1. azdmelani's Avatar
    Wanted to show a camera comparison between the same meal taken on my S20 ultra vs S21 ultra. Totally night and day with the auto focus. Will have to play with the settings a bit but love the cameraShow us your pics here!-20210124_184451.jpgShow us your pics here!-20210127_141936.jpg
    01-27-2021 02:22 PM
  2. Oscar Maradiaga's Avatar
    Looks so much better I also will take a comparison picture tonight
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    01-27-2021 03:43 PM
  3. Morty2264's Avatar
    Wanted to show a camera comparison between the same meal taken on my S20 ultra vs S21 ultra. Totally night and day with the auto focus. Will have to play with the settings a bit but love the cameraClick image for larger version. 

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    Uh, WOW! What an enormous difference!
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    01-27-2021 03:49 PM
  4. azdmelani's Avatar
    One of my cat as well Show us your pics here!-20210127_162022.jpg
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    01-27-2021 04:21 PM
  5. jtcannonball's Avatar
    Still playing with the camera but even with beauty mode off and the reports they would turn it completely off my pics still seem more smoothed over than my 12 pro max. Will keep playing with it for sure.
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    01-27-2021 04:51 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    [I'll make this a sticky]
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    01-27-2021 05:31 PM
  7. Tmel14's Avatar
    Still playing with the camera but even with beauty mode off and the reports they would turn it completely off my pics still seem more smoothed over than my 12 pro max. Will keep playing with it for sure.
    What's portrait mode like? I was hoping the smoothing issue would be resolved as I disliked that on previous Galaxys
    01-27-2021 05:47 PM
  8. bchain996's Avatar
    This phone is awesome! Camera is pretty much on par with my iphone 12 and 4a 5g
    01-27-2021 05:51 PM
  9. azdmelani's Avatar
    [I'll make this a sticky]
    TY!
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    01-27-2021 06:38 PM
  10. Ianmb's Avatar
    This phone is awesome! Camera is pretty much on par with my iphone 12 amdb4a 5g[IMG=3024x4032]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210127/82520d2a74aed6df5c6d30cbd5746f1c.jpg[/url][IMG=1008x756]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210127/2bb09d67896f4236b1ae35ae914eee7c.jpg[/url][IMG=1008x756]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210127/2f2a91f47c11cb6ed6b780da9824f9aa.jpg[/url][IMG=756x1008]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210127/01fefa8d08ef79bcd6478030c2c9173e.jpg[/url]
    What case is that? Looks nice
    01-27-2021 08:30 PM
  11. bill-e's Avatar
    What case is that? Looks nice
    ESR Kickstand

    Bill
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    01-27-2021 10:30 PM
  12. Oscar Maradiaga's Avatar
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    My pup Obi
    01-27-2021 10:38 PM
  13. Ragnarianrok's Avatar
    I feel like a lot of the pictures I'm taking are still a little overexposed. Not sure why... Like they need more contrast. Am I the only one?

    S21+
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    01-28-2021 12:07 AM
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    My pup Obi
    What a cute pup.
    01-28-2021 08:07 AM
  15. jtcannonball's Avatar
    I feel like a lot of the pictures I'm taking are still a little overexposed. Not sure why... Like they need more contrast. Am I the only one?

    S21+
    Can you post an example?
    01-28-2021 08:07 AM
  16. Ragnarianrok's Avatar
    The skin-processing is also very off on the S21+ camera. I mean, it's nice that some of our wrinkles and imperfections are "smoothed" away but it doesn't look realistic. Shutter is also significantly slower than the Pixel 4 XL.

    Under good lighting conditions and with objects that aren't moving, the S21+ camera does well. But give it a little movement, the shutter doesn't capture the frame you want, and there is still too much skin-processing. Also, the majority of the time, the photos are overexposed, whereas the Pixel 4 XL consistently nails the contrast and captures good shadows.

    I'm not sure if the S21+ camera is up to snuff. The Ultra might compare better to the Pixel 4 XL, but I'm not sure that's as true with the standard S21+ model.

    The reviews (mostly for the Ultra) lead me to believe the S21+ was right up there with the Pixel stills.

    Not sure what to do now...
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    01-28-2021 10:59 AM
  17. chamomiami's Avatar
    S21 5g vs S10e
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    01-28-2021 11:21 AM
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    The beachShow us your pics here!-20210127_141439.jpg
    01-28-2021 11:22 AM
  19. jtcannonball's Avatar
    The skin-processing is also very off on the S21+ camera. I mean, it's nice that some of our wrinkles and imperfections are "smoothed" away but it doesn't look realistic. Shutter is also significantly slower than the Pixel 4 XL.

    Under good lighting conditions and with objects that aren't moving, the S21+ camera does well. But give it a little movement, the shutter doesn't capture the frame you want, and there is still too much skin-processing. Also, the majority of the time, the photos are overexposed, whereas the Pixel 4 XL consistently nails the contrast and captures good shadows.

    I'm not sure if the S21+ camera is up to snuff. The Ultra might compare better to the Pixel 4 XL, but I'm not sure that's as true with the standard S21+ model.

    The reviews (mostly for the Ultra) lead me to believe the S21+ was right up there with the Pixel stills.

