Camera

The revolutionary intelligent camera.

Extreme closeup of camera lens

Dual Aperture

Stunning shots in different kinds of light

Our category-defining Dual Aperture lens intelligently adapts to the surrounding light like the human eye — choosing between two f-stop modes. F1.5 mode brings in light to brighten up super low light shots. While F2.4 mode helps make sure your photos come out clear.

HDR for low light

Capture color even in the dark

Take sharp, colorful photos on a camera that's not afraid of the dark. Not only does it help preserve details in daylight and backlit photos, but even at night, Galaxy Note9's HDR capabilities reduce noise to keep details clear and colors vivid without washing out light sources.

Dual lens camera

Two lenses, infinite possibilities

Elevate your photography with Galaxy Note9's dual 12MP camera with 2x optical zoom. The telephoto lens and wide-angle lens work together to shoot the whole scene even when you're zoomed in, or create unique portraits with Live focus. And with dual OIS, photos will come out sharp, even if the camera's a little shaky. So you can capture what others can't.

Closeup image of Galaxy Note9 showing the dual lens rear camera

Live focus for low light

Portraits that shine all night

Create dazzling portraits even in the dark with Live focus on the rear camera. It lets you put the spotlight on your friends and family by blurring out the background. Galaxy Note9's camera detects low light and takes multiple shots, blending them together for pin-sharp photos. Then, you can transform the background lights into artistic shapes and expressions.

Galaxy Note9 in landscape mode seen at an angle with a low light Live focus image onscreen
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Scene Optimizer

Your secret to effortlessly brilliant shots

Get the photo you want in the first shot. Scene Optimizer on the rear camera intelligently detects the subject in frame. It then chooses from twenty different modes like flowers, food, and more, and enhances the picture to suit your subject.1

  • Galaxy Note9 in landscape mode seen at an angle showing how Scene Optimizer optimizes a photo of food onscreen
  • Galaxy Note9 in landscape mode seen at an angle showing how Scene Optimizer optimizes a photo of a flower onscreen
  • Galaxy Note9 in landscape mode seen at an angle showing how Scene Optimizer optimizes a photo of greenery onscreen
  • Galaxy Note9 in landscape mode seen at an angle showing how Scene Optimizer optimizes a photo of trees onscreen
  • Galaxy Note9 in landscape mode seen at an angle showing how Scene Optimizer optimizes a photo of the sky onscreen
  • Galaxy Note9 in landscape mode seen at an angle showing how Scene Optimizer optimizes a photo of mountains onscreen
  • Galaxy Note9 in landscape mode seen at an angle showing how Scene Optimizer optimizes a photo of sunset onscreen

    *20 modes available: Food, Portraits, Flowers, Indoor scenes, Animals, Landscapes, Greenery, Trees, Sky, Mountains, Beaches, Sunrises and sunsets, Watersides, Street scenes, Night scenes, Waterfalls, Snow, Birds, Backlit, Text.

    Flaw Detection

    Say so long to bad photos

    Eradicate closed eyes and blurry photos with Galaxy Note9's Flaw Detection. It intelligently detects blinks, blurs, smudged lenses, and backlighting, notifying you so you can adjust and reshoot.2, 3, 4 It's like having an intelligent adviser in your pocket.

    Front camera

    Take selfies like no other

    Rethink how you shoot selfies with the innovative Bluetooth enabled S Pen. A press of the button is all it takes — even from almost 10 meters away.5 And because Galaxy Note9's 8MP front camera intelligently detects faces to make sure they're in focus, snapping a great shot is simple.

    Image of people taking a selfie with Galaxy Note9 and S Pen

    Super Slow-mo

    Make every moment feel epic

    Showcase your directorial skills with Super Slow-mo. Galaxy Note9's super-speed camera shoots videos that play back to show you the moment with incredible detail, recording up to a wicked fast 960 frames per second.6

    Galaxy Note9 in landscape mode with Super Slow-mo video onscreen

    AR Emoji

    Show off your animated side

    Express yourself in a whole new way with AR Emoji. Create an avatar as individual as you are with personalization options, like outfits and accessories. Then take a selfie or video as your new self — your emoji follows your expressions and movements closely.7 Add a background for an extra layer of fun, or choose from a range of animated stickers to send off to your friends.8

    Creating My Emoji… Once that’s done, you can customize its hair, clothes, and accessories.

    Video of person creating AR Emoji with a selfie, then selecting skin tone, hair, accessories, outfit, and background to personalize it.
    How to personalize your AR Emoji.

    Disney AR Emoji

    Chat as your favorite Disney and Pixar characters

    Add some magic to your selfies and videos by taking on the look of everyone's favorite animated characters! Bring your messages to life with Mickey, The Incredibles, and an ever-increasing variety of other Disney and Pixar faces that follow your unique expressions.9

    *Hover over to see it in motion.

    Photos from Galaxy Note9

    See more moments captured by the Galaxy Note9 in the gallery.

    A collection of ten images shot on Galaxy Note9, showing different ways the camera and our photo tips help you take incredible pictures