The rise of smartphones has given credence to the claim that everyone is an amateur photographer.
A quick glance through Instagram, Pinterest and other microblogging sites and the picture becomes ever so clear.
With tech companies racing to out-perform themselves, it is easy to see how the mobile phone killed the digital compact camera.
But only those using the world’s best phone camera can truly boast about being right up there with the best of them.
The Samsung Galaxy Note8 camera is so remarkable, it packs an arsenal of tricks that will take any amateur and zoom them into looking like a seasoned professional.
The 12-megapixel dual camera captures clear crisp pictures even when in motion, thanks to its optical image stabilisation, a useful tool for taking pictures on the go.
Any decent photographer will tell you that capturing a good picture is only half the job, a photograph only becomes great after it has been edited.
The Galaxy Note8 has several modes that allow you to choose the type of focus, vibrancy and special effects you prefer, before and after snapping a picture.
Rui Brits, Senior Manager of Product Marketing at Samsung says: “Live focus lets you take beautiful bokeh shots allowing you to make your subject stand out, while the background is blurred. And if you’re not entirely satisfied, you always have the option of adjusting the level of background blur afterwards, keeping the original and the edited images. You can literally determine how much of the backdrop you want and how sharp you want your subject to appear. Instagram enthusiasts will love Food Mode, which brings your food to life with mouth-watering results. Pro Mode will speak to the graphic designer in you as it allows you to edit your shots and get just the effect you were looking for. The amount of creative flair the Note8 gives you means you can create a masterpiece each time the shutter goes off.”
Another astonishing feature of the Galaxy Note8 is its Dual Capture feature, permitting you to snap outside the frame, ensuring you don’t miss those moments that would have otherwise been cropped from the picture. It allows you to capture beautiful pictures even in low-light conditions.
Whether you are a selfie guru or a video-calling connoisseur, the Galaxy Note8’s front camera has you in mind.
“Great photos are just a snap away, even when it’s dark. This is where most cameras fail, but theNote8’s wide-angle camera captures more light with its large 1.4µm pixels and bright F1.7 lens, while focusing quickly and accurately thanks to the Dual Pixel Sensor. So even in the dark, it produces crisp, vibrant colours,” Brits said.
“Anyone with a smartphone can snap a picture worth liking on social media, but photos taken with the Galaxy Note8 are worthy of being hung in art galleries and exhibition centres,” concluded Brits.
This article was published in partnership with Samsung.