Samsung made some changes to the Camera app with the Galaxy S 5. It still offers a lot of different modes, but they simplified things and added the ability to further edit after the fact.
The Mode button is still the heart of everything, but you will find fewer choices. Drama Shot, Best Face, Best Shot, Eraser Mode, and Panning Shot (new) are now part of “Shot & More.” When using this mode, you will be able to choose which effect you want to apply to the photo, and you don’t have to do it right away. You will also find a “Download” option for installing more modes from Samsung Apps. This makes perfect sense since you don’t need to clutter your phone with modes that you don’t plan on ever using. Lastly, HDR mode adds real-time previews for both images and videos.
For videos, the biggest change, other than the addition of 4K capture, is the ability to pause your video rather than just stopping. Stopping creates separate video files, but pausing allows you to continue the video a little later without starting a new file.
In this video, I will walk you through the Camera software showing you all the settings along with a few tricks. Check it out below, and be sure to hit up our other Galaxy S 5 guides.