18 August 2013

Update | My New Camera



I've been putting money aside for a couple of months now in order to buy myself a new camera. After researching many different brands and figuring out what I wanted from a camera, I finally decided on the Samsung NX1000 in white. Luckily, I picked it up in the sale in Currys for £250 - an absolute bargain at half price!

I think photography is a huge part of blogging and now that my blog audience is growing I thought it'd be the perfect time to invest in a new camera. I went for this particular model as it's small enough to be practical and carry around (and hopefully vlog with! eek!) but advanced enough to give me the quality photos that I'm after. I didn't think I was ready for a SLR just yet as I'm still getting to grips with the basics of photography but I think this camera just 'suits' me.



I'm still playing around with it as I promised myself that if I bought a new camera I would learn how to use it properly. If you know of any good websites or blog posts that help with 'beginners to photography' or 'basics of photography' or something along those lines please leave them below! I'd love to use it to it's full ability. Thanks for reading and watch out for even better quality photographs from now on! Don't forget to vote in the Cosmo Blog Awards - I'm in the 'Best New Beauty Blog' category!

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  1. We are camera twins!! Got mine last week and am in LOVE!! I need help with photography too to be honest, no idea where to start! Haha :)
    Joelle
    xx
    FebruaryGirl.

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    1. I bought this camera in november last year when it came out and I love it! :)

      Y - techbunny.net

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    2. Ohhh yayyyy! It's amazing isn't it?! xxx

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  2. Ohh that looks amazing! I really want a new camera, mines so old! I might need to save up for one. Also it's so pretty xx

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    1. I've had my heart set on this one! xxx

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  3. That camera looks awesome D: I use a big chunky dslr but that looks like a pretty handy one, one that'd take good photos but compact enough to carry around to parties and whatnot.

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  4. Lovely camera! I looked up some interesting photography skills for bloggers here, http://byourownblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/blog-tip-basic-photo-tips-for-bloggers.html hope this helps lovely! x

    PS Blogger, Beauty Addict!

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  5. Gorgeous camera, im saving for a new one too, there such a good investment for blogging!

    Lovely blog, would love you to follow mine back

    www.frankiebooxx.blogspot.co.uk

    Frankie xxx

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  6. I love this camera! I was eyeing it up the other week but I couldn't cheat on my beloved Canon baby! Its so pretty! xx

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    1. It's so amazing! Ooooh jealous you have a Canon girl!! xxx

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  7. It is a bargain!I think 500£ is a bit too much for a Samsung camera,when Canon 660D is around 400£.
    Post and update!

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  8. That looks so cute. I can recommend an app called learn dslr. That's pretty much how I learned photography and it took about three days. But that is a nice camere

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  9. when I bought my new camera it was a toss up between this one and the one I got (Nikon 1). Looking forward to seeing the photo quality of it :)

    Melissa | MELISSA LOVES THIS

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  10. oooh! I'm looking for a new camera right now so I might look into that one!
    http://celinelovesbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Oh wow such a cute camera, I love the white effect! Happy snapping babe!

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  12. Congrats on the new camera! I myself bought one about a month ago. Its so exciting buying a new camera and testing it out!

    Des | Simple Charm Beauty

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  13. this is the cutest camera!!!!!

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  14. Ahh you've bought one, it looks like a gooden & a great price too!
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xx

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  15. What a beauty! x

    http://thestylechateau.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. i'm looking for a nice camera that i can take when i study abroad, and this one looks lightweight and very nice! i'll have to keep doing my research but this one is definitely going on my list. can't wait to see how it works for you (:
    xx
    Natalie | Salt & Sail

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  17. This camera is so chick!
    Lovely blog hun, now following
    chanelle jade xx

    www.chanellejade.blogspot.com

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  18. I don't even care how good it is or even what the quality is like, that camera is so blumming pretty!

    its lurrrrve!!!

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  19. I love the look of this camera lovely, I've had a standard digital camera since 18 and then for my 21st my parents bought me a Canon 600D - it's so advanced to what I've been using so my bed time reading is the manual :) Can't wait to see lots of fabulous photographs from you lovely...and videos too!

    Elizabeth x

    www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.com

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  20. It looks so pretty! I also need a new good camera so maybe I should give this one a go xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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  21. Yay you went for a snazzy new camera! You're going to be seriously obsessed now - can't wait to see your photo's you take with it! xxx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Gem, I'm obsessed already! I'm snapping everything! xxx

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  22. No way! Totally jealous of your new camera! It is so pretty :) I agree that photography has a lot to do with a successful blog!

    ♥, Brittney @ True Vintage Love
    www.truevintagelove.com

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  23. I really want it! It's sooo good looking. ;)

    Tara xo

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  24. It's so pretty! love that it's white x

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  25. I like the colour of that camera + http://digital-photography-school.com/ is a great place to learn how to take decent shots.I have learned a lot from this website. They even have a beginners tab on the photography tips & tutorials page... hope this helps

    The October Girl

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  26. Love that camera, it's beaut xx
    byroselondon.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. Such a cute camera. Just came across your blog and really like it so followed through GFC.

    :)

    Katie Loves..|UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

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  28. Lovely camera. I find Samsung cameras really simple and good quality.
    I could do with a photography 101 crash course.lol I have no idea on settings etc.. I'm actually surprised I know how to set the timer on mine!lol

    Caroline.x
    notesfromcaroline.com

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    1. Yeah me too, I've started to learn little bits and bobs! xxx

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  29. I love the white! Better than boring black, but not a color that will look dated wither :) lovely blog, glad i stopped by! :)
    http://jasminebloombeauty.com

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    1. That's what I thought! Thank you! xxx

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  30. beautiful
    I invite you to visit my blog, you're very welcome <3
    www.derepentenaotemidade.com
    Super kiss and a great weekend .

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  31. Ahh who knew a camera could be so gorgeous! This is exactly the sort of thing I want for my birthday as I really need a better camera but also don't think I'm ready for a SLR yet, I also now need a white one hahaa xxx

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    1. I know right?! I think white looks so pretty! xxx

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  32. I saw this in Currys for half price today! I was like. THIS CLOSE. To getting it. Stop being an enabler ;)

    http://ramblingofabeautyblogger.blogspot.co.uk/

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  33. Such a nice camera ! I love getting new electronics !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  34. The camera looks amazing!!

    Christina xx
    http://christinathorup.com/

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  35. I've been thinking about getting myself a new camera for my trip to Australia, might have a look at this one! x

    http://suchahullabaloo.blogspot.com

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  36. I've literally just started blogging and have an old Nikon D40X so really need to upgrade!
    So glad you've actually put together a post just about your camera as I'm struggling to find a suitable one - can't wait to see how your next post with pics look :)

    Lauren x www.anauburnaccessory.com

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  37. Ahh amazing camera :) So much want

    Ruth xx

    www.kimkimipie.blogspot.co.uk

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  38. I may need to invest in one of these, so pretty and practical!xxx

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  39. Cool camera!
    might have to invest in one myself :)


    www.violetdaffodils.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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