I love technology. The progress we have seen in the last few decades have made the impossible a
normality that most take for granted. I chose to go into the field because it was dynamic, helped people,
and fascinated me immensely. There can sometimes be drawbacks to such a perpetually changing
field, and the major one for me has to be falling behind on certain aspects of it. I can quote you
technical jargon about networking, hardware, and other facets of technology, but if you were to ask me
something beyond "how many megapixels does you camera have", like "What is the difference between
DSLR and MILC", or to even tell you what those things were, I'd need to phone a friend. Now that I
have "disclaimered" my knowledge of photography, I can tell you my opinion on the camera, while you
keep in mind that I'm no Peter Parker or Jimmy Olsen.
OMG, THE CAMERA IS AMAZING!!!!!!! Seriously, best camera I have ever used, period. Note that the
last digital camera I bought was an 8 megapixel something or other like 10 years ago, which wasn't bad,
but this is better. The picture quality is unparalleled, and the way the software knows what to focus on
98% of the time is phenomenal, while still offering the ability to manually focus. The majority of the pictures
I take are of my dog, or something funny (sometimes those two aren't mutually exclusive), and they come out
clearer than ever.
I transitioned to using just my phone's camera for all of my photographic needs back when I had the
Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Convenience/practicality trumped quality ("quality" being relative term, of course),
since the photos were "good 'nuff". With every smartphone afterward, the cameras just kept getting better,
so the need for me to consider good secondary dedicated options just faded away. Now, with the S6, that need
is basically gone for good.
I was using a Nexus 6 before I switched to the S6 as my primary. The camera on the Nexus is no slouch,
but the S6 beats it. I think the biggest difference is the amount of light being captured in every shot. My
dog is very black. She has some lighter spots, but the majority of her body is like a black hole. That was a
bit of an issue when trying to get her facial expressions, even with the Nexus, but as you can see, you can
see! I mean, really see. There is no question that she's pondering how hard life is for a puppy in that one
shot, or how much she really wants to come up onto the couch in that other one.
So, instead of boring you with megapixel talk and long terms like optical image stabilization, I'll it give to you
on the realz. The pictures are great. You can see detail that you wouldn't be able to on any other phone.
Colors are accurate, and shaky hands are less of an issue with the technology implemented to offset the
difference (yes, optical image stabilization). Bottom line is this: if you need a good camera on you at all
times, and are choosing your next smartphone based primarily on photographic performance, the S6 is
the phone for you. It doesn't hurt that the processor, screen, and the rest of the phone specs are top of
the line, either. Here is a neutral review of phone camera performance so you know I'm not full of dog food.
That's the saying, right? Full of dog food? I forget.
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