Samsung NX300 Camera | Visiting San Diego
Remember how I told you we would wrap up the Spark Your Summer with a few fun giveaways? Well, today’s the day and I think you are going to LOVE what I have to share! I hope you enjoyed all of the awesome guest posts over the last 7 weeks. In case you missed any of them, you can find them all here on the Spark Your Summer page. Today, there will be 3 posts to send Spark Your Summer off with a BANG! 2 fabulous giveaways this morning, then tonight, you can come back and link up any of your summer posts for a Spark Your Summer edition of I’m Lovin’ It linky party! It will be a whole lot of summer in one place! (EDITED to say giveaway 2 is now live! go enter to win one of 2 POWERSOUND II personalized speakers!) So let’s get this party started! Who wants a new GORGEOUS camera?! keep reading………… (and don’t forget to check back a little later for another fun giveaway that will have you on your feet!) Taking pictures has always been something I’ve enjoyed! Even way before blogging, I was always the one with the camera taking all the pictures. I love that blogging has allowed me the opportunity to grow that passion, and learn more about photography……all at the same time that iphoneography has taken the world by storm. There’s a rare moment that we don’t have our phones on us to capture memories and moments. As cool and handy as my iphone is, it can’t do what my big girl camera can do (think zoom lenses especially).
There are times I will carry both my big dslr with my 28-75mm lens around and still take pictures with my iphone…..you know, because I can’t miss an opportunity to Instagram what I’m doing in the moment 😉 But most of the time, I leave my big girl camera at home, hoping to get “good enough” shots with my iphone. Several weeks ago, my friends at Staples offered to send me a camera that is a game changer!! The Samsung NX300 20.3 MP SMART Microless Camera With 20-50 mm Lens – what makes this little gem so special?
This camera has WiFi capability! You can upload pictures from the camera to your phone or even straight to Facebook and videos right to YouTube. No more juggling 2 cameras! ….tell me I’m not the only one who takes a picture with their big camera, then whips out their iphone so they can share a picture on Facebook or Instagram. And lets take it a step further…….. The Samsung NX300 comes with a 20-50 mm retractable zoom lens in the box, but there are many other lenses that you can get for this camera (I want to get the 18-200mm) , great for those of us who don’t want the bulk of a DSLR camera. What really makes the NX300 stand out is it’s size….. just 12 ounces, which makes it easy to just toss in my purse. Now I don’t have to choose between using my phone or the DSLR! My daughters and I went to San Diego and stayed on Coronado Island at Hotel Del a few weeks ago. I took my dslr, my iphone and the NX300 with me, guess which one I used the most?! Below are just a few of the photos we took on our trip with the Samsung NX300
The girls were SO excited to be in Southern California for the first time!……and their first time seeing the Pacific Ocean.
Hotel Del Coronado was even more beautiful in person! we can’t wait to go back!
We headed over to Misson Beach to people watch on our last evening.
Mission Beach boardwalk.
We made a few friends at the San Diego Zoo!
The weather was just as gorgeous as all the animals.
All of the Koalas were napping. so cute!
We took a walk on Coronado Island one evening where you could see the San Diego skyline…….the Samsung NX300 did fabulous in the dark – this was shot with out a tripod. I’ll be honest, I’m in love with the gorgeous white leather, but it does come in black and brown as well I’ll be sharing a little more about our trip soon……but I couldn’t wait to share these photos with you AND give away a camera!! That’s right! This beautiful camera ($750) could be yours! How’s that for Spark Your Summer?!
Enter to win a Samsung NX300 SMART Microless Camera With 20-50 mm Lens
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The fact that you can add an external flash is a great feature, for even more versatility and advanced photo taking!
The technology of this camera is state-of-the-art.
Wow! What a great camera. I’m in a wheelchair and carry around my Nikon DSLR. It would be so much easier to carry a camera that is 12 ounces. The fact that you can change the lenses is outrageous. It also takes great pictures, even at night. I’m going to check it out, better yet maybe I’ll be lucky enough to win it. Thanks for the giveaway.
I like the size of the camera!
