During Samsung’s keynote at Mobile World Congress 2014, the company said that it put a huge focus on the camera of the Galaxy S5 — a feature that consumers had been asking for. It appears to have delivered, and the device has a 16-megapixel shooter, a dedicated image processing chip, 0.3-second autofocus and much more. It should take great pictures, and better than any other Galaxy smartphone to date. However, in the past, Samsung’s camera UI has been a real hinderance to the experience. That changes with the Galaxy S5.
As you’ll see in the video above, the S5 camera still has all of the different modes and features that earlier phones offered, but they’re tucked away as not to intimidate the user. Mainly, you’ll see options for flash and an awesome new HDR mode that turns HDR on/off and view the effects in real-time on screen. It’s really amazing, and you’ll see a slight change in the colors on the video above — though that environment wasn’t perfect for HDR. Really, it’s designed for improvements on either super sunny days or cloudy overcast days.
We fired off a few pictures in the video, too, so you can see how quickly the autofocus works and how capable the camera is. Check out the included gallery below.