While the year-old 12MP camera of the Galaxy S7 is hanging around, Samsung has improved it on the Galaxy S8 with clever software and use of image stacking thanks to a snappier Exynos chipset.
In an article dedicated to the new camera Samsung lays out all the improvements the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ bring in the camera department.
The most meaningful upgrade looks to be the Multi-frame image processing. With it the camera takes three photos instead of one and stacks them for a sharper, less noisy image.
This technique works for digitally-zoomed photos too and better yet Samsung says Multi-frame image processing is so quick that people won't be able to tell that the Galaxy S8 is taking more photos and processing them on the fly.
Next up are filters and stickers - the cornerstone of every social-media pic these days. There are a total of 16 filters including 8 beauty ones.
There are 34 stickers and 50 stamps to add to your snaps. But what should be really fun is the animated facial stickers - the camera's facial recognition is able to recognize and track your face and apply fun stickers to it - like glasses or hats.
Like the Galaxy Note7, the Galaxy S8 has one-handed control - a series of swipes on the camera screen launches different options. A swipe to the right opens up the shooting modes while a left swipe shows the filters. Up or down switches between the front and back camera.
We can't wait to get our hands on the handsome pair of Galaxies and you can be sure we'll thoroughly test their cameras and see how they compare to their peers and predecessors.
The article is all about digital zoom, filters and stickers, not about image quality... I'll assume it's poor in low light and processing oversharpens and oversaturates, with anything past ISO 400 barely usable due to noise.
No.. Sony has this thing first
I like the software changes, especially since the Google Pixels showed us that you don't need dual camera's to be the king of low-light photography. But why only 3 stacked images, when the Pixel with SD821 can stack 9 images?