We previously learned about the fingerprint scanner that Samsung will be utilizing with the Galaxy S 5. Now, thanks to SamMobile, we know that the device will have a 16MP camera with a ton of modes and effects. But before we dive into the software options, there is something externally Samsung will be adding to the overall camera. Rather than requiring users to tap the screen to snap a photo, a touch-sensitive button will be featured on the side, simulating a real camera. According to the source, this feature is dubbed Side Touch and the sensor will be located on the bottom right side. Side Touch will not be usable in Portrait Mode and Easy Mode or while recording video. Samsung has also reportedly revamped the user interface of the camera app to match the handset’s over software redesign.
From SamMobile, here are the camera modes:
3D Tour Shot: Create interactive virtual tours of your surroundings.
Sports: Take clearer pictures of fast-moving subjects.
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.
Sound & Shot: Enrich your pictures by adding a few seconds of background sound.
Drama: Takes multiple exposure pictures of a moving subject and merges them into one dramatic picture.
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.
Rich Tone (HDR): Take pictures with softer or richer colours by merging pictures taken in various exposures.
Auto: Automatically adjusts the exposure to optimise the colour and brightness of pictures. You can take single or burst shots.
Eraser: Save the best picture after erasing moving objects from consecutive pictures.
Night: Take brighter, clearer pictures in low light without the flash.
Best Face: Select the best picture of each person from 5 consecutive pictures to get the best merged group picture.
Best Photo: Take a series of pictures, and then select the best to save.
Continuous Shot: Take pictures continuously.
Panorama: Create a linear panorama by taking pictures in either a horizontal or vertical direction.
The camera effects, aside from the downloadable ones, are Grey-scale, Sepia, Negative, Emboss, Outline, Watercolour, Monochrome, Sketch, Washed Out, Posterise, Solarise, Vintage, Cold Vintage, Warm Vintage, Blue, Green Point, Red/Yellow, Nostalgia, Faded Colour, Retro, Sunshine, Old Photo, Cartoon, Oil Pastel, Moody, Engraving, Vignette, Rugged, Tint, Turquoise, Fisheye, Noir Note and Vincent. Samsung is basically giving you everything.
We should find out more at Samsung’s Unpacked event this Monday.