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Samsung Galaxy S

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There's no dedicated shutter button to fire up the 5Mp camera but you can include the camera icon on your home screen, and it's ready to go in about three seconds once you press it. Pictures are decent quality in good light but there's no flash, which is a shame.

Samsung Galaxy S

5Mp camera, but no flash, surprisingly

There's a good range of picture options though, including an extremely wide 180-degree panorama shot, 4x digital zoom and smile detection. The action shot option will combine several shots into a single image – the results can be a bit uncertain, but can be fun – and multi-shot offers up to nine pics in quick succession.

Sample Shots

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Panoramic
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No zoom
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4x digital zoom
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You can record video in 720p HD with a maximum resolution of 1280x720 pixels and it looks pretty good, with smooth transition a minimum of jerkiness. There's a VGA camera on the front too for video calling. I had no problem with ordinary audio calls, the quality was always clear and never seemed to get muddy or distorted from the Galaxy S's speaker.

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