Samsung Galaxy S6 Megapixel Kamera

Basic Specifications Full modell name:Resolution:Sensor size:Lens:Viewfinder:Native ISO: Extended ISO: Max Aperture:Dimensions:Weight:MSRP:Availability:Manufacturer:Full specs:
Samsung Galaxy S6
16.00 Megapixels
1/2.6 inch(5.5mm ns 4.1mm)
Non-Zoom(28mm eq.)
No / OLED
100 - 800
100 - 800
1.9
2.8 ns 5.6 x 0.3 in.(71 x 143 x 7 mm)
4.9 oz(138 g)includes batteries
$649
04/2015
Samsung
Samsung Galaxy S6 specifications

16.00MegapixelsNon-Zoom1/2.6 inchsize sensor
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While us here hinweisen Imaging resource don"t usually review smartphone cameras, it"s hard kommen sie deny their popularity together photographic devices nowadays. One von the many popular smartphones -- Samsung"s Galaxy ns line -- recently announced its 6th iteration, ns aptly called Galaxy S6 (and S6 Edge). Ns latest modell Galaxy smartphone features some remarkable improvements and rather outstanding specs about its camera hardware und software, as well as some nice refinements to the device"s overall design and build.

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Since we"re camera human being here, let"s start with die camera specs and performance. Ns heart of the digital camera is its sensor, and in the case von the samsung Galaxy S6 -- punkt least an terms von its rear-facing camera -- it"s a 1/2.6" CMOS sensor transferring 16-megapixel, 16:9 (5,312 x 2,988) images.


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There"s a bit des uniqueness regarding ns actual sensor chip inside die camera, together it kann sein either schutz a Sony Exmor RS sensor or Samsung"s very own ISOCELL sensor. There"s no telling which feuer of sensor you"ll receive prior to purchasing her device, however they reportedly schutz the very same specs und performance. (Ours turned out to oase a Sony sensor. You can determine what her sensor is über dialing *#34971539# in the phone app; don"t ar a call, the info will pop hoch right away.)

The lens ~ above the samsung Galaxy S6 zu sein a addressed focal size optic through a 28mm-equivalent focal distance length und a nice, glowing f/1.9 aperture. This glowing aperture ist quite superior among smartphone cameras, as most existing competitors top out punkt around the f/2.0 mark. The apfel iPhone 6/6+ has in f/2.2 lens, weil das instance, however a few models, such as the new LG G4, manage in impressive f/1.8 lens. The brighter aperture on die Galaxy S6, nur as on any type of other camera, wollen allow for more light gathering and also slightly greater subject isolation und background blur, although with such a klein sensor, improvements to the latter wollen be fairly subtle.

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Another quite feature des the samsung Galaxy S6 camera is the integrated optical image stabilization. What has lang been a feature des dedicated cameras and many interchangeable lenses, bild stabilization has become a well-known feature zum smartphone cameras lately. The image stabilization feature will come an handy zum both low-light and close-up photography and with video. Interestingly, the S6"s OIS system cannot it is in turned off for photos should sie want kommen sie do so, however you kann sein disable videos stabilization.

Being a modern smartphone, the Galaxy S6 is so equipped with a front-facing camera zum all those take self moments as well as video conferencing and such. Die front-facing sensor ist a lower-resolution 5-megapixel chip, but the lens maintains die bright f/1.9 aperture seen on ns rear camera und offers an ultra-wide 120-degree field des view.

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On die software side des things, the samsung offers a redesigned user interface with both a straightforward "Auto" mode and a "Pro" mode. The zum mode, as ns same suggests, provides photographers an ext customization and adjustability kommen sie their exposure settings. While die S6 doesn"t market PASM exposure modes, you are able to adjust exposure compensation, ISO (Auto, or 100-800 an 1-stop increments), white balance, as well as select from a variety of direkte picture effects und filters. Manual focus is also available von way of in on-screen slider adjustment that lasst uns you rack focus near or far. The pro mode deshalb enables the ability zu save up to three practice shooting mode presets.

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Other general shooting features include flash, self-timer, in-camera HDR and effects presets such as "Vintage," "Grayscale," und "Cartoon." Third-party camera filters und effects are nur a tap away with the Download link within ns Effects sub-menu.


The Galaxy S6 deshalb features a handful des special impacts shooting modes including slow-motion and fast-motion video, in-camera move panorama, and a Lytro-like "Selective Focus" mode that lets you adjust the focus suggest after exposure, which is accomplished by combining many shots taken at different focus distances. There"s so a neat "Virtual Shot" mode, which shoots lot of shots in rapid sequence as sie rotate or move the camera around in object or subject. Afterward, ns camera combines every the frames into in interactive view von the object where you can rotate die phone or swipe left or right zu view ns subject from different angles.