Wow! What a great camera. I’m in a wheelchair and I carry around my Nikon DSLR. It’s bulky and heavy. I can’t believe a camera that only weighs 12 ounces can take such good pictures and also has the capability to change lenses. That’s why I purchased my Nikon. I’m going to have to check it out or even better maybe I’ll win one. Thanks for the giveaway.
I like the Samsung nx300 camera because of it’s size and shape it’s looks like it’s easy to travel with.
I am enthralled with the handy strap!
I LOVE the 20-50 mm retractable zoom lens
I love that the Samsung NX300 has Wi-Fi capability. It would be amazing to be able to instantly share photos online.
I like how the pictures come out so bright and beautiful.
I love the clarity of the photographs taken with this camera
Pictures it takes are beautiful.
awesome camera, awesome look
I love the quality of the Samsung camera. There are so many elements to this model
that incorporate high technology as the Wi Fi capability, an important component in today’s social media world.
This is such a nice looking camera even though one doesn’t purchase a camera for the
appearance necessarily this is exceptionally nice. I’d love a white camera to take to a
summer wedding I’m in. It’s very fashionable.
I love the quality of the pictures and design of the body
Love the weight/size and the ability to swap lens.
I really like the zoom lens.
Wifi would be cool in a sophisticated camera!
This camera is the perfect size to run around after my toddler but still get quality pictures!!
I love this camera, I love that I can download my photo from the NX300 onto my IPad or my iPhone directly to facebook, I also love that it is a camera, I dropped mine in our pond last summer, so having a camera would be great and such a wonderful camera, WOW!
I like that it weights 12 ounces & the retractable zoom lens.
I’d love to have a high quality camera that I could actually use for once.
I like the color of the camera, the zoom, clear pictures and great color
I love that it is a lightweight camera and also that it is very high quality and adorable!
I like how light the camera is. An being able to take pictures in the dark is pretty cool.
I love Samsung lenses and how sharp the pictures are.
Best part is the WIFI !!! I always take pictures of my three boys with my camera but never end up posting to social media since it takes me days before I get a chance to upload my photons to my computer.
I really like the wi-fi capability.
I love the Wi-Fi capability!
They truly take the best pictures I have ever seen.
I’m always lugging around my DSLR and other equipment, so it’d be nice to have a more portable, convenient camera like the Samsung NX300. (: It also takes beautiful photos!
I like the ability to change lens as well as the WiFi capabilities of the camera.
wow don’t own a camera only my phone
I love the fact that the camera is so compact yet have interchangeable lens as well.
WOW! Absolutely wonderful camera – photos are definitely professional quality. Love it!
I became so excited as I read your blog! I do the same thing with my camera and Galaxy!! I am an avid photographer and everyone looks to me for the family photos. I love the fact that the camera has DSLR capabilities but is small enough to carry in my purse! This is the answer I have been looking for when travelling or just wanting to capture everyday moments! Thank you for the opportunity!!
WIFI compatible, light weight, can purchase interchangeable lenses, and takes beautiful clear pictures.
I love the size of this camera! Would love to take to WDW in a couple of weeks instead of dragging around dslr! thanks! Love the white too!!
It is not a bulky camera and comes with a retractable zoom lens.Those are just 2 of the things I like about this camera
I love the weight/size of the camera 😀
I enjoy taking photos but my camera is about 10 years old. Time for a new one!
I like this camera because it’s small!
I Like most of all, that it is NOT a Phone… LOL
Samsung NX300 takes the most amazing picture, excellent for vacations or just for everyday photography by an amateur
In this day and age of social media, the most important part of picture taking is not only to have a memory for yourself but to share that moment with your friends, family etc.. What i like most about this camera is how easy it is to upload pictures to social media directly form your camera – what an amazing feature!!
I love that it has a 20-50 mm retractable zoom lens!! Thanks so much for the chance to take incredible pics of my little guys & pro photos for my Furniture Refinishin’ biz! Hope you have a lovely day! 😀
I like that the camera is easy to use and it is cool looking, it also takes good photos.
Amazing camera! I love the convenience of it with the retractable lens, though with my new Grandson, it will be a while before that happens – I can’t stop taking pictures!!
i love the sleek design of this
I love the smaller size and high quality images that it produces.