With the MWC 2014 Barcelona just around the corner to be held on 24th Feb. the rumors about the latest flagship have piled to an enormous amount. While some of these rumors may be true most of them are just a figment of imagination of what we wish the new phone to be. Let us revisit the confirmed camera features once.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 will have a 16-megapixel sensor in the back at and a 2.1 megapixel camera in the front. The back sensor will be able to shoot 4K UHD resolution video at 30fps and full 1080p HD at 60fps. Samsung is also rumored to add a dedicated camera button to the S5, but it will be different from the usual side button approach and will rather take the form of a sensor built into the bottom right of the S5 renouncing the old button. It has been suggested that to take a picture, all you’ll need to do is tap the side of the S5. To ensure that there are no accidental side touch moments, the sensor will be disabled when the phone is in portrait mode, easy mode or while recording a video. On the software front, Samsung will equip the S5 with a ton of new features apparently, including the ability to capture images with different resolutions. You’ll also be able to switch between different ISO levels from ISO100 to ISO800. The S5’s camera app itself will have a few cosmetic changes too, in order to match the flagship’s new overall TouchWiz UI theme.
The new camera modes are as follows:
3D Tour Shot: Create interactive virtual tours of your surroundings.
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.
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.
Continuous Shot: Take pictures continuously.