Galaxy Z Fold 5 camera: software tweaks are the name of the game

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Galaxy Z Fold 5 camera: software tweaks are the name of the game
Much of what makes the Galaxy Z Fold 5 one of the best foldable phones in 2023 is directly inherited from its predecessor, and that includes the camera system. We are looking at practically the same image quality and user experience that the Galaxy Z Flip 4 offered. So, with no new hardware thrown in, what did Samsung do to elevate this part of its premium foldable?

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Galaxy Z Fold 5 camera upgrades


Just like with the its smaller clamshell-like sibling, the Galaxy Z Fold 5's camera improvements come thanks to the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. With this new piece of silicon Samsung has managed to muster up a bit more detail from its cameras (both in photo and video), especially when it comes to low light conditions.

Additionally, the AI-powered image signal processing (ISP) algorithm corrects any visual noise that typically spoils low-light images while enhancing details and color tone. The 10x digital zoom also delivers a clearer image, so the lack of a dedicated periscope camera could end up being a bit easier to digest.

Another small tweak Samsung has made is to move the color tone adjustment directly on top of the display while you are shooting, so you can adjust the white balance without having to go through the camera settings.

Check out our full Galaxy Z Fold 5 review to see how its cameras perform in real-life conditions.

Galaxy Z Fold 5 camera samples


Main camera


Zoom range and quality


Portrait Mode


Ultra-wide camera


Selfie camera


Video quality

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How many cameras does the Galaxy Z Fold 5 have?


The Galaxy Z Fold 5 has a total of five cameras — a wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto on its back, and two selfie cameras inside the cover and main displays.

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Galaxy Z Fold 5 camera: How many megapixels is it?


Here are all of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 expected cameras and their respective megapixel count:
  • main — 50MP
  • ultra-wide — 12MP
  • telephoto — 10MP
  • cover display selfie — 10MP
  • inner display selfie — 4MP

Conclusion


Okay, the Galaxy Z Fold series from Samsung has never been about offering the best cameras on a phone, and the Z Fold 5 is not about to change that. That said, the whole idea with this book-like foldable is versatility. You get a set of 5 cameras in total, which you can use in numerous ways, especially when you consider there is a cover display and the ability to fold the phone in specific angles.

All in all, not much has changed, but the job the Z Fold 5's camera system is meant to do is still pretty much covered. 

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