Last week I was invited by Samsung to their NX100 camera launch event at the Seafood Cooking School at Pyrmont with Aria Chef Matt Moran … man what a nice down to earth Aussie laddie he is!
Firstly Matt showed us how to cook the three dishes we were going to be cooking and consequently we found out there was a competition for taking the most creative photo of our cooking, with the winning team receiving a signed copy of Matt’s latest book “When I get Home” although we didn’t know that until the winner was announced.Â BTW, I didn’t know that we were going to be cooking either!!
The dishes we cooked were (I believe they are from his new cookbook “When I get Home“):
- Ceviche of Snapper with Baby Fennel & Blood Orange Salad
- Smoked Salmon Rillettes
- Salad of King Prawns, Crab Cakes and Gremolata (the winning dish for me, it was divine and the only one I ate).
It was tonnes of fun, even though I’m not a fish eater and absolutely hate the smell but I got my hands dirty (well as dirty as I like them to get) and got into the competitive spirit of it all.Â Matt cooked me a ‘special meal’ ’cause I don’t eat fish, it was a delicious Duck & Pea Pie with steamed broccolini and mash potato!
I only got to use the camera for a very short period of time, I’m not technical I’m a real point and shoot kinda gal, but this camera has that option as well. They are suprisingly lightweight considering and we also quizzed Ben the Samsung ‘dude’ about using the camera at Fashion Week and with a flash and manual setting adjustments we could get some pretty good piccies considering the low lighting at most of the shows.
About the Samsung NX100 Camera
I’m not going to get too technical here as I’m not a photographer, but basically the key feature ofÂ the NX100 Camera is the i-Function lens.Â The intuitive i-Function lens allows users to control the camera through the lens for the first time. The lens incorporates a conveniently located i-Function button which allows you to scroll through manual settings, and a focus ring which is used to easily change parameters for each setting.Â Because a typical camera user wraps their hand around the lens when holding the camera, the new system means that photographers can naturally use their left hand to change settings through the intuitive i-Function lens without the need to take the camera off the target. Users can toggle between shutter speed, aperture, EV, WB, and ISO quickly and easily by simply using the i-Function button and ring on the lens, meaning easier and quicker configuration while shooting.
The NX100 also boasts one of the fastest AF on the market today, which ensures that users never miss a moment, and an ISO that is raised to a maximum of 6400 for action shots.Â The body is compact and lightweight and comes in three colours, black, brown and white.
The NX100 is available this month (October) for a RRP$899 for the camera body plus one i-Function lens from a choice of either a Samsung 20mm wide angle Pancake lens or a Samsung standard zoom 20-50mm lens. A bonus Samsung Flash will also be bundled with the body and lens pack for a limited time at launch.
There are seriously a tonne of new features but you can find out more by visiting their website: www.samsung.com.au.
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