Earlier this year, the Galaxy S22 series introduced the professional-grade smartphone camera with advanced Nightography features. Now, that camera just got even better. With an updated version of the Expert RAW app and a new app called Camera Assistant1you’ll be able to capture professional-looking shots.
Capture the galaxy with astrophotography in Expert RAW
Expert RAW elevates the already strong night photography capabilities of the S22 with a powerful astrophotography function. This all-new feature allows stargazers and outdoor enthusiasts to take clear, beautiful photos of constellations and dark sky activity.
Simply activate the sky guide to pinpoint the location of constellations, solar systems, star groups, and nebulae. Your camera will use advanced AI segmentation technology and multi-frame processing based on the movements of a celestial body to take photos over a set period of time. As a result, you’ll be able to capture stunning photos of stars that look like they were taken with top-notch professional equipment.
If you love exploring your artistic side, you can take advantage of the multiple exposure feature to take multiple images at once, then use the overlay modes to combine them into one standout shot. You can also get creative and experiment with layering multiple images to create amazing abstract shots.
To access the beta version of AstroPhoto and Multiple Exposure, go to the Special Photo options in the Expert RAW Settings menu.
The Camera Assistant app lets you take photos on your own terms
Every avid photographer has their own style of shooting, so having a camera that gives you creative reins is vital. With the new Camera Assistant app, you can choose which automated features you want to use for a fully personalized shooting experience.
You can download the app from the Galaxy Store or from the Good Lock app. Once the app is installed, you can launch the feature by clicking the app icon, navigating to the Good Lock app, or accessing the Camera Wizard menu under Camera Settings in your native camera app.
The Camera Assistant app gives you the option to turn certain features on or off, including auto lens switching, auto HDR, and faster shutter. You also have more options when, for example, you select the number of photos you want to take after the timer goes off.
The Camera Assistant app allows you to enjoy the following key featurestwo:
Auto lens shift: You can now disable the auto lens shift feature, which automatically switches the camera lenses in dark environments or when you get close to the object you’re shooting. For example, if you want to keep using the telephoto lens instead of the wide-angle lens to take a picture of the object closest to you, you can simply turn it off in the menu.
- Video recording in Photo mode: You can now disable this feature, which allows you to take a video clip by holding down the button in Photo mode, preventing you from accidentally recording a video.
- Number of images after timer: you could already Automatically take multiple photos in quick succession after the timer counts down. Now, you can also choose how many photos are taken (1, 3, 5 or 7 photos).
- Faster shutter: This mode allows you to take up to seven photos in one second. This is very useful when taking pictures of moving objects.
Camera timeout: You can select how long the Camera app (preview screen) turns on continuously for 1, 2, 5, or 10 minutes.
- Clean preview on HDMI displays: Show the camera preview without menus or buttons on displays connected by HDMI.