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How good is the Galaxy S8 camera? See for yourself

Indoors, outdoors, low light. Get a feel for the kinds of photos Samsung's S8 flagship can take.

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Jessica Dolcourt
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The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a 12-megapixel camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing selfie cam.

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I took photos of everything, and pulled some of the best from my adventures with the Galaxy S8 so far.

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The photos in this collection are unedited and don't use filters; I wanted to show you what the camera could do all on its own.

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The S8 and S8 Plus have tons of filters you can apply, and stickers that are straight outta Snapchat.

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Enjoy these photos; I'll pipe up again to explain a thing or two.

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Testing out the selfie camera's autofocus on a blah kind of day.

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Another day, another focus test.

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I shot this on a carousel moving both up and down and around. I'm impressed that the image in the mirror is as clear as it is.

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Not bad considering the motion of the bumper cars.

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It's a fried potato, since you're wondering, pulled out like an accordion. It tastes like flavorless potato chips until you season it yourself.

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I took this from the bottom up, which is why it isn't as bright as it could be. I'd want to use editing tools to bring out the color.

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Taken inside a laser tag room. The camera struggled focusing on faces, but handled the coil like a pro.

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Lots of low-light shots of adult beverages. It was extremely dark in here, so the visual noise is expected.

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Still, these are good enough to share on social networks or by texting.

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Reiterating how laser tag pushed the camera to its limit. The subject was posing, not moving, but is still indistinct, not sharply in focus.

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Here's the camera responsible for the shots. It's nice and flush with the phone.

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