Galaxy S5 4K video shooting mode detailed in new video

The Galaxy S5 isn’t going to be commercially available for another month, but it looks like a user from Mexico has managed to get a hold of the device ahead of time. He then proceeded to shoot a video in 4K (3840 x 2160) to demonstrate the imaging potential of the device. You can see at the beginning of the video that the device is a Galaxy S5 thanks to its larger flash unit. The 4-minute video shows how much faster the Galaxy S5 focuses after zooming in or during motion. 4K recording is set to be the standard in high-end devices this year, and while the image quality when shooting in 4K looks stunning, it does take up a lot of space. A 1-minute 4K video shot at 30 fps uses almost 1 GB of space. No wonder the Galaxy S5 features a microSD card slot that can accommodate a 128 GB SD card. If you intend to shoot in 4K, you’re going to need it.

Here’s the 4K video shot using the Galaxy S5 in its entirety (be sure to select the 2160p option):


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3 years 1 month ago

A 1 minute video takes up 1GB of data? Are you sure? A 1 minute 4K video on the Note 3 takes up 350mb of data. On the Note 3, the recorded bitrate is at about 48 mbps. If this is the case for the Galaxy S5, that means that it records at about 135 mbps…. With the improved cam of the S5, maybe they upped the bitrate to achieve the best image possible, yet it seems like too much. Might have been more reasonable if it recorded 4K at 60fps.

It just seems like it’s way too high.

3 years 1 month ago

Can’t tell between 1080p & 2160p 4k. Seems that we can’t distinguish between the 2 resolutions.

3 years 1 month ago

Ware you watching this video on 4k display ? If not, yes you cant distinguish 1080 from 4k. It will be all the same. Try watching 1080 on 800×600 monitor from 1995.

3 years 1 month ago

Because real resolution this video is
“Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 1280×720 30fps [Video]”


3 years 1 month ago

Crystal ball clear period