The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has a leather-like texture on the back which is interesting, but what sits on top of it is even more interesting. Continuing the tradition of using the same camera units as the Galaxy S series for the Notes, Samsung has included the similar 13 megapixel camera for the Note 3, the exact same one that you find on the Galaxy S4. The 13 Megapixel sensor is Sony-made and is the 1/3.06″ Stacked EXMOR RS CMOS sensor that you find on various other devices like the very recent Oppo N1 and the Lenovo K900, but what differentiates Samsung devices from them is the Fujitsu-developed ISPs that are custom made for Samsung. With a bundle of great algorithms + ISP hardware and a highly sensitive camera sensor, the Note 3 strives to be as good as the Galaxy S4, or may be even better? Take a look at the camera samples below and find out for yourself!
We have taken camera samples in various conditions, natural and controlled, check them out.
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4K Video Samples
Initial thoughts on the camera –
- Very much similar to the Galaxy S4 in day light performance
- Low light has been improved thanks to Smart stabilisation, but has a pink colour cast
- Slightly underexposed day light photos than what we would like
- Colours wash out occasionally, needs higher contrast
- 4K Video is great, slo mo and 60 fps are good additions, but can do better
We will leave our detailed thoughts for the full review, but after seeing all the full resolution camera samples from the Note 3, what are your thoughts? Do you think this is good enough for the price you are paying? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.