Aug 21 AT 1:57 PM Dustin Earley 21 Comments

Samsung is going all out on the Galaxy Note 4′s camera

Samsung Galaxy S5 Camera

Samsung is no stranger to taking the cameras seriously in their devices. The Galaxy S4, Note 3 and Galaxy S5 have arguably the best cameras on any Android device ever released. According to a report out of the highly reliable SamMobile, the Galaxy Note 4 will be a monster in the camera department as well.

On the hardware side, SamMobile is saying the Note 4 will come with a 16-megapixel Sony IMX240 sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS), support for shooting UHD (3840×2160) video at 30 FPS and a 3.7-megapixel front-facing camera sensor, capable of capturing images and videos in WQHD (2560×1440) resolution. There is also a new hardware feature coming called Side Touch that allows you to capture images by touching the bezel of the Note 4 where a physical camera button would normally reside.

Based on the hardware alone, we’d surmise the Galaxy Note 4 will have a top of the line camera capable of competing with any high-end smartphone available today. But Samsung being Samsung, there are a million software features to back that hardware up. You’ll find the full list of resolutions the Note 4 is capable of shooting in as well as the camera modes and features below, but of particular note is a new way to access the camera via a two finger tap and slide from the homescreen, a wide angle selfie mode and a handful of features coming over from the S5, like Live HDR and Fast Auto-Focus.

We’ll wait until we see the final product before giving the final word, but we’d be very surprised if the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 didn’t come with one of the best cameras of the year.

PICTURE RESOLUTIONS

• 16MP (5312×2988 | 16:9)
• 12MP (3984×2988 | 4:3)
• 9MP (2976×2976 | 1:1)
• 8MP (3264×2448 | 4:3)
• 6MP (3264×1836 | 16:9)
• 2.4MP (2048×1152 | 16:9)

VIDEO RESOLUTIONS

• UHD (3840×2160 | 16:9 | 30FPS)
• WQHD (2560×1440 | 16:9 | 30FPS)
• Full HD (1920×1080 | 16:9 | 30/60FPS)
• HD (1280×720 | 16:9 | 15/30/120FPS)
• VGA (640×480 | 4:3 | 30FPS)

CAMERA MODES

• Wide Selfie: Take wide-angle selfie shots to fit more people into your pictures.
• Selfie: Take selfies easily by smiling or winking without the need to reach for the camera button.
• Selfie Alarm: The rear camera will automatically detect and focus on your face when you take self-portrait pictures.
• Create A GIF File: Create animated images by taking pictures continuously.
• Beauty Face: Take flawless portrait pictures with an airbrushed effect.
• Shot & More: Explore the various effects available for burst shots.
• Sound & Shot: Enrich your pictures by adding a few seconds of background sound.
• Best photo: Select the best from a series of pictures.
• Best face: Select the best picture of each person from a series of pictures.
• Drama: Take a series of pictures of a moving object, then merge them.
• Eraser: Erase unwanted moving objects from your picture.
• Panning shot: Capture a sense of motion when taking pictures of moving objects.
• Dual Camera: You can take pictures and record videos using the front and rear cameras at the same time.
• Animated Photo: Create a picture containing selected moving objects by animating certain parts of the picture.

CAMERA EFFECTS
Grey-scale, Sepia, Negative, Emboss, Outline, Watercolour, Monochrome, Sketch, Washed Out, Posterise, Solarise, Vintage, Cold Vintage, Warm Vintage, Blue, Green Point, Red/Yellow, Nostalgia, Faded Colour, Retro, Sunshine, Old Photo, Cartoon, Oil Pastel, Moody, Engraving, Vignette, Rugged, Tint, Turquoise, Fisheye, Noir Note and Vincent.

Source: SamMobile

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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