Picture perfect: Samsung’s most advanced smartphone camera yet

When Samsung debuted its top-of-the-line Galaxy S23 Ultra at the company’s "Unpacked" event earlier this month, all eyes were on the back — and not the front — of the smartphone.

The reason? The camera.

The tech giant went all in on upgrading the Ultra’s main camera.

For starters, the Ultra boasts a massive 200-megapixel sensor — that’s a big increase over the 108-megapixel sensor on last year’s S22 Ultra model. The result is razon-sharp photos at full resolution. There’s also the option to shoot photos at 50-megapixel or 12-megapixel resolution, both of which don’t eat up as much storage.

There’s also the new “nightography” system, which punches up brightness in low-light situations without washing out the photo’s subject.


If you’re on social media (and who isn’t these days), the Ultra has functionality with social apps like TikTok and Snapchat. Take all the post-worthy videos you want in high-resolution, then seamlessly share with friends and frenemies alike.

Another great feature is the stabilization system, which reduces jerkiness in video and blurriness in photos. Even with the shakiest of hands, shots come out crisp.

The new camera also supports high dynamic range (HDR), which enhances color, contrast and brightness for video taken at 4K 60fps.


Speaking of video, the Ultra’s camera can also record in 8K 30fsp — that’s up from 8K 24fps in the S22 lineup. In terms of frames, 30fps is generally supported in apps like YouTube, Instagram and TikTok. The 8K setting isn’t for everyday use, but it does come in handy if planning to play videos on large screens or if shooting a film.

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