Review : Camera On Samsung Galaxy S – 5 Megapixel Snapper

July 17, 2010 by Galvin Tan in Technology with 2 Comments

The Samsung Galaxy S comes with a VGA camera on the front of the phone and a 5 Megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording on the back. Samsung however did a big mistake by not including a flash on the camera, which is a big setback for a smartphone like the Galaxy S. The camera quality is pretty good with a good variant of shooting modes.

There are 10 different shooting modes – Single shot, Self shot (for camwhores :p), Beauty, Smile shot, Continuous, Panorama, Vintage, Action shot, Add me and Cartoon.

There are also 11 different scene modes – Portrait, Landscape, Night, Sports, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dawn, Fall coulour, Firework and Text.

The Galaxy S also comes with 3 different focus modes – Auto focus, Macro and Face Detection which can be quick useful.

The 5 Megapixel camera allows me to shoot in eight different resolutions with the biggest dimension of 2560 x 1920 and the lowest dimension of 640 x 480.

Taking panoramic photos can be fun too especially when you want everything to fit into your photo. Using the Samsung Galaxy’s Panorama Mode, you can easily capture such photos. It’s possible but you really need to have a steady hand to take nice smooth panoramic photos.

For what’s worth, the Galaxy S snaps pretty decent photos with plenty of modes to play around with. However, you will really need to have a good grip on the phone as the slim plastic body of Samsung Galaxy S makes photo snapping pretty tricky.

Here’s some random photos I snapped over the weekends.

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