One of the main selling points of the brand new Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is its upgraded camera system. Considering that most smartphone users are avid social photographers who want to share their best shots on social media, I wouldn’t be surprised at this point.
After owning the Galaxy S23 Ultra for a few weeks, I can safely say that it’s one of my favorite smartphone camera systems I’ve ever used. I switched. It’s not that I disliked Flip. It was a difficult choice. The final decision was made simply because my job required a better camera and not a compact smartphone.
This article covers technical and non-technical details of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. Sit back, relax, and enjoy some great photos, including many that I took during my trip to Singapore.
The primary camera has 200MP 1/1.3 inch optical sensor size.This allows Samsung to 16-in-1 binning Instead of the usual 4-in-1 binning found in many other smartphones.So the final image is about 12MP All while packing in every detail captured by the impressive high-density 200MP sensor.
Standard capture mode
200MP mode – note minimal or no post-processing compared to standard capture mode
Of course, you can also toggle the settings in the camera app to shoot at 200MP native or 50MP (4-in-1 binning). Note that shooting natively at 200MP sacrifices most of the built-in post-processing features. Saturation will be lower than in normal shooting mode, but that’s okay because you can always edit the photo later.
Standard 100% Crop
200MP mode 100% crop
The higher the resolution of the image, the more room there is for cropping.
Remember the file size is above 40MB When shooting 200MP natively.
The primary camera is a lot of fun to use as the focus is accurate and snappy. I can live with this camera even if it is the only camera. Plus, for those of you who aren’t familiar with photographic terminology, a standard camera has just the right view to capture all kinds of subjects. Landscapes, food, portraits, etc.
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ultra wide angle camera
An ultra-wide camera is great for landscape photography that captures everything in front of you. A 12MP sensor with a 13mm (full frame equivalent) lens provides a viewing angle of up to 120 degrees.
The sensor isn’t as powerful as the primary camera, but it does get the best images, including night shots. People often downplay the importance of an ultra-wide-angle camera simply because of distortion. An ultra-wide camera has to focus everything it sees onto the sensor, so distorted views in corners are perfectly normal.
3x telephoto camera
The 3x telephoto camera has a 10MP sensor with an f/2.4 lens. Frankly, the lens isn’t as fast as the main or ultra-wide cameras. Some of these shots were also taken in low light, and the results are truly stunning.
10x periscope telephoto camera
Gone are the days of having to rely on low-resolution digital zooms to take extreme telephoto shots. Periscope cameras are not a completely new concept, but they are very difficult to implement. The periscope camera’s number one enemy is the aperture.
An aperture of f/4.9 may not sound like much away from a regular f/1.8 or f/2.4 lens, but the camera sensor is smaller, which can result in higher ISO noise and blurry photos. The effect of a small aperture value becomes more obvious, such as due to the slow shutter speed.
Luckily, the periscope zoom camera works really well thanks to a clever combination of primary cameras. When it detects that you are trying to take a periscope zoom shot in low light, the camera intelligently switches between the primary and periscope cameras to select the best available option.
Otherwise, in bright and daylight conditions, the 10x works fine.
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra offers a great combination of camera hardware and software for all your creative needs. This allows creators to focus on productivity without worrying about bulky gear.