What is ToF camera technology on Galaxy and how does it work?

Last Update Date : Jul 25. 2019

The 3D Depth Camera is a Time of Flight (ToF) camera on the Galaxy A80 that can judge depth and distance to take your photography to new levels. It uses the known speed of light to measure distance, effectively counting the amount of time it takes for a reflected beam of light to return to the camera sensor. This smartphone ToF Camera is used with Live focus video and Quick Measure, letting you add more creative flair and get information in a way you've never seen before.

In the case of Live focus video, you're now able to blur out the background in real time as you take a video, adding a brand new vibe to your movies. You can even swap between foreground and background focus with ease, to switch up the focus with a tap. Live focus video is available on both the front and rear cameras, so simply open the Camera app and swipe to Live focus video to try your hand at movie direction.

With Quick Measure, the camera acts as a 3D camera, judging width, height, area, volume, and more when you put an object in frame. Quick Measure is a preloaded app on Galaxy A80, so open the app and put an object in focus to get a real-time measurement right on your screen.

*The Quick Measure app is separate from the Camera app.

*Any measurements provided by Quick Measure may not be accurate and should be used for reference purposes only. Accuracy of Quick Measure may differ depending on various factors including shooting conditions, such as being outdoors, and object characteristics, such as being too large, very small, highly reflective, or extremely dark.

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