We've got some early camera samples from the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which we were able to snatch off the Samsung booth at the IFA 2013 floor. While we like to step outside for these matters we were still happy to see how the 13 MP snapper on the Note 3's back does even inside the venue.
Before we dig in, let's put the technicalities aside. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 carries a 13 MP snapper on the back, capable of delivering 4128 x 3096 images. It has a single LED flash (which we didn't use here), it captures 2160p@30fps and 1080p@60fps video and offers many proprietary Samsung-developed shooting modes.
Also keep in mind that IFA's artificial lighting conditions aren't the best in trying to determine a smartphone's full camera potential.
Anyway, back to the images. The Galaxy Note 3 shows good early signs and we can bet that it uses some of the Galaxy S4's proven imaging prowess in its own snapper - whether it's the camera sensor, module or just the processing. Images turn out good with very high levels of detail.
Also the Note 3 was able to shoot at below-100 ISO in an environment where we thought it will surpass 200. Noise is kept well in check as well. The camera was super snappy to focus and shoot.
And in case you were wondering - we snapped the pink Note 3 on display with another pink Note 3. Noteception at its finest.
And here's a 1080p video shot at 30 frames per second. We will be testing the 60 fps and 2160p quality in due time.
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The camera on the note 3 is terrible even when compared to my older, outdated phones. This is a flagship phone and it should have a good camera. Period.
I totally agree with you. I previously own a Note 2 and prefer the camera more than the Note 3's. I could take indoor pictures which are so much sharper and clearer on my Note 2. Note 3 camera disappoints...
I've had the note 3 for two weeks and like most of it. What irritates me is that like my gs3, it I takes horrible pictures, nearly the same despite "specs". Watercolors in the rain is the best description I can say. All light situations, fl...