How the Galaxy Note 8’s dual camera sets new standards for mobile photography

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The Galaxy Note 8 is Samsung’s first flagship smartphone to feature a dual camera. There are two 12-megapixel cameras on the back with a wide-angle and telephoto lens each. The Galaxy Note 8 is also the first smartphone in the world to offer Optical Image Stabilization on both rear cameras.

The Galaxy Note 8’s dual camera supports 2x optical and up to 10x digital zoom. It is capable of taking crisp and clear photos even from far distances and in low lighting conditions. Samsung has also introduced new camera modes to give users more creative control over their images.

One of the rear cameras works like any other smartphone camera. It captures color images in typical fashion. It’s the second camera that adds elements which can’t be captured by the primary camera.

The Galaxy Note 8’s camera takes two separate images when the user takes a photo. The onboard processing engine then combines both images and produces a high-quality, clear photo with a greater depth of field.

Samsung’s new flagship can easily capture clear close-up pictures. The handset’s telephoto lens uses optical zoom to make the subject appear closer. It does that without enlarging any portion of the frame like digital zoom does. This results in professional-quality images even if the subject is far away.

If you’ve ever wanted a smartphone camera that adds the bokeh effect to your photos, look no further than the Galaxy Note 8. Typically associated with photos taken by a DSLR, the bokeh effect is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in parts of an image that are out of focus. This enables the subject to pop as the background becomes less of a distraction.

The Galaxy Note 8 has a Live Focus made that enables users to adjust the bokeh effect. They can control the intensity of the overall effect and apply it before capturing the image. The bokeh effect can also be adjusted after the picture has been taken in the Gallery.

The handset’s Dual Capture mode makes the Galaxy Note 8’s rear wide-angle and telephoto lenses work together to capture two separate images. Users can then find both the zoomed-in and wide-angle versions of the picture in the Gallery.

The dual camera is really what makes the Galaxy Note 8 stand out from the competition. Has it convinced you enough to spend your money on this new flagship? Let us know in the comments section below.

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o0MHJ0o
9 months 2 days ago
o0MHJ0o

does this mean they have gone back to a full 16:9 12MP photo? or is still the annoying 4:3 ratio?

MehulS
9 months 2 days ago
MehulS

You do realize that the Samsung Camera app gives the option to change the aspect ratio of the photos. 4:3, 16:9, 18.5:9

o0MHJ0o
9 months 2 days ago
o0MHJ0o

you do realise that it drops the quality when you do. that is why my comment in the first place asks if the camera’s full 12MP shot is in a 16:9 ratio…

ImABigBoy
9 months 1 day ago
ImABigBoy

The quality of the image does not drop. It looses a few pixels at the top and bottom if you change from 16:9 to 4:3 (i.e. fewer megapixels), but that’s pixels you don’t use anyway.

I get the 4:3 aspect ration if you are taking portraits, but using the 4:3 for anything else makes no sense.

Milek29a
9 months 1 day ago
Milek29a

How is it annoying if all the actual cameras and photo frames are 4:3?

preime101
8 months 23 days ago
preime101

actually a standard 35mm photo is 3:2 ratio not 4:3. 4:3 was the old TV ratio

8 months 29 days ago
Michael Goff

You can’t have a 16:9 picture at 12mp. The resolution of that picture is 4000×3000 or 4:3.

DoctorKDS
8 months 26 days ago
DoctorKDS

In the photographic world the picture ratio of 16:9 is not found in the professional still camera market. Instead we see ratios like 1:1, 2:3, 4:5, 5:7, and 6:7. While there are TV screens 16:9 it would look rather strange if shot in a portrait mode. The 4:3 ratio lets a camera be used in both landscape and portrait modes. This is far more flexible than a 16:9 camera could ever be.

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