Samsung Galaxy S7 and its brother S7 Edge were released with very minimal design changes when compared to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
Although the design language was almost the same, the newer phones pack quite some amazing hardware under the hood. To begin with, the devices have upgraded performance specs, newer screen technology, the latest Android software as well as an enhanced camera.
Speaking of cameras, today’s smartphones have become pivotal in the photography lives of many users. People are no longer to spend thousands of dollars on a high-quality DSLR camera; instead, they want to direct this cash to smartphones that offer the best cameras or rather photography. Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are just some of the devices you can choose to go for instead of spending thousands on a digital camera. This is because these two are equipped with some of the best snappers out there.
If you like travelling as you capture memories of your journey, there is no better device to have right now than any of the two Samsung Galaxy S7 variants. Despite the devices beginning to gain prominence among travellers, the question that still begs answers is whether the camera behind these smartphones is actually what travellers need or they need something better.
Here are some reasons to convince you that Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge is indeed the ideal travel photo-taking device you should have right now.
Low light shooting
Smartphone cameras give out almost the same photo quality when in good lighting conditions. However, trouble comes in when night falls. When on the go, you’ll need a top-notch device to capture those night moments and there is no doubt that Samsung Galaxy S7 is your ideal choice here. The phone has reduced the megapixels count from 16MP to 12MP, which has made them larger in size and thus take in more light. This, combined with the larger aperture of f/1.7, your photos will be the best even when in the dark.
Samsung Galaxy S7 (S7 Edge) supports the manual mode. With this ability, users are able to come in with personalised settings for things like ISO, shutter speeds and so on. In this way, you will be guaranteed of sheer control over the photos you take based on the prevailing conditions. All you need is to make some tweaks to the Manual mode and the result will be something better as compared to sticking with the Auto Mode.
For professional photographers, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge support RAW file format, which means it is possible to make adjustments to the photos once they have been captured.
Wide Selfie mode
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge cameras are equipped with what is known as Wide Selfie mode. Yes, you guessed right – this is meant for selfies and you’ll definitely love it. The 5MP selfie camera is equipped with a Wide Selfie mode feature that comes together with a flash that ensures photos can be taken at angles of up to 120 degrees regardless of the lighting conditions. You can add spices to the selfie taken with the help of Spotlight, but this only works when in Beauty Mode.
Motion Photo feature
Apple made headlines when it came in with a feature known as Live Photos. With this feature, users of the iPhone can capture video-like still images that tend to record the first and last few seconds of taking the photo. Samsung has its own Live Photos and it’s known as Motion Photo. However, this feature only captures the first few moments leading up to a picture being taken. This feature simply lets users relive their pre-photo moments, which is kind of cool.
Fast auto focus
Samsung is showcasing its abilities in terms of motion capturing with the quick Auto Focus feature on both handsets. The DualPixel sensor used ensures that capturing photos even when in motion delivers the best photos. In addition, the lens takes a very short time to focus, which means you won’t miss any moment because of a slow-opening and slow-focusing camera.
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