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.
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.
PLENTY OF MODES TO PLAY WITH
Trust me when I say that the modes on the S7 will leave you feeling this way
Especially if you are a photo freak.
REAR CAMERA modes
When it comes to the rear camera, you have the auto mode for beginners,
The pro mode for the pro-photographers
Selective focus lets you tweak the focus to include more 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.
You also have the Slow-motion mode and the virtual shot mode that literally gives you this VR effect
Other modes include Food mode, hyper lapse, surround shot, beauty face, dual camera and rear camera selfie, and animated GIF.
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.
THE S7 FOR THE PRO’s
The S7’s Camera comes with several options that would be useful for the PRO users
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
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
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.
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.
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 😀
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.
MORE CAMERA SAMPLES TAKEN WITH PRO AND AUTO MODE
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.
Honestly, the S7 and the S7 edge cameras are the best cameras I have seen this year. No jokes.