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  1. Psyclone71

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    Hi guys,

    Please can anyone who is lucky enough to have the phone already post any sample pictures from the camera, I'm interested to see how the quality stands up with the 16mp camera on the S6.....

    I live in the UK and don't receive the phone until Tue 08 Mar... Counting down each day ;)

    Thanks in advance......
     

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    Nice one buddy. Thanks
     
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    O.K. These are not actual Galaxy S7 photos but rather, a video of an illusionist called Dynamo who has created some interesting shots using the Galaxy S7 and he shows how they were achieved. Just a bit of fun.

     
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    I'm no photographer but took a couple of snaps today, flower ones always come out nice.

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    Here is a pic of my little ones at the park yesterday, cam is amazing...
     

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    Tested the camera out with various subjects including the macro.....Photos are noted whether they are direct shots or in camera edits using the editing option.

    No filter, no edit, no flash, auto setting
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    No filter, no edit, no flash, 4:30pm natural daylight, auto setting
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    No filter, no edit, no flash, cropped image, macro setting
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    in camera edit option
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    By far,the best pic outta the bunch................................ :D :thumbsupdroid:
     
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    Taken close to golden hour with HDR on

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    Standard beach shot with interesting rock texture

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    Scorching sun-soaked hike with cactus in foreground
     
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    As I can see all the above posts, pretty amazing camera!
    I got this shot last weekend with Mt St Helens in the distance.
    Getting clouds to show up properly takes some doing and this camera gets it right.
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    Thanks for the great pics :)

    However, the S6 can probably do these too. So much depends on the light, which camera app you use (the S6 stock app downsizes jpegs a lot more than 3rd party apps can, even though the quality etc options are fixed in the API and all the camera apps are really no more than control panels for the API).

    What seems clear comparing the two:

    - the S7 works better in low light (2x the pixel area so 2x the signal)
    - the S7 will take a given pic with 2x the shutter speed of the S6 (one review proved this) which will help with sharpness in cases where stuff is moving
    - the S7 will produce smaller file sizes
    - the S7 is less sharp, by a factor of 1.5 (I have tested an S7 in a shop against my S6 and this is visible but only just)
    - the S7 will suffer more from the rolling shutter problem, and if an ND filter is used to reduce this problem (the standard approach) you will need a higher ND filter number

    What is less clear and I would very much like to know is whether the S7 has a better dynamic range. It should, because the A-D converter is getting 2x the signal of the S6 one. To test this you would need to shoot a scene with deep shadows and then bring them up in say photoshop, and see how bad a job you get.

    The S7 also does RAW whereas the S6 didn't, or maybe it did with some OS upgrade which I never got.
     
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    I wish I could transport myself to that ocean beach! That's beautiful :)
    Probably shot in Auto
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    Selective Focus
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    Pro mode/Burst. Look for the doggie treat in mid-air...
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    Great pics :)

    However they are over-saturated (too "vivid") - just like all pics taken with the S7 stock camera app.

    Compared with the S6 (which I also have) Samsung have tweaked the camera so it delivers jpegs which are over-saturated (and over-sharpened, though this is visible only if you zoom the original all the way to 1:1). So any 3rd party camera app also ends up getting the same problem.

    What is needed is a 3rd party app which

    1 - can be launched with the double-click like the stock app
    2 - has a saturation control
    3 - has a sharpness control
    4 - does RAW *and* writes the files in the right place, on the SD card if thus configured

    No 3rd party app works properly on the S7 currently. Camera-FV5 does #2 and #4 but has a bug on #3.

    OTOH a lot of people really like very vivid pics :)
     
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    The default camera has saturation control in pro mode.
     
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    Where is this setting? I cannot see it.

    I can see stuff like "soft" v. "Standard" but not actual controls.

    Also Pro mode is volatile i.e. when you exit the app you have to select it again (a bug).
     
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    There you're in the right place. Close. When you open Pro Mode, you open Tone and you see those options. Soft, vivid, standard, etc. Scroll them down and you will see Tone 1 and Tone 2. Select them and you will see several sliders for you to create your own preset. One of these sliders is saturation. Just save that.

    Yeah, that's the problem with pro mode though. Although for my purposes the default auto settings are just fine.
     
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    I hope it gets fixed. Currently this stupid bug is a right PITA.

    I am surprised that the 3rd party apps aren't getting updated. It is now almost 3 months since the S7 came out.

    I assume that making a 3rd party app launch off the double-click would require a rooted phone? I am waiting for the OS update (very slow at arriving!) and then I will root mine.
     
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    The problem is if they don't see it as a bug and that the behavior is intentional
     
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    The Pro mode controls include saturation but there is no sharpening control.

    The stock camera app has a big issue with both of these. Try taking a photo with some foliage in it. Grass is bright green as if you sprayed it with an aerosol can.

    Then zoom in 1:1 and you see every blade "sharpened" around the edges. This is simply wrong. Sharpening should not be done at all until you are displaying the image at the finished size. The sharpening which the phone does is invisible on the S7 phone and is invisible on any PC screen. It just makes the jpeg much bigger... Sharpening (unsharp mask) should be done on the finished-size image e.g. an 800 pixel wide image on a website or whatever. Then you apply Unsharp Mask, say 1.5 px radius, +50%.

    The problem is that the S7 phone *itself* seems to be doing the saturation and sharpening *at the API level* so any app which is supposed to fix this needs to either manipulate the image (via the API controls) or grab the RAW image and reduce it to jpeg. The RAW image is OK - I have checked that.
     
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    I can confirm that Camera FV-5 now [almost] works on the Samsung S7.

    They have fixed the sharpness control which didn't work at all previously (just produced jpegs with very bad artefacts).

    Settings are still not saved upon exit.

    Raw files are still being written out at zero size.
     
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    I installed Camera FV-5 (paid version) on my S7 last week. The program immediately froze as well as my phone. It took several minutes and lots of button pushing before I could reboot to uninstall the app. It also turned my display to b&w. There are others on the review section in the Play Store complaining of the same thing on the S7.
     
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    Hey! I liked that... good series. I'll have to try that mode sometime.
     
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    How about a couple of panorama shots? This is from Funchal, Madeira Portugal.
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