iPhone 5S vs Samsung Galaxy S5 – Camera Comparison – Get Creative

If you are in the market to buy a smartphone, you will most probably have to select between a Samsung phone and an Apple Phone.

These are the companies who jointly own two thirds of the smartphone market. Samsung’s latest flagship phone, the S5, is in the market. Here, we compare the camera specifications of the S5 with Apple’s iPhone 5S.  You can buy the iPhone 5S and the S5 at around $700.

Specs and Resolution

The Galaxy S5 comes with a front camera of 16 MP and has some excellent features.  It has a sensor of 1/2.6 inches. The iPhone 5S, on the other hand, comes with a smaller resolution of 8 MP. However, merely by cramming in more number of pixels on a smaller surface, the S5 will not necessarily be able to take better quality images when compared to the iPhone 5S. Samsung’s device offers a real time HDR function. This enables the user to have a preview of the results before shooting a picture. The S5 camera also comes with the latest ISOCELL technology. This brings down the crop factor of the image and also enhances the dynamic range. It achieves this by preventing the leakage of light from pixel to pixel. The S5 is able to shoot at a resolution of 4640 x 3480p for stills. It can also take video records at a resolution of 1080p at the rate of 60 frames per second. The camera also records ‘4K Ultra HD’ video with a resolution of 3840 x 2160p 30 fps HD.

The iPhone 5S comes with a smaller resolution but has a BSI or backside illuminated camera. This is paired with a dual LED flash and the camera is able to capture pictures at a resolution of 3264 x 2448p for stills. The iPhone 5S can also take full HD video recording at 30 frames per second along with a slow motion feature. The sensor is 1/3 and the pixels are bigger than most other smartphones, thereby enabling it to capture the increased amount of light. Apple’s iPhone 5S also has an HDR mode in which two shots are taken and then combined to create the best image.

The Galaxy S5 comes with a front camera of 2.1 MP, whereas the iPhone 5S has a front camera of 1.2 MP.

S5 Camera Unique Features

In addition, the camera of the S5 allows the user to focus on either the background or the foreground of the picture even after taking the shot. Another new feature, known as the Shot & More also enables you to take shots in a series of pictures to which you can apply various modes and effects. These are in the form of Eraser to eliminate photobombers or using the Best Face feature, to select the best faces in the photo and so on. The S5 offers plenty of features and opportunities for the user to get more creative and have some fun with the camera.

iPhone 5S – Interesting Features

As regards the iPhone 5S, modes and settings are a little simpler. One interesting feature in the iPhone 5S is the live effects, such as Chrome, Instant; the Slo Mo video; and the Panorama effects, which can be real fun. There are also many other settings and the user can also download several other modes.

Camera Quality

The S5 camera offers great image quality that is comparable to that of the iPhone 5S. However, pictures taken in low light conditions without a flash are not that good on the S5. Both the phones offer a good quality of pictures outdoors. However, the S5 has a better secondary or front camera, whereas the iPhone 5S performs better under low lighting conditions and when used without a flash.

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