How To: Record Video with Full 100x Zoom on Your Galaxy S20 Ultra

Record Video with Full 100x Zoom on Your Galaxy S20 Ultra

The Galaxy S20 Ultra can take pictures at 100x zoom. The regular S20 and S20+ can both do 30x for photos. But when you're shooting video, these same models are limited to 20x zoom for some reason — that is, unless you know where to look.

There's a new feature in One UI 2.0 that allows you to quickly capture video when you're in the standard "Photo" tab in Samsung's Camera app. It turns out, this just so happens to circumvent the video zoom limitation.

So while you're in the Photo tab, zoom to whatever lever you want between 1x and 30x (or 100x for the Ultra). Instead of a single press of the shutter button, press and hold to record a video at the higher zoom level. The only downside I've found with this method is that you won't be able to adjust the zoom once you start recording.

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