Galaxy S7 has custom camera module with Sony IMX260 sensor, and homebrew audio DAC
1. xperiaZlover (Posts: 202; Member since: 15 Nov 2015)
I thought Samsung used their own sensor.
I guess I am wrong.
Anyway Samsung s7 camera so far seems very impressive. A huge upgrade from the camera in S6.
Well done Sammy.
20. ph00ny (Posts: 1234; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Wait what? Camera in S6 isn't responsive? That's a huge news to me
63. j2001m (Posts: 2941; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)
My god the s7 kills all other phones in the dark
65. natypes (Posts: 1092; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)
Even the S6 kills the iPhail lol and it's older.
57. geordie8t1 (Posts: 38; Member since: 16 Nov 2015)
A huge upgrade over the s6 are you joking? s6/edge/note 5 camera module was 1 of the fastest cameras of last year and it was voted the best camera of the year beating ur Xperia along with LG g4 and Apple along the way, there is no doubt this camera is better but to even suggest there was such a margin between s6 and s7 is a little bit stupid and lack real knowledge
2. Jairus24 (Posts: 49; Member since: 20 Jan 2012)
So no Britecell? or it will be the same story again? Sony sensor for this specific S7 batch then britecell for that specific S7 batch like how ISOCELL and Sony sensor was for S6?
25. Jairus24 (Posts: 49; Member since: 20 Jan 2012)
I doubt Note 6 will use a different camera sensor, Note 5 used the exact camera hardware design of S6. It's in fact the exact overall S6 hardware including the processor, they just increased the screen size, battery and added stylus features. They may do the same for Note 6, but then I may be wrong.
53. zeeBomb (Posts: 2093; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)
Probably on the S8. And for that video not supporting OiS cheese, its most likely the same thing what the original iP 6+ did, where they mentioned having OIS but it only worked in photos
3. spin9 (Posts: 282; Member since: 31 May 2014)
Video stabilization not supported? What does that mean?
7. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2054; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
it means that it will not stabilize video when recording,which is a fail.
36. adecvat (Posts: 266; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
Samsung.com, S7 page, camera:
vDIS: electronic image stabilization
52. adecvat (Posts: 266; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
Smart OIS is EIS, not OIS. Check first video samples from S7: video has no round shake like phones with OIS.
55. rd_nest (Posts: 1593; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
What nonsense? It is OIS. Samsung for many years calls this as OIS. It's also called Smart OIS in Note 4, S6, Note 5.
67. Norris (Posts: 121; Member since: 26 Jun 2015)
Hahaha! You mean Smart OPTICAL image stabilization=ELECTRONIC image stabilization ;)
9. ibend (Posts: 4577; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)
maybe just error on AIDA side..
since its new model, and their database still didnt properly cover it
38. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
Or maybe the phone is just in a non-OIS supported camera mode?
19. barcas (Posts: 48; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)
Just looked at AIDA on my S6 & it says the same & my videos are stabilised so i wouldn't woory
4. Mube007 (Posts: 235; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)
i bet it will easily beat every other flagship in camera comparison
39. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
You want to compare 20MP cameras to 12MP?
I bet the S7 will do better in low light having a larger aperture.
But you can keep dreaming?
It doesn't matter what the Lumia does, no one is hardly buying them.
41. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)
I'm referring to camera lens and sensors, not the brand.
Lumias camera are much better. It uses Carl-zeiss optics.
5. Subie (Posts: 738; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)
Sorry Hallyu/supernova another Sony sensor for your Samsung.
14. mercorp (Posts: 1027; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
Who cares? See the camera quality,not the manufacturer.
50. Genza (Posts: 539; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)
But most of the time Sony sensor has an edge in terms of dynamic range and noise performance than other sensor from another sensor manufacturer.
Which means if you pair the Sony sensor with high quality lens & great image processor you'll get better image quality than any other sensor with the same high quality lens and image processor.
So at least for now using Sony sensor is very important if you want your camera to be the class leading in camera departement.
16. Supraman21 (Posts: 323; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)
Uhh why does it only say 1080p for video resolution?
40. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
Because that si the present camera setting likely by default.
17. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2054; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
it says the sensor is 1/2.5" (S7)... is it mean that it beats the one in the Xperia Z5 1/2.3" sensor which its known to be the the largest one in any camera phone?
21. mythen (Posts: 5; Member since: 26 Feb 2015)
Just small lesson in fractions here: 1/2.3 > 1/2.5
51. Genza (Posts: 539; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)
And more simple information about the sensor if you reduce the megapixel count in Z5 sensor to 12.35MP you'll get 1.55µm pixels size just like the one in Nexus 6P.
18. Dracolith (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Feb 2016)
It's doubtful that the "Lucky" CS47L91 DAC chip is a homebrew by Samsung; rather it seems like a custom chip by Cirrus Logic (who acquired Wolfson Micro in 2014, BTW). The CS47L91 name follows their naming convention.
68. DareDevil01 (Posts: 32; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
Thank You!! I'm glad I'm not the only one who picked that up.
22. sleepypandaeyes (Posts: 41; Member since: 12 Apr 2015)
i hope the s7 retains the s6's double tap home button to camera function!.
34. Lauticol (Posts: 338; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)
It does, you can see it in action in some hands-on videos
23. bur60 (Posts: 847; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)
Kinda marketing terms used here (which are valid). 95% more light in sensor means 25% brighter picture in this case! So S7 with iso 100 is 25% brighter than S6 with same iso.
30. Macready (Posts: 951; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)
No, every stop is a doubling of light. So this is almost a full stop in sensitivity increase for the combination of lens and sensor. Similar to ISO 200 vs ISO 100.
29. Anonymuse (Posts: 14; Member since: 15 Feb 2016)
Samsung S7 use sony IMX260 @ 1.4u + PDAF and OIS
Htc M10 use sony IMX377 @ 1.55u + PDAF+ Leaser Auto focus combine with OIS
33. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)
The S7 with Nokia1020 lens, or 808 with xenon flash. A killer.
60. j2001m (Posts: 2941; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)
I thinker you missed the 1.7 lens part of the s7
31. pmsap (Posts: 80; Member since: 26 May 2015)
Waiting for DxOMark evaluation. But I wonder how would IMX377 would have worked with the dual-pixel tech.
37. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1498; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)
One of the many troll accounts. Including adecvat among others. Get a life dude
48. solidsnake695 (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Jan 2013)
hahaahaahahaaha i saw the show they were so proud that we did this we did that with the camera i thought they made the camera but now sony is laughing hard right now at samsung
58. phatcow (Posts: 18; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)
Kind of feel like you didn't read the article. Samsung could have help design the sensor and just have sony build it. Apple does the same for samsung and others to build their cores. and sony for camera...
61. j2001m (Posts: 2941; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)
Samsung will have taken as basic design and chaged it, I be thinking it was 24mp to start with, they then got so y to make it on mass, as they got the room to make the needed number, there may even be a made Samsung one incoming like
49. Zack_2014 (Posts: 378; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
Sadly the front camera of the S7 remains unchanged. Not sure if there is any improvements over the S6
62. j2001m (Posts: 2941; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)
Note true it's now 1.7 over 1.9, so you lie