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Samsung Galaxy S6 camera detailed: 10 great features for the shutterbugs

Samsung Galaxy S6 camera detailed: 10 great features for the shutterbugs
Samsung's new and exciting camera module that will come with the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge seemingly deserves a dedicated blog post, and that is exactly what the company did, detailing every nook and cranny of the notion why this 16 MP shooter is so awesome.

At first look, it carries the same resolution as the snapper in the Galaxy S5, so what's so different about it, right? Well, resolution is only a part of it, and Samsung has upgraded the both the rear and front camera units of its new flagships in very meaningful ways, registering them for the smartphone camera top marathon.

From the new lens and record f/1.9 aperture for the rear camera, to the added optical image stabilization, and the improved wide-angle ratio of the fresh 5 MP front camera, there are plenty of new features to go around, just look at Samsung's own description: "Quick Launch, Tracking AF, Auto Real-time HDR(Front & Rear) , F1.9, Low Light Video(Front & Rear), High Clear Zoom, IR Detect White Balance, Virtual Shot, Slow Motion, Fast Motion, Pro Mode, Selective Focus." Here are the 10 most important features that Samsung graced the Galaxy S6 camera with:


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posted on 02 Mar 2015, 05:32 4

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


I think the camera would perform the same as the Note 4 but OIS will take it to the next level which is a nice and necessary addition.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 08:53 9

19. chris2k5 (Posts: 43; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


But Note 4 has OIS already.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 13:42 2

24. letosaw (Posts: 102; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


I expect much better low light performance due to f1.9 lens and improved camera algorithms.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 22:55 1

25. jasrockett (Posts: 52; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


f2.2 to f1.9 is only 0.3 or 0.5 of a stop thats not a big deal. That means a shot on the Note 4 taken at 1/10 sec would be 1/13 or 1/15 sec.
I have the Note 4 and a 50mm f1.2 Canon lens and camera to match. f1.2 would be a big deal

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 09:13

28. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8939; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


It's a big deal because no other phone available on retail right now has this.

Stop knick-picking over nothing.

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 09:09

27. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8939; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Well you are half right. Now that the 6 has OIS, it does bring it up to the level of the Note 4 in that aspect. But due to the fact it has a 1.9 Aperture sensor, it could actually be better. Especially since this is on both cameras.

Also, based on the part number, this is an improved sensor, not the same one in the Note 4.

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 23:32

31. robertkoa (Posts: 87; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


IMX 240 Sony Sensor on S6 and Note 4

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 05:34 9

2. SamsungEU (Posts: 147; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


Loving the Edge more and more as the days go by

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 05:42 6

3. shamashu9 (Posts: 142; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Forgot to mention the protruding camera like the iP6

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 06:13 11

8. androidwindows (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2014)


You failed at trolling.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 07:18 3

12. swayze91 (Posts: 48; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


No bending feature like the iP6 though.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 08:53 2

20. chris2k5 (Posts: 43; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


We will see about that when I get my hands on it. ;)

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 09:19

29. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8939; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


How much of a trolling idiot are you? None of the previous iPhone's before the 6 had a protruding camera. Samsung has had lots of photos with a protruding camera. The difference was, Samsung usually makes the casing cover over most of the sensor creating a hump. This time they simpy did make the case fit arounf the sensor making the hump, the sensor is the hump.

It is nothing like the POS iPhone. Samsung has always use a centralize camera. The best thing about it? When I lay it flat an type, it does bounce or wiggle because the bottom of the phone is well balance. Unlike the iPhone where it lifts at one corner.

Samsng isn't copying APple. In fact most high end phones have had camera bumps. Why? Because the camera sensor is so big and the case design is very thin. That is the only reason why u even see cameras outside the case. Because the case is thinner than the sensor.

Apple certainly was not the first to have a camera bump. Samsung isn't copying Apple. Every time one of you retards say it, you sound like an uttered idiot. You need to open your eyes and stop choosing to be stupid.

Stupidity is a choice. If that is how you want to be, why even post?

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 05:47 1

4. mayur007 (Posts: 563; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Lol apple has 240 fps slow motion already and

Yet android hasnt got it

I was expecting it in this

To me Not a good upgrade from S5
will be waiting for Sony now
as i m a camera lover
to me its just a minor upgrade..

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 05:49 16

5. vuyonc (Posts: 992; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Android has 1080p/120 fps which I'd much rather have, thanks.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 05:51 1

6. mayur007 (Posts: 563; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


It wont come untill sd620 arrives..
right now 810 is at top and it doesnt doesnt have that feature.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 06:34 5

9. vuyonc (Posts: 992; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


810 supports 1080p/120fps video check the product brief on their website.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 09:10 1

22. mayur007 (Posts: 563; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


yet s6 doesnt have provided this and thanx for the info

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 09:52 1

23. vuyonc (Posts: 992; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Samsung's choice. Though on LG's side with the G Flex 2 and SD810, they were seemingly simply lazy for not including it.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 06:01

7. Tarox (Posts: 103; Member since: 17 Feb 2015)


This!

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 09:21

30. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8939; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Question. Why do you need 240FPS? Certainly the camera on the phones can do it, it is a gimmicky useless feature. Most of you iFans rip Samsung for having a useless feature, why can't you rip Apple for the same.

I can't think if anytime since I have had a smartphone, where I though; man I need to have recorded this slower.

You sound foolish at best.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 07:00 4

10. fepecy (Posts: 13; Member since: 03 Sep 2014)


Take my money S, TAKE it!

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 07:01 3

11. Symon_Fleece (Posts: 335; Member since: 30 May 2014)


Very great specs!. But i wil wait until the real image quality. What is the camera sensor of this phone?. What is the sensor size as well?

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 07:19

13. zakiroi (Posts: 6; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


no slow motion big mistake !!!!!!

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 08:05 3

15. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


This has 720p 120 fps. So yes, slow motion is there.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 08:33 7

18. gamblor77 (Posts: 105; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


And seriously how many people ACTUALLY use slow motion anyway? It's a fun gimmick but I'm sure it gets used 3 times a year and the rest of the time is a bragging right.
Sad iPhone people clinging on to their tiny differentiators... Which are very minimal and lame at that. Samsung just threw in slow motion, fast motion, pro mode and 95 other things and didn't bother over-hyping the stupid things... like a boss.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 08:54 1

21. chris2k5 (Posts: 43; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


Or maybe the way they executed those features suck so they are too embarrassed to highlight them.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 07:52

14. Macready (Posts: 861; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


Sounds promising. Here's hoping it allows to record in RAW and some serious finetuning (it's just software...) of the whitebalance algorithm. But they have almost a month to do that.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 08:21

16. hellbread (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Nov 2014)


What is sensor format? 4:3 or 16:9?

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 08:23

17. hellbread (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Nov 2014)


16:9. Found it, sry...

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 19:49

26. rency0722 (Posts: 155; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


Can someone tell me how it is computed that it its camera sensor is 1.4x versus its predecessor?

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