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Galaxy S20 Cameras – Difference b/w the Models

Galaxy S20 Camera
Written by Hassan Abbas

Galaxy S20 Cameras: With the Galaxy S20 series, Samsung’s making its huge jump in camera technology in 4 years. Besides the general layout of ultra-wide, standard, and telephoto cameras, nothing has been carried over from prior generations. However, we’re getting the latest sensors and lenses across the board. Also, it includes a front-facing camera.

However, upgrading all of the cameras at once seemingly can’t quite good enough. Samsung’s also rolling out a better set of sensors and lenses for the telephoto, main, and front-facing cameras on the Galaxy S20 Ultra. However, it includes a crazy 100X zoom system on the back.

There’s a lot to take in. Here’s what you want to know about the camera system on the Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra.

Galaxy S20 and S20+ set the standard

Galaxy S20 Screen Protector

The Galaxy S20 Ultra is going to get the huge hype due to its crazy camera specs. However, the standard S20 and S20+ deserve lots of their own praise for what they offer over the last generation.

I clap Samsung’s restraint due to it’s done exactly what we wanted it to do. However, stick to a 12MP resolution main camera, but just make the sensor bigger and the optics better. The Pixels are roundabout 30% larger than the S10. Also, it enables in dramatically more light. Even though the aperture is technically narrower at f/1.8. It’s no longer a difficult variable f/1.5-2.4 aperture. This is quite better overall but should display its strengths the most in low-light scenarios where the amount of light your sensor can take is difficult.

The telephoto camera also better dramatically from its behind-the-times sensor and 2X lens. However, the sensor is now 64MP, that offers “lossless” 3X zoom, and then extends all the way to 30X if you really like to reach out. Though it’s clear that detail really begins to drop off around 10X. Also, it’s essential within that range for those times when you just can’t get yourself any closer. Also, at lower zoom levels, the larger sensor with a wider f/2.0 aperture should once again help in low light.

Samsung made all of the right choices with these latest sensors and lenses.

Across all of the phones, we got the latest ultra-wide camera as well. The latest sensor drops down to 12MP (from 16), but in return has 40% larger pixels. It helps make up for its relatively narrow f/2.2 aperture. However, the combination should make the wide-angle more capable in low light. Though it doesn’t look to be getting as much emphasis from Samsung as the other cameras.

Galaxy S20 Ultra takes it up a level

Galaxy S20 Ultra takes it up a level

We can now shift to the S20 Ultra, having various main and telephoto camera setup. Its main camera gears completely to a massive 108MP resolution. But it’s a good thing. Also, it uses 9-to-1 pixel binning to output 12MP photos. Physically the sensor is larger than the S20’s. Also, with the binning has an even larger effective pixel size. That’s good for image quality in all scenes, but specifically low light.

Comparison – Galaxy S20/S20+/S20 Ultra

Galaxy S20 Samsung Galaxy S20+ Galaxy S20 Ultra
Rear Camera 1

12MP
1/1.76″, 1.8um
f/1.8

12MP
1/1.76″, 1.8um
f/1.8
108MP
1/1.33″, 8um
f/1.8
Rear Camera 2

64MP telephoto
1/1.72″, 0.8um
f/2.0
3x lossless zoom
30x Super-Resolution Zoom

64MP telephoto
1/1.72″, 0.8um
f/2.0
3x lossless zoom
30x Super-Resolution Zoom
48MP telephoto
1/2.0″, 0.8um
f/3.5
10x lossless zoom
100x Super Resolution Zoom
Rear Camera 3

12MP ultra-wide
1/2.55″, 1.4um
f/2.2

12MP ultra-wide
1/2.55″, 1.4um
f/2.2
12MP ultra-wide
1/2.55″, 1.4um
f/2.2
Time-of-flight sensor Time-of-flight sensor
Front Camera

10MP
1.22um
f/2.2

10MP
1.22um
f/2.2
40MP
0.7um
f/2.2

It isn’t yet clear how useful these massive zoom figures will be in the real world.

However, the telephoto camera goes in the other direction using a lower 48MP resolution. That’s a demote of sorts due to the same pixel size. So physically it’s smaller. But Samsung pays attention to the lens arrangement in front of it. The camera assembly is actually horizontally on the phone. Also, It uses a prism to make the most of the space to offer 10X lossless zoom. However, that beats the S20’s 3X, also though it’s beginning with a lower resolution.

That’s just the starting a staggering 100X zoom is available. As you’d expect, images capture at 100X is pretty blotchy. However, you can also take surprisingly up-close photos of a city block or also individual buildings from an airplane window. It’s a clean novelty to display the power of this camera. Also, if you’re far more likely to stay under 30X most of the time.

And the unknown: How good are the photos?

What we don’t know how all of these technological improvements come together for actual image quality improvements. How well the massive zoom plays out in the real world is a big question mark, specifically when shooting handheld or in less-than-ideal lighting. However, for standard and ultra-wide images, with these latest sensors, the Galaxy S20s have all of the hardware they want to take cool images.

clearly Samsung has the right hardware — let’s view how well it’s put to use.

Once we get the whole Galaxy S20 series in our hands for more extensive testing, we’ll view how whether or not Samsung put the hardware improvements to good use.

Conclusion:

Here’s all about the “Galaxy S20 Cameras”. For further queries and questions let us know in the comments section below. Also, don’t forget to share your opinion with us!

Till then! Keep Smiling 🙂

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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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