Samsung Galaxy S5 Release Date Coming: 16-MP Camera To Introduce New Modes, Effects And 'Side Touch' Shutter Button

on February 20 2014 7:25 AM
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LED package for Samsung's next Galaxy smartphone. Samsung Tomorrow

Samsung recently announced it’s new 3432 1.8t reflector-integrated flash LED, which it says will be used in the next Galaxy smartphone. But an insider has now revealed many more likely features for the Galaxy S5 camera.

Sources have told tech website SamMobile that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will feature a 16-megapixel camera, equipped with 4K UHD video at 30FPS and 1080p FHD video at 60FPS. The camera reportedly allows users to choose ISO levels from ISO100 to ISO800, in addition to the Auto option. Samsung will also be adding to the many camera modes, which were introduced on the Galaxy S4 last year.

Rumors have long suggested that the Galaxy S5 might feature a 16-megapixel camera. Notably, Samsung detailed in late 2013 its plans to implement Isocell camera sensors into its devices over the next two years; however, SamMobile could not confirm whether the Galaxy S5 camera will use Isocell technology. A host of other possible features have been revealed for the Samsung Galaxy S5 camera.

The sources detail that the Galaxy S5 camera will feature an invisible dedicated camera button of sorts, which Samsung calls “Side Touch.” Similar to the physical camera buttons on older mobile devices that could be easily accessed, the Galaxy S5 is expected to include this Side Touch sensor at its bottom right side. Simply tapping this area of the device will activate the sensor and snap a photograph. Side Touch will reportedly not be functional in Portrait Mode, Easy Mode, or while recording video.

As said, the Samsung Galaxy S4 introduced a host of modes to its 13-megapixel camera, which will also be found on the Galaxy S5, in addition to several new camera modes. According to SamMobile’s sources, modes such as Mosaic Shot, Smile Shot, Frame Shot, Vintage, Cartoon, Add Me, Action Shot, Stop Motion, Cartoon and Pet will be added to the Galaxy S5 camera app. Below are more camera modes with descriptions included.

3D Tour Shot: Create interactive virtual tours of your surroundings.

Sports: Take clearer pictures of fast-moving subjects.

Focus Select: Make your subjects stand out against the background by adjusting the depth of field.

Dual Camera: You can take pictures and record videos using the front and rear cameras at the same time.

Aqua: Appropriate for taking pictures underwater.

Animated Photo: Create a picture containing moving objects by animating parts of the picture.

3D Panorama: Create a spherical panorama of your surroundings.

Sound & Shot: Enrich your pictures by adding a few seconds of background sound.

Drama: Takes multiple exposure pictures of a moving subject and merge them into one dramatic picture.

Golf: Take pictures of a golf swing. You can then play the pictures forwards or backwards.

Auto Portrait: Take self-portrait with the rear camera.

Rich Tone (HDR): Take pictures with softer or richer colors by merging pictures taken in various exposures.

Auto: Automatically adjusts the exposure to optimize the color and brightness of pictures. You can take single or burst shots.

Eraser: Save the best picture after erasing moving objects from consecutive pictures.

Night: Take brighter, clearer pictures in low light without the flash.

Best Face: Select the best picture of each person from 5 consecutive pictures to get the best-merged group picture.

Best Photo: Take a series of pictures, and then select the best to save.

Continuous Shot: Take pictures continuously.

Panorama: Create a linear panorama by taking pictures in either a horizontal or vertical direction.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to include a host of camera effects including: Grey-scale, Sepia, Negative, Emboss, Outline, Watercolor, Monochrome, Sketch, Washed Out, Posturize, Solarize, Vintage, Cold Vintage, Warm Vintage, Blue, Green Point, Red/Yellow, Nostalgia, Faded Color, Retro, Sunshine, Old Photo, Cartoon, Oil Pastel, Moody, Engraving, Vignette, Rugged, Tint, Turquoise, Fisheye, Noir Note and Vincent. Even more custom effects will reportedly be available for download.

Samsung-Galaxy-S5-camera-test-ATT-576x1024 Image supposedly taken with Samsung Galaxy S5  Twitter/evleaks

This camera feature dump follows an image leak by renowned informant evleaks, who shared on Tuesday; He claims that the photo was taken with an AT&T model Galaxy S5. According to evleaks, the out-of-focus photo was taken at a resolution of 5312 x 2988, which coincides with a camera lens of at least 15.9-megapixels. Though there's no way of knowing whether any of these claims are true, the Galaxy S5 will be unveiled on Monday at the Mobile World Congress during Samsung's "Unpacked5" event. It isn't clear when the device will actually appear in stores. 

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