Samsung Tries to Convince Consumers That Bigger Isn’t Better When it Comes to Cameras
Though I appreciate the spirit of this commercial put together by Samsung, I’m not sure I’m fully on board with their test environment (comparing image quality from an LCD or even a tablet isn’t really a comparison). However, it does show the kind of people that camera companies are advertising to. Often pros are baffled by some of the products that hit the market. There isn’t as much money in appealing to pros, but rather to the often totally ignorant consumer.
These consumers are totally caught up on how the camera looks more than how it performs. Their minds tell them a fancy, larger camera will of course take better images without that opinion rooted in any actual knowledge. It’s all perception. Though fascinating from a consumer behavior standpoint, it’s sad really. These people are the reason we get products we don’t need or gear that either seems half-baked or incomplete from the perspective of pros.
UPDATE: The original Youtube video was removed by Samsung (not sure why), but I managed to find it again under a different user that I don’t believe is associated with Samsung. We have reached out to Samsung for comment, but they have not been forthcoming with a response.