Samsung released an infographic chart showing a timeline of development of smartphone cameras. Daily News Egypt reviews the timeline spanning 18 years of Samsung innovation.
Samsung’s first camera phone, model SCH-V200 was released in South Korea in 2000. The phone allowed people to take up to 20 photos, equipped with a 0.35 MP camera.
Two years later, Samsung released a flip phone with a rotating camera, which was named SCH-X590.This allowed users to take pictures from the front and back. This phone captured the world’s first selfie.
In the following year, Samsung introduced its SCH-V420, which featured a rotating screen.
Then, in 2010, Samsung introduced its first Galaxy S model, which came with a wide range of modes, such as panorama, stop motion, and cartoon shoot. Touchscreens were a great innovation for smartphone cameras because they changed the way people interacted with them.
Samsung brought the burst mode to life in its Galaxy S3, which takes up to 20 continuous shots with an 8 MP camera. Soon after, the Galaxy S4 Zoom came with a 16 MP camera and a powerful 10x optical zoom with a lens of 24-240mm.
Samsung then introduced the Galaxy S5, its fastest autofocus (0.03 sec) and real-time high dynamic range (HDR). In 2016, Galaxy S7 was introduced, which featured a dual pixel autofocus system, with a wider aperture that takes brighter and sharper images, even in low light.
The first Galaxy Note 8 introduced the dual 12 MP rear cameras with optical image stabilisation, live focus, and better low-light performance.
The key reasons behind Samsung’s launch of this timeline are likely to be promoting the Galaxy S9, which features a variable-focal lens camera for the first time ever. The phone can change between f/1.5 and f/2.4 and can shoot 960 frames per second in slow motion mode.