The worst use of the 2nd camera there is. I was hoping for a super wide angle.
Simon, 01 Aug 2017Personally I was just really hoping they won't. Unfortunately it seems like they did.
To add ... moreSorry but you are wrong. Dual camera is the next step for camera evolution. It is the only way to achieve optical zoom on smartphones without making the device so thick.
Who said Samsung isn't going to be using a new sensor on the Note8? Stop spreading bullshit speculations mate.
Anonymous, 31 Jul 2017Where are those guys who were saying Samsung will never have dual cameras on their phonesPersonally I was just really hoping they won't. Unfortunately it seems like they did.
To add insult to the injury, the fact that they are not hyping up the MAIN sensor or its size, properties, quality on that dual cam setup is even more disturbing, as it might suggest regression, or at least definitely no progression over the S8 sensor (so also the S7 sensor as it was pretty much the same thing). That means no sensor improvements for two years in a row.
Well, it's a sad year for camera quality for smartphones.
Anonymous, 01 Aug 2017Nobody needs 10X zoom. It is gimmicky. Not everyone is a voyeur or birdwatcher. DSLR kit lense... moreYup. Vouyer and bird watching or else it's useless. Same is said about graphical power, low light capabilities, mega pixels, processing power, vr capabilities, on and on. Useless gimmicks
vrvly, 31 Jul 2017Wonder how tele camera with smaller aperture and fov can help to make better low light shots. ?They're not just tele lens like Apple's mediocre attempt.. It will also use black and white sensor to reduce noise and a higher megapixel count so that it can zoom just by cropping (1.5x - tele lens and another 1.5x by cropping)
TheHater, 31 Jul 2017Why get 3x Optical Zoom when it's just on a fixed range? I'll wait for smartphones to get 10x... moreNobody needs 10X zoom. It is gimmicky. Not everyone is a voyeur or birdwatcher. DSLR kit lenses only have 3X zoom.
BiyoBiyo JunJun, 01 Aug 2017samsung k put real camera lens on their phone thats why they can zoom 10x , while this article... moreThere is no optical zoom in a single lens. There are two lenses, one with 3X the focal length of the other.
If today phone camera become so sophisticated with dual lenses, telefocus, HDR, bokeh efect. Why there is no camera manufacture that make pocket camera with these features and the price below USD 150
Meanwhile, Apple's only now adding wireless charging to it's flagship...
Ramouz, 31 Jul 2017It's funny how Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi advertise these optical zooms as if it's the first time ... moresamsung k put real camera lens on their phone thats why they can zoom 10x , while this article story about mobile lens that can zoom without ruin the image quality .... and what happen to that K now ? did samsung keep using that lens ?
and u proud with ur digital camera on mobile phone lens article ... really ??
Anonymous, 31 Jul 2017Where are those guys who were saying Samsung will never have dual cameras on their phonesthey will come back and said "at least better than apple"
I'd like to have 3x optical zoom. But without a second camera.
Just one with 1/2" f1.6..
But not higher E.V like Samsung phones.
I do not like colors to be light, I want them real...
Stan, 31 Jul 2017Don't know about others, but the way i see it is that it's first time ever in a high end devic... moreNo....
Pixel has a 1/2.3" ( diagonal 7.81mm).
The biggest is IMX300 of XA1, same of Z5 and XZ.
It is 1/2.3" ( diagonal 7.87mm).
The old imx220 use for Z1, Z2, Z3 and Z3+/Z4 has same size of imx300. But lower resolution and bigger pixels..
U11's sensor has same specs of the sensor inside s8
Ramouz, 31 Jul 2017Don't get me wrong, I'm all for optical zoom and I was really waiting for it but I would prefe... morePixel sensor is 1/2.3" like one inside Z3, Z5 and XZs.
But they do not have exactly same size..
Imx220 and imx330 are a bit bigger...
Z3 = 7.87mm
Z5 = 7.87mm
Pixel = 7.81mm
xOdd, 01 Aug 2017Samsung came up with a 10x OPTICAL zoom smartphone ages ago, and it had OIS (Something Sony sh... moreAdding ram buffer is making things happen, now we may just had the slow mo, anti distortion and predictive capture, but looking at sony a9 and a6500, you can see where the tech is heading to
Ramouz, 31 Jul 2017Don't get me wrong, I'm all for optical zoom and I was really waiting for it but I would prefe... moreCouldn't agree more! If Panasonic would make another CM series phone, i'll be amongst the first in line. Probably would see you in the same line as well, lol.
xOdd, 01 Aug 2017Samsung came up with a 10x OPTICAL zoom smartphone ages ago, and it had OIS (Something Sony sh... moreForgot to add that the Samsung K camera was not a phone camera in a traditional sense. It was the typical retractable point-and-shoot, thickness of which was dictated by a lens system, a pretty horrible one too. The Samsung K series could be easily compared to the Hasselblad True Zoom mod for the Motorola Z phone range, where due to a slow lens the image quality is much to be desired.
xOdd, 01 Aug 2017Samsung came up with a 10x OPTICAL zoom smartphone ages ago, and it had OIS (Something Sony sh... moreYou do realize that Sony is the image sensor market leader. They sell sensors and all-in-one modules to everyone and their momma, and that includes almost the entire Nikon camera range as well as some non-DSLR Canon cameras (G7X comes to mind as a prime example).
And which sensor modules does the "iphone7 with 2x optical zoom" has? That's right, it's the Sony Exmor RX series... So if anything, Samsung is really late to the party.