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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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)

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31 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 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.

19. chris2k5

Posts: 281; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

But Note 4 has OIS already.

24. letosaw

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

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

25. jasrockett

Posts: 126; Member since: Oct 05, 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

28. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It's a big deal because no other phone available on retail right now has this. Stop knick-picking over nothing.

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

31. robertkoa

Posts: 88; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

IMX 240 Sony Sensor on S6 and Note 4

2. SamsungEU

Posts: 147; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Loving the Edge more and more as the days go by

3. shamashu9

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Forgot to mention the protruding camera like the iP6

8. androidwindows

Posts: 216; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

You failed at trolling.

12. swayze91

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

No bending feature like the iP6 though.

20. chris2k5

Posts: 281; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

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

29. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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?

4. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 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..

5. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

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

6. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

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

9. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

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

22. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

yet s6 doesnt have provided this and thanx for the info

23. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 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.

7. Tarox

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

This!

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

10. fepecy

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

Take my money S, TAKE it!

11. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 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?

13. zakiroi

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

no slow motion big mistake !!!!!!

15. TyrionLannister unregistered

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

18. gamblor77

Posts: 118; Member since: Apr 26, 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.

21. chris2k5

Posts: 281; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

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

14. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 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.

16. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

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

17. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

16:9. Found it, sry...

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