The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini's main camera measures in at a respectable 8MP, with a second 1.9MP sensor sat on the front.
While it doesn't match the 13MP that is found on the full Samsung Galaxy S4, we never expected it to. What it does bring over from the Samsung Galaxy S4, though, is the ability to take some truly stunning photos.
There are so many preset shooting options to play with as well, we couldn't try to list them all… Oh fine then, we will; Auto, Beauty Face, Best Photo, Continuous Shot, Best Face, Sound & Shot, Rich Tone (HDR), Panorama, Sports and Night.
It is quite a comprehensive list really, with each one being pretty self explanatory. Samsung's venture into the camera market, with the Samsung Galaxy Camera, is really paying its dividends here.
That said, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini will never be a match for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom for sheer photographic power.
Buried within the settings menu are all the usual tools, such as changing the exposure levels, the white balance levels and geotagging. These, we have always felt, are more the preserve of the more serious photographer, with the preset shooting options more than covering everything that you could ever want to do with a smartphone camera.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini camera does also come with an single LED flash, which is a bonus given its exclusion from other devices. It is certainly bright enough in lower light conditions, but will never be a match for the more powerful flashes on even the most compact of cameras.
We were a little disappointed to see that the Drama mode and Animated photo mode didn't make it over to the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, but again, given the lower price tag this is just something that we are going to have to accept, especially given the range of options that are already included. Picture in picture is also unavailable... oh no...