Galaxy S5 Camera Thread - ** Please Post Samples! **General


  1. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member


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  3. Ken7

    Ken7 Well-Known Member

    Wow, no comparison, the S5 clearly trounces the One & the Z2. The One is really bad, pretty amazing.
  4. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Well-Known Member

    On the first link, it's no contest. S5 camera is clear winner with better details, sharpness. Z2 images are often too noisy.
  5. Ken7

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  6. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    Probably just the aspect ratio of the highest native resolution possible.
  7. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member

    I agree that the Z2 has performed badly, but all are OK at "web size", and conversely none stands up to viewing full size - the noise reduction has removed a lot of detail when viewed like that.

    As a little experiment, I downloaded a few of these and rescaled them to the size of the M8 image (or the long axis to the M8 size, in the case of the Z2 with it's 4x3 ratio), to try to get an impression of what the real differences in detail might be. The results were mixed. In the crossroads picture the S5 image is clearly the best - most detail and best sharpness - and the Z2 the weakest. But in the statue image the S5 is the noisiest and least detailed even after downscaling. Of course this does assume no technique failures on the part of the photographer, but the problem in that image looks like noise/noise reduction rather than blur. Maybe light was lower, or maybe a lower contrast subject was more challenging for it.

    I'm actually more curious about daylight images, because to actually exploit the 16MP resolution in a sensor that size is going to put a lot of demands on the lens. In fact it's very close to being diffraction limited: for an F2.2 lens the Airey disk (diffraction spot due to the lens aperture) is going to be 2-3 microns wide (purple/blue -> red light). The pixel width is 1.12 microns. So with a perfect lens the pixel size is smaller than the spot size due to diffraction, i.e. you are oversampling. Oversampling does bring a gain in resolution up to a point, but even with a perfect lens the optical resolution is already being limited by diffraction rather than the pixel size. I'm sure the camera designers know this (the parameters are so much on the limit that I'm sure it's not coincidence), but am curious to see whether they were able to (consistently) produce a lens that was up to this.

    (The flip side, of course, is that unless the lens is very good they could have gained on noise with no loss of resolution by using fewer pixels.)
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  8. Ken7

    Ken7 Well-Known Member

    Don't forget these are just pictures and we're not even discussing 4K video. In that category, based on what's been released thus far, there is no comparison. The S5 really trounces the Z2.

    I was originally convinced I would get the Z2 based primarily on looks & camera, but it doesn't look like that will happen. I can only ignore the results I've seen from the Sony camera (pix & video) so much. I really don't think there's a contest here.

    Add to that delay after delay and the fact there's not even a confirmation that the Z2 will be carried in the U.S. and that spells disaster for my purposes. Then when I went to look at the S5, it looked much better, aesthetically, than I thought it would based on the pix I had seen.
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  10. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member


    That camera is going to be bananas!!! If the camera works that well on the Google play edition without Samsung's pixy dust I may have to take the plunge...Not a huge Samsung fan after the Galaxy Nexus BS and bad radios & WiFi issues, but if all that is fixed and that shooter does what they say it does on a stock version...I'm in!
  11. recDNA

    recDNA Well-Known Member

    Compare it to iPhone.
  12. CafeKampuchia

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  13. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    Now that some of you have the S5, let's start seeing some pics taken with the 16MP ISOCELL wunder camera :)
  14. Firewill10

    Firewill10 Well-Known Member

    Here is a pic from today. Awesome camera. 1397339396741.jpg
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  15. Firewill10

    Firewill10 Well-Known Member

    Here is a pic of the moon. Captured it nicely uploadfromtaptalk1397359828933.jpg
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  16. recDNA

    recDNA Well-Known Member

    Indoor low light and macro shots illustrate camera capabilities best imo.
  17. victek

    victek Well-Known Member

    Are the S5 pictures JPGs and how large are they? I would guess they're pretty large which folks should be aware of if they upload with 4G. Hopefully there's an option to upload on WiFi only.
  18. 03machme

    03machme Well-Known Member

    A couple I took. Can't wait to try it on my car.

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  19. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon

    Great pictures of great dogs! Nicely done and thanks for sharing that! :)
  20. Firewill10

    Firewill10 Well-Known Member

    I took this with minimal lighting and no flash. The lights u can see to the left and one was behind me. The wall behind the TVs was dark and the camera illuminated it quite nicely

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  21. shandroid

    shandroid Well-Known Member

    Have you guys done much video recording with this? All the youtube examples I saw the mic sounded terrible picture looks wonderful, compared to the HTC m8. I know this is a camera thread but I felt it's related to the full video experience.

    Can anyone confirm/deny mic quality with video?
  22. victek

    victek Well-Known Member

    As far as I can tell Youtube is not supporting HD higher than 720p...? I'd love to see some true 4k video shot with the S5. Links?
  23. shandroid

    shandroid Well-Known Member

    My example of great pic crap sound quality

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCcDJaXvl4Y
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