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    Posted June 4, 2014 by
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    #DitchTheDSLR by Samsung


    Would you dare to ditch your DSLR in exchange of mirrorless camera? Samsung launched their campaign #DitchTheDSLR today in Times Square and was giving away to first 250 lucky people their brand-new Samsung NX30 mirrorless camera kit complete with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens, free of charge. Well not totally free-in exchange of an old DSLR camera. The event was a huge success. Many New Yorkers came by to trade their old DSLR cameras. The first person on the line was there from the day before, from 10:00am. The event started today (June 4th) at noon. Some were waiting more than a day on line to catch the promotion.


    Was it worth it? For those who were exchanging their cameras without doubt it was a great deal.


    If the person brought what Samsung calls a "qualifying digital camera" - DSLR kit including camera body, lens, battery and power supply, with all parts unmarked, undamaged beyond normal wear and tear, and in proper working order, they qualified for trade.


    If people weren’t lucky enough to be in the group of 250, they still could get hands on with any Samsung’ NX-series camera and test their performance by shooting cars racing on a slot-car track. There was also a chance to take a photo with celebrity look a like people to recreate Ellen’s DeGeneres shot from Oscar’s. (It was fun experience).


    The event was a good place to test Samsung’s cameras and get some discounts. The new Samsung NX30 seems to be a nice, light camera, with fun functions and will probably find many buyers.
    I ditched by old DSLR. Did you?


    Story and Photos by Patrycja Adamowska



    1. Samsung-Ditch The DSLR

    2. Line to ditch the old DSLRs.

    3. First lucky guy who exchanged his old DSLR for brand new Samsung.

    4. Selfie with celebrity look a like.

    5. #DitchTheDSLR

    6. Ditched cameras.

    7.Samsung NX30.

    8.On hands with Samsung.

    9.The end of the line to ditch old cameras.

    10.Samsung camera.

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