With the announcement of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 came the heart-rate monitor and fingerprint sensor. Among more exciting features is the 16-megapixel rear-facing camera which trumps its predecessor at photos and video. Samsung has clearly put in work to refine the camera which now shoots 4K video.
Until recently, the quality of cameras on phones weren’t a focus but Nokia took the initiative with their Lumia. With smartphone photography taking off, other big-name vendors are taking the leap to improve their camera technology. The Sony Xperia Z2 sports a 20-megapixel with 4K support, so the Samsung GS5 will give it a run for its money.
Most prerelease, user-made videos often don’t do justice but the detail and sharpness of the Galaxy S5’s video is spectacular as you’ll see below. You will need to select the 2160p option to fully realize the finer details, especially on a retina display.
This particular video is captured from a good vantage point, and gives us an idea of how much of an improvement the GS5 video camera is over the Galaxy S4. While some have criticized the Galaxy S5 for not offering much of an improvement over the GS4, those looking for robust photography and videography features may beg to differ after watching that 3840 x 2160 clip.