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lywyn

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Great click. I know what you mean. The remote clicking function is something I really missed vs my note 9. But to be fair I think you can buy a cheap Bluetooth remote shutter on ebay. I remember getting one of these free with a selfie stick.

You can add actions to the Smart Tag, I was pondering turning it into a remote shutter button.
 
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Anima14

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Can you post full res? ty.
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Gzoom82

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Never had a phone cam which could catch these pics at 240mm.

I still do think the x10 lens quality is poor, but I cannot argue with the creative freedom having a 200mm+ lens in the pocket gives you.

No other phone camera system could have got anything close to this shot. At 100% crop the image quality falls apart, but when viewed on a screen or printed to A5 size its fantastic.

Lots of love on here for the Pixel, I would like to see a similar shot taken with that phone please for comparison.

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Anima14

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I still do think the x10 lens quality is poor, but I cannot argue with the creative freedom having a 200mm+ lens in the pocket gives you.

No other phone camera system could have got anything close to this shot. At 100% crop the image quality falls apart, but when viewed on a screen or printed to A5 size its fantastic.

Lots of love on here for the Pixel, I would like to see a similar shot taken with that phone please for comparison.

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Totally agree with you on the quality...beautiful shot.Pixel4? Maybe I have to clarify...the most versatile phone I ever had in my hands. And that said as mine is going back.
 
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dazed1

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Pixel 4 camera > S21U cam.

In what aspects?

1. HDR?
2. Darkness?
3. Low light?
4. Zoom?
5. 4K30 video?
6. 4K60 video?
7. 4K 30 UW video?
8. 4K 60 UW video?
9. Video stabilization?
10. Front camera?
11. Portrait?
12. Low light portrait?
13. Zoom videos?
14. Night mode?
15. Manual night mode = max exposure?
16. Color science?
17. RAW?

Its 2021, you cannot make claims like this anymore.
 
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beserker15

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Sorry for spam, can you check 10x 4k30 gcam vs stock? If gcam offers higher quality?

None of the GCams support video with telephoto yet. I suspect it has to do with the stream configuration that allows stock cam to do things like director view. I'll try to work with Arnova later to see if that's something that can be addressed. The benefit of GCam and video would be that you can set your own bitrate to achieve a higher quality.
 

Batfink33

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
In what aspects?

1. HDR?
2. Darkness?
3. Low light?
4. Zoom?
5. 4K30 video?
6. 4K60 video?
7. 4K 30 UW video?
8. 4K 60 UW video?
9. Video stabilization?
10. Front camera?
11. Portrait?
12. Low light portrait?
13. Zoom videos?
14. Night mode?
15. Manual night mode = max exposure?
16. Color science?
17. RAW?

Its 2021, you cannot make claims like this anymore.
Problem is, in most of those modes the s21u is pretty poor.
 

pafc66

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Problem is, in most of those modes the s21u is pretty poor.
If you're going to make a statement like that explain why and provide examples and samples that support your argument with comparisons to other phones..

I've owned all flagships.. literally everything lol and apart from the p40 pro plus nothing comes close to the s21 ultra at the moment. Especially the snapdragon version .
 
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Batfink33

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
If you're going to make a statement like that explain why and provide examples and samples that support your argument with comparisons to other phones..

I've owned all flagships.. literally everything lol and apart from the p40 pro plus nothing comes close to the s21 ultra at the moment. Especially the snapdragon version .
I posted a photo last week and most people said it wasnt that good.
 

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    Stock vs GCAM : winner is ??
    Stock. I'm not a fan of the contrasty GCAM image. HDR doesnt look too good either. Too much saturation as well.

    The big amount of contrast sure looks good, but doesnt show a lot of details in the shadow.
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    I'm not a photographer, but I love taking pics.
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    Foggy yesterday morning. Full auto, exynos, last firmware AUB9.
    BTW. First photo little postproduced in lightroom mobile. Added vignette, more vibrant and punched whites and shadows, just all, the rest is stock.
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    I don't play with post processing much these days, but AD Photoshop/LR on the mobile is surprisingly good, this is going to be printed to acrylic plate at somepoint.

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    The dynamic range of the S21U really is quite something, even jpgs allows for post processing to the exact temperature 'look' you want.

    The depth and general tone of pictures the S21 U is able to capture really did use to be only possible on 'proper' camera systems, even the x10 lens produces half decent efforts in post.

    Add in the fact the entire work flow is possible on the phone, so no peeking on the back of a LCD camera screen, no faff with uploading to a laptop, no LR library to manage, no need to worry about backup due to the cloud, am pretty sure I can also send these file direct to Photobox/Snapfish or similar for large format printing all from the phone.......

    From a purely a photography point of view, the S21 U is outstanding, there is no other way to put it.

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    Hi all, I would like to share my experience. My wife has a 12 pro Max and I have the 21 ultra. I came from the 12 pro Max. I have the Exynos version. AUB9 version. I've been testing both phones from the last month against each other in many several conditions. I'm an amateur photographer form many years. Being short, I can state two main differences between two phones. Overall image quality is better, more detailed, on the s21 ultra (night mode and day light). The 12 pro max is more consistent on results. Each one of the phones has its own computational photo algorithms, for me I prefer the s21 ultra dynamic range, but this is something personal. The 12 pro max is a point and shot camera, most of the time you get really good results, good pictures. The 21 ultra is not, you need to understand a few photography basics to take all the advantage of the 21 ultra, and here is were it surpasses the 12 pro max, the flexibility you can get with the camera setup. In other words, you can take your creativity more further with the 21 ultra. From what I´ve been reading along this weeks about people comparing this two phones , and about being frustrated not getting the same images they get on the iPhone. They are two different worlds. You need to learn how to use the 21 ultra to achieve all his photo potential. With the 12 pro max you just don't need. You get good pictures right out of the box. For my personal use, the 12 pro mas was more boring to use as a camera. I do prefer the creative way.
    On a personal note, the Huawei cameras are the best I've tested. I had all of them until the p40 pro plus. What a phone! I was able to capture the Milky Way on a light polluted sky. I miss the monochrome sensor on the P9.
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