Capture your best social shot with the Galaxy A52 5G’s camera

Group of friends taking a photo

Since you love showing off your selfies and videos on social media apps like YouTube and Instagram, why not capture the moment with a great camera lens? The megapixel lenses on your new Galaxy A52 5G will let you create flawless selfies with Portrait mode and exciting time-lapse videos with Hyperlapse. If you want to document every bit of action while playing a sport, use Super Slow-Mo to savor all the details of your high score. Your A52 also includes Single take for getting quick photos and video clips of a particular scene.

Camera lenses

Your A52 5G offers four camera lenses for capturing professional-grade ultra wide and macro shots. You’ll also be able to take high resolution videos, whether you’re filming a cooking tutorial or a new video for your followers. Below are some additional details of each lens type:

  • A 64MP main lens that includes an optical image stabilizer (OIS) to reduce blur and produce high-resolution photos and videos.

  • A 12MP Ultra Wide lens that provides an immersive 123 degree viewing angle for capturing everything around you.

  • A 5MP Macro lens that focuses on small details like plants and animals.

  • A 5MP Depth lens to support Portrait mode’s bokeh effect.

Galaxy A52 Cameras

Macro lens mode

The Macro lens on your A52 5G is ideal for taking super close shots of flowers or your favorite beverage. This lens will enlarge your subjects so you can see every detail, like individual blades of grass and subtle colors.

Navigate to and open the Camera app, and then tap MORE. Tap MACRO, and then hold your phone 3 to 5 centimeters away from the subject you want to photograph. Then, tap Capture.

Close up macro lens mode of butterfly

Note: You cannot zoom in or out when using the Macro lens mode.

Portrait mode

If you want to show off a new makeup technique, use Portrait mode on your A52 5G to focus in on your face. Portrait mode takes crisp selfies while blurring the background so you don’t need to worry about what is happening behind you.

  1. Navigate to and open the Camera app, tap MORE, and then tap PORTRAIT.

  2. To take a selfie, tap the Flip Camera icon to the right of the Capture icon.

  3. If desired, you can tap the screen to adjust the sliders for Brightness and Intensity.

  4. Position your phone so your face is in focus, and then tap Capture.

A52 utilizing portrait mode

Single take

Single take on your A52 5G will grab photos and video clips using the camera’s AI. It incorporates several functions at once, including Best Shot, Ultra-wide Shots, Live Focus, Filter, and Smart Crop. The videos will use motion photo, bounce and reverse, and Hyperlapse.

  1. Navigate to and open the Camera app, and then tap SINGLE TAKE.

  2. Get your shot ready by positioning your phone, and then tap Capture.

  3. Follow the directions on the screen while recording your shots. To stop the recording early, tap Capture again.

  4. Select the Gallery thumbnail, and then tap Single take on the bottom left. You’ll see all your photos and videos.

  5. You can tap the Favorite icon (it looks like a heart) to set a shot as your favorite.

  6. Touch and hold a thumbnail, and then tap the Best shot icon (it looks like a crown) to set a shot as your best one.

Slow Motion and Super Slow-Mo

Your A52 5G comes with Slow Motion and Super Slow-Mo for recording fast-paced motion, like traffic passing by or your daughter riding a bike. You can slow down the action so you don’t miss anything.

Navigate to and open the Camera app, tap MORE, and then tap either SLOW MOTION or SUPER SLOW-MO. Tap Record when you’re ready. Then, navigate to the video in Gallery and tap your video to watch it.

Super slow-mo on running cheetah


If you want to capture a time-lapse of a sunrise or a crowd of people, you can use Hyperlapse on your A52 5G. It’ll generate a motion video of your chosen scene.

  1. Navigate to and open the Camera app, and then tap MORE.

  2. Tap HYPERLAPSE. You can speed up or slow down your video by tapping the Auto speed icon in the top right corner. Then, choose from a few different speeds like 16x or 64x.

  3. To brighten your video, tap the Night icon (it looks like a crescent moon) at the top of the screen.

  4. Tap Record to begin taking your Hyperlapse video.

Hyperlapse of a sunset

Night mode

Night mode on your A52 5G lets you take brightly lit shots during the night or in dark areas. The camera’s sensors will pull in extra light so your shots come out as clear as possible.

To start, just open the Camera app, and then tap MORE. Tap NIGHT MODE, and then tap Capture.

Night mode used bright lights at night

Bixby Vision

Bixby Vision on your A52 5G will let you shop for items, translate text, and use accessibility options like Scene describer. All you need to do is point your phone at something interesting and you’ll see results based on the subject. It’ll even scan barcodes and QR codes so you can open links and websites.

A25 scanning a bicycle

AR Zone

You can draw in a 3D space, create your own emoji, and customize emoji stickers with the AR Zone. To get started, open the Camera app and then tap MORE. Tap AR Zone, and then tap one of the available options:

  • AR Doodle: Draw on your camera's viewfinder in real time, and then record it so you can share your doodle with friends.

  • AR Emoji Studio: Customize your own emoji with clothing and accessories.

  • AR Emoji Stickers: Create emoji stickers that can be added to your messages.

Customizing the AR Emoji

Fun mode

On your A52, you’ll have access to tons of entertaining camera filters! That’s because Samsung and Snapchat have teamed up to bring you Fun mode, where Snapchat effects are integrated right into the phone itself. And unlike the regular Snapchat app, Fun mode supports Galaxy phone’s Ultra wide lens, so you can get more in the shot while still applying silly filters.

  1. Open the Camera app, and swipe right until you've reached FUN.

  2. Decide if you want to use the Selfie camera or the rear camera. You can alternate between them by tapping the Switch camera icon.

    Note: The filter and lens options will be the same no matter which camera you use.

  3. Choose your preferred lens or picture option.

    • If you’re using the Selfie camera, choose between the regular selfie option (the icon with 1 person) or the Wide selfie option (the icon with 2 people).

    • If you’re using the rear camera, choose between the main lens (the icon with 2 trees) or the Ultra wide lens (the icon with 3 trees).

  4. Swipe to the right or left to view the available filters. To see even more filters, tap the magnifying glass icon.

  5. When you find one you like, tap the filter. It will be applied to your camera’s viewfinder, and its name will appear at the top of the screen.

    Galaxy A52 with Fun mode camera filter
  6. Finally, pose for the camera!

    • To take a picture, tap the filter’s icon.

    • To record a video, touch and hold the filter’s icon.

  7. When you’re finished, the photo or video will appear in your phone’s Gallery app.

  8. Note: If you want to access the Snapchat app quickly, tap the magnifying glass icon, swipe down to the bottom of the page, and tap See more in Snapchat to be taken to the app.

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