Picture and video samples from the Samsung Galaxy S III appear with encouraging quality

Picture and video samples from the Samsung Galaxy S III appear with encouraging quality
Just like HTC before it, Samsung is making a good use of the new Android ICS camera API with the 8MP module on the Galaxy S III. The camera on its newest flagship sports f/2.6 aperture, compared to the f/2.65 on the Galaxy S II, and the focal length has shrunk to 3.7mm from 3.97mm, allowing you to fit more scene in the frame.

So it is definitely a new camera module, for those who worried, and joins the sub-second camera club, together with the Sony Xperia S, the iPhone 4S, and the HTC One series. It allows you to take pictures while filming, and has Burst and Best Photo modes, snapping a pile of pictures in rapid succession to choose the best one afterwards.

A couple of photos and videos taken with the 8MP camera on a prototype model are already up, and the results are extremely pleasing for a non-final unit. Gone are the colder colors in the Galaxy S II - Samsung has learned its lesson, and has bumped up the saturation, which most of normal users prefer before realistic color representation, at the same time it has kept the noise in check, dynamic range great, and detail aplenty. The real test will be in low light conditions, too, where most phones fail miserably.

The video is also smooth, with plenty of detail and pretty colors, recorded in MPEG-4 with 17Mbps bitrate and stereo sound. Well, it is certainly shaping to be one of the best phone cameras out there, so take a gander at the pictures and 1080p video samples from the Galaxy S III in the slideshow below:


source: GSMArena

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)

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73 Comments

1. Dr_fajardo

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 29, 2012

fail... pictures and videos r good but i've seen pureview's pictures. samsung didnot its homework

4. a1000smiles4u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

808 is a camera phone this is smart phone

12. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

I think there is almost no difference between pictures of S2 and S3!!

29. RobotMan

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Please wear your eye glass.

16. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 587; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Hmm 8mp camera or a 41 MP camera I wonder ... your comment is a FAIL.

18. Dr_fajardo

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 29, 2012

thats not the point. they didnt anything great with this. we already have 41 mp camera that looks beast in a phone, u cant step behind this much

22. ph00ny

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 26, 2011

it takes good picture nothing else well what is your point? This phone does everything well

26. SleepingOz unregistered

Know what, go get your innovative 41mp camera phone with anything else outdated, and leave the GSIII to those who love SMARTphones!

43. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Id rather have the monster phone that does everything great, then a camera phone who's only trick is taking excellent massive pictures. The pre-release pictures here look great. At least that will put some of people's worries to rest.

25. sadaivadai

Posts: 156; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Compare this phone's camera with Nokia's present flagship phone Lumia 900/800 . Not with other phones with special functions . If that's not the case i can blindly comment negatively in any phone's section that it doesn't have a projector like Samsung's projector phone or cannot handle toughness like motorola's Defy etc . This comment would have made sense after the launch of the Nokia's beast (ie) Windows 8 + Pureview . I would love that .

33. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Enjoy your '41'mp camera on a 2008 era phone so,you are miles ahead of us all!

48. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

typical fandroid since they cant compete in the picture department and this is a picture related article... they bring other specs... they will be articles to show off the SGSIII specs but not in here..

52. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

troll

54. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

it takes one to know one...

57. Dr_fajardo

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 29, 2012

this guy ( gallitoking) is absollutely right, the only one that understand that this is a photo and video articule.

58. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

and we both agree that for a flag ship device there barely any noticable improvements...

59. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Galileo Your trolling is getting hilariously funnier supporting a Nokia phone against android. The galaxy s3 is competing quite well in fact in the camera department equally current top available handsets except for a novelty phone from Nokia with a 41mph count nobody actually needs. In all other counts the galaxy s3 is ahead of the competition. It'd be interesting to see your festering comments to the Nokia 41mp camera when the iphone 4$$ or 5 what ever it calls "can't compete" due to having an 8mp camera or slightly higher

61. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I support that nokia phone does have better camera than the top of the line flagship SGSIII.. dont worry about the iphone if it is inferior than then the Nokia.. well at least i recognize unlike you who will never give credit unless is Android...

62. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I dont really give a crap either way. They both look like good quality cameras are are an improvement over what I currently use, which is what I'm lookin for. Hold your "this phone is better than that" BS until they do a side by side comparison to show it one way or another.

56. Dr_fajardo

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 29, 2012

why pentitle is outdated, cuz we have something else, new and better***, why we need quad cores? publicity and phones r faster***, in smarthphone world the new thing is the sh*t or am i wrong?. guess what? this cam is worst than the iphone 4s (go to gsmarena). whats my point? samsung fail in deliver a contemporary cam. the others things r da*n good (plastic? :P )

67. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

your comparison is as same as comparing a human to a giant. (Comparing 8MP to 41MP?! Are you serious?)

2. GeekMovement unregistered

Photos look great. Hope it comes to the US soon!

3. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

The Galaxy S III's camera was never meant to compete with the Pureview.

6. Dr_fajardo

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 29, 2012

still. compared against iphone's 4s camera dont look that great. samsung didnot improve galaxy's s2 camera too much. what u r talking about?, samsung fail in that.

9. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Now dont compare the GS3 to a toy camera!

39. jellytime

Posts: 135; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Stop complaining all of them are made by Sony anyways

49. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

a 'toy camera" you say... that "toy camera" takes better pictures than your precious SGSIII . so the way i see it.. just shut about bout your comments it only makes Android flagship looke even worse..

53. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

rut roh.. gallito gets angry at the toy camera comments. aaaaaawww.

55. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

not at the comment is at the grown as man making the comment...

44. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

yea, if i were you, id wait for the inevitable side by side comparison they do before you start shooting your yap off about who's camera is best. The i4s didnt win every category last time.. in fact if i remember it came in like 2nd.

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