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Camera Assistant: Samsung Galaxy smartphones gain new convenient camera customisation options

The Camera Assistant app should be available to all Samsung devices running Android 13. (Image source: NotebookCheck)
The Camera Assistant app should be available to all Samsung devices running Android 13. (Image source: NotebookCheck)
Samsung has released a new app that brings greater control of its stock camera app for Galaxy smartphones. Available as Camera Assistant, the app allows you to prevent auto lens switching and disable Samsung's picture softening algorithm, for example.

Samsung has released a new Camera Assistant app through its Galaxy Store. Available for free as a Good Lock extension, Camera Assistant offers numerous settings for adapting the behaviour of the default camera app, as the screenshots below show. According to Samsung, the app is compatible with all Galaxy smartphones running Android 13, unlike the Expert Raw app.

Currently, that list only extends to the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and the Galaxy S22 Ultra. However, eligibility should expand significantly next month as Samsung begins rolling out One UI 5 to more devices. Based on Samsung's store listing, Camera Assistant is only an 8 MB download, belying the numerous features it contains. For example, the app allows you to deactivate many automatic features, such as lens switching when you alter the zoom magnification or Auto HDR.

Additionally, Camera Assistant provides the option of switching off Samsung's softening algorithm, as well as enabling a faster shutter mode. It is worth noting that the latter could result in more motion blur and image noise, which is likely to be more of a problem for devices with weaker camera sensors. As always, Samsung will only distribute Camera Assistant via the Galaxy Store and not the Google Play Store. You can read more details about what features Camera Assistant contains on its Galaxy Store listing or in the screenshots below.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-10-25 (Update: 2022-10-25)