Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G camera review

by birtanpublished on August 24, 2020

Hey what's up guys will here for GSM marina the Galaxy S 20 ultra brings the most advanced camera setup we've seen from Samsung and we felt like the best way to do it justice would be to make a separate camera review that will provide a link to the other review as well so

What do these cameras provide that last year's Galaxy Note 10 couldn't and is it worth the price let's have a look the Galaxy S 20 ultra Squad camera setup is the crown jewel atop this particular slab of glass and metal it has a 108

Megapixel main camera a 48 megapixel periscope zoom cam a 12 megapixel ultra wide and a tof depth sensor the main camera doesn't have a variable aperture like last year's models and it's missing dual pixel autofocus but it does

Something else that's special it combines 9 pixels into one so the output is 12 megapixels with hopefully much lower noise and improved quality let's look at some samples in daylight image quality is good color rendition is

Lively but not over-the-top dynamic range is wide though highlights look better than shadows there's very low noise and you get plenty of detail however compared to last year's Galaxy Note n plus there is a much more fine

Detail here and this rendition could be cleaner and in the grange is about the same as last year's flagship 2 we also ran into some issues when it came to taking pictures of people you get aggressive skin brightening and

Smoothing and for some reason these shots often come out blurry Samsung has stated that they will fix this in a future software update this problem also happens occasionally when you're taking portraits but besides that these look

Nice with good subject separation just a note that these are always taken with the main cam regardless of the crop you choose so the perspective may not be the most flattering besides the issues with human subjects

We're happy with what this camera can do close-ups look especially good since the large sensor is able to throw backgrounds dramatically out of focus shots taken with the full 108 megapixel resolution don't really offer many

Benefits over the 12 megapixel ones you can capture more detail this way sometimes but it's not a guarantee and the file size is huge the s20 ultras periscope lens has plenty of zoom levels though it

Is 4x zoom natively the others are all done with digital assistance to achieve a 2x zoom the phone populates the center of the frame with fine detail from the zoom lens and fills out the rest with data from the main camera you can often

See an outline between the two at this setting the quality isn't much better than what you get out of the note 10 in contrast photos taken at the 4x level are impressive you get pleasant colors high contrast wide dynamic range almost

No noise and a high level of detail for some reason the default magnification on the viewfinder is 5x not for these photos are almost as good as 4x but are a little softer Dadaab scaling we're happy to report that even if you go to

10x zoom photos still hold up pretty decently but when you go beyond that the quality really starts to fall off this is how we get to Samsung's highly advertised 100x spaced zoom nothing much to look at though this feature may be

Useful on the viewfinder to check out faraway objects enough about the zoom cam let's see the ultra wide regular daylight shots are quite ok you get punchy colors in fairly good dynamic range but detail hasn't improved much

From the note 10 there is no autofocus either which is a pretty big omission for such a large and advanced camera setup now let's move on to low-light photos with this large sensor the main camera delivers excellent images with

Nice detail and well contained noise colors are punchy and the dynamic range is very good too if you turn on night mode you get even better development in the shadows and it helps with a glow around light sources colors are even

More saturated and noises wipe clean the bad news is that it can take up to 10 seconds to capture a night mode photo when it comes to low-light performance the ultra wide-angle cam is a noticeable improvement for Samsung it manages to

Record decent detail when there's enough light and has decent dynamic range for this kind of camera again night mode lifts up the shadows nicely highlights are better retained colors are boosted and there's less noise but the images

Are slightly softer when it comes to zooming at night sticking to the telephotos native 4x zoom level will get you the best quality these photos are actually pretty good there's a lot more detail than you'd

Expect and colors and dynamic range are impressive night mode is available here too and gives you an improved definition of light sources punch your colors in a boost in shadows but some sharpness is lost you can zoom at the other levels

And even with night mode too but these will result in softer images that lower magnifications and almost unusable ones if you zoom in too far selfies are taken with a 40 megapixel quad bear front-facing camera these are really

Good with plenty of detail nice colors and excellent dynamic range just watch out when choosing the field of view the cropped mode is really tight but it does automatically zoom out when there are more people in the shot you can record

4k selfie videos and these look excellent there's great detail nice skin tones and backlighting is well handled stabilization is decent but it crops to frame quite a bit one notable feature is

That you can switch from 4k video on the front and the rear main camera on the fly let's continue with video but on the back side the main camera cords in 4k at 30 or 60 FPS 30 FPS video is quite good with a competitive levels of detail good

Contrast lively colors and wide dynamic range 60fps video has some extra sharpening going on but colors and dynamic range are similar to the 30fps ones you can also shoot video and 8k at 24 fps from the main camp compared to 4k

Videos these are crops and the level of detail is nice but not mind-blowing the cropping occurs because this Modi's is a portion of the full 108 megapixel sensor but without the bending involved unless you're playing back on the high-res

Monitor it's really hard to see the benefits of 8k video compared to 4k now let's look at the videos by the zoom camera at 4x zoom the 4k 30fps output is coming natively from the telephoto this footage looks excellent

However turning on stabilisation crops of footage and is still not that steady one-hand hell zooming in further understandably will redo a loss in quality the ultra wide-angle cams footage is nearly

Identical to what you get out of last year's note 10 despite the different hardware that's not a bad thing and these videos are very good the colors are also nicely matched to the main shooters to stabilization is available

In all modes and is optional you can disable it if you want then there's super steady mode which uses the ultra wide cam in both available magnifications the titer field of view is just cropped in further in

Low-light video quality is awesome a substantial improvement over the notes hence this footage has low noise nice colors and great dynamic range almost as if Knight mode was on there's a cold night hyperlapse mode – quality here is

Just as impressive and we really enjoy the light trail is coming from the cars headlights it's much more dramatic than what you can achieve with the Noatak one feature missing on the s20 ultra is 960 fps super slow-mo video recording you

Get something similar but it's recorded at 480 fps and digitally interpolated to 960 but you do get a new feature called single take it allows you to capture photos and videos from all rear cameras simultaneously for up to 10 seconds the

Result is a mash-up of photos videos and animated gifs hopefully usable ones of the special moment so there you have it guys actually all of the s20 ultras cameras provide some level of improvement over the Galaxy Note tens

Where fans of the main cameras natural bokeh and photos from the telephoto cams lower zoom levels look amazing the nighttime ultra wide shots are impressive and we're loving the night time video recording however there are

Some things that didn't live up to the hype and strange that Samsung's marketing focused on them so much stills from the 108 megapixel main camera quality wise than the note ends and photos that higher zoom levels just

Aren't good especially the 100x spacesuit and just throwing it out there the ultra wide camera still doesn't have autofocus overall 1300 euros about 40% more than what in the ten costs is too much to ask for this

Setup and this phone we're really more excited to see it with the cameras on the regular s 20s are capable of thanks for watching guys and see you on the next one

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