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Video: One big reason to buy the Galaxy S6 right now

Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S5 Camera

There are plenty of reasons to be a lot more excited about the Galaxy S6 models than any of their predecessors, and Samsung has just highlighted one of the most important ones in a video comparison between the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S5.

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The Android device maker says the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge both feature “next level cameras,” just as teased before the announcement and thoroughly explained during the company’s launch press conference. Samsung has significantly improved the cameras in its flagship handset compared to last year’s Galaxy S5, focusing both on increasing image quality and resolution.

In a short two-minute video, Samsung lists the main features of the new cameras found in the Galaxy S6 models, which should improve the overall picture and video quality in a variety of conditions.

The Galaxy S6 has a 16-megapixel main camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, both with F1.9 apertures that let in more light than the Galaxy S5’s cameras, thus capturing better selfies and night shots in addition to regular pictures. Launching the camera app is now significantly faster too: 0.7 seconds for the Galaxy S6 compared to 1.3 seconds for the Galaxy S5.

Other useful Galaxy S6 camera features include optical image stabilization, auto HDR mode, improved auto focus (including tracking auto focus) and improved low-light picture and video performance.

The quick camera comparison video follows below, with more details about the camera tech used in the Galaxy S6 being available at the source link.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.