The camera on the Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge launches in less than a second. Those milliseconds don’t seem like a lot on paper, but if you want to capture moments and share them in real time on blogs, websites, and social media, you'll appreciate the speed on this camera. This is possible thanks to Samsung's new generation of image-processing chips and algorithms, which also optimizes the camera for power consumption.
Access the camera through the camera app or the lock screen shortcut. And the new Quick Launch gets you to your camera with two simple clicks of the home buttonㅡno matter what you're doing on your phone. It even works when your phone is locked. (Other features will be unavailable while phone is locked.)
The redesigned camera on the Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge also comes with a simple, more intuitive user interface. The new layout gives you smaller icons for the features used most often: flash, timer, HDR and filter effects. These can also be hidden to clear the preview screen when you take photos.
All other features are organized into the Settings menu where you can customize options for picture size, voice control and video stabilization. The new Review Pictures feature lets you view and delete photos immediately after taking them, before they are saved in Gallery. The new Tracking Autofocus feature lets you take clearer photos even when your subjects are moving. Tap on the subject you want to focus to lock it in a yellow box that tracks the subject.
The new UX also gives you faster access to additional camera features when you swipe to the left or the right from the middle of the preview screen. Swiping to the left opens Gallery, while swiping to the right opens a list of shooting modes like Panorama and Selective Focus.
As part of the redesigned UX, professional shooting options such as ISO, white balance, exposure and metering are now organized into a separate Pro Mode for easier access.
Pro Mode also includes a number of new professional settings such as Manual Focus. The new Auto Exposure/Auto Focus separation feature helps you balance light and clarity to get ideal photos in any situation. When you tap to focus on a subject, you can separate the AE icon from the AF icon and move it to different parts of the screen to select between different exposures. The new color effects feature also lets you control color temperature, contrast and saturation and save them as preset modes.