I don't have either the S7 or S6/GN5 but below hardware zone does a pretty fair comparison. Google "Samsung Galaxy S7 vs. Galaxy S6: who takes better photos?" as i cant post the link.
Their conclusion was "It seems like the Samsung Galaxy S7 generally has better low-light performance, and it manages to bring out the colors in most situations. That's not to say that the Galaxy S6 is now obsolete, given how it fared well in brightly-lit night shots."
In bright lighting there isn't much between the S6/S7 which is the case for many high end mobiles. There is a definite advantage to the S7 in low light photos which is understandable as it has a bigger aperture and bigger pixels (i.e. less noise). I certainly won't be worried if the GN6 has the same camera as the S7 but i would prefer a 16:9 sensor over a 4:3. The fast focus looks amazing as well so it is a definite upgrade on the GN5 in my books.
The LG G5 camera is better again in low light but the shocking battery life means I will never consider it.
PARAG B, 08 Apr 2016Nice way to convience urself to buy the NOTE6 no matter how bad the 12mp camera with those SQU... more3:4 is not a square. It is based on the Golden Ratio used for Centuries, based on Human patterns observations. Even the highest DSLR still are using this ratio. 16:9 is for is the compromise of cinema and 3:4 proportions for mass video media. Print media uses 3:4.
Anonymous, 08 Apr 2016Amateur people like him who don't make a living out of photography will never think about havi... moreNice way to convience urself to buy the NOTE6 no matter how bad the 12mp camera with those SQUARE photos and low res 9mp 16:9 ratio photos wud be.
I did not pay gsma to do a lowlight shootout between S7 &LG G5 and to show that S7 camera is no better than LG G5 camera.They did the shootout as they found it important and coincidently what i was saying before the shootout was proved true.
Anyways Why are you so Ameture to not understand that What I am asking in NOTE6 is a camera which is better than all the top smartphones available rightnow be it S7, LG G5 & NOTE5 camera .now.what is your problem? Do you not want a better camera on Note6? Or you are looking for a Flop technology of 4mp ultrapixel camera in Note6 LOL.
Anonymous, 08 Apr 2016Get a DSLR if you talk about serious photography. Even 9MP is overkill for hobbyist. Serious p... moreI already know what is better for me i do not want a guy like you who completly ignores the facts to tell me what to get and what not to get.Lol
Anonymous, 08 Apr 2016Nope. S7 is way better for anyone getting the latest tech.But the proofs says otherwise However I have no problem if you wanna think that and feel happy abt it,you are on you own .Lol
PARAG B, 08 Apr 2016Dude I know the MP's does not matter on each and every photo or video you take but don't be fo... moreGet a DSLR if you talk about serious photography. Even 9MP is overkill for hobbyist. Serious photographers get real cameras.
absolut-allen, 08 Apr 2016What's the point in having high resolution camera in a smartphone? Just carry along a real cam... moreAmateur people like him who don't make a living out of photography will never think about having an DSLR. Funny how he thinks 3:4 ratio is outdated.
Things are looking up for the upcoming Note 6. News is that it's going to be water resistant and has an iris scanner.
With the fact of having also a microSD card expansion, Note 5 got old really fast since S7 release.
absolut-allen, 08 Apr 2016What's the point in having high resolution camera in a smartphone? Just carry along a real cam... moreThe whole point of having a good camera on a smartphone is that we cannot carry our real bulky camera every where ...Understand this 1st genius.& .the extra Mp's do not hurt either as long as the apreture is wide enough.
Bunyip22, 08 Apr 2016I agree that the camera sensor should be 16:9 not 4:3. I don't agree with 20-23MP sensors....... moreNo you are completly wrong dude! Even now the S6,S6 egde ,s6 edge +, Note5 & LG G5 camera is streets ahead of S7 and Note4 camera .I have the proven lowlight shootout by gsma for my claim as a proof ..what do you have instead of making up stories here. and yes thanks for correcting me its 16:9 aspect ratio, But my point still stays valid.
Bunyip22, 07 Apr 2016That S7 price a lot closer to $535 than the "$900++" your were saying.... LOLLOL! $65 difference is very far from what you said you are "sure there are hundreds of online stores world wide that offer similar prices..."
Don't conclude if you are not "sure".
PARAG B, 08 Apr 2016Dude I know the MP's does not matter on each and every photo or video you take but don't be fo... moreI agree that the camera sensor should be 16:9 not 4:3.
I don't agree with 20-23MP sensors.... more MP equals more noise in low light and photo file sizes are already massive with the 16MP Note 4.
Either way the S7 camera is streets ahead of the S6 and GN5... it doesn't beat the G5 in low light but it still performs brilliantly.
I have a Canon D40 SLR and apart from low light and portraits with flash bounce i'd much rather my Note 4... plus it is always on me.
PARAG B, 08 Apr 2016Dude I know the MP's does not matter on each and every photo or video you take but don't be fo... moreWhat's the point in having high resolution camera in a smartphone? Just carry along a real camera when you need to snap photos :)
Anonymous, 07 Apr 2016S7 cameras are not just great, they're phenomenal! Note 5 camera is not bad, but S7's just tak... moreDude I know the MP's does not matter on each and every photo or video you take but don't be fool enough to think that MP's do not matter at all cause there are lots of photos where you wud need those extra MP's for those extra details along with all those dual pixal goodies which make the huge difference.
Note6 sud have atleast a 16mp or 21mp or 23mp camera with the same f/1.7 apreture of s7 and all of its goodies and it sud also have a full 16:1 aspect ratio and not the down sized 9mp res .16:1 aspect ratio pics
Check out the lowlight shootout on gsma between LG G5 and S7 and there are lots of YT vidoes which proves what i have already said even before this lowlight shootout.
Square photos wud be the last thing i want to see on my smartphone.
S7 camera on NOTE6 =NO BUY
Anonymous, 07 Apr 2016S7 cameras are not just great, they're phenomenal! Note 5 camera is not bad, but S7's just tak... moreI've seen multiple pic comparisons between the Note 5 and the S7 and the S7 pictures have more pop to them. The colors are richer and you see more clarity in the same pic.
Not to say I don't care for the Note 5 camera, just takes a bit of tinkering or plug-ins to get the pics to not look dull and boring. I wouldn't be let down with the S7 cam in the Note 6 (which is most likely to happen).