Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Camera Review and Rating By DxOMark

About two days back, DxOMark has released a camera rating for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip – 105 overall points. DxOMark says that the main camera of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip usually produces pleasing colors, a wide dynamic range, and fairly good noise control. Its ultra-wide-angle photos, despite some artifacts, perform very well.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip’s headline feature is its folding 6.7-inch AMOLED display, which bends in the middle with no visible hinge on the screen. It’s a neat trick, and there are only a handful of phones that can do it. Apart from that, its essential specs are in line with a flagship phone in 2020: a cutting-edge Qualcomm 855+ processor, 8GB of system memory, and 256GB of internal storage.
On paper, the camera is less obviously high-end. There are a pair of modules on the back, each with a 12MP sensor—and this at a time when high-end phones might have three or even four rear-facing cameras and higher-resolution sensors. The primary module has a 27mm-equivalent f/1.8 lens with dual pixel phase detect autofocus (PDAF) and optical image stabilization (OIS). The wide camera seems more impressive, with a 12mm-equivalent f/2.2 lens that is wider than most. A tele-camera is conspicuously absent.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Camera Review By DxOMark

And now, while phones with telephoto camera modules are making strides in zoom performance, it’s a real backdrop that the Z Flip doesn’t have a telephoto camera. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip scored 109 points for photos and 96 points for videos.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Camera Specifications
Dual-camera setup
Primary: 12MP 1/2.55-inch sensor, 27mm-equivalent f/1.8-aperture lens, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
Ultra-wide: 12MP sensor, 12mm-equivalent f/2.2-aperture lens
LED flash
4K video at 30/60fps
In Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Camera Review, DxOMark found these pros and cons in video and photography test.

Photo – Pros

Dynamic range is fairly wide under all conditions.
Color rendering is generally pleasant and white balance is accurate.
Noise is generally well-controlled.
Nighttime exposures are usually accurate.
Wide shots have nice color and accurate exposure.

Photo — Cons

Detail levels are sometimes low.
Strong ringing artifacts frequently visible.
Autofocus is slow.
Depth estimation artifacts frequently visible in bokeh simulation.
The wide camera exhibits ringing and color fringing, fusion artifacts when indoors.

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Video Pros

Colors are vivid and pleasant.
Focus is usually fast and consistent.
Stabilization is effective outdoors.

Video Cons

Strong luminance and chroma noise, especially in low light.
Dynamic range is very limited
Sharpness can vary frame to frame, especially indoors.
Unusual partial focus artifact sometimes visible in tracking shot.

Here is some camera samples of Samsung Galaxy Z Flip taken by DxOMark.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, slightly desaturated red panel
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip outdoor images show accurate exposure and good color balance
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip,12mm
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, corner softness and color fringing

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