Samsung boosted the camera hardware and photo software in all of thephones, it , but don’t think it saved the best frills only for the top-of-the-line Samsung Galaxy . The most important night photography improvements also extend down to the S22 and its larger sibling, the S22 Plus (here’s how the ).
On all the phones, the upgrades promise sharper photos for both daytime and nighttime shooting. The Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus have better main cameras that have grown from 12 megapixels to 50 megapixels, and the image sensor, which is 23% larger than those onand Galaxy S21 Plus, lets in more light.
Samsung also added Night Portrait mode to the both front and rear cameras. Finally, you can take your stylish depth selfies even when it’s dark, or snap a dramatic photo of your dog while out on midnight walks.
Samsung’s ‘Nightography’ software advances
Behind the scenes, Samsung has made its night mode smarter, and it coined an appropriately gimmicky name for its advancements. “Nightography,” as it’s called, automatically chooses the ideal frame rate to capture as much light and detail as possible, meaning it’s a more advanced version of what phone camera night modes already do.
The Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus also use adaptive pixel tech to augment the high-megapixel images with tetra-binning, which combines four pixels into one for sharper images in lower-light situations.
The top-of-the-line Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra does have some advantages over its more affordable siblings. Its 108-megapixelcan take sharper photos, it has nona-binning to combine nine pixels instead of four to capture more light, and soon after launch it’ll get the Expert RAW mode for professional image control.
The 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera remainsfrom last year’s phone. A curious downgrade is that the telephoto lens resolution is now 10 megapixels (the S21 had a 64-megapixel telephoto lens). While I don’t expect to use zoom photography much at night anyway, I’ll have to test to see if this changes how images come out.