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Friday, March 14, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 camera compared with the Galaxy S4, Note 3 and Lumia 1520


Samsung Galaxy S5 camera

The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with a 16MP ISOCELL camera,compared to the 13MP camera on last year's Samsung Galaxy S4. You get a reasonably large 1/2.5" sensor, which is larger than most Android phone sensors, only giving way to the 1/2.3" sensor found on the Sony Xperia Z1. Samsung has also managed to cram in 16 million pixels, instead of 13 million ensuring that the pixel size remains at 1.1 microns.

The ISOCELL technology, however, decreases the cross-talk interference between adjacent pixel cells, which bleeds light meant for one pixel, into the neighboring pieces. This allegedly overcomes the problem with stuffing many small pixels close to each other, which some argue is the reason behind the artifacts that often appear with Sony's 20 MP photos from the Z1, for instance. Samsung also explained that the pixels in the ISOCELL sensor have 30% larger well capacity. This means that each individual pixel can receive more light before saturating itself, which results into a wider dynamic range, and better color representation.

In addition, Samsung claims the fastest in the industry 0.3 seconds shot-to-shot times with the Galaxy S5, and the camera interface got a number of extra features, like the Selective Focus mode, that you see in action on the right. Also, the camera on the S5 shoots in wide view 16 MP mode by default, while the full 13 MP resolution of the S4, for instance, produces photos in 4:3 format.

However without an optical image stabilization module, the low-light performance of the Galaxy S5 might be called under question here. Luckily, an abundance of real-life camera samples with the S5 just appeared, putting the 16 MP ISOCELL sensor through its paces in various scenarios. We have the camera tested under indoor, outdoor, and night conditions, as well as some macro samples.



Check out the following comparisons between the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S5 Samsung Galaxy S4

Check out the following comparisons between the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3 and the Nokia Lumia 1520.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Nokia Lumia 1520


sources - Mobile Review | Hi-Tech
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