Samsung galaxy s7 review: a refinement act: camera

Samsung Galaxy S7 – Camera

I love sầu the camera on the Galaxy S7, và not just because it takes stunning photos.

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Let’s think for a minute – what vày we use the cameras on our phones for? Printing out massive sầu, poster-sized prints? No. Zooming in and cropping? Hardly.

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There’s a Pro mode which gives you more control over shots

They’re used for capturing the moment, sharing it & keeping it stored away. This is what the Galaxy S7 does well.

Yes, the megapx count has dropped from 16-megapx to 12-megapixel, but those pixels are now much larger – Samsung calls them Dual Pixels – và it helps the autofocus loông chồng onkhổng lồ your target faster & more accurately than before. This is the best autofocus I’ve ever used on a phone. It’s lightning-fast và moving from one focus point khổng lồ another doesn’t stump the sensor và cause jarring as it does on so many competing devices.

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It’s even better at focusing than my Sony NEX-5R, a once-£400 compact system camera.

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The Galaxy S7’s camera is one of the best around

You’ll really only notice the drop in megapixels if you zoom right in on a really detailed picture, but 99% of the time it won’t make a difference.

Samsung has also made big strides in making this camera capable of capturing some really good low-light shots, which is still something most phones really struggle with. The aperture has been widened to f/1.7, meaning more light is allowed into lớn the lens, & the result is brighter nighttime shots without that grainy, murky gtia laze.

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The pictures themselves look great. Daylight shots have that typically Samsung look – contrast, saturated & slightly sharper than they should be, but stunning. Colours pop, skins tones are accurate & there’s so much detail packed in.

Macro shots also look top-notch. You can easily focus on something right up cthua trận – the flower in the sample shots for example – and the background will blur out, giving a professional-looking photo with creamy bokeh.

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Shots universally look great

But it’s the whole experience of using the camera here that makes it the best out there. The tiện ích is fast, can be opened with a ridiculously handy double-tap of the home-button & while it’s packed with features, these aren’t forced upon you.

The ‘Pro’ mode is great if you have a bit more time & want khổng lồ try to lớn get even better photos. You can play about with focus points, ISO, trắng balance và so on, while the ‘Live sầu Broadcast’ option lets you beam videos straight to lớn YouTube.

4K Clip recording is an option too, as is slow-mo at 720p, but the best footage comes from the 1080p 60fps setting. This gives you HDR (high dynamic range) shooting, video clip effects and tracking autofocus that makes a real difference for quick-moving footage.

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It’s not too shabby in low light either

On the front there’s a 5-megapx sensor, just lượt thích the majority of the competition, but it has a wide-angle lens so you can cram more faces inkhổng lồ your selfies. The picture unique is much more natural than the rear camera’s, with less pop in the colours.

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Great pictures, a superb ứng dụng, fast autofocus và impressive low-light performance make this the best camera you can currently get on a phone.


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