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[Poll Results!] How do you like the Galaxy S9’s Super Slow-mo feature?

The Super Slow-mo camera feature has been at the forefront of Samsung’s marketing push for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, and the company says its engineers had to sit down and design a faster image sensor so that its latest flagships could slow down a 0.2-second moment to nearly six seconds. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ can even record super slow-motion videos on their own when they detect movement, and in manual mode, one can capture up to 20 super slow moments in a single video.

Super Slow-mo is great, but it’s not perfect

Super Slow-mo isn’t a perfect feature, though. It doesn’t work great indoors or at night, even when you think the lighting is good, since the camera has to use a fast shutter speed to record these videos. These videos are also recorded at only 720p resolution, so they don’t do justice to the beautiful high-resolution display on the Galaxy S9 and S9+. But, when it works, it works great, and you can get some amazing slow-motion videos using the Super Slow-mo feature if you time things right.

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ hit retail shelves in mid-March, and were released in more than a 100 markets by the end of the month. That means many of you have been using either of these phones for a couple of weeks and have probably tried out Super Slow-mo, and we want to know how you like it. Is it one of your favorite Galaxy S9 features, is it something that’s nice to have but not so important, or do you think it sucks?

Whatever your opinion, let us know by voting in the poll below and leaving a comment. And in case you missed it, there’s also an option to take regular slow-motion videos on the Galaxy S9, though it isn’t enabled by default. Go here to see how you can fix that.

Poll results: It looks like a majority of voters like Super Slow-mo, while 21 percent of voters think the video resolution should be higher. 9 percent voters think the feature is good when it works, while another 9 percent don’t find it too exciting. 11 percent say they don’t care for slow-motion videos, and fortunately for Samsung, only 7 percent of voters say they don’t like the feature as it doesn’t work when they want it to, so there’s room for improvement but Super Slow-mo seems to have enough fans for it to warrant the attention it gets from the Galaxy S9 maker.

How do you like the Galaxy S9's Super Slow-mo feature?

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ace123456
ace123456

We want a better battery life on S9 or our money back ..there is a major diffrences between Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 that work very well and this the Exynos 9810 version’s considerably worse battery performance because Samsung merely programmed the core scheduler poorly , maybe an update sofware can resolv this serious problem.

Ray Hahn Jr.
Ray Hahn Jr.

It sucks Indoors but I read turning on the flash can help. The flash should be turned on automatically with this feature anyways.

ijazali
ijazali

I tried it in samsung experience store, since it was indoor light, it couldnt work at all. I tried to show off to my friend how s9 SSM works.
I think it needs improvement.
Happy with my Note 8

garret14
garret14

Great feature but never use it. Recording time is to short. If I use slow motion, than 240fps

Biransahin
Biransahin

It’s great. I still have a Note8 but my wife has the S9 plus so got a chance to play with it.. It’s really excellent and we plan to use it with a tripod this weekend weather permitting to really try it out.

EugeneOnTheEdge
EugeneOnTheEdge

I tried my friend’s S9 SSM video. It works amazingly albeit the rather-low resolution. I wish we could move the “motion-detection box” somewhere else instead of having it fixed in the centre of the viewfinder.

A Sweaty Womble
A Sweaty Womble

I get what you’re saying… But if you think about it, what you’re really asking for doesn’t make sense… Why would the thing you want to record in slow motion NOT be in the centre of the frame?

Is this some sort of new stupid trend or something in which the intended subject is not central to the picture and you have to guess where the thing you’re trying to capture is like Where’s Wally?

EugeneOnTheEdge
EugeneOnTheEdge

Photographers know what rule-of-thirds are.

A Sweaty Womble
A Sweaty Womble

Photographers know how to take a picture… Hey I got a new mouse, want to see a picture? Yeah it’s that slither in the bottom right, just beside my keyboard hogging 95% of the frame.

Yeah I got a new car today, here’s 1/16th of the rear of mine and the gap between my car and then 3/4 of my neighbour’s car.

Your response to my comment only adds to the mystery of why you think missing the subject in an image or video isn’t stupid.

A Sweaty Womble
A Sweaty Womble

Hey, I noticed something when watching a movie… All the main stuff happened in the centre of my screen. Isn’t that weird? I was also watching some videos on YouTube, I noticed the same thing. Even the really amateur stuff in compilations… In fact, look at the article header image, the camera of the Galaxy S9+ (for which the subject of the article is about) is also in the centre… Also weird. Yes, I’m taking the piss of course. Perhaps I didn’t word it in the same way the thought occurred to me in my initial comment, but surely you… Read more »

mtbrown262626
mtbrown262626

Super slow motion needs to have lots of light one any camera so get a grip