Samsung debuted the single take camera mode with the release of Galaxy S20. It helps you take several photos and videos automatically to capture important moments.
This Galaxy S20 camera guide explains how Galaxy S20 single take camera mode works, the limitations of the single take camera mode on Galaxy S20, how to use this camera mode to take single take photos and videos, and how to manage photos taken in the Galaxy S20 single take camera mode.
Because Samsung has backported the single take camera mode to Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 in One UI 2.1 update, you can use this camera mode not only on Galaxy S20 (S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra), but also Galaxy S10 (S10, S10e, and S10+) and Galaxy Note 10 (Note 10, Note 10+).
In this guide, Galaxy S20 is used as an example. You can use the single take camera mode on all support phones.
How does the single take camera mode on Galaxy S20 work?
Galaxy S20 single take camera mode uses artificial intelligence (AI) to analysis the scene and takes up to 10 photos and up to 4 videos automatically for you in 3-10 seconds.
You can simplify the single take camera mode into the following three stages.
- It uses all available camera lens/sensors to take many photos and record a few videos with various settings based on the scene detected.
- It analyses all photos and videos taken.
- It outputs the best photos and videos (including GIF animations if appropriate).
In stage 1, Galaxy S20 camera uses scene recognition and optimization to get the “optimal” settings first. The primary camera, ultra-wide camera and telephoto camera are all used to take some snapshots.
In stage 3, the photos or video generated are usually not the “original” one. Some original photos may be merged and cropped to form a “final” photo. Panorama photos and GIF animations may also be created if Galaxy S20 thinks they are relevant to the scene. A few camera effects may also be applied to the output photos.
Anyway, the Galaxy S20 single take camera mode was designed to help you capture the important moments automatically with the optimal settings.
Can I use the single take camera mode on other phones (e.g., Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10)?
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