Sunday Morning Nature Walk with Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
In a bid to increase the kids walking capacity in the run up to our trip to Disneyland Paris soon we are trying to encourage them to walk as much as possible. Therefore this week we took a Sunday morning nature walk with our Samsung Galaxy K Zoom. We were sent the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom to review as it’s a new camera phone that has a particularly impressive sounding camera, 20.7MP and 10x optical zoom has to make your inner camera geek perk up and listen doesn’t it?
We decided that one of the best ways to put any camera to the test is to take nature shots. It allows you to show colours, textures and to see nature in all it’s glory. From our little corner of Suburbia we are really lucky to have access to great cities but also be able to walk straight out of our front door and less than five minutes in any direction we can be in fields or woods. It’s a great place to live and as well as the beautiful nature we have livestock and parks that keep the kids happy. I wouldn’t want to live somewhere more urban than this. I love suburbia!
The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is big. That’s the first real thing I can tell you. It’s substantially bigger than any camera phone I’ve had before and it’s heavy too but I’m willing to forgive the size if I don’t have to carry a separate camera too! It is nice to hold, the shape fits perfectly into my palm and makes me feel safe in the knowledge I won’t drop it, which can only be a good thing. I haven’t used Android before and it has taken me some time to get used to the operating system and how to get the best from both the phone and the camera but now it’s getting easier and I’m finding it straightforward. There are things I miss about my iPhone but no where near as many things as I expected. I could be heading towards Android conversion!
Our walk unearthed snails, ‘fairies’ and flowers, all of which photographed well with the Samsung Galaxy Kzoom. I like how easy it is to zoom in and the clarity it provides in the photos. The colour of the bottom snail shell is perfect, it looks stunning!
Further on the walk we were thrilled to see this pony with her foal, they were beautiful together and we stood and cooed over them for a while and I managed to grab a couple of lovely shots of them. We were surprised to see blackberries looking almost ready for picking, they normally don’t look so good until later in the year but these are starting to look tasty already in the sunshine! The black post box is on the gate to a lovely house, I love that they have this box for their mail. It would make every letter even junk mail that bit more exciting if you had to open your own post box to get it I think.
Of course no walk is complete without a trip to the playground! It might not be fancy but a roundabout and a swing provide a few minutes of enjoyment (even Daddy Ramblings joined in the fun, that’s him on the swing in the background!)
Samsung has launched ‘100 Days of Family’ – a campaign to celebrate the diversity of the modern British family life by inviting 50 families from across the country to tell their unique stories through the lens of the Galaxy K zoom. It’s quite amazing to see such a broad range of families and the things they get up to. We love scrolling through our mobiles looking at photos taken over a few months to see how many great things we’ve got up to and how many amazing memories we’ve captured. Sometimes you need that reminder of how much fun you’ve had and it always gives me inspiration to think of the next great activity to try too!
The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is a great solution to my issue of not wanting to carry a phone and a camera because the camera is good quality but also very versatile so I won’t feel like I’ve missed out by not taking a ‘proper’ camera with me. Since the walk I’ve also been practicing with the camera at home and C thinks the best way to do that is to take lots of Lego shots, here are a couple for you to judge!
Finally, my favourite thing about the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is it’s abilty to take good shots of the children. Recently, I’ve found that it’s near impossible to get them to look directly at the camera but I’ve found I’m getting more and more shots of them face on which is so nice!
We were gifted a Samsung Galaxy K Zoom for the purposes of this review