Sometimes getting the perfect photo just isn’t possible without the right equipment. Here's an up close look at how the Galaxy S20’s cutting-edge camera technology gives you the right tools for the job, no matter your shooting conditions.
Whether you’re in poor lighting or your subject is too far away, sometimes getting the perfect photo just isn’t possible without the right equipment. To solve this, the Galaxy S20’s camera seamlessly combines a cutting-edge camera hardware system with AI-powered software technology, so you never compromise on quality—or simplicity. It changes the way you capture and goes beyond the moment you point and shoot to change every aspect of your camera experience. Here’s an up-close look at the new technology behind the Galaxy S20’s camera.
Capture with Crystal Clarity: 108MP/64MP High Resolution
More resolution means more details. The Galaxy S20’s camera offers super-high resolution, so you can capture the details every time. The Galaxy S20 Ultra features a 108MP sensor, while the S20 and S20+ feature a 64MP sensor. Although cropping a shot used to mean losing details, with the high-resolution sensors on the Galaxy S20, you have plenty of resolution to crop and still get crisp, clear images.
It all starts with a fundamental change to the sensor architecture, both in terms of the size of the image sensor and the technology incorporated within. The larger sensors take in more light, so you get rich image quality even in low light situations.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra takes things a step further with the 108MP sensor, which switches between nona-binning and re-mosaic technologies to provide images with more clarity even in very low light or bright environments.
See Further, See Better: Space Zoom with Telephoto Lens
The Galaxy S20’s Space Zoom technology uses a combination of Hybrid Optic Zoom, and super resolution zoom technology which includes AI multi-frame processing (AI-powered digital zoom) to ensure that even when you are far away, you can zoom in close.
The Galaxy S20’s new Hybrid Optic Zoom combines an advanced high-resolution image sensor with an all-new lens, which is designed to provide more value to users than traditional optical zoom does. Thanks to this new technology, the Galaxy S20 and S20+ can achieve 3x Hybrid Optic Zoom, while the Galaxy S20 Ultra can achieve 10x Hybrid Optic Zoom. With AI-powered digital zoom, you can see even further, up to 30x on the Galaxy S20 and S20+ and up to 100x on the Galaxy S20 Ultra.
To achieve 100x zoom, the Galaxy S20 Ultra uses a folded lens and a high-resolution sensor. The folded lens provides up to 10x Hybrid Optic Zoom, while super zoom resolution technology brings an additional 10x zoom with AI multi-frame processing to reduce hand shaking and quality loss at high zoom levels. Images produced are clear thanks to the combination of the lens optics and a sensor crop on the high-resolution sensor.