Samsung Galaxy S7 Camera - Record a Photo in 16:9 Format

On the Samsung Galaxy S7, the highest resolution is set within the camera settings from the factory. However, with this resolution, the picture format is 4:3. This means that if you want to view the photo on a TV, black bars are displayed on the right and left. Why?

Television usually have a 16:9 aspect ratio. If you now have a 4:3 aspect ratio on the Samsung Galaxy S7, which is automatically the case with 12 megapixel resolution, you will see these black bars on the TV. So if you have your photos on a TV or a computer screen, then it makes sense to set the picture format to 16:9.

Unfortunately, this is something at the expense of camera resolution. In the 16:9 format, only 9.1 megapixels are possible instead of the 12 megapixels. In this article, we will show you how to set the 16: 9 image format within the camera settings on the Samsung Galaxy S7.

Proceed as follows:

  1. Open the camera app on the Samsung Galaxy S7
  2. In the camera's Quick Settings bar, touch the icon with "4:3 12M"
  3. A menu window opens. Please select "16:9 (9.1M)".

From now on, your Samsung Galaxy S7 will take pictures in 16: 9 format. These can then be viewed in full screen on the TV or computer screen.



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