Samsung has recently launched the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ here in Nepal with the tagline “The Camera Reimagined”. They have not been shy about advertising these new flagship devices to possess an awe-inspiring potential in the camera department. Shouting “Camera Reimagined” on several occasions, the smartphone giant has genuinely hyped the photography caliber of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+.
The S9 flaunts a 12MP lens while the S9+ boast a dual-camera set up combining two 12MP lenses. Both the cameras on the two phones showcase the industry first, variable aperture lens on a smartphone. With this feature, users can change the aperture of the camera and adjust the amount of light while taking the shots. This feature which is usually found in bulky DSLR’s is now in the palm of your hands!
Besides this, the phones also have improved upon the excellent dual-pixel AF and OIS, from the S8/S8+. Users now don’t have to dismay over getting blurry or out-of-focus shots. This is especially useful under low-light scenarios where the aperture is wide open and the shutter speed is low. To put all these capabilities to the test, Samsung provided me with a unit of the Samsung Galaxy S9+. Here are 9 of the best Lowlight Shots that I took from the phone.
9) Bhairav – Rato Machhindranath
8) Aarati at Pashupatinath
7) Fewa Lake – Pokhara
6) Thamel – Prayer Flags
5) Kaal Bhairav – Basantapur Durbar Square
4) Mangal Bazaar – Patan Durbar Square
3) Boudhanath Streets
2) Gupteshowr Cave – Pokhara
- Preparations for Aarati at Pashupatinath Temple
The Price of Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ here in Nepal is Rs 87,900 and Rs 99,000 respectively. For these prices, not only do you get amazing phones but also highly capable cameras. I am really impressed with the lowlight performance ofthe Samsung Galaxy S9+. I was able to take some amazing shots even under the harshest of lighting conditions. Besides being able to shoot at 2160p with 60FPS, the phone showcases a new feature called the Super Slow Motion which capture videos at 960FPS with an HD (720p) output. It, however,didn’t perform so well in lowlight conditions. Here is a sample video of Super Slow Mo that I took of JhandaBaaje in Basantapur Durbar Square:
The Cameras on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are amazing! As a travel junkie, it has been a perfect companion in capturing my memorable moments. Places where I would normally take a DSLR, the S9+ was more than enough for me. The low-light performance of the cameras was also quite good and I am frankly blown away by it. Although the super slow motion feature could have been better, I enjoyed shooting with the S9+ in the 2 months’ time frame I had with the phone.
Here are some Bonus Pictures:
- Basantapur – Kaal Bhairav
- Pashupatinath Series
- Monks at Boudhanath