Samsung's Galaxy S24 series has 30% faster shutter speed

Samsung fixed one of the worst things about its flagship smartphone cameras with the Galaxy S24 series. The new flagships exhibit no notable shutter lag when capturing photos in quick succession. The shutter button responds substantially quicker than in previous generations. The company has now revealed that the Galaxy S24 has a 30% faster shutter speed than the Galaxy S23.

The Galaxy S24 lineup has a 30% faster shutter speed

Samsung’s Galaxy S lineup has always been among the finest camera phones, particularly the Ultra. The company usually reserves its best camera hardware and software for these phones. Even foldables, which are more expensive, don’t match their camera performance. While they may not be the outright best choice for all scenarios—photos, videos, portraits, zooming, etc.—Galaxy S Ultras are excellent overall packages for your smartphone camera needs.

However, there has been a major camera-related complaint with Samsung flagships. The phones, including last year’s Galaxy S23 Ultra, lagged the competition in terms of shutter speed. There is a slight delay before the shot is captured once you tap the shutter button. This is a non-issue when shooting a stationary object but the shutter lag can mess up your photos if the subject is moving. The delay makes it difficult to perfectly time your shot.

Shutter lag also affects your camera experience when taking multiple photos in quick succession. Much to the delight of Galaxy fans worldwide, Samsung fixed this issue with the Galaxy S24 series. The improvement is big enough for anyone to notice. The company has now formally revealed just how much the shutter speed has changed. According to Samsung, the Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24+, and Galaxy S24 Ultra capture photos 30% faster than their predecessors.

The improvement is noticeable on all cameras, not just the primary shooter. The smaller two Galaxy S24 models have a 50MP main rear camera, 12MP ultrawide lens, 10MP 3x optical zoom camera, and 12MP selfie camera. The Ultra adds a 50MP 5x zoom camera to the rear setup and upgrades the main camera to a 200MP unit. The ultrawide lens, 3x zoom camera, and selfie shooter remain unchanged across the three models.

The new flagships bring more camera improvements

Faster shutter speed isn’t the only camera improvement on the Galaxy S24 series. Samsung has also added the ability to capture 24MP photos using the Expert RAW app. The 50MP 5x zoom camera on the Galaxy S24 Ultra has a wider optical image stabilization angle compared to the 10MP 10x solution on the Galaxy S23 Ultra, enabling less blurry zoom photos. The new phones also bring AI-powered photo and video editing tools.

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