Although not Batman, Samsung’s high-end Galaxy S Series models are still considered to be “Get strength from the dark”. The explanation is also very simple: in recent years, Samsung has been constantly looking for ways to improve low light photography – a previously “fatal” weakness of smartphones.
The night shooting update greatly expands the user’s ability to take pictures, and it seems that at any time we can raise the camera and get creative, and not “run after the sun” as before. once again.
The journey of upgrading the low-light photography capabilities of the Galaxy S Series models began with the Galaxy S10 launched in March 2019. Applying optical image stabilization, this exposure technology manages to collect large amounts of light in conditions where it becomes “scarce” to produce images. Just as bright as it is visible to the naked eye.
Galaxy S10 Plus night shots
One of the advantages of the Galaxy S10 at the time in low-light photography was that Night Mode could be toggled on and off arbitrarily and applied to all focal ranges from ultra-wide and normal to tele. Meanwhile, another major company is using an algorithm to allow the device to decide when to use night mode, in addition to limiting this mode to regular cameras only.
The Galaxy S21 series, especially the Galaxy S21 Ultra, continues to make upgrades in night photography, including an advanced 108MP sensor. This sensor has the ability to combine 9 pixels close together into 1 larger pixel, thus increasing the ability to receive light in the evening. The AI has also been upgraded to process multiple frames to make the final image brighter, with more vibrant colors and less noise.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra still shows the power of being able to take low-light photos at a multitude of focal lengths. CNET Technology, in a test of the ability to take dark photos among high-end smartphones, found that the night shots of the Galaxy S21 Ultra are able to reproduce better details, especially for night shots using the angle camera. .
For the Galaxy S22 series, it must be said that the upgrade in night photography is a “leap” thanks to Nightography. This is a “combination” of algorithms and small features like exposure to capture a lot of ambient light, applying anti-shake to prevent the image from shaking, and taking many photos with different brightness levels. The images are then analyzed by the AI from the NPU inside the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, and cropped to form the final image.
It’s hard to say these upgrades are significant, but I did get a chance to experience the Nightography in action. In the strongest low-light conditions, the Galaxy S22 series appears to “cut through” the darkness to recover details hidden in the strongest of darkness. As shown in the image above, the Galaxy S10 Plus can only see the image from the projector, while the Galaxy S22 Plus “captures” both the image of the projector and the area around the room.
Back to the present, Samsung has sent out invitations to the upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event on February 1. This is said to be where the company announced the Galaxy S23 series with upgrades in the screen, rear design, as well as the processing configuration.
Besides, experts also discussed rumors about the ability to shoot at night. Accordingly, the Galaxy S23 Ultra version will feature an advanced 200MP ISOCELL HP2 sensor, with a new Nightography version with improved AI noise reduction algorithms. With a seamless blend of hardware, software, and evaluation “Galaxy S23 series will take better night photos” It wouldn’t be difficult to achieve an Ice Universe expert.