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Galaxy S7's Camera Review: The Phone Camera That Will Leave You Feeling Some Typa Way.

I had to dedicate a post to talk about the camera on BAE because it has lots of features that can’t be covered in the phone review post. If you haven’t read my review on the Galaxy S7, click here.

GALAXY S7’s CAMERA REVIEW: WHO MP DON EPP?

Even though the S7 dropped  from the 16MP on the S6 to 12MP, the pixels on the S7 are much larger, Samsung calls them the dual pixels, a technology initially built for DSLR cameras, which allows more light in thus generating sharper and brighter shots. It also helps the autofocus lock on your target faster than before. Samsung has also made the lens wider, enabling you to get more into one shot. The aperture has been widened to f/1.7, meaning more light is allowed into the lens resulting in less grainy shots.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Camera 1
 

So HOW FAST DOES THE S7 TAKES PICTURES

Very fast, so for those times, you need to capture moving objects, the S7 won’t leave you disappointed.
samsung galaxy auto mode
 

PLENTY OF MODES TO PLAY WITH

Trust me when I say that the modes on the S7 will leave you feeling this way
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Especially if you are a photo freak.

REAR CAMERA modes

When it comes to the rear camera, you have the auto mode for beginners,
auto mode
The pro mode for the pro-photographers

auto pro mode

Picture was taken using the Pro mode on the S7


 
Selective focus lets you tweak the focus to include more focus.
samsung galaxy s7 auto focus
 
See the two selective focus samples taken with just one shot. (Notice how the level lettering is focused in the first and blurred in the second image)

You have your regular panorama mode, there is the Video collage which is super cool too, not forgetting the live broadcast powered by YouTube, with this you can use the S7 to take live broadcast and upload directly to YouTube.
live broadcast
You also have the Slow-motion mode and the virtual shot mode that literally gives you this VR effect
samsung virtual link
Other modes include Food mode, hyper lapse, surround shot, beauty face, dual camera and rear camera selfie, and animated GIF.
s7 picture screenshot
 
Whew! Plus Samsung allows you to download more modes from the Galaxy Apps.
 
FRONT CAMERA MODES
Apart from the selfie mode, you have the wide selfie which allows you to take a selfie of a large group of friends. There is also the virtual shot and the animated GIF found on the rear camera mode.
galaxy s7 front camera
 

THE S7 FOR THE PRO’s

The S7’s Camera comes with several options that would be useful for the PRO users
auto mode outdoor
For example, you have the option to set the video size, this ranges from UHD to VGA, There is motion photo which records a short video clip of what happens before each picture is taken
camera video 2
 
One last important setting for the pro user is the ability to save in RAW file, trust me when I say that this feature is super useful
camera raw
 

NOT EVERYTIME LED FRONT FLASH, SOMETIMES ILLUMINATED FLASH

You know how almost all phones these days now have LED flash mounted in front? The S7 doesn’t have that, but it does come with front flash. So how does it work? The S7 uses the display to flash a white light at you for an illuminated selfie.
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BEAUTY FILTERS FOR THOSE WHO THINK WE CAN’T TELL THE DIFFERENCE

The S7 comes with some beauty modes, there is the skin tone to make your skin smoother, Spotlight mode, slim face, Large eyes and shape correction.
selfie camera
If you don’t care for all that, I’d advise you reduce them to zero. Otherwise, you might have a pretty fake selfie 😉
 

GBO GBO FILTERS

You will definitely be getting a lot of filters and the ability to download more with the S7. So Selfie Freaks, count your blessings  😀
galaxy filters

QUICKLY,  TAKE THAT SELFIE

For those friends who can’t wait to take a selfie,  you would be glad to note that the S7 has two snap modes. You can either use the volume button or the fingerprint sensor found at the back of the phone.
Samsung Galaxy S7 heart rate sensor
 

MORE CAMERA SAMPLES TAKEN WITH PRO AND AUTO MODE


 

 


FLAWS:

I noticed that the selfie camera can look a little bit beautified, but like I said earlier, this can be prevented by ensuring all  beautification settings is turned to zero. Also, I didn’t really care for the fact that Samsung automatically enhances my photos.

CONCLUSION

Honestly, the S7 and the S7 edge cameras are the best cameras I have seen this year. No jokes.

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9 comments on “Galaxy S7's Camera Review: The Phone Camera That Will Leave You Feeling Some Typa Way.

  1. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    …WELL, YOU’VE JUST KILLED IT! SAMSUNG IS THE MOTHER AND FATHER OF ALL. SAMMY ALL THE WAY!

  2. Feranmi says:

    Well, most of the features in the camera are in the lumina camera app and have been there for a while before hand, but Microsoft seems to be lagging behind

  3. Feranmi says:

    Well, most of the features in the camera are in the lumina camera app and have been there for a while before hand especially with their Carl zeiss camera but Microsoft seems to be lagging behind

  4. Uke Enun Jnr says:

    Father in heaven, just the Camera on a phone from Sammy gets a full blog post (exposing reasons why photo freaks should count their blessings), then how much more the phone in itself! If not that Blackberry has bowed outta the fight, i would have said BAE can’t match them, but my dear brethren, right now BAE is #1…#MissTechyForever

  5. KingAbsolute says:

    This is awesome, badass and a bae to ‘snatch’.
    The camera is on fleek, they learnt from apple well & created this beauty. keep it up Samsung.

  6. Anonymous says:

    cool

  7. Paulus says:

    Good review!
    Do you download ‘greyscale’ effect?

    1. Tobi Ayeni says:

      By Grayscale effect you mean?
      If it is what I think it is, no it was gotten from the pro mode (In the camera settings)

      1. Paulus says:

        Yes, grayscale.
        Ok, thanks!

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