Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (which is officially on sale, with the rest of the Galaxy S21 range), has already proven itself a great camera, full of features to help novices and professionals take brilliant photos on the go This isn't a dramatic redesign of the Galaxy S20 Ultra, with main features such as the 108 megapixels and 100x zoom being common to both phones. But there are new tips to know
Single Shot is a feature that allows the phone to capture multiple images and video clips – each with a different effect applied – just by pressing the shutter button once Its purpose is to allow you to capture a variety of interesting photos and videos from, for example, your child unwrapping a birthday present, without having to decide in advance on a style, of a particular zoom or filter.
This was a feature launched on the Galaxy S20, but it has been extended to produce even more effects It seems complex, but its use is very simple To start, press the single-shot camera mode in the mode dial next to the shutter button Next, all you have to do is press the shutter button and wait for the 10 seconds to capture everything The idea is that you will move, maybe you will move the camera between faces, so that the phone has more material to work with to create all the different options for you
Once finished, you can go to the gallery and find your Single Take file and drag up to see the different items it has produced There will be still images, different cuts of videos, GIFs – which will all have effects applied You can save them all or choose your favorites to share with your friends and family
The S21 Ultra has a 3x optical zoom, 10x optical zoom and can take digitally zoomed images up to 30x and 100x Using them is extremely easy In standard camera mode, you will see small sheet icons next to the trigger Single sheet means zoom in (ie get closer to the leaf); the three leaf icon means use the super wide lens (ie capture more leaves in one shot) Tapping the icons will quickly take you to 3x or 10x zooms, but you can also press the numbers that appear next to them.
It works the same whether you are zooming in when taking a still image or recording a video.
The proper Night Mode on the S21 Ultra can be frustrating if you're new to the phone and might not even know it's there at first The phone can take great low light images in its mode standard camera, but when things get really dark, scroll down to More on the mode panel next to the shutter button and you'll see a wide variety of shooting options.
One of them is called Night and is represented by the image of a moon In this mode, the phone will take an image for several seconds in order to capture more light Although it uses image stabilization to keep the photo as sharp as possible, you can help him more by keeping a hand as steady as possible, or even better by stabilizing your hands on a wall or other nearby object to minimize hand shaking.
New functionality of the S21, Director's View is a video feature that shows you thumbnails of what the scene you are shooting will look like using the different zooms You will find it in the same menu screen as Night mode (press More on the mode dial) One time over there, you will instantly see the different thumbnails and can tap on them to start recording video in each zoom length
Director's View, however, has an additional feature that allows you to simultaneously record video with the front and rear cameras The idea is that you can shoot a scene in front of you, while capturing your own reaction. In the director's view, you will see a square box at the top right of the screen (when held in portrait orientation, or at the top left if it is held in landscape) Pressing it, you will be able to select how you want your front-end video to be displayed; like a split screen view where your face takes up half of the screen, or as a smaller picture-in-picture style, where you appear as a small window superimposed on the main view
By pressing one or the other of these elements, your face will appear in the image and hitting the recording will allow you to capture a video with both sides at the same time Remember though that the phone is constantly turning both videos into one file, so don't shoot with both the front and rear cameras in the hopes of breaking them up into individual videos later.
The resolution of 108 megapixels of the main camera sensor is huge and although it is the same resolution as the S20 Ultra, it has been modified to improve it, so it's worth checking if you haven't already to activate it, start in standard camera mode and you will see some icons at the top of the screen (or left, if you keep it in landscape mode), one of which will be for the height ratio / width and will be indicated by numbers such as 3: 4, 1: 1 or Complete
Tap on it and you will see the option 3: 4 108MP Pressing this, you will activate the high resolution mode, but keep in mind that with this asset, you will not be able to use any of the zoom lenses because it relies only on the main camera's image sensor.
Samsung has apparently given the S21 Ultra a boost in its raw shooting skills with support for raw files 12 bits RAW files are essentially «digital negatives» that do not save information such as white balance or digital sharpness, which gives a better base image for editing the photo later RAW files are generally used by professional photographers who want the best control and quality of their images.
Raw files 12 bits, in theory, capture more dynamic range, which means more detail in highlights and shadows It may be a professional feature, so it's no surprise that you need to go to More and then turn on Pro mode This will bring up all manual settings for the exhibit, white balance and autofocus, so it is only worth trying if you are sure of your knowledge of photography However, activating raw mode takes an extra step; press the settings cog, access format and advanced options and enable RAW copies, which will allow the phone to take a raw image as well as a standard JPEG
Keep in mind, however, that raw files take up much more space than JPEG images, so if you run out of space, make sure that you haven't left this mode enabled and that you accidentally fill your gallery. with high resolution raw images of your pet Unless that's what you are
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