Samsung has announced that the Z Fold 4 is getting support for the Expert RAW app, which lets users manually change camera settings and shoot in RAW.
The Expert Raw app gives Android photographers the power and control that they need. It allows users to adjust shutter speeds, ISO settings and other camera functions. It is also free.
The latest update for the app adds Z Fold 4 support and also includes the ability to save custom presets. The company also claims it has made improvements for images taken in low light. RAW editing is a significant improvement in phone photography, for both experienced photographers who have used full-size cameras or for beginners looking to get started with their equipment.
Expert RAW was introduced earlier this year for some of Samsung’s top-of-the-line phones, including the latest Galaxy lines from the S21 and up.
The Z Fold 4 already packs decent camera artillery with three rear lenses, including a 12-megapixel ultra-wide, 50-megapixel wide-angle, and a 10-megapixel telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom. For reference, this is the same setup that the Galaxy S22 sports. This screen makes viewing and processing much easier.
The Galaxy S22 is Getting Updates, Too
Lest Samsung’s true flagship device be forgotten, the Galaxy S22 is getting camera updates of its own. This includes added support for the telephoto camera in rear hyperlapse mode, improved performance for QR code reading, optimization for memory and the AI engine, optimized picture quality for photos and video, sharpness and contrast intensity adjustments, and color and dark brightness of the night mode, according to a post from a moderator working on the camera in Samsung’s Korean forum.
The post touts additional features coming soon like an astronomical hyperlapse feature that is reportedly under development and improvements to ultra-low light mode, though no timeline was given for these possible future updates.
There is no comparable post in the U.S.-based Samsung forums. The same person also noted that Expert RAW support was coming in July for Z Fold and preset savings. This adds credibility to the source.
The added Expert RAW support remains a welcome update for phone photographers, as well as continued improvements to the base camera app for the S22.