Samsung bringing iPhone-like exposure setting to the Galaxy S6


When Apple introduced iOS 8, back in September, the new update brought a number of enhancements, among which a few camera app refurbishments. One of these was the quick manual control for exposure – tap the object you wish to focus on and you get a slider to the right of your marker box; slide up and down and voila – you control exposure.

Now, truth is that most, if not all, smartphones will give the user some kind of control over exposure. However, Apple's solution is extremely convenient and we'd say it definitely enriched user experience when using the camera.

Well, if you are a Sammy user, you need not be jealous. Word is that the upcoming update, which should be based on Android 5.1, will be bringing a refresh of the camera app. You want to guess what feature we are about to see? Yup – manual exposure control.

The information comes from SamMobile, which tends to often be on-point when it comes to Samsung rumors and early information. The snapshots show a manual control much similar to the one on iOS, with the exception that it uses a light bulb icon as a slider marker, instead of the sun that's on the iPhone's camera.

Latest news says that the Android 5.1 update should come some time in June. Whether it will hit the Note 4 and Note Edge is yet unknown, though, we certainly hope that it does.



source: SamMobile

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  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
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40 Comments

1. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

COPYCAT!

2. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

BARKINGDOG!

32. brian81

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 09, 2012

Do you think Apple didnt copy anything? lel guess what they will going to have a multitasking window like samsung...

3. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Koreans allegedly say: "Pridelessness is Sammy's greatest strength." SuperNova, can you confirm this?

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I haven't been active in the past month but God damn you've easily become one of the worst trolls on the site.

9. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

JakeLee - reincarnated in all his retarded glory.

18. VLaRueC

Posts: 189; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

Can you blame him, Papa? This site trolls readers more than any site. Alan F, is one example. Troll troll troll....let the readers fight each other..

13. tedkord

Posts: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Actually, they say that "making phones which the overwhelming majority of tech reviewers rate as better than the iPhone is Samsung's greatest strength, and Samsung has been very strong this past year."

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

It already does that from the start.

5. Sauce5 unregistered

I'm the gift. My name is Tyrion Lannister. anxiously waiting for next weeks episode

6. dancheung77

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

what's new?

7. waddup121 unregistered

LETS SUE THEMMMM

10. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Looking at those 2 images on the phones shows the obvious superiority of the S6 camera. I've seen samsung win or tie every comparison online. I don't understand why you fix something that's not broke. But, I'm not a professional, maybe there's room for improvement.

12. danielxxi

Posts: 183; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

No it doesn't, it's just because Samsung's Super Amoled distract us from the real image

16. tedkord

Posts: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The actual pictures, blind comparisons and reviews do, though.

29. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

You should quit following tech news.

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Look at the preview of what is on the screen of both pones before shooting. The S6 looks nice and bright, while the iPhone looks dark and gloomy. Being able to adjust the exposure is not an iPhone exclusive. This is a feature of all digital cameras, whether or not its made available in the software on your phone. To claim Samsung is copying Apple, is just you hating writers, never telling the complete truth and wanting to start a war to get more hits. Of course the ignorant @$$ Apple fans will come here first saying just that, Samsung is copying Apple. Because the vast majority of them know as much about technology as a dead man. Just tell the frikkin truth. Manual adjustment of exposure is and has been a feature of DSLR cameras for years. The cameras in your phone also support this feature, even if your platform or OEM didn't make it specifically available in their camera application. This is the feature of the hardware natively. For you as a writers to purposely flame-bait an article with bullsh*t makes you disingenuous. if I was the owner of PA, I'd fire all the writers. every last one of you. You're just a bunch of dogs.

15. gaming64 unregistered

I want to see you as a writer then. I can predict even more flame wars every article you post. You take inferiority of iDevices way too seriously.

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

False. Because I can give an unbiased opinion or fact. In fact if you can read I just gave one. Manual adjustment of exposure has been a feature of digital cameras for years. The smartphone cameras also support them whether or not your OEM made it available. That is an unbiased fact. Only an @$$ can turn any statement into a flame war if they want too, but my factual statement doesn't cause one. You basically have to be an @$$ to start one based on what I said. What I spoke is the truth.

24. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

your false is false lol. you give an biased opinion on non facts. dont confuse yourself, what you think are not facts, not all the time i.e. only day it wil be fact is when you accept, iphone is the best phone, and apple is the god :P

27. AlikMalix unregistered

Techie, you shiz is so biased, there's a new level just for you.. the fact that you called me stupid and idiot and whatnot just for choosing iOS to prove your point makes you biased. Do they pay you for every thums-up or is it a personal goal?

25. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Very well said. + 1 (or more, if I can :P )

28. AlikMalix unregistered

Techie: "Being able to adjust the exposure is not an iPhone exclusive. This is a feature of all digital cameras, whether or not its made available in the software on your phone. Just tell the frikkin truth. Manual adjustment of exposure is and has been a feature of DSLR cameras for years. The cameras in your phone also support this feature, even if your platform or OEM didn't make it specifically available in their camera application". Dude, where did you see anyone saying Apple invented manual adjustment? Try to see what the article is about, it's not about ability to adjust exposure - every camera has that, but it's is the gesture control on the screen itself which I'm very fond of... This is what everyone copies from Apple and often gets away with it - the second nature controls and feel of substance in fingertips (like the rubberband bounce that Apple had to fight to sustain in Apple's domain - without it, it feels like page just froze and really awkward, thats why they added the lame blue glow after getting their ass sued). In this case it's the way you get to adjust the brightness without going into menu's or sub-menu's... but at the same time keep the screen uncluttered. Now, for the other things you posted: "To claim Samsung is copying Apple, is just you hating writers, never telling the complete truth and wanting to start a war to get more hits." --- That's you! "For you as a writers to purposely flame-bait an article with bullsh*t makes you disingenuous. if I was the owner of PA, I'd fire all the writers. every last one of you" --- dude they said Samsung's exposure adjusting UI looks EXACTLY like iOS native camera - means THEY COPIED!! There's no lie in it, at all!! If you disagree with "EVERY ONE OF THEM" why do you keep coming back. They're just reporting, they're allowed to have an opinion even bias if they want, start your own forum specifically for bashing Apple and enjoy your own vomit all day, 24-7 - should be paradise for you... And my favorites from you: "...the ignorant @$$ Apple fans" "...the vast majority of them [apple users] know as much about technology as a dead man." "[PA staff] are just a bunch of dogs."

37. dancheung77

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Spot on! Gesture control and the user experience! Well said

39. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

The article is simply about Samsung bringing an iOS-like way of exposure control. Where did it say that Apple was the very very very first company to bring exposure control? A person like you, who is easily butthurt by the people of the internet needs to go outside your house and let your butt be ventilated.

14. gaming64 unregistered

nothing can be as intuitive as the UI on iOS's camera. 'Nuff said, bros.

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

False. How so? It doesn't let you do anything. You can even change the resolution of the shot. It forces you to take every photo at 8MP. That's not intuitive at all. Its stupid!

34. gaming64 unregistered

If you think the quality of a photo is based on megapixel count and features, then you are dumb. The simplistic UI navigation(swiping the screen to change mode instead of accessing another menu) and the counts of features(slow-mo,timelapse) is why it is intuitive. There are many alternatives in the App Store that you can use. if you don't like it, then don't complain about it and use something else. No one is forcing you to use iOS

17. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Apple's simple and easy interface is something to be jealous of. It's tiring to fiddle with exposure that is deep in the menu of my GN3.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No it isn't. The camera in your smartphone is more powerful than you can imagine. The fact is, most of its capabilities haven't been made available ion software. Apple UI for their camera application is boring and pretty much useless IMO. It's okay to be simple. The S6 UI for the camera is also very siplistist and minimized. But for people who understand the other camera features like ISO and more, they can click one icon and have access to a but of professional level tools should they want to learn how or have some basic idea how to use them Apple simply chose not to make them available because they think you all are too stupid to learn how to use them. Just saying its simple because they turned off everything is lame. Let me try it like this. If you went and bought a fancy camera and al of the camera controls were turned off and that a cameras cost you 700, would you be happy with it? Then why would you be happy since Apple basically did the same thing? Most cameras are set at defaults for quick poit and clicks. Apple has simplified their camera to a point, you can even choose the resolution of the shot anymore. How is that better? The iPhone like pretty much all phones are set to the high resolution as default. For me, I have no need to take pictures at 16MP every time. On the iPhone for the work I do, I have to take pictures of things onsite. I don't want my phone compressing the photos like iOS does because many of those pics end up being to small and have to be retaken, when on y phone I can simply se the size I want. Anyone can d this. Apple thinking you can't and making not available is wrong.

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