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As zum general video recording capabilities, the samsung Galaxy S6 shoots up to extremistin HD 4K video (3840x2160), but can deshalb shoot lower resolutions, including Quad HD (2560x1440) and 1080p at both 30p und 60p framework rates. Other resolutions, consisting of 4K und QHD video, are shot hinweisen 30fps. Ns camera cautions that HDR, videos effects, bild (video) stabilization, taking stills while recording video and Tracking AF are not available zum 4K, QHD und 1080/60p video modes.

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Now the we"ve common with you in overview of the samsung Galaxy S6"s camera features, let"s execute a rapid walkaround of the smartphone"s design und controls.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Walkaround

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Being a smartphone, die predominant feature of this device ist the screen. Die massive 5.1-inch screen takes hoch practically die entire prior face des the 5.65" ns 2.78" phone, save zum a wenig bit des space at the top und bottom. Die Quad HD (2560x1440) super AMOLED screen ist capable des 16 million colors, which looks very good, with bright, vivid colors and crisp, easy-to-read text.

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The device is quite dünn at only 0.27 inches, or around 6.8mm. The smooth, brushed aluminum band around all four edges zu sein slightly curved und feels comfortable bei the hand. Ns curved steel edge design on die S6 ist very reminiscent von the iphone phone 6/6+ design, though ns curvature is not as rounded together on the apfel smartphone. Overall, the design is an extremely nice und build top quality feels really solid.

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On die left hand side von the Galaxy S6, the you see above, room two up/down volume buttons. Either von which can also function as the shutter release button, which is nice if freundin like to shoot in landscape orientation.


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On ns right side, we have a einzel Sleep/Wake button toward die center side of the phone, which deshalb serves as ns On/Off button. Next to that ist the slide-out sim karte card tray, a la the iPhone. Choose its iOS rival, the samsung Galaxy S6 walk not schutz a removable zurück plate or a user swappable battery. This area also held the simkarte card slot in earlier versions of the Galaxy s smartphones.


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Along ns top leaf we kann see a small microphone hole, also as an infrared port an the center. On ns front von the S6 above the screen (below an this shooting to the right), we tun können see ns front-facing camera, die ear speaker grill, and a proximity/ambient light sensor.

For photographers, the lack des a removable back plate and no other besteht aus or slots around die rim des the phone method one thing: no microSD map slot. Die SD card bei earlier Galaxy s models, favor a specialized camera, make it easy kommen sie swap the end cards as they fill up, as well as pop them right into a card reader on a computer.

Now, the S6 comes in a trio von internal warehouse capacities -- 32GB, 64GB, und 128GB. Should sie want zu get bild off your S6, you"ll most most likely need to use part wireless syncing function like google Photos or Dropbox. Alternatively, you kann sein use the included USB cable to lieferung files bolzen the S6 and a computer system (Mac users wollen need kommen sie install android File auslieferung or some other third-party app).


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The rückseitig surface itself, like ns iPhone 6/6+, zu sein nearly fully flat, except zum the contempt protruding lens und flash assemblies. The camera ist placed along the central vertical axis des the device, and the angeführt flash ist placed just off-center. Below the flash führen zu itself, the S6 has bei additional "gadget" -- a heart price sensor. For selfie fans, this sensor has a rather ziehen um function. When you rotate on the front-facing camera, simply tap or place your finger over this sensor and it will trigger ns shutter zu capture a shot. Klasse that freundin can deshalb tap the screen or use a gesture kommen sie trigger ns shutter, yet this technique requires just one hand.


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The back surface, much like ns front screen, zu sein constructed des tough, scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 4. Die back und front are very smooth, together are ns sides, deswegen there can be some issue about notfall having a secure grip on together a dünn device. But in our buchstabe hands-on time with the device deswegen far, we"ve notfall found that zu be a problem.


At die bottom of the front, focused below ns screen ist the Galaxy S6"s Home an essential which also contains a fingerprint acknowledgment sensor. Dual tapping ns Home vital quickly launches die camera app. Notfall visible are die two soft keys to the left und right of the house key.

Finally, moving down ns bottom edge, die S6 attributes a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack on the left, a micro-USB port an the center, a small hole for a 2nd microphone, und a grill for the 2nd speaker.

Pricing und Availability

The samsung Galaxy S6 is currently available weil das purchase an black, white und gold/platinum shade variants, with the preis varying depending on if sie buy it v a contract or off-contract und unlocked. V a contract, die Galaxy S6 starts weist around US$200 v a 2 year contract weil das the 32GB model. Zum the 64GB und 128GB models, include $100 und $200 ~ above top des that price, respectively. Zum unlocked or no-contract versions, die prices tun können vary relying on retailers, but here in the US at AT&T zum example, die no-contract 32GB version retails for US$649, with ns 64GB und 128GB models following the same $100 and $200 respective price premiums.

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Stay tuned weil das our full review of this exciting new smartphone from Samsung, including more details on camera operation, lab und gallery shots, also as prüfung results and our conclusions.