Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Selfie-ing to the next level!

Starting up, the term "Selfie" has become the trend the past few months since the song "Let me take a selfie" came up. Everyone jumped onto the bandwagon of the song's popularity and "Selfies" have became the in thing to do. But what makes a perfect Selfie?

Normal people will use their phone to do so, which results in poor quality as lets face it. the camera used is probably 1.3 or 2.0 mp for the front facing camera. Samsung took it a notch higher and introduced the new NX Mini, Samsung's slimmest and lightest interchangeable-lens camera to date with NFC & WiFi capabilities.

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What are the key features? (This will be a little bit technical)

1) Super Light & Slim - 158g weight & 22.5mm thickness
2) 3.9 inch flip up and touch display - awesome for selfies!
3) 20.5mp BSI CMOS Sensor
4) 6 fps Continuous Shot
5) 1/16000 sec Shutter Speed
6) Tag & Go - Allows to connect with NFC-enabled devices
7) Mobile Link - transfers images straight to your phones
8) Remote View Finder Pro - able for you to control the NX Mini with your phone
9) Group Share - send images up to 4 devices at 1 time
10) Comes in 5 colours that'll suit each personality (white, pink, mint green, brown and black)

With this you have 10 reasons already to get the Samsung NX Mini

Other than that, theres also the Smart Filters & Modes which will accommodate any of your shooting needs such as a panaromic shot, action freeze shot, rich tone (HDR) and much more!


Check out the video below:




Samsung was gracious enough for us to have a hands on the cameras itself and a bunch of us were selected to participate in the Samsung NX Mini campaign. We gathered up at Jeneris Cafe, Nu Sentral where we were given a Samsung NX Mini each, and a task which had to be completed. As for myself, I was given the task of "Sight & Sound" which is basically the local sights and sounds in KL. I partnered up with the beautiful Elvina Chua to conquer the streets of KL.

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Xiang & I

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The whole bunch of us
*photo credit to Don



We then departed over to Pasar Seni where we had an hour to walkabout to get the shots you want. For myself, I thought that "Sight & Sound" is a very broad genre, so I decided to shoot the famous landmarks from different angles, and also since its a selfie camera, I decided that Selfie's a is a must for the task

Elvina & I headed over to famous landmarks such as Petaling Street, Central Market and Puduraya where we could get shots of how life in KL is. I was one of the kiasu ones with a monopod, so i took selfies at the next level!

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Heading over to Pasar Seni


But first, let us take a selfie! 

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Selfie's with Elvina!

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Good morning KL!

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and again, Good morning!

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Some other people selfie-ing

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Where she goes I follow

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Macam model cheh wahh!
(oh wait, she is LOL, she actually won the Miss Yacht Internation Model 2013)


Best part? we managed to get some tourist to Selfie with us! Thanks to this Japanese couple & european guy!

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The european guy

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The Japanese couple



I then thought my selfies weren't enough, so I decided to take the risk of climbing down the monsoon drain, to take close up selfie's of the graffiti! pretty steep but worth it!

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After the whole 1 hour of photo taking, We headed over to Johnny Rockets, KLCC. my first time there and its a very old classic diner just like the one I would always remember Monica dancing in "Friends", now I feel old LOL. Had a nice burger and the fellowship with the rest while the results were announced on who had the best photo

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Drools!

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Mocchi and I

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Mocchi, Myself, Jackie, Ryan

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Om nom noms!

At the end of the day, Kifli managed to win the best photo which got him a new NX Mini! Once again, thanks to Samsung & Don from Manoah for organizing this out for us. It definitely was a blast! 

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