Recently in October I had the big satisfaction to be invited in Canada from my friend Igor, co-founder of MiniMax company. They are one of the sponsors for the Calgary Film Festival. I was in charge to take some photos during the closing ceremony (you can see the photos of the event at this link here).
Well, my trip there was off course a great moment to travel a bit around and discover the beautiful nature of Canada. So my main visit during those days was at Banff National park: it’s a very wide area that offers some amazing views over lakes (like Lake Louise) and unique ski resort places for winter sports.
During my trip there I was able to test the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and the camera. What to say about it? It’s an amazing device that offers a great display and a very solid construction. This in fact is the biggest point up compared to the previous generation S5: the device is all metal around with nice glass on front and back of the device.
Recently I’ve covered the iPhone 6 camera photography (here the article) so is not a big mistery that I made the switch back from Android last year. I’ve to admit that the Samsung Galaxy S6 camera is a very big forward even compared the already good one present in the Samsung Galaxy S5. The details on the photos are crisps, the colours always nice saturated but not too much overloaded, the HDR+ works incredibly well bilancing the shwadows and highlights. So the question at this point could be: is it better than iPhone 6/6S? In my opinion yes. Especially ‘cause Samsung Galaxy S6 has optical image stabilazation that excells in the nights shoots. What I personally miss is the full syncronization of Apple iCloud services between all my other Mac products (iPad / Macbook Pro / iMac) so for this reason I will stay stick to iPhone (at least at the monent! 😉 )
Here’s my photos shoot during the Canada’s trip with Samsung Galaxy S6. The photos haven’t been retouched, they are straight out from the camera.
[ Note: Click on the photo to see it full screen also on mobile device, you can scroll swiping the images ]