Samsung Galaxy S6 camera UI in 20 screenshots

I can already tell you the camera of the Samsung Galaxy S6 is something else. In my first post about the Samsung Galaxy S6 camera I'll share 20 screenshots of its user interface. It's quite different from what I've seen on the Galaxy S5 and Note 4 and it looks like an improvement - but you can judge for yourself in this post.

I haven't been able to work with the Galaxy S6 extensively yet, I'm sorry - no time to work on detailed comparisons, I really hope to do so soon (and you know i'm never hurrying to get the best results). But from the few shots I've already captured I can tell you I'm seriously impressed. Is it better than the 41MP "Kings" of camphones? Better than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1? I'm not sure yet, but it's certainly capable of amazing results with its f/1.9 aperture.

In this post, you'll see (just about) all the options Samsung gives you in the Camera UI of the Galaxy S6. Samsung has been paying quite some attention to it during the announcement during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona so I think it's worth a post to see what it's really all about.

This is what you'll see when you start the camera:

In its standard auto settings, you'll see there is an "effect" you might choose to apply. I'm generally in favour of applying an effect afterwards, but the options you'll get are these:

If you want even more filters however, you can download them:

Timer settings look like something you might find on other devices as well:

In the next screenshots you'll see the general camera settings:



As you can see in the last screenshot there's a "quick launch" funtion you might want to switch off as well.

These are the different options you'll get when you touch the "mode" button:

And the first screen you'll see after touching the "Pro" button is this:

Above, you'll see the "Effect" option again (on the left). The metering modes (below, quite sophisticated option I might add!) are new. All the HDR options on/off/auto are gone in the Pro modus.

Below you'll see the different options you'll find in the Pro Mode, like different "colour palettes" - not sure if I'd choose to use them before capturing, but that's personal I guess.


Also, there's a nice manual focus option from macro to infinity. We've seen the same on Lumia Camera before and I welcome it on other devices and platforms - works like a charm, too!)

White balance is as expected:

Manual ISO settings range from 100 to 800 ISO - which is not to say you won't find much higher values when it's set on auto.

Exposure correction:

And some more extra's, like "selective focus ". Something I've seen on the Galaxy S5 first, offering the possibility to adjust focus after taking the shot (I wrote about it here earlier and you'll find my best example from the S5 here). I know it's a lot like "Refocus" on Nokia/Lumia, but it doesn't work the same way.

I'm looking forward to see if the Panorama function has improved, but it would surprise me since it has been so amazing for years already. 

The next option surprised me. I've seen the "virtual tour" on the Galaxy S5 (enabling to you make a 3D presentation of the place where you are. I don't see it on the Galaxy S6 anymore, but maybe there will be a way to download the option later.

With "Virtual shot" you can capture an object from all sides and it will stitch them when you watch the result afterwards. And - as I discovered later - you can share the result either as a video file or sending all the seperate pictures (same goes for the "virtual tour" on the S5).

And there are some more options you can download when you touch the Download option in "Mode". I'm quite sure there will be much more to come.

So that's it, more or less: just about all the different options the camera user interface of the Galaxy S6 offers you. I really can't wait to to have more time to spend with it and see how it all works out and how it compares with the best of the other smartphone cameras. You'll be the first to know :-)

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