    Not sure what to do now...
    So far I’m not impressed with my Ultra. The photos in good light with my son 3-4 feet away and it’s making his complexion sickly pail, his eyebrows and hair look like oil paintings and it’s turned his clearly turquoise shirt royal blue. And my daughters slightly pink cheeks after walking from the school bus looked so bright and magenta almost. And she looked like a porcelain doll with her coloring. But her hair showed up nice, detailed and sharp but she was like 2 feet away. Reviews didn’t mention the hair issues as far as I observed but they did mention it making people look brighter and lighter so I should have taken that for what it was as Samsung still crushed details in hair/fur and over processes facial features.
    01-28-2021 11:25 AM
  20. Ragnarianrok's Avatar
    So far I’m not impressed with my Ultra. The photos in good light with my son 3-4 feet away and it’s making his complexion sickly pail, his eyebrows and hair look like oil paintings and it’s turned his clearly turquoise shirt royal blue. And my daughters slightly pink cheeks after walking from the school bus looked so bright and magenta almost. And she looked like a porcelain doll with her coloring. But her hair showed up nice, detailed and sharp but she was like 2 feet away. Reviews didn’t mention the hair issues as far as I observed but they did mention it making people look brighter and lighter so I should have taken that for what it was as Samsung still crushed details in hair/fur and over processes facial features.

    Yeah... then it seems like that's just Samsung's post-processing style. The skin-smoothing and overexposure is really bothersome to me.

    It's kind of insane that the Pixel 4 XL can still capture faster, sharper, and better contrasts in their still photography. It's a real testament to their algorithms. It's just such a shame the Pixel doesn't lead in other categories as well, like video-taking and hardware features+design. Nearly everything else, the S21+ does better or just as well.

    I'm not sure if I should just go back to my 4 XL and holdout for the Pixel 6 (and pray Google gets better at hardware...) or just try to enjoy the S21+ for what it does well....

    Will you keep your Ultra? What device are you coming from?
    01-28-2021 11:55 AM
  21. jtcannonball's Avatar
    Yeah... then it seems like that's just Samsung's post-processing style. The skin-smoothing and overexposure is really bothersome to me.

    It's kind of insane that the Pixel 4 XL can still capture faster, sharper, and better contrasts in their still photography. It's a real testament to their algorithms. It's just such a shame the Pixel doesn't lead in other categories as well, like video-taking and hardware features+design. Nearly everything else, the S21+ does better or just as well.

    I'm not sure if I should just go back to my 4 XL and holdout for the Pixel 6 (and pray Google gets better at hardware...) or just try to enjoy the S21+ for what it does well....

    Will you keep your Ultra? What device are you coming from?
    I’m waiting it out to see if there is an update this week. I have my Pixel 4xl and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Everything about the Ultra is amazing except the processing of the photos. They are not garbage like some years past but definitely are in need of addressing.
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    01-28-2021 12:09 PM
  22. Ragnarianrok's Avatar
    I’m waiting it out to see if there is an update this week. I have my Pixel 4xl and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Everything about the Ultra is amazing except the processing of the photos. They are not garbage like some years past but definitely are in need of addressing.
    Yeah, I feel like any other tradeoffs with the S21+ are acceptable or just a matter of muscle memory and getting used to it, but the processing of still photography still leaves a lot to be desired. Based on reviews, I thought it would be a lot closer to the Pixel 4 XL, but apparently not.

    The main issues with still photography are:

    1) shutter speed is a small beat slower than the Pixel 4 XL. I literally get a different photo on the S21+ because the subject has moved. It's not end of the world, but it's certainly not as quick nor as sharp as the Pixel 4 XL reliably puts out.

    2) Overexposure and overprocessing with the smoothing out of skin. I'm not sure if it's the sensors or what, but the S21+ just doesn't deal with contrast as well as the Pixel 4 XL.

    Outside of this, the camera experience is otherwise good and sometimes better (video taking and video-editing features are amazing!).

    I'm really not trying to be a "hater." The S21+ is really enjoyable in almost every other area, but I am disappointed by the still photography. I do want to move on from the Pixel to enjoy other features, but still-photography, once again, holding me back...
    01-28-2021 12:34 PM
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    01-28-2021 01:46 PM
  25. Guyinbox's Avatar
    Yeah... then it seems like that's just Samsung's post-processing style. The skin-smoothing and overexposure is really bothersome to me.

    It's kind of insane that the Pixel 4 XL can still capture faster, sharper, and better contrasts in their still photography. It's a real testament to their algorithms. It's just such a shame the Pixel doesn't lead in other categories as well, like video-taking and hardware features+design. Nearly everything else, the S21+ does better or just as well.

    I'm not sure if I should just go back to my 4 XL and holdout for the Pixel 6 (and pray Google gets better at hardware...) or just try to enjoy the S21+ for what it does well....

    Will you keep your Ultra? What device are you coming from?
    This is pretty much what I was afraid of. I've tested the camera on every Samsung I've owned, but hoped the ultra would be better. They just cannot capture a shot with the slightest bit movement, and indoor pics of family always gave their faces a soft ghostly look lol.

    It sounds like even if i keep the ultra, I would probably want to switch phones again the the pixel 6 came out, assuming they actually make a premium model this year. I'm really looking forward to the better battery life on the ultra though, so I'd love to be able to keep it.

    Have you tried a gcam port yet? If not, I'd love for someone to use it then comparing their pictures to a pixel.
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    01-28-2021 02:11 PM
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