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Sometimes, bleeding-edge technology doesn’t make sense at a glance. Take for instance, the 8K video recording that you can find on the brand new Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.
At this point in time, many of us probably don’t even have 4K TVs or monitors, so why on earth would we need a smartphone that can record 8K video?
Doesn’t make sense, right? Well, that’s actually where you’re wrong. You see, shooting in high-resolution 8K isn’t just about making 8K videos. In fact, it’s rather common for creators to shoot in a higher resolution than their final product because having those extra details give you a lot of flexibility in the post processing.
One example of this is with re-framing your video shots. Let’s say you’ve got a shot that you like, but there are a couple of things in the corners that eat into the frame. With 8K video, you can easily crop in to your desired frame without losing any detail.
But while that’s cool and all if you’re a video nerd, don’t think that 8K video recording on the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra isn’t also useful if you’re not a video nerd.
Picture this: You’re somewhere really cool, or at an awesome party, or a concert. And you know you want to document it for the ‘gram. Both photos, and videos. But nobody really wants to faff about with two cameras trying to capture both.
Well, with the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and 8K video snap, you’re getting the best of both worlds: High resolution video and high resolution photos, and the process could not be easier.
Now, you’re probably familiar with the jump shot right? Traditionally, the way you want to do it is to set up a timer, use burst shot, and then try to match your jump with the smartphone’s camera.
But, with 8K Video Snap, all you need to do is shoot an 8K video, and then go crazy with your jumps.
Then, head into the Gallery, find the 8K video, and play it. Then, scrub through the clip, find the perfect moment that you want, and hit the Video Snap button. Boom, perfect jump shot. This also works with a variety of different clips, so get creative!
And those are just a handful of applications for this bleeding-edge technology. But, probably the most impressive feat here is how Samsung has managed to cram 8K video recording into a svelte smartphone that looks like this.
You see, Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Ultra has easily one of the most advanced cameras on any smartphone. For starters, it has a quad camera setup, but what sets it apart is what each of those cameras are.
So, there’s a 48MP telephoto camera that enables the S20 Ultra’s mind-boggling 100X Space Zoom, a 12MP ultra-wide camera for those gorgeous landscapes, and there’s also a DepthVision camera that enables–among other things–beautiful portrait photos.
But, the start of the show is the 108-megapixel main camera. Yup, 108 megapixels, that’s more resolution than most actual cameras. This means that you can capture a tonne of detail, and that detail is the bedrock of being able to capture high-resolution video.
On top of that, this sensor is also really huge, and big sensors are important when you want to capture low light photos. The bigger the sensor, the more light it can capture, the better your night-time photos will look.
Alongside this next-gen camera system, the S20 Ultra is also just the most powerful smartphone Samsung has made. It’s powered by an octa-core Exynos 990 processor, 12GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
There’s also a large 5,000 mAh battery to keep the lights on, and all the flagship features you could want including wireless charging, IP68 dust and water resistance, stereo speakers and a gorgeous Dynamic AMOLED 2X display.
So, if you’ve been looking for the full-package smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is probably your best bet. You can learn more about the Samsung Galaxy S20 series here.