What are the latest features of the Galaxy S21 Series Camera?

The unrivaled Galaxy camera captures every moment, down to the finest details, and the large, immersive display has forever changed our viewing experience. Let’s examine some of the flagship camera features of the Galaxy S21 Series. 

Camera Overview

Galaxy S21 Ultra Galaxy S21 Ultra

● S21 Ultra

ⓐ Front
ⓑ Ultra Wide
ⓒ Wide
ⓓ Telephoto 2
ⓔ Telephoto 1

Galaxy S21 Camera Galaxy S21 Camera

● S21+, S21

ⓐ Front
ⓑ Ultra Wide
ⓒ Wide
ⓓ Telephoto

Camera Specifications in S21 Series


S21 Ultra



Rear - Ultra Wide

12MP(2PD) F2.2


1/2.55” 1.4㎛

12MP F2.2


1/2.55” 1.4㎛

12MP F2.2


1/2.55” 1.4㎛

Rear - Wide

108MP(PD) OIS  F1.8


1/1.33” 0.8㎛

12MP(2PD) OIS  F1.8


1/1.76” 1.8㎛

12MP(2PD) OIS  F1.8


1/1.76” 1.8㎛

Rear - Tele1

10MP(3x, 2PD) OIS F2.4


1/3.24” 1.22㎛

64MP(3x) OIS  F2.0


1/1.72” 0.8㎛

64MP(3x) OIS  F2.0


1/1.72” 0.8㎛

Rear - Tele2

10MP(10x, 2PD) OIS F4.9


1/3.24” 1.22㎛



Front - Wide

40MP(PD) F2.2


1/2.8” 0.7㎛

10MP(2PD) F2.2


1/3.24” 1.22㎛

-10MP(2PD) F2.2


1/3.24” 1.22㎛

Ultra High Resolution

Galaxy S21 Ultra’s powerful high-resolution camera can crop clearer images with the new 108MP sensor. Using Advanced Remosaic processing, the new 108MP sensor of the Galaxy S21 Ultra provides images with more clarity and higher colour fidelity.

Capture every detail, both seen and unseen, with incredibly sharp 64MP photos on the Galaxy S21 series. Also, Quick Crop allows easy yet uncompromising cropping of high-resolution photos without losing any detail. 

How to use the quick crop feature

Step 1. Launch the Gallery app and select an image. 

Step 2. Spread two fingers apart on the area you want to save and tap the Quick Crop icon that appears in the top left corner. The cropped area will be saved as a file.

Quick crop feature

Space Zoom

The new Dual zoom lens system is faster and sharper than any zoom before. The Dual telephoto lens of the Galaxy S21 Ultra performs lens switching at designated zoom ranges (3x and 10x) and has a hyper detailed new 100x zoom. The Zoom lock function provides supports for helping control high magnification zoom as well.

Space zoom

Lens switching at designated zoom range (3x and 10x, Galaxy S21 Ultra only)

Authentic Selfie

Natural selfies are now even more enhanced as a result of AI Restoration and Studio-level Lighting. The Galaxy S21 Series not only restores blurred details in low light, but they also clear blemishes while maintaining the skin tone and texture. 

Authentic selfie

① Natural           ② Bright                   

How to use Advanced face retouch

Step 1. Go to Camera.

Step 2. On the preview screen, swipe upwards or downwards, or tap the Switch to the front camera icon for self-portraits.

Step 3. Tap Effects (Top right) > tap Face to adjust camera settings for selfies. 

How to use Selfie color tone

Step 1. Go to Camera > Settings.

Step 2. Tap Selfie colour tone to set either Natural or Bright tone as default.

Bright Night

In the Galaxy S21 Series, AI low light shots can light up the night and capture it in vivid colour with automatic multi-frame processing in extremely low light conditions. Advanced ‘Night’ mode also improves detail and reduces noise with an AI Image Signal Processor (ISP).

Night mode on and off

① Night Mode ON             ② Night Mode OFF            

How to shoot Night mode

Step 1. Go to Camera.

Step 2. On the shooting modes list, tap MORE > NIGHT.

If you set the time that appears at the bottom right of the screen to Max, you may get clearer pictures.

Step 3. Tap the Camera button and hold your device steady until shooting is complete.

Director’s View

You can choose your angles and control your shots like a pro with the Galaxy S21 Series. A great feature for Vloggers is dual recording that can provide interesting viewpoints of video content for their audience. 

How to shoot Director's View

Step 1. Go to Camera.

Step 2. On the shooting modes list, tap MORE > DIRECTOR’S VIEW.

Step 3. Select the camera thumbnail you want.

Step 4. If you want to change the screen mode, tap the Change the screen mode icon, and select the screen mode you want. 

Change the screen mode

① Change the screen mode      ② Front camera view       ③ Camera thumbnail

Step 5. Tap the Record button to record a video.

You can change the camera while recording by tapping the thumbnail. If the thumbnail is hidden, tap the Display button to display it.

Step 6. Tap the Stop button to stop recording.

Find out more about Director’s View on 'Control your shots with Director's View on the Galaxy S21 Series' with Samsung Support. 

Single Take

Take advantage of more photos and videos in one take. You can capture meaningful moments using advanced AI. AI captures up to a maximum of 14 different kinds of photos and videos (Max. 10 photos and 4 videos). AI Best Moment selects the best moments from your photos, while Highlight Video and Dynamic slow-mo create the best, new, share-worthy videos.  

Single take
How to shoot Single Take

Step 1. Go to Camera.

Step 2. On the shooting modes list, tap SINGLE TAKE.

Step 3. Tap the Camera button and move the camera to capture the scene you want.

Step 4. When you are finished, tap the preview thumbnail.

To view other results, drag the horizontal line icon upwards. To save the results individually, tap Select, tick the items you want, and then tap the Arrow button. 

Pro-grade Video

Cinema-grade 8K videos provide the best ever video quality on the go. Natural motion blur expresses the cinematic beauty of your videos.

Every moment can be extracted as a 33MP high-res photo. You can also record video like a pro with audio mix. Pro video now offers various options to record sound both from your built-in mic and a Bluetooth mic at the same time.

Pro-grade video
How to shoot Pro-grade video

Step 1. Go to Camera

Step 2. On the shooting modes list, tap MORE > PRO or PRO VIDEO.

Step 3. Select options and customise the settings, then tap the Camera button to take a picture or tap the Record button to record a video.

You can record high-resolution pro videos with a maximum resolution of 8K.


  • The preview screen and available options may vary depending on the shooting mode and which camera is being used.
  • Some features may not be available depending on the shooting mode.
  • When you take pictures or videos with a high resolution or a high zoom ratio, the focus may not be clear if the subject is close. Take pictures or videos from a proper distance.
  • Your device’s camera features a wide-angle lens. Minor distortion may occur in wide-angle pictures or videos and does not indicate device performance problems.
  • Device screenshots and menus may vary depending on the device model and software version.

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