma Wooi really know how to use it?
My grandma is a super-grandma! Okay, no. She doesn’t know how to use it.