I just returned from a 3-weekís trip to Singapore/Bali/Hong Kong. I had my Olympus Pen E-PL2 with 14mm~42mm + 40mm~150mm zooms and was looking forward to taking lots of pictures.
But then I saw the new Samsung Galaxy Camera and decided to buy one in Singapore as Samsung has an offer where the camera came with a second battery and a charger.
Needless to say I kept my Olympus away and used the new Galaxy Camera for the rest of the trip!
The 4.1mm~86mm Zoom has a far greater zoom range than the two lenses for the Pen E and I donít have to bother changing lenses.
After my trip to Bali & Hong Kong I have to say Iím very impressed with the performance of the Galaxy Camera. I was able to try out some of the Smart features like Panorama/Landscape/Macro/Night etc.
I even shot a few video clips of the Balinese Traditional Dance at night without supplementary lighting.
I was able to connect it to the Wifi in the Hotels and Airports to check emails and browse the Internet!
The conclusion is the Galaxy Camera will be my camera of choice for taking travel pictures and in fact may be my only camera as I may get rid of the Pen E as I donít see a need for a second camera!
Here are some shots taken with the Samsung Galaxy Camera.
More pictures to follow....