Samsung is constantly making huge efforts to improve its phones’ cameras with the first sign of progress we’ve finally seen in the S6 series. It continues this year with the S7 and the S7 edge. They took what worked last year and made it even better. Camera launches faster than ever, and the photos sharper, crisper, better.
Following the belief that megapixels aren’t everything to a camera, Samsung willingly and bravely cut the megapixel count of the S7 and S7 edge’s cameras from 16MP to 12MP. This is to give way to a better sensor technology that allows more light to be captured especially in the dark, making photos look better overall.
Samsung’s pride lies in the S7 series’ Dual Photodiode Technology (2PD), something originally used in DSLR cameras. They are the first smartphones to have it, and this is why photos taken with the S7 and S7 edge are near DSLR quality and, as they like calling it, “magazine ready”.
The 2PD technology in these smartphones also give them Super Fast Auto Focus allowing the user to capture a photo almost instantaneously.
The S7 series also allows users to shoot in RAW and in Manual Mode, allowing for better and more control over how the final image is going to look like. Samsung also didn’t forget to include Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) in these smartphones for less blur or shake when taking photos or videos while in motion.
Selfies are the norm, so Samsung also improved the front-facing camera. Like the rear, it now has an f/1.7 aperture lens for brighter, better selfies. Aside from the favorite Beauty Face, Samsung is also adding Spotlight, which allows users to capture selfies with the effect of natural light to highlight your face and features.
Samsung also built Hyperlapse and Motion Panorama in their camera app. Hyperlapse gives users more stabilized time lapse videos while Motion Panorama is basically a panorama but with images in motion.
With all these improvements, we’re more and more excited to test the cameras of the new S7 series. We’ll definitely share a some (or a lot) of sample photos when we get to review the devices.
Are you excited, too?