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S21 Ultra - Weird 3x and 10x Zoom Configuration

(Topic created on: 09-02-2021 08:24 PM)
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GoanGeek
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Hi Lovely  People 

Just being indoors ATM, I have been checking the S21 Ultra cameras and this is what I have to report.

For 3X Zoom it uses the Normal wide 108MP Camera

For 10x Zoom it uses the 3x Camera

For 30x and 100x it's using the 10x Camera

These are for indoors so if anyone able to check it both indoors and outwards would be helpful.

Wanna see how your camera operate.

The wide is fine for macro and stuff.
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They seem like nice people"
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GoanGeek
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Ok bit more tests.

The above was done with scene optimisation off.

Now Just tested with Scene optimisation On and it works as intended.

Also with scene optimisation On If go 3x zoom and then cover the 3x zoom lens it will try to use the 10x zoom.

That's why for the moon shot you need to have the scene optimisation On or you won't get the moon shot.
"WI-FI went down for five minutes, so I had to talk to my family.
They seem like nice people"
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GoanGeek
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And again...

I am beginning to feel that the camera are used according to available light and your zoom level, rather then just the zoom.
Looks like the AI tries to use the best camera for the situation.
so you don't really have much control over which camera is being used.
"WI-FI went down for five minutes, so I had to talk to my family.
They seem like nice people"
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Gavlee2010
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yes that is what pro mode is for in the camera settings. auto is just that like on a dslr
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GoanGeek
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Even on Pro mode, it won't select the camera you want indoors as if you are pointing the camera somewhere close it will just use the main camera for all focal lengths.
"WI-FI went down for five minutes, so I had to talk to my family.
They seem like nice people"
Gavlee2010
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yes I have just been testing on my ultra I wounder why Samsung does this?
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