Samsung NX1100 Smart Camera and Galaxy Tab #PixBundle

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Samsung NX1100 Camera and Galaxy Tablet 2 Review #PixBundle

Hi friends! I’m so excited to get to share with you today the coolest new bundle of technology that I’ve come across in a long time – the Samsung NX1100 Compact Camera and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Tablet #PixBundle! If you’re in the market for a new camera and/or a tablet – you cannot go wrong with this bundle! You can buy this Smart Camera and tablet together at a SIGNIFICANT savings over buying them separately. And they work together so seamlessly, it seems silly not to grab them both!

So, what makes this camera “Smart”? So glad you asked. The Samsung NX1100 Digital Camera comes equipped with 20.3 Megapixels capability and a 1/4000 fast shutter with built-in Wi-Fi! That’s right folks – no longer do you need to worry about cards and card readers (don’t worry – they’re still there if you need them), but now you can STREAM your photos straight from this wireless camera to your digital devices, like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0! And super sharp, high quality pictures? I’m in love.

Once I got the go ahead to pick up the bundle we RAN down to our local Sam’s Club to get our hands on it! You can see our entire shopping trip in our Google+ Album. And it didn’t take long to tear into the box and give this baby a test run. Now I’m no stranger to cameras. I’ve had two well-known brands of DSLRs and obviously take a ton of pictures for the blog here. But there are SO MANY things that I’m loving about this new Samsung Smart Camera.

  • Size – the mirrorless design allows this camera to be MUCH smaller and lighter than a regular DSLR. If you’ve lugged around a DSLR – you know what I’m talking about. They’re great for some situations, but can also be a huge hassle.
  • Wireless – need I say more? I may still haul out my standard DSLR for environment-controlled blog photos BUT I guarantee this guy is coming with us on trips, taking pictures of the kids, capturing important everyday moments. The ease of sharing is priceless.

Samsung NX1100 Camera and Galaxy Tablet 2 Review #PixBundle

  • Smart Auto – have you ever had those situations where you’re running around, trying to capture different settings, different lighting, or lightning speed kids? Smart auto helps to detect what you’re trying to capture and makes adjustments on the fly. You don’t have to sit there and tinker with your ISO, Aperture or Shutter Speed when you’d rather just get the shot (can I get an amen?).
  • Magic – yup, the camera is magic – more specifically there are some fun frames and smart filters that can add a little pizzazz! I don’t think they’re everyday uses but filters like Fisheye, Old Film or Vignetting can be a lot of fun for special events.
  • Movie – this fabulous smart camera makes EASY work of video! In fact – in our most recent Home Depot post where I’m showing off our new pressure washer, we used the NX1100! It was so very easy to shoot and download. My DSLR takes video, but again, I was much more comfortable taking this guy outside and shooting on the fly.
  • Manual – I know, I have a DSLR for manual. But sometimes there are just times where auto, no matter how smart it is, just doesn’t work. Being able to still shoot on Manual, or selected priority mode (ie, aperture or shutter), is imperative. In fact, my husband has never shot on manual and this past weekend I actually gave him a mini-training session on the Samsung! He was able to easily get the concept of ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed, all controlled from one screen on the NX1100, so it was much less confusing than starting him out on a complex DSLR!

Ok, enough talk, are you ready to see some results? Please note that NONE of the following photos taken on the Samsung NX1100 are edited! I headed outside with my little man to play with a bubble gun. Bubbles and moving things can be hard to capture right? Here’s what we caught on Smart Auto…

Samsung NX1100 Camera and Galaxy Tablet 2 Review #PixBundle

Samsung NX1100 Camera and Galaxy Tablet 2 Review #PixBundle

Hello crystal clear bubbles! Love that shot. So pretty! Then this weekend I took the Samsung antique shopping. In a dark little corner of an adorable shop downtown I snapped these two pics, again on Smart Auto…

Samsung NX1100 Camera and Galaxy Tablet 2 Review #PixBundle

Samsung NX1100 Camera and Galaxy Tablet 2 Review #PixBundle

Smart camera – meet vintage camera. How fun is that? And how great are this pictures for low light photography? I really just quickly snagged them and moved on, and was SO impressed by how they turned out! Next up, a picture by my husband. He’s an audiophile – meaning he spends a lot of time shopping, listening and sharing reviews on audio equipment (ie, headphones, amps). He doesn’t have to spend the same amount of time that I do on pictures and has always been wary of using my DSLR, but he’s been looking for something better than his phone. Enter the Samsung Smart Camera. Problem solved. And he’s found that it’s so easy to snap pictures, transfer them wirelessly to where he can upload for reviews and blog posts and be done!

Samsung NX1100 Camera and Galaxy Tablet 2 Review #PixBundle

And remember our lesson on shooting in manual mode? My husband was trying to capture a picture of our {adorable} puppy Hope, but it was just too dark in our family room for auto mode. So we took plenty of pictures to try to brighten up the picture but keep things crisp (as she moves around a LOT), and this is one of the best! We did have to up the ISO significantly so it’s a little grainy, but totally worth it to capture that sweet face so clearly, don’t you think?

Samsung NX1100 Camera and Galaxy Tablet 2 Review #PixBundle

And lastly, I played around with the smart filters to take a few fun pictures of the field behind our house. This is one of the Old Film options that I thought turned out cool…

Samsung NX1100 Camera and Galaxy Tablet 2 Review #PixBundle

Are we done? Not quite yet! The amazing features of this camera go on and on. But what about the Galaxy Tablet? Just a quick visit to Google Play and you can download the Samsung Smart Camera App for free! And remember how we said this camera streams over Wi-Fi? Yep! Just set the camera to Wi-Fi mode and it allows you to connect the camera to your schnazzy new tablet (or to your smartphone) to copy pictures and videos wirelessly!

Samsung NX1100 Camera and Galaxy Tablet 2 Review #PixBundle

Samsung NX1100 Camera and Galaxy Tablet 2 Review #PixBundle

So fabulous! Now as table owner previously, I was interested to give the Galaxy a try. And I really love the size and ease of use! And I especially love how easy it was to stream our pictures from the NX1100 over. I can see how this will come in handy. So what do you think? Are you sold? I really can’t say enough – and the longer that I think about it, the more that I am so impressed with this camera AND with the amazing savings you get by buying these two fantastic Samsung items together!

Samsung NX1100 Camera and Galaxy Tablet 2 Review #PixBundle

Interested in learning more? Be sure to check out specifics of the #pixbundle at Sam’s Club and visit Samsung on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date on product information!

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Comments

  1. Crystal says

    You are the 3rd blogger that I have read today that loves this camera. I love the picture quality!! I’m wanting a new one. After the great reviews, I think I know what my next camera will be :) Thanks for the great reviews.

  2. says

    Oh man, I think I just drooled a little on my laptop. Lucky girl you are to get to try this out! I’ve been wanting a new, fancier camera along AND a tablet for a while now, so I’d totally be in heaven with this!

  3. says

    Wow, I am in LOVE! I own an older sony dslr and while it takes beautiful photos and has wonderful options, it REALLY is a pain to lug around! I’m always afraid I’m going to crack the screen (it’s happened before) or drop the camera and I really find it inconvenient to carry around an extra bag just for my camera. But this is an amazing bundle, the camera would be wonderful for capturing any of those little moments and it is a HUGE plus that photos can be shared so quickly! With those dslrs you have to get out your cords or adapters or card readers and it takes forever to upload! Thanks for this wonderful post, if I ever had the spare money to spend, I would definitely pick this up!

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