As you probably are aware of this device has a beautifully built in both front and back cameras. Just to clear up the details the rear facing camera specs includes a 16 Megapixel camera, image stabilization, HDR Feature, and a f1.9 aperture for better low light results. Front facing camera includes a high 5 megapixel camera for extreme selfies. Access to the camera can be done via the quick double tap of the home button. This is one of the special advantages added to this phone. Though this report is not on the camera itself but on some of the additional features less know about on the camera and its abilities.
The added features is where this phone can really shine. Among the standard camera settings are the additional features. For instance when taking pictures with the rear camera you can select the mode option. This will bring up a menu overlay on the screen. Here you can select from the standard auto settings to a more specific option including panoramic, slow shot, and even professional mode. If you unsure what each option will allow you can click the info button on the top right corner and the screen will present you with detail info for each option.
A few of my favorites include the selective focus which allows you to keep focus on a particular object/person until you take the shot. This is perfect for sports games and tracking someone to get that perfect picture. One of the interesting features is the virtual shot. This option allows you to take short burst shots while moving in a half circle motion around whatever you're capturing. It will combine the pictures in what appears to be a virtual 3-D style picture only really viewable on your phone. When sending this picture to someone the phone sends it as either a flatten 2-D picture or converts it to a video, which based on the images capturing affect is not the best video quality in this format.
Samsung does not limit you in your options here either. In the same screen selection in the bottom right is a download button. This will bring you to Samsung's own catalog of additional options available to download and use to create various styles of pictures. You can read reviews of the different styles and even write one yourself. This definitely adds to the over great experience you will have with this phone and this is just using the rear-facing camera.
When you jump into the front facing camera you get the same great self-portrait option with a center circuit appearing for a few seconds to help align your shot with your face. You then can take the picture with multiple options. You can select the button on screen, click the volume rocker, or now utilize the heart rate sensor on the back of the phone. Just touch your finger to the sensor and snap a photo. You can still even use the voice feature by saying cheese or smile and the camera will auto take the picture.
In the selfie mode Samsung also gives you some additional features to use. They include the virtual shot, though not sure why you would use it this way. A wide-selfie option is available. In this option you take your selfie then swing the camera left and right and it will capture the background in a wider shot. Though my favorite is the interval shot. Here you get to take 4 shots right after one another. This is kind of like a photo booth option where after all 4 pictures are taken and you can select the best one and discard the rest or keep them all.
Samsung has given users all the tools needed to create a great picture from the basic user to the professional. Users are given added features that can bring out even more use for a device. This phone has become one my favorite phones to ever use.
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