The Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus are currently at the top of our list of the best smartphones, and the Samsung Galaxy S10e is our preferred smaller smartphone. They are all equipped with first class displays, lots of power under the hood and powerful cameras. Although they did not emerge victorious from our camera shoots, they have usually scored at least a couple of wins against the top of the competition. For best results it is helpful to know how to use the camera app and unlock its true abilities. For this purpose, we have put together some tips for the Galaxy S10 camera for you.
Before we begin, you should mention this here. There are some important differences between the S10 models, most of these tips should however, apply to all three phones.
The main camera of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus is a 3x objective lens shooter with a 12 megapixel standard lens, a variable aperture of 1: 1.5 to 1: 2.4, a 12 megapixel telephoto lens with a shutter of 1: 2.4 and a 16 megapixel ultra wide-angle lens with a 1: 2.2 aperture. The Samsung Galaxy S10e comes with a dual lens setup and drops the 12 megapixel telephoto lens. You will also find support for HDR and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). The OIS is present in each of the 12-megapixel lenses, and the telephoto lens in the S10 and S10 Plus allows twice the optical zoom.
All three can record 4K UHD video at up to 60 frames per second (fps), 1080p up to 240 fps, and 720p up to 960 fps, which Samsung calls Super Slow-Mo. You will also find support for HDR10 +.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus has an edge with a dual-lens setup that combines a 10-megapixel lens with a 1: 1.9 aperture and an 8-megapixel lens with a 8: 1 aperture an aperture of 1: 2.2 to capture better depth data. The S10 and S10e have the stand alone 10 megapixel lens. The front-facing cameras can also record 4K video at up to 30 frames per second.
By default, the camera icon is located in the lower-right corner of the screen. If your S10 is unlocked, you can just tap it to start the camera. When the camera is locked, you can tap the camera icon and drag it to the center to launch the camera app.
You can also quickly press the power key twice to launch, lock, or unlock the camera app from anywhere. This quick start feature should be enabled by default. If this is not the case, tap the gear icon in the upper left corner of the Camera app to open the settings, and scroll down to turn on Quick Start .
When When the Camera app is open, you can quickly press the power button twice to switch between the main camera and the front camera.
The Camera App
While the Samsung Galaxy S10 Camera App is simple In the application is busy, so it may take some time to get familiar with the Problem has explained. You can swipe through the different camera modes listed on the right or below when holding the S10 in portrait orientation. If you swipe up or down in landscape view, or swipe right or left in portrait view, you will cycle through the available modes.
You can switch between the front and rear camera by using the two square arrow icons that appear next to the large shutter button. The last taken photo appears on the other side and you can tap to open the photo in the Gallery app.
There are a number of white icons on the left or top of the screen And at the top, you can jump into Bixby Vision or create your own AR Emoji. Both are a bit unconventional, but worth trying. With Bixby Vision you can identify and buy objects, try make-up and much more. The AR Emoji is designed to create a comic version of you that will be animated along with your facial movements and language, but in our experience, it actually looks like you're slim.
The set of icons below from left to right The settings, the flash (which we definitely recommend), the timer, the aspect ratio, and the rod at the end allow you to warm up a series of 12 live filters apply black and white or turn on the beauty mode, which allows you to optimize your facial features.
There are many modes in the Camera app, and there may be some that you do not want to use. It's probably a good idea to downsize and eliminate the clutter. You can just turn off anything you do not think is necessary, and you can turn it back on whenever you want. You can edit the modes displayed in the camera settings using Camera Modes> Edit Modes . Just tap to turn off any items you do not want to see. You can also change the order by tapping a mode and dragging it up or down in the list.
Using the Wide-Angle or Telephoto Lens
By default, the main camera lens is used as the startup lens, but you can change it using the tree icons on the right-hand side. The two trees in the middle are your standard lens. Tap the three trees icon to switch to the wide-angle lens, and you can insert a larger portion of the scene in front of you. You can tap the single tree icon to switch to the telephoto lens. You can also zoom in and out by placing a thumb and a finger on the screen and then pulling them apart to zoom out, or together to zoom in. A counter will appear on the screen showing you the zoom level.
