Samsung Galaxy A7 surprised everyone with a triple camera. The standard “eye” is enhanced with a wide-angle lens and an additional, small matrix which measures the depth of field and enhances the background blurring.
Basically I consider the camera as a good one, though it leaves something to be desired. We cannot complain much about photos. Colours representation is great, details representation is nice as well, though when we will see the resolution of the matrix they could have been better – but some flaws can be seen only in a close up.
The wide lens gives a clear (though an unavoidable one) image deformation, but in connection with the focus set to infinity it can achieve some interesting effects in some conditions. The additional matrix for background blurring looks like it was added by force – but basically we can consider its work as a good one.
Night time photos are decent for a middle-class smartphone, though I must admit that I expected more from Samsung. We can see some intensive noise reduction effects, the autofocus sometimes “gets lost” when measuring in a weak lighting – but basically, it is acceptable. It is best to use the main matrix during such shots – the wide lens has a smaller brightness, which contributes to the quality of photos.
Digital zoom – just like the background blurring and panoramas – works decently.
It is worth noting that when blurring we can add some special effects – for example change brighter parts of the image into hearts or stars. Selfie lovers should be pleased. The front camera takes nice, clear photos and its possibilities are supported with an additional LED flash, which can work with a screen flash, which gives a nice, rather natural effect.
In the video recording mode – a surprise. We can record only in Full HD. As a consolation – the video quality is decent, the image is clear and has a nicely recoded sound.
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The camera app is typical for Samsung – rather simple and comfortable in usage, enhanced even with the manual mode, which unfortunately does not have the possibility to control the shutter opening time. The cherry on the top is Bixby Vision, an app for recognizing objects visible in the shot, which helps to search them on the Internet and which can recognize QR codes as well. The app gives the possibility to scan a whole text and translate it using the Google dictionary as well.