Myth debunked: Samsung’s 100X zoom doesn’t fake moon photos

30 January 2021
It was believed that the moon photos produced by the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra are faked textures of the moon.

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  • IDontUnderstand

Anonymous, 28 Nov 2021Thing is, ai is fake, any software is faking it. Everything... moreWait so is it fake?

  • Poop

Anonymous, 28 Nov 2021My thoughts exactly, my point and shoot created far superio... moreI have a $400 camera and a $80 lens that has taken much better pictures of the moon. That Sony picture is BS.

  • Anonymous

WMT, 12 Feb 2021Maybe you should get your Sony lens in focus before posting... moreMy thoughts exactly, my point and shoot created far superior images to the Sony ones. I'm not buying that

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 01 Jun 2021It's enhanced, not fake. Being "fake" would ... moreThing is, ai is fake, any software is faking it. Everything about phones taking pictures is fake. They are impressive looking fakes, but still fake. Just like the fake bokeh shots. Fake af

  • Wes

Randomengineer , 08 Sep 2021Repeat the test with a different object. Say a newspaper 50... moreMy Lumix takes better Moon shots at 600mm than the a7 looking at them. Obviously I know this is not true, I feel like he didn't take it properly

34SciencePigeon, 30 Jan 2021My P1000 do it super impressive optically. Right choice ... moreMate I have the same camera. An year and a half after the purchase I still think it rocks. 😊

  • Dre

fthvknlm, 21 Jun 2021its so fake it hurts. everyone thats into astrophotography ... moreI took a few pictures of a full moon tonight on my S21 Ultra. I focused the camera onto the moon at 100x zoom and captured the craters on the moon's surface. Looked damn real to me!

  • Randomengineer

Repeat the test with a different object. Say a newspaper 500m away. The. Compare the two camera performances.

  • fthvknlm

its so fake it hurts. everyone thats into astrophotography will rofl if you think what the phone does is anything but take the time and date and fake a photo of the moon for you.

  • itsnotfakeitsamazing

beastage, 27 May 2021but it is still a fake... when you use AI rendering to opti... morewhat other phone brand does it this good...at least their claims arent fake like some. it really does capture the moon. anf if ai is faking it, then the images that you normally take of yourself, its also enhanced by ai, cannot say that you're fake now..lol

  • Anonymous

beastage, 27 May 2021but it is still a fake... when you use AI rendering to opti... moreIt's enhanced, not fake. Being "fake" would imply that Samsung is displaying a different photo, taken on a DSLR camera. Using AI is create an optimal image is completely acceptable.

  • beastage

but it is still a fake... when you use AI rendering to optimize the shot it is the same as photoshop it.

fake fake fake

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 20 Apr 2021Prove it, because so many other tech reviewers have tried t... morehttps://twitter.com/alextv/status/1352312643546181637

  • kik

Anonymous, 20 Apr 2021Prove it, because so many other tech reviewers have tried t... moreso many tech reviewers are nitpicking on Samsung purposefully cause they get more paid, lol

And earn more Samsung grudgers as audiance. Do you want a proof? The only way you can prove it is to buy it lol - otherwise, there will be counter-argument to every evidence, it's internet dude ... just like the myth of fragile front camera glass, snapping sporadically

  • Anonymous

TaSs, 10 Mar 2021I took a bad image of the moon from internet. I doubled the... moreProve it, because so many other tech reviewers have tried to fool the S21 Ultra camera into thinking that it's taking a real picture of the moon, and none of them succeeded. So how exactly were you able to trick the camera into taking a picture from your PC screen? I'm not saying you're lying, but I'm genuinely curious as to what you've seen.

  • V

Anonymous, 02 Mar 2021You do realize the same side of the moon always faces us? I... moreNot totally true. The moon has a slight wobble. We see 59% of the moon's surface. So yes we only see one side of the moon, but there is a slight variance in what we see. So this exercise is the valid!

  • Oh ok

You must be troll. I shot on A7R III and my moon is clear.

  • TaSs

I took a bad image of the moon from internet. I doubled the plato crater and totally erased the aristarchus crater. They're both pretty big. I then put this image on the pc screen and took a shot of it with my s21...
On my phone the image was way clearer and everything was fixed. Aristarchus was back and there was only one Plato.
Who shot the aristarchus!?

  • Anonymous

Phil, 01 Mar 2021I took a photo of the moon last night and it looks identica... moreYou do realize the same side of the moon always faces us? It'll always look the same

  • Phil

I took a photo of the moon last night and it looks identical to the one taken on here. It seems unlikely the moon features would be in exactly the same place. Bit of a coincidence. So its look fake