Samsung Galaxy S5 to feature 16MP Camera Sensor, Side Touch, New Camera Modes and Effects

On Monday, we confirmed that the Galaxy S5 will feature a fingerprint sensor and also explained how it’s being implemented by Samsung. Last week we received a plethora of trusted information regarding Samsung’s upcoming flagship device, the Galaxy S5. We will be revealing details about the next big thing almost daily, until the actual launch of the device, so keep an eye on our news feed. Today, we are targeting the Galaxy S5′s camera and from the info we have got, it looks quite badass!

The Galaxy S5 will feature a 16 Megapixel camera sensor, which will be able to shoot 4K UHD video at 30FPS and 1080p FHD video at 60FPS. However, exact information on the sensor technology is still unknown but we expect Samsung to use its new ISOCELL technology. Now time for the interesting part.

Remember when mobile phones used to have a dedicated camera button and we all could easily snap a picture or record a video by simply tapping that little button? Yeah, the Galaxy S5 will have a dedicated camera button, but it will be invisible. Samsung is calling this technology, “Side Touch”. There will be a sensor built into the bottom right side of the device, at the same place where usually physical dedicated camera buttons are placed. To take a picture, you will simply tap the side of the device and your picture will be taken. There are a few limitations of Side Touch, like you won’t be able to use it in Portrait Mode, Easy Mode, and while recording video.

Moving along, let’s talk about the software side of things. Samsung is known for implementing a ton of features in its camera software and it has done the same with the Galaxy S5, as well. As the Galaxy S5 features a 16 Megapixel sensor, allows you to be able to capture pictures of different sizes from 2.4MP to up to 16MP. Also, you will be able to choose between different ISO levels from ISO100 to up to ISO800, and of course Auto option is available, as well. With the launch of Samsung’s last year flagship device, the Galaxy S4, the Korean giant introduced a ton of new camera modes, which included HDR, Panorama, Sound and shot…and more. Samsung has kept all those camera modes on the Galaxy S5 and added a few more to the collection, like 3D Tour Shot, Focus Select, Continuous Shot and many more. We have made a complete list of camera modes and camera effects that will be available on the Galaxy S5, take a look below.

- 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 merges 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 colours by merging pictures taken in various exposures.
- Auto: Automatically adjusts the exposure to optimise the colour 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.

There were a few more camera modes mentioned in the information we obtained but no description was given, so it might be possible that they don’t get included in the final retail software. Just to name a few of them: Mosaic Shot, Smile Shot, Frame Shot, Vintage, Cartoon, Add Me, Action Shot, Stop Motion, Cartoon and Pet.

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

Don’t worry if you are an effecto maniac and these pre-installed effects don’t fulfil your needs, because you will be able to download custom effects, as well.

Samsung’s new camera app will feature some visual changes, mainly the colour scheme will be changed to match their new overall system theme. We at SamMobile have decided not to post any visuals/screenshots because we want to keep a few surprises for Samsung itself to reveal at the Samsung UNPACKED 2014 event on February 24 in Barcelona, Spain.

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3 years 26 days ago

It’s my understanding that Samsung is using the IR photocell/led pair for Autofocus as well as the heart rate monitor. In this way it works like phase detection autofocus on DSLRs. As a IR heart rate monitor it works exactly like the Cardiac finger clip monitors in the Dr. Office or Hospital. Most likely not that Samsung has done this, other smartphone makers will follow with both phase detection and a heart rate monitor of their own!

3 years 2 months ago

I imagine and hope that all these functions last coming in future updates to the Galaxy s4 since this camera app is somewhat poor

3 years 2 months ago

There will be a digital macro and optical zoom ?

3 years 2 months ago

You guys are spoiled! :lol:

3 years 2 months ago

Sammobile is spoiled!

Why leak it? :P

3 years 2 months ago

Aqua? Resistente al agua? OMG cada dia amo mas el S5

3 years 2 months ago

Yes !!! You can dive and take photos of mermaids !
Only joking, NO. Is NOT water resistent, but if you put your S5 in a appropriated case, you can take clearer underwater photos wit AQUA mode.

Nate B.
3 years 2 months ago

I have nothing against Samsung, but the comments above seem fake.

Anyways, I hope the camera has OIS. That needs to become standard. Please don’t just put it in the Note 4. What’s the point of having such a camera but no OIS to back the 4K up.

3 years 2 months ago

So why don’t you reveal all the information you’ve got? I’m starting to believe sammobile has some kind of agreement with Samsung?! Why else hold back the info?

3 years 2 months ago

How can the Samsung Galaxy S5 get any better? Samsung is really trying to impress us and it seems to be working. Can’t wait to hear what SamMobile has next to discover.

3 years 2 months ago

This is really awesome !! .. Just awesome !!

No matter how this camera results (good/bad) into .. but these Samsung guys are really trying out something more and more !!

3 years 2 months ago

Thatz cool.. I am waiting for the release of S5 mainly to see the new TouchWiz. Hope it would be awesome and lag free.

3 years 2 months ago

Great, Awsome, Cool… But will you add all this features into your compact/mini model?

I`m looking for mobile with fine camera, duo-core (Energy safe cpu), 4-4,5″ screen and 3K mAh battery. This would be a great news!