Galaxy S21 Extremely: Take higher footage with these cool digicam methods

Galaxy S21 Ultra: Take better pictures with these cool camera tricks

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 Extremely has an unimaginable digicam that is among the many greatest you’ll find on any of as we speak’s top-end telephones. (It could be topped by the rumored Galaxy S22 Extremely, however solely time will inform.) It is able to taking superb zoomed-in pictures and rivaling the iPhone 12 Professional Max and probably the iPhone 13 in its total picture high quality. It is filled with nice options to assist each novices and professionals alike take good pictures when out and about. Whereas it will not be a dramatic overhaul from the Galaxy S20 Extremely (with headline specs such because the 108-megapixel sensor and 100x zoom being frequent throughout each telephones), there are some new methods to find out about. 

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Let’s dive in to see what options are new and easy methods to use them.


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Single Take 

Single Take is a operate that enables the cellphone to seize a number of pictures and video clips — every with a unique impact utilized — simply by urgent the shutter button as soon as. Its purpose is to will let you seize a complete number of fascinating pictures and movies of, say, your youngster unwrapping a birthday current, with out having to resolve upfront on a selected fashion, zoom lens or filter. 

It was a characteristic launched on the Galaxy S20, but it surely’s been expanded to supply much more results. It sounds complicated, however utilizing it is rather easy. To start out, faucet into the Single Take digicam mode within the mode dial subsequent to the shutter button. Then, all you want to do is faucet the shutter button and watch for the ten seconds it takes to seize every thing. The thought is that you’re going to transfer round, possibly pan the digicam between faces, in order that the cellphone has extra materials to work with to create all of the completely different choices for you. 


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As soon as carried out, you possibly can head into the gallery and discover your Single Take file and swipe as much as see the completely different objects it is produced. There will be nonetheless pictures, completely different cuts of movies, GIFs — all of which can have results utilized. It can save you all of them or choose your favorites to share with family and friends.


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Utilizing the zoom 

The S21 Extremely has a 3x optical zoom, a 10x optical zoom and might take digitally zoomed pictures as much as a whopping 30x and 100x. Utilizing them is lifeless straightforward. In the usual digicam mode you may see small leaf icons subsequent to the shutter button. A single leaf means zooming in (i.e. getting nearer to the leaf); the icon with three leaves means utilizing the tremendous vast lens (i.e. capturing extra leaves in a single shot). Tapping the icons will take you rapidly to 3x or 10x zooms, however it’s also possible to faucet on the numbers that pop up subsequent to them as nicely. 

It really works simply the identical whether or not you are zooming in when taking a nonetheless picture or whether or not you are recording video. 


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Night time mode 

The right Night time mode on the S21 Extremely may be irritating to search out should you’re new to the cellphone and you could not even know it is there at first. The cellphone can take nice low-light pictures in its commonplace digicam mode, however when issues get actually darkish, scroll to Extra on the mode panel subsequent to the shutter button and you may see a complete number of completely different capturing choices. 

One in every of them is known as Night time and is represented by a picture of a moon. On this mode the cellphone will take a picture over a number of seconds as a way to seize extra mild. Whereas it makes use of picture stabilization to maintain the shot as sharp as potential, you possibly can assist it additional by retaining as regular a hand as potential, and even higher by stabilizing your palms on a close-by wall or different object to attenuate hand shake. 


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Director’s View

A brand new characteristic for the S21, Director’s View is a video characteristic that exhibits you thumbnails of what the scene you are capturing will appear to be utilizing the completely different zoom lenses. You will discover it in the identical menu display screen as Night time mode (faucet Extra on the mode choice wheel). As soon as there, you may immediately see the completely different thumbnails and might faucet on them to start out recording video in every zoom size. 

Director’s View has a further characteristic, nonetheless, that lets you file video with the entrance and rear cameras concurrently. The thought is that you could movie a scene in entrance of you, whereas additionally capturing your personal response to it. When in Director’s View you may see a sq. field on the high proper of the display screen (when held in portrait orientation, or on the high left if held in panorama). Tapping it will will let you choose the way you need your front-facing video to be displayed; as a split-screen view the place your face takes up half the display screen, or as a smaller picture-in-picture fashion, the place you seem as a small window overlaid onto the primary view. 


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Tapping both of those will deliver your face into the image and hitting file will allow you to seize video with each side directly. Keep in mind although that the cellphone completely bakes each movies right into a single file, so do not shoot with the back and front cameras directly hoping to separate them into particular person movies later. 


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108-megapixel pictures

The 108-megapixel decision of the primary digicam sensor is large and whereas it is the identical decision because the S20 Extremely, it has been given some software program tweaks to enhance it, so it is price trying out if you have not already. To activate it, begin off in the usual digicam mode and you may see some icons alongside the highest of the display screen (or the left, should you’re holding it in panorama mode), one in all which will probably be for the side ratio and will probably be indicated with numbers akin to 3:4, 1:1 or Full

Faucet it and you may see the 3:4 108MP possibility. Tapping that may activate the excessive decision mode, however remember that with that lively you will not be capable of use any of the zoom lenses because it depends solely on the primary digicam’s picture sensor.


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12-bit uncooked  

Samsung has apparently given the S21 Extremely a lift in its uncooked capturing expertise with help for 12-bit uncooked recordsdata. Uncooked recordsdata are basically “digital negatives” that do not save data like white steadiness or digital sharpening, giving a greater base picture for enhancing the shot later. Uncooked recordsdata are sometimes utilized by professional photographers who need the utmost management and high quality from their pictures. 


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12-bit uncooked recordsdata, in principle, seize extra dynamic vary which means extra element within the highlights and shadows. It is a professional characteristic maybe, so it is no shock that you’re going to want to enter Extra after which activate the Professional mode. This can deliver up all of the handbook settings for publicity, white steadiness and auto focus, so it is solely price experimenting with should you’re assured together with your pictures data. Activating uncooked mode takes a further step although; faucet the settings cog, go into Format and superior choices and activate RAW copies, which can enable the cellphone to take a uncooked picture in addition to a regular JPEG. 

Remember, although, that uncooked recordsdata take up much more area than JPEG pictures, so should you’re operating low on area, be sure you’ve not left this mode switched on and are by accident filling up your gallery with high-resolution uncooked pictures of your pet. Until that is what you are into.

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