I found a camera I bought in June 2013

April 18th, 2021


Upon clearing out some upstairs cupboards, I discovered a Samsung WB250F Smart Camera 2.0 with Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity Cobalt Black (Black) (14MP CMOS, 18x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch HVGA Touch Screen, which I purchased in June 2013. The battery was still working and so I fully charged it and took the camera out for my Sunday morning walk around The Fullneck Valley.

The camera does not shoot RAW and its specifications are basic compared to what I have and use now. I remember the reason I bought the camera was that it had an 18x optical zoom, which was fairly unusual for compact cameras at that time. The question I asked is does one really need top level specs to take photographs in reasonable conditions, that are only going to be published on social media etc.

The above is one of this morning's photographs. Although JPEG it has been post processed through Lightroom and Photoshop, but not extensively. What do members think?





April 18th, 2021
My children take better photos than me on their phones.
April 18th, 2021
I think simple is better in most cases but then I am not a professional at all. This photo is terrific
April 18th, 2021
it's a combination of the eye, the subject and the camera. in this photo, all three worked to get to this very nice composition.
April 18th, 2021
good point about viewing images here, it downsizes them and reduces quality regardless.
April 19th, 2021


April 19th, 2021
A 365er told me a long time ago about my little cheap digital... "It's not the camera, it's the operator." =) It's a beautiful image!
April 20th, 2021
If it's a hobby, something you do for the joy of it, or self-improvement there's no need to have a camera with all the bells and whistles. In fact, I'm learning that even pros think more simply with their gear. So, no,you don't need a camera with top level specs for publishing pics on social media.
April 21st, 2021
a fun treat to find an old camera that works and find out what it can do. these look just fine. especially to put up online!
April 21st, 2021
Both photos look great! Enjoy! :)
April 23rd, 2021
This shot proves that it's the photographer, not the camera, that makes the image. I personally love to experiment with old cameras, including film. But then, I am not a professional shooting once-in-a-lifetime photos.
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