When you have a good camera in the smartphone, there is always a need for some good options in the camera app so that a lot more than the regular capture with the tap on the screen. Although the app interface cannot be compared to that of the Sony Xperia Z2 and the LG G Pro 2 which we recently checked, there are some good options for the users to do some pre-capture settings as well as post-capture editing. The 16MP camera of the Galaxy S5 does a very good job of capturing the photos in every condition.
Camera App Interface
Following screenshots would show you what all is available as the options for the users to take advantage of the camera for some good captures. The app presents to the user with all the options on the screen where no swiping from the corners is required to get into the options.
There are some excellent capture modes, including Auto, Beauty face, Shot & more, Panorama, Virtual Tour, Dual Camera and a few which can be downloaded from a separate store.
The settings section would allow you to toggle and play around with the following options:
- Picture size: 16MP, 12MP, 9MP, 8MP and 6MP
- Burst Shots
- Picture Stabilization
- Face detection
- ISO settings
- Metering modes
- Tap to take pics
- Selective Focus
- Video Size: UHD, Full HD, HD, VGA
- Recording mode: Normal, Limit for MMS, Slow motion, Fast motion, Smooth motion
- Video Stabilization
- Audio zoom
- Location tag
- HDR mode
- Review pictures
- Remote viewfinder
- Exposure value and AWB white balance
One of the interesting features in the camera is the Selective focus, where you can set the focus on particular objects. As the description says, the object should be less than 50cm from you and the other objects have to be at least 3 times the distance of the object being focused.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Camera Samples
Check out the few samples below, to understand the quality of the captures with the Galaxy S5 camera.
Galaxy S5 Camera Overall Review
Overall the camera does a very excellent job of capturing photos, the 4K recording is awesome if you are actually viewing it on a 4K display but sadly you won’t be able to record the 4K video for long, because in normal conditions, we saw the video recording stopped automatically due to the overheating of the device and that was just 3 minutes of recording possible. For the options like Panorama, Virtual Tour etc., they work pretty well and the selective focus and such features are what were looking all special, until Google launched the Google Camera app for the Android KitKat based smartphones, which makes it no different and special now.
While zooming into a picture in the computer, the details are quite well noticeable but the actual zooming of the camera does not produce a good picture. The picture stabilization, focusing settings, AWB etc. make it even more interesting for the users who wanted to do more with the camera of the S5.