As mobile phones have become an indispensable part of our lives, their cameras have evolved to a point where they replaced digital cameras as everyone’s main shooter.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is packed with an array of advanced camera hardware and features that makes it one of the most complete camera phones in the market. From a massive 200-megapixel main camera to a periscope telephoto lens capable of 10x optical zoom, the S23 Ultra promises to deliver unparalleled image quality and versatility.
In this article, we will take a closer look at the various camera software features of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and explore how they can help you take your mobile photography to the next level.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Nightography: No More Blurry Night Photos
Taking photos at night and under low light conditions had always been a bane of mobile phones, with fuzzy images, slow shutter speeds and poor resolution plaguing each and every shot.
Fortunately, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra has an advanced Nightography feature, which is basically ‘Night Mode’ taken up a notch. Unlike other phones which either bump up the ISO setting or slowing down the shutter speed to unusable levels, Samsung’s Nightography uses multi-image processing, taking a series of pictures and combining them to optimise colour reproduction and detail. As a result, you get low-light pictures with much more detail, better colour and less noise.
To access Samsung’s Nightography features, all you have to do is to open your camera app and swipe right until you activate ‘Night Mode’. Then you can snap away while all the heavy work is carried out by the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
Use The S Pen As A Camera Remote
When it comes to group selfies, we’ve all experienced the annoyance when our arms are just too short to have everyone within frame. Then you’d have to ask a stranger to help, or place your phone at a distance, set a timer and run back hoping to make it in time.
Thanks to the included S Pen, you can use it as a remote control to take pictures and videos remotely. You can even use Air Actions, which are basically gesture controls with the S Pen, to switch cameras and shooting modes.
By default, a single tap will snap a picture or start recording a video, while double tapping will switch between front and rear cameras. Flicking the S Pen left or right while holding down the button will switch between shooting modes.
Turn On Grid Lines To Compose Your Shots
Beginners learning how to take photos will come across the rule of thirds. The rule of thirds is a guideline for composing visual images by dividing them into thirds horizontally and vertically and placing the subject or points of interest at the intersections of the dividing lines.
Turning on grid lines in the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s camera app is great at helping beginners to compose their shots according the rule of thirds, resulting in more pleasing photos. Aside from that, the grid lines also have a level great for helping users get the perfect top-down photos for the gram.
Use ExpertRAW To Unlock Pro Features
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra supports taking pictures in RAW format via the ExpertRAW app. In case you didn’t know, professional photographers tend to capture images in RAW format instead of JPEG. The main benefit of using RAW is that it captures more data over JPEG, which allows for more editing room professional photo editing software such as Photoshop.
For example, the above picture was taken with the wrong exposure, making it too dark for use.
However, thanks to the additional data in RAW format, increasing the exposure reveals underexposed detail that would otherwise be lost in JPEG format.
ExpertRAW also has a neat feature for photographers looking to try out astrophotography. The ‘Sky Guide’ feature will display the relative position of constellations and planets to help you compose your long exposure shot.
That wraps up our guide on how to level up your mobile photography with the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is on sale starting at RM5,699, and you can get a complimentary Galaxy Samsung Galaxy Watch5 (40mm) worth RM1,099 for free!
Don’t miss out on this limited time deal and head on to Samsung’s official product page here.
To learn more about the hardware side of things, check out our in-depth review of the Galaxy S23 Ultra here.