Take incredible photos with the Samsung Galaxy S6’s camera

The camera is one of the best features of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge – take better pictures with these expert tips

Galaxy S6 camera lifestyle

Samsung has made a huge leap forward in its camera technology with the snappers in the front and back of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. Therefore, we’ve decided to show you how to really get the most out of these pieces of kit.


Screen Shot 2015-06-11 at 10.50.26

1. Quick launch the camera

The S6 camera opens super fast and is easy to open from the lock screen using the shortcut in the bottom right. But there is an even quicker way! Simply double tapping the home button instantly opens the camera in a secure mode if your device is locked.



2. Shoot like a pro

As well as the excellent fully automatic mode, the Galaxy S6 camera includes a pro feature for manual control, accessed by pressing the mode button in the bottom right of the capture screen. A host of advanced settings can be configured and saved as custom presets.



3. Add a bokeh effect

The bokeh effect on photos is where the foreground is in sharp focus but the background is blurred. This happens automatically for some shots and with high-end lenses, but the S6 has a mode to enhance this effect called Selective focus – photograph less than 50cm away to use.


Screen Shot 2015-06-11 at 10.51.41

4. Panorama mode

The Galaxy S6 includes a panorama mode for taking large, high-resolution vistas. In addition to landscape mode from left to right or right to left, the phone can also capture panoramas in vertical orientation for higher quality images. Each image is taken at a 6MP resolution.


Screen Shot 2015-06-11 at 10.48.33

5. Track moving subjects

The Galaxy S6 camera is super-fast to focus, but it also has another trick up its sleeve that helps you take great pictures of fast moving subjects. It has a tracking autofocus function – after selecting a subject, the phone will automatically maintain focus on the target.


Screen Shot 2015-06-11 at 10.52.30

6. Download additional modes

As well as all the built in modes in the S6, a host of additional features are available for download from the Galaxy Apps store by selecting the Download option in the Camera app, including Surround shot, Food shot, Dual Camera, Beauty Face and our favourite, Animated GIF.