The Best Camera to Capture NPC Competitors On Stage
Posted by Bonnie Pfiester
A few weeks ago, our gym (Max Fitness Club) brought 16 competitors to compete in the Daytona Classic Bodybuilding, Figure, Physique and Bikini Competition. Of course I loaded my LiveWell 360 bags with all my cameras, ready to capture the moment for each competitor.
In my bag I had a very nice Nikon point-and-shoot camera, a Nikon D 70, the new Samsung Galaxy camera, a Sony camcorder and my iPhone (not to mention all my techy toys I needed including ipad, macbook, card readers, adapters, chargers, power supplies, batteries, compact tripod, etc.). This girl was all loaded up, and ready to download and share pics as soon as they were taken.
After trying every camera I had, I put my bag up because I ended up only using the Samsung Galaxy camera. (NOTE: This is not a PHONE, it’s their CAMERA – but it comes with internet service so it has full online capabilities, sharing, browsing, emailing, etc). With that said, it was the only camera I could rely on – the only one that was taking bright photos in the low stage lighting. Everything else didn’t come close. Even my darn $3,000 camera wasn’t charging the flash fast enough so I wasn’t getting the shots I wanted. These girls and guys hit their pose and you better be ready to capture their best shot or it’s lost forever.
Here is an example of a snap shot from the Samsung Galaxy Camera.
Here is an example of what my other photos looked like on my other “normal” (and high-quality) cameras.
The Galaxy camera captured true real-life color, more definition and light in each shot. I won’t even both showing you my iphone photos, since the people are so tiny, they were just about useless altogether. Lord knows I love my iPhone, but it can’t compete with the Galaxy so it stayed in my purse most of the time.
Here is an example of the Galaxy (with NO flash) next to my Nikon point-and-shoot (WITH a flash).
Since the above photos were all taken from 20-30 feet away, here is a sample of what a normal photo looks like on the Galaxy Camera (left).
Lastly, not only were the Galaxy photos better, I could share them immediately since the Galaxy Camera has internet access, and is set up for social sharing. As soon as I snapped the photo, I could click SHARE and upload it to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Dropbox, Email or whatever I my little heart desires!
One of my competitor’s moms, who lives in West Virginia, told her son she was so thankful to be able to follow the show on Facebook in real time. Otherwise, she would have had to wait until the show was over to find out how her boy did!
People were literally circled around me asking me all about my nifty camera. While I admit, in order for a camera to be able to shoot in low light, the clarity is not normally as good in low light as in well-lit areas, but I got the best pics in the whole place hands down (next to the pros of course).
If you have loved ones that are on stage, if you watch sports, or your camera doesn’t seem to get the shots you want, I’d seriously try the Samsung Galaxy.
It’s slim with a huge animated touch screen on the back. It has editing software built in and you can customize the home screen to display weather, facebook or twitter updates, your favorite apps and much more.
If you have an Android, you’ll easily navigate around this phone, but the true test was with Steve. As a self-proclaimed tech-tard, if HE can do it (and he learned it pretty fast), anyone can! 🙂
I’ll leave you with this precious shot of some dogs on the beach I took just for fun. As much as I like this for an indoor camera for events like this, I like it 10 X that for outdoors. I just LOVE this camera!!
FitFluential LLC compensated me for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
About Bonnie PfiesterFitness Columnist and Lifestyle Coach, Resident Trainer for Designer Whey, Fitness Advisor for FitStudio, powered by Sears, FitFluential Ambassador and Owner of Max Fitness Club, home of BCx Boot Camp in Vero Beach, Florida.
Posted on October 15, 2013, in Fitness Products & Trends, PFIT PFINDS, product reviews and tagged best low light camera, galaxy vs nikon, NPC competition, photography, samsun galaxy camera, samsung camera review, social sharing. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.