Official Galaxy S5 hands-on video shows camera features
Lars Rehm | Published: Mar 10, 2014 at 17:00 UTC26
The new Samsung Galaxy S5 was arguably the hottest new device launched at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona. The new Samsung flagship smartphone offers an all around high-end specification and impressively comprehensive feature set including heart-rate and fingerprint sensors and a water-resistant shell.
And the S5 has a lot to offer to mobile photographers, too. 16MP images and video with up to UHD (4K) resolution are captured on a 1/2.6-inch CMOS sensor and through a F2.2 lens. Samsung has published a new hands-on video that explains most of the S5's new features. It also briefly touches on the camera specification and goes on to demonstrate some of the new imaging features.
You can witness HDR video recording and see the new autofocus system, that uses both phase and contrast detection for increased speed, in action. The new Selective Focus feature captures a quick series of images while shifting the focus. In the resulting image you can then select the area in focus by tapping on the screen. Selective Focus works pretty much in the same way as Nokia's Refocus lens that we recently tested in our Lumia 1520 review.
Watch the video below to see all of the Samsung Galaxy S5's new features in action. Jump straight to 1:50 if you are only interested in the camera portion of the video.