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A deep dive on the Samsung Galaxy S7 cameraSamsung's new flagship Galaxy S7 has a camera that's geared toward low-light shooting. We take a close up look at the new shooters.
[SOUND] Samsung has taken the wraps off the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, two different sized phones but with both packs a same camera and it's that that we're taking a closer look at here. The most important thing about the camera to note is that the resolution has dropped from 16 to 12 megapixels. Now, that might sound bad, but there's a good reason behind it. The pixels on the sensor are physically larger than before, allowing them to capture much more light. Combine that with a much brighter f/1.7 aperture on the lens, and the S7s are shaping up to be formidable low-light shooters. The cameras also feature much faster autofocusing, as well as the usual wide range of scene modes. You'll find a panorama function as well as HDR modes, time lapse functions, a range of filters and effects and their pro mode which gives you manual control over settings. You can switch between views in the camera app which looks mostly unchanged from the one we saw on the Galaxy S6. Video can of course be captured in 4K resolution and there's a slow motion option as well. The Galaxy S6s cameras already took some superb shots so I'm really looking forward to seeing what the low light improvements bring to the table. For more on the Galaxy S7 keep your eyes on cnet.com.