1. Cakefish's Avatar
    Hi all, I'm loving the camera on my shiny new Galaxy S7. I've gone out after work and taken lots of photos to directly compare to the phone it's replacing, the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact as well as my work phone, the Galaxy S6 edge.

    Here are the full resolution samples (completely unedited raw .jpg output, no enhancements added via editing software) via OneDrive: https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resi...hint=folder%2c

    They are best viewed on a desktop/laptop/tablet to truly see how dramatic of an improvement the S7 camera is, though the differences can still be easily seen on a phone display.

    In summary, the Z5 Compact tends to produce more accurate colours in decent lighting vs the Samsung phones but as the light diminishes it really starts to struggle to capture detail and maintain sharpness. The S7 is a noticeable step up over the S6 edge, which is in turn a noticeable step up over the Z5C in most cases. Both the S7 and Z5C have wide-angle optics, notably more so than the S6e. In fact, people worrying about the move to a 4:3 aspect ratio sensor vs the 16:9 one in the S6e needn't, as the S7 is able to capture more of the scene anyway thanks to the wide-angle optics.

    Have a look for yourself and I'll upload some of the best examples directly to this post soon. Enjoy!
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    03-11-2016 03:52 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I also see the improvement coming from a Note 5. Autofocus is just ridiculously fast even in low light. It's scary. Only thing I regret is the format. I'd wish the full sensor would be widescreen so that video could use the whole image in FullHD VS a cropped version that just doesn't capture the whole thing. But still very impressive images overall. SloMo video still stinks though.
    03-11-2016 04:31 AM
  3. dingyibvs's Avatar
    Terrific comparisons!
    03-11-2016 06:52 PM
  4. txsizzler's Avatar
    My only concern with the lower lighting pics from the S7, are the yellowing that is present. Pretty much every review site I have seen that shows the low light capabilities of the phone, show yellowing, and at times its pretty bad. Review sites have also noted this, including CNET. Not sure if I will want to upgrade from the G4 just yet.
    03-11-2016 07:38 PM
  5. DizWhiz's Avatar
    You could always switch to pro mode and set a custom indoor white balance. It's more work but doable until they hopefully release a software fix for auto WB.

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    03-11-2016 08:32 PM
  6. death_eater's Avatar
    Well there are some shots that the S6 is better than S7 but both are way better than the Z5c. I was torn between S7 and Note 5 (with same camera as the S6) but when S7 was suddenly bundled by a 128GB card, there was no time to think but click the order button. I came from a Note 3 so everything is an upgrade for me so can't compare to the last flagships of Samsung.
    SpookDroid likes this.
    03-12-2016 04:43 AM

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