Samsung launched the Galaxy A5 (2016) smartphone, along with the Galaxy A7 (2016) smartphone earlier this month for Rs. 29,400. We recently brought you the unboxing and benchmarks, here we have the camera samples from the smartphone. The Galaxy Galaxy A5 (2016) packs a 13-megapixel auto focus rear camera with f/1.9 aperture, single LED flash, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture.
The camera UI is similar to other Samsung smartphones running Android Lollipop. It has several modes (Auto, Pro (lets you adjust white balance, ISO and exposure manually), Panorama, Continuous shot, HDR, Night), Effects (Posterise, Grey-scale, Sepia, Negative), Voice control, and timer ( 2, 5 or 10 seconds). You can also press the home button twice to launch the camera, even when the screen is off and use the volume rockers as camera shutter. The front camera has several beautification features and 120-degree wide-selfie panorama.
Coming to the image quality, daylight shots are good with vibrant colors, but the sharpness and saturation are a bit more. Macro shots are good offering nice bokeh effect, thanks to f/1.9 aperture. HDR shots are good as well. Low-light shots have some noise as usual, but the images are not too bad. Images with flash are good since the flash offers an ample amount of light and is not over powering.
The 5MP front-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture offer bright and sharp images with good details. Overall the camera is good and the OIS is an added advantage for capturing blur-free shots.
Check out the camera samples below (Click the image to view full resolution sample.)
It can record videos at 1080p full HD resolution at 30 fps. Thanks to the OIS video good and can handle shakes to some extent. The video quality is also good, offering vibrant colors and it is sharp with good details. Audio is crisp as well, thanks to the secondary microphone. Sadly it doesn’t have slow motion recording. Check out the video sample below.