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In the new normal where our work, our leisure time and our social interactions are increasingly conducted online, having a good camera phone isn’t negotiable. In fact, it is the most crucial feature when buying a new smartphone alongside good specifications and performance. 

While the cameras in the average smartphone today are capable of matching and easily exceeding most compact cameras, a select few smartphones have cameras with capabilities that can give professional cameras a run for their money like the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.

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We previously took a first look at Samsung’s most powerful phone and put it through its paces in our Galaxy S22 Ultra review where its potent rear quad camera array proved its ability to tackle almost every potential eventuality asked of a camera with flying colours from indoors to outdoors shots, macro shots all the way to shots from insane distances. 

To achieve this, Galaxy S22 Ultra cameras harness a host of unique technologies that enable it to be one of, if not the most powerful camera phone currently in the market.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra rear cameras

Special emphasis has also been placed on offering superior low light video and photography performance, with the array of hardware and software to achieve this as well as the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s ability to achieve this collectively dubbed as ‘Nightography’

It has been said that the best camera you have is the one you have on you and in that regard, the compact yet powerful package offered by the Galaxy S22 Ultra is hard to beat. Here’s 4 reasons why the Galaxy S22 Ultra is the ultimate camera phone! 

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Cameras – Powerful 108MP camera array and huge 40MP selfie camera

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra’s powerful photographic capabilities are built around an absolutely massive primary rear 108MP sensor with an F/1.8 aperture, a large 0.8µm pixel size, optical image stabilisation and Dual Pixel AF with the ability to capture nona-binned 12MP shots brimming with detail. Where it surpasses the competition is that it’s able to do so under almost any light conditions from bright daylight to dim light conditions after sundown. 

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The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra cameras are able to capture ultra fine details such as the fur on our resident office cat

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The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra cameras are able to capture vivid hues accurately such as this array of flowers

Alongside the main 108MP camera is a 12MP ultra wide angle camera with an F/2.2 aperture and Dual Pixel PDAF. Rounding things off is a Dual Tele Zoom camera array with two 10MP cameras with optical zoom lenses to allow for photos and videos from exceptional distances. 

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra cameras

Up front, you get a huge 40MP selfie camera that is ideal for video calls and, of course, great selfies too. This potent quad camera setup on the rear and large front camera enable the Galaxy S22 Ultra to capture breathtakingly detailed 8K resolution video on the rear cameras, luscious 4K video on the front and great stills from both the front and rear snappers.

Fantastic Nightography mode for low light snaps and videos

Capturing great shots and videos in low light conditions is frequently a challenge for smartphones but the Galaxy S22 Ultra cameras are able to capture low light photos and videos that can give the competition pause.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra First Look rear

This powerful ability to capture low light photos and clips relies on a veritable arsenal of  software and hardware that Samsung has collectively dubbed as ‘Nightography’, that enhances the low light performance photography of the Galaxy S22 Ultra cameras to new heights.

To achieve this feat, the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s main 108MP camera features a 2.4 micrometer large-pixel sensor that captures more light along with an anti-reflective nano coating on the glass and lens to ensure that light can travel to the image sensor with fewer reflections

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The galaxy s22 ultra cameras feature a nano-coated Super Clear lens on the primary camera that minimises lens flare for better shots especially in low light conditions

On the software front, the rear Galaxy S22 Ultra cameras also use multi-frame processing, selecting and merging the best shots before using in-signal processing that enhances the shape, colour tone and details of the image to create a clear image. Combined, these innovations enable the Galaxy S22 Ultra to capture great photos with minimal flare even at night.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra cameras night shots

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra cameras combine an array of hardware and firmware collectively dubbed ‘Nightography’ to offer superb low light videos and photography

For brighter, smoother low light videos, the Galaxy S22 Ultra combines optical image stabilisation (OIS) and video digital image stabilisation (VDIS) as well as an Auto Frame Rate feature that intelligently changes frames per second (FPS) for optimal, well lit footage.

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If things go pear-shaped and the frame rate goes below 24fps, the cameras can enable a Super Night Solution mode that synthesises a dozen frames with the best details as you continue filming for best results.

New creative possibilities with the S Pen stylus

Taking group shots with large groups of friends and family is often a chore as you have to fiddle and reset the timer for every shot and usually need to place the phone quite a distance away to fit everyone into the photo or rely on a helping hand who won’t end up in the shot.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra cameras S Pen

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra cameras can be remotely controlled via the S Pen stylus

The Galaxy S22 Ultra tackles this problem head-on as its integrated S Pen stylus can act as a remote control for the Galaxy S22 Ultra cameras so you can take as many shots you want, anytime you want with everyone that matters in the shot. 

Using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) tech and a series of simple gestures with the S Pen in hand, you are able to swap between the front and rear cameras, zoom the cameras in or out and capture photos or videos at will.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra S Pen

This opens up a wealth of creative possibilities. Better yet, you can take advantage of the S Pen for more whimsical purposes with their AR Doodle or to embellish shots with cute sketches and more. The only limit is your creativity!

Powerful 100x Space Zoom for super long distance zoom shots

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra cameras features a Dual Tele Zoom camera array that combines a 10MP camera with 10X optical zoom and another 10MP camera with 3x optical zoom.

This unique setup enables the Galaxy S22 Ultra to capture optically zoomed shots at up to 10X zoom and a stupendous 100x Space Zoom which combines both optical and digital zoom, allowing you to capture objects from hundreds of metres away without having to take a step. 

To ensure that zoomed-in shots remain steady, the Galaxy S22 Ultrathe employs AI-enhanced Super Resolution tech that mitigates hand-shaking and also cleans up shots too to ensure they look their best. With 100x Space Zoom, you’re even able to take moon shots that would make NASA envious.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra cameras moon shot

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra cameras is capable of easily capturing shots of the full moon with its 100x Space Zoom

Where to buy the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra in Malaysia

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is available in your choice of four colourways Burgundy, Phantom Black, Phantom White and Green with prices from RM5,099 at all good retailers in Malaysia as well as at the Samsung online store at https://www.samsung.com/my/smartphones/galaxy-s22-ultra/buy/

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The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra in Phantom Black, Phantom White and Burgundy

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The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra in Green