Discover new photographic possibilities with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 – Pokde.Net

With improved cameras, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 performs much better in photography and video, as it now truly lives up to your standard flagship smartphone. That’s partly thanks to its inherent nature of being a foldable smartphone. Here’s a helpful guide to getting the most out of it at Pokde.net.

Folded

Although the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 is completely folded, it basically functions like any other smartphone. It’s the shape that would be most familiar to most people, especially those making the leap to foldables for the first time. It is also the simplest form for photography and videography as it is the most compact form.

Discover new photographic possibilities with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4

With this, you’ll use the cover screen as your viewfinder and use the on-screen trigger or volume rocker as your physical trigger. For selfies here you’ll be using the front camera, but for higher quality ones you can use the main cameras, but you’ll need to roughly estimate the distance and what will be captured.

Semi-folded

Discover new photographic possibilities with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4

When the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 is semi-folded, magic happens. This is the most ideal mode when using the main cameras, as the camera UI automatically switches to Flex mode. Essentially, the display will be split into two parts; one screen acting as a viewfinder and the other serving as controls and previews.

More importantly, you can easily tilt photos, especially 90° angles. This is especially useful when you want to shoot flat poses, as you can easily see what you’re capturing while standing instead of having to move awkwardly, which is especially difficult in limited space.

Discover new photographic possibilities with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4

You also have more opportunities to shoot without another person, tripod or similar equipment. You can easily place it on a surface of your choice, tilt it accordingly, and set a timer to take great photos. With regular smartphones, it can be difficult to place it securely on a surface without external accessories, but even then your angles will be very limited. This capability also makes it easy to take timelapse videos without additional help.

Unfolded

Discover new photographic possibilities with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4

When fully unfolded, there are a number of great photography and videography options for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4. At first glance, it might seem like a bigger and heavier version of its folded use, but there’s more to it.

For starters, you have the Zoom Map view which activates when you start zooming at 20x magnification. Essentially, half of the main screen acts as a viewfinder while the other half will show a zoom map so you know exactly what and where you’re zooming in, improving accuracy.

Discover new photographic possibilities with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4

Next, we have the best possible selfie experience with the rear camera selfie. The cover screen will act as a viewfinder so you can see yourself and easily get the frame you want, and continue capturing it using the on-screen shutter button or volume rockers. Vlogging this way is also viable as long as you don’t have trouble keeping it up.

With all of this in mind, you should be able to make full use of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4. Especially now that the camera hardware is on par with the Galaxy S22 Plus, it would be a shame if you were already using it but not realizing its true potential in photography and videography. The only thing missing is 100x Space Zoom but hey, maybe something for its successors.

If you want to see how its camera performs, check out our Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 review by clicking here.

Michael E. Marquez