Samsung’s Moon Shots Using ‘Space Zoom’ Technology Are Fake

The blood moon is seen during a total lunar eclipse in Canta, east of Lima on May 15, 2022. (Photo by ERNESTO BENAVIDES / AFP) (Photo by ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP via Getty Images)
  • Samsung introduced its ‘Space Zoom’ feature with the Galaxy S20 Ultra, and with it, a ludicrous 100x magnification option that could be used to capture those impressive moon shots that all of us have seen in the company’s marketing material and on the internet.
  • However, one Redditor has accumulated evidence and concluded that all those images were nothing more than Samsung taking advantage of an AI model and piecing data together to create a high-resolution image. In short, those images were fake.
  • Others may have tried to debunk the authenticity of Samsung’s moon shots, but Redditor u/ibreakphotos has shared some tremendous information on the thread, showing how easy it is to create such moon shots.
  • First, he downloaded a near-perfect image of the moon from the internet below, downscaled it to a resolution of 170 x 170, and applied a gaussian blur, removing all the detail.
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