Using the Scene Optimizer
The Scene Optimizer automatically detects scenes from glorious sunsets to chubby babies using artificial intelligence and adjusts them to camera settings for the best possible photo. You can quickly turn it on and off using the blue swirl icon on the right side of the Camera app. You can also access and tap on it via the camera settings to toggle various intelligent functions on or off. We recommend leaving it on and letting it do its thing, but you can always test it by turning the same photo on and off with it. It tends to burst pictures, but tends to be supersaturated.
As with previous Galaxy S phones, the Scene Optimizer can detect foods, animals, skies, shores, snow, portraits, landscapes, mountains, street scenes and birds, flowers, greens, beaches, night scenes, back light, indoor scenes, trees, sunrise and sunsets, waterfalls and text. The Galaxy S10 series can also detect clothing, vehicles, faces, drinks, people, cats, shoes, dogs, stage sets, and babies.
How to Use Shot Suggestions
One of our Suggestions Favorite features in the S10 Camera app are suggested shootings. It will show you how to improve your composition by displaying a horizontal line and a specific point that should provide the best shot . All you have to do is align accordingly – the line and the best shot point turn yellow and you can take a superior photo. You can enable Shot Suggestions in the camera app's settings. It's not always perfect, and you may not want to keep it turned on, but it can be really helpful. Digital Trends
If you really dig deep and want to unlock all camera options, you'll need to try Pro mode. Switching to Pro mode will reveal a wealth of new features. To achieve good results here, however, some photo skills are required. We assume that you are holding the S10 in landscape mode to discuss this mode. The grid with the yellow squares shows you the auto focus area. You can change it by tapping the grid icon in the upper left corner. Underneath is a measurement option. On the right you can see a whole range of new options that allow you to adjust white balance, ISO, shutter speed, focus, exposure, etc.
Another important feature you can do in Pro mode is saving your photos in JPEG and RAW formats. With Pro mode enabled, open the settings using the gear icon and tap Save Options and then RAW Copies . Professional photographers can edit RAW files wonderfully. Note, however, that they require much more space than JPEG files.
Using Live Focus
Samsung's version of Portrait mode is called Live Focus and is activated You can add a blurring effect to the subject that mimics the bokeh effect of professional DSLR cameras. It is particularly suitable for photographing people or for focusing on specific topics. Select your subject and drag the bar below to change the degree of blurring. You can also tweak the blur after shooting by opening the photo in the Gallery app and tapping Change background effect below. In the typical Samsung style, you not only get a simple background blur option, you can also choose to create spin zoom or color dot effects. The Color point option is our favorite because you can keep the subject in color and the background in black and white.
How to Make Great Videos
The Galaxy S10 can record some excellent videos, but there are many different options to keep in mind and not everything can be used together. The default settings are likely to be fine for most people, but changing the camera settings can change a number of things. The default video size is 1080p, but you can switch up to 4 KB at 60 frames per second if you want. Keep in mind that videos with these settings take up much more space.
If you play your home videos on a large TV and have something that supports HDR10 +, you should turn it on. The option can be found in the camera settings under Extended Shooting Options . Do not use this option if you do not have an HDR10 + compatible device because it does not look good.
You can enable the Super Steady option by tapping the hand icon or dipping into the settings and turning on video stabilization . It should be enabled by default and you want to enable it as it compensates for shaking or shaking. However, if you want to track a moving subject with autofocus be aware that Video Stabilizer is automatically disabled.
Note the following, if you jump up to 60 fps, then tracking autofocus and video effects will not work, and if you jump to 4K at 60 fps, then video stabilization has won & # 39; t work.
Samsung also offers Hyperlapse Slow motion and our favorite Super Slo-Mo . It takes some practice to get good results, and good lighting is important, but it's great fun, and we have a Super Slo Mo guide to help you.
If you have not quenched your thirsts for function and you want to go beyond the camera, read the key settings you should change and our key tips for the Galaxy S10.