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olafsand

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Been keeping an eye on this thread for a while, some amazing shots!

Gotta say, compared to the Note20 Ultra, the camera on my S21U (Exynos) its not much of an improvement. In fact, the 5x telephoto on the Note is often much better than the S21U's 10x, the latter having a smaller aperture and lots of processing issues.
Sometimes I carry both phones for a better focal length coverage (3x, 5x and 10x).

I've always been eager to have a decent telephoto system on phones, unfortunately the S21U leaves a lot to be desired on this regard.
At this point, I'm not sure Samsung will keep improving camera quality or even fix the processing for the 10x and ultrawide lenses on the Ultra Exynos.

Can anyone share some samples with One UI 4.0 Beta?
Beta 3 and 10x zoom
 

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Matzinger87

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I just discovered in a video comparison of the S21U vs. iPhone 13 that the S21U is supposed to have a Portrait Video mode. Unfortunately, I can't find this functionality in my stock camera app (Model G9980).

Do you have this function in your camera app?
 

Randi03

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Maybe you already know this but just in case someone doesn't, I noticed that the best video settings for Exynos version in samsung camera app are 4k/8k with 30/60 fps and the ratio set to Full. If you set the ratio to 16:9 or 1:1, the video is less sharp and with more heavy processing. The difference is really noticeable especially when using the ultra wide lens in low light. It's a bit more noise sure but the image seems sharper.
 

lucasvoxu2

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Maybe you already know this but just in case someone doesn't, I noticed that the best video settings for Exynos version in samsung camera app are 4k/8k with 30/60 fps and the ratio set to Full. If you set the ratio to 16:9 or 1:1, the video is less sharp and with more heavy processing. The difference is really noticeable especially when using the ultra wide lens in low light. It's a bit more noise sure but the image seems sharper.
This way you are cropping the video. It might look sharper, because it is actually zoomin in the original video file
 

Randi03

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I thought so too but in 16:9 things start to look like a paining in the ultra-wide, while in Full they have more detail. Here are 2 quick samples from 2 videos:

Full ratio:
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16:9
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