Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Camera


The Galaxy Note 5 has a really nice shooter. Samsung is known for packing their phones with all kinds of features. Some of them work and some of them just end up being useless gimmicks. Let’s look specifically at the image quality from the camera on the Galaxy Note 5. The camera has all kinds of features, so there’s lots of stuff to explore with this phone. Let’s take a look!

Camera Specs

Primary 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash
Features Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
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Secondary 5 MP

Camera Modes

There are trillions of different camera modes on the Note 5. You can also download additional modes for your camera app.  Here’s a look at some of the modes that will be available to you.



Selective Focus

Selective focus will let you toggle between near and far focus. This is less of a practical feature and more of a cool gimmick you would show off to your friends. Since I don’t have any friends, I wouldn’t find much use for this feature. You have to have everything in the right spot for it to work. So the image below took more than a minute to get it to work. It’s cool but like… when would you use this and why? Seems to be no different than use using the “touch to focus” feature.

Virtual Shot

The Virtual Shot is an awesome feature that you’re sure to never use. This feature lets you move your camera around the object that you want to photograph. This will take a cluster of .jpg files that you can then navigate by moving your device around. The only thing that I could think of where this would be useful, is if snapchat supported this feature. It would take sexting to a whole new level! Gonna rekindle my relationship with my sister. (1)


The flash is great on this phone! you can illuminate the object you want without obliterating everything in the background. I broke into this rich womans house and got this sample picture in her home theater. Once she regains consciousness, I’m sure she would agree with me that the flash is very decent.



HDR is more useful in natural lit nature environments. I lost both my legs trying to sneak underneath an escalator in the mall. Because of this, I am unable to venture out into nature. But these pictures of some of my art will show you the color differences with the HDR on and off.






Here’s another way to get a different look with your pictures. The effects preview will show you the different results of all the effects on one screen. Looks a little something like this.



The color is deadly accurate on this phone. I made this art out of gum wrappers. What have you done with your life? Nothing. This was taken in a room with standard artificial lighting. Looks good!



This is where that 16 MP camera comes into play. You can capture a great amount of detail with this camera. This is more of my art. I’m an artist. Look at the detail. I did that myself.


Low Light

Look at that! No graininess. The low light conditions don’t seem to be any bother for the camera on the Galaxy Note 5.  This is great for a lot of people. I love the darkness. I drive with my eyes closed lots of the time.

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Alright folks, that’s all I have to say about the Galaxy Note 5 camera. It’s definitely a first class camera ready to capture all of your crazy adventures as you run around… using your legs…

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Ronald Comstock
Ronald Comstock

Home theater and Android enthusiast. I work with the sponsorship team on XDA to create and publish content for the latest in Android and smart home tech.

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