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Bad zoom quality

(Topic created on: 04-05-2024 07:00 PM)
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Adi0
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I'm not a stalker. I've just captured this pictures of a man and leaves and screenshoted this one of an older man from Ice Universe to show how the image quality above 10x gets worse and AI generated. Please fix this Samsung. Everything looks worse. 

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Thanks on the help! S24 Ultra owner.
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Piper123
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Hey there

Lots of posts over the last few weeks, in fact since S24 Series launch about camera quality.

Personally I'm of the view that the cameras are poor compared to both S23 Ultra (which I also have) and the competition.

I'm hearing that there may be a big canara firmware / software update in June but I'm also of the view that the actual camera hardware choice is the issue. I'll happily be corrected if the firmware / software fixes things but I'm not hopeful to be honest.
GoanGeek
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I don't give two hoots about 100x shots as I have always felt they were gimmicky.

I rather have a solid 30x printer quality photo then a silly 100x one .

I for one am quiet happy with the way things are going.

I'd agree though the competition is getting a lot better and hotter and Samsung does need to level up.

I feel the only saving grace for Samsung are the tempting preorder deals ATM.

But it's WAR from next year.
"WI-FI went down for five minutes, so I had to talk to my family.
They seem like nice people"
Adi0
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This is around 30x...

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Thanks on the help! S24 Ultra owner.
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GoanGeek
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Which mode are you using? 12x , 50x or 100x ?

Also is this the ultra?
"WI-FI went down for five minutes, so I had to talk to my family.
They seem like nice people"
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Reylob
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It is no secret that the Camera app needs some improvements. However, anything above 5X is digital zoom. Digital zoom can be improved by improving the algorithm, but it cannot match optical zoom at the same zoom level, even though some can be pretty good.

Other factors are lighting conditions, camera settings and camera limitations. Picture crops without setting details are hard to evaluate how good they are or trying to reproduce them. The crops will be better or worse depending on the whole composition.

Sometimes we want to take impossible shots, this is a general comment, it is not directed at your post @Adi0 

I have been able to take really good pictures and bad ones. I do not feel it is any different from the S22 Ultra when it was released. I think the camera will come on to its own after some more updates, again within its capabilities.

Any excellent photo will take equipment, patience and adjusting settings for the shot in question. Point and shoot should be very good, but it has limited capabilities.

Reylob
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Hi @Piper123 

The big camera update has been coming for while now. We have had some but it has not nailed it yet. The next big one was meant to come in May but it has been delayed to June according to posts on the web.

I want to keep my scepticism until it is finally here, the proof of the pudding is on the eating as they say.

I would like to know why do you think the hardware choice is the issue.

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Reylob
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I agree with you, 100X zoom is just marketing. It is good to have it, but I have never expected to get great pictures at that zoom level. I guess that it was made to take full moon shots only. 😀

Like you, I want a functional zoom, the extra is good to have but I do not expect it to be as good as optical. Excellent zoom pictures usually require a good lens, tripod, a great camera and patience.

The competition has outdone Samsung on camera performance on a few phones. Samsung must put more efforts to get good shots on default settings at release time and then come with all the optimisations. One of the main selling points is the camera. It should match the hype.

Samsung cannot rely on reputation, loyalty, and ecosystem. Other companies (android) are gaining track despite the google-less environment.

GoanGeek
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With 7 years of updates now. Samsung is taking it slow and steady 😌
"WI-FI went down for five minutes, so I had to talk to my family.
They seem like nice people"
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Reylob
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Did you mean zoom or sensor? 12x, 50x vs 12MP, 50MP.

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