/ Phone cameras, how good are they really?
The best phone cameras are better than the Concord £30 digital cameras.
The worst phone cameras are not better than a Canon G12, which is a mass produced camera that Joe Public buys from a major brand.
Until a couple of years ago I could never see the point of using a phone camera to take pictures as the quality was terrible.
But now the pictures (in the right conditions) are actually very good. One thing that really suprised me was when I was sorting through some pics on my computer the other day, I clicked on an old camera phone picture and realised how small the image was compared to the pictures from my HTC smartphone.
Still wont replace my point and shoot for climbing or my DSLR for proper photos..... yet
I think imaging-resource has reviewed the iphone hs and Galaxy s2 as cameras. Basically they do fairly well. But they have no zoom
I'm confident that my £100 canon is better in every way. But that doesn't mean that camera phones can't produce a good print
most camera phone cameras won't match this. I think the Sony exmoor cameras are meant to be good
HTC Wildfire was rubbish. Really awful.
Sony Xperia Active is good enough not to worry about taking a camera most of the time.
The same is true of p&s cameras
the Nikon Coolpic one of my friends got is pretty awful - worse than the Sony Xperia, but better than the wildfire.
The I-Pad camera seems quite good at macro, but faintly ridiculous to use... Strike that. Really ridiculous to use.
> Until a couple of years ago I could never see the point of using a phone camera to take pictures as the quality was terrible.
Yesterday I discovered some orchids where I live and went out with my dSLR to take some shots. During the evening I went back out and took a couple of shots with my phone camera. I haven't really played with the phone as I've got a dSLR and a half decent compact Canon S90 but I was mightily impressed with the results.
I doubt that the inbuilt flash will stand up to much, but in good daylight this is what I got. I was quite shocked at how sharp the image is for a phone with no zoom.
Maybe compacts have a serious threat to their place in the photography world with the great unwashed amature such as myself?
It seems though the market is changing, certain cameras now have the capability of housing an SD card that supports Wi-fi, making it easy for uploading frames to your favourite socialmedia site, that much easier.
Perhaps this were the competitive edge comes from? iphone seem to be marketing the newer model this way.
When you feign injury in an attempt to get rescued by Prince William, it's going to look a bit obvious if you pull out a high spec SLR, were as you'll get away with a quick snap on the camera phone.
Oh how I hate that advert! so goddam pretentious
Just received my Samsung Galaxy S3 today... and camera is really good
> Just received my Samsung Galaxy S3 today... and camera is really good
Just got one today and having a little play now (couldn't wait for anything any longer as the phone I had until now was an absolute piece of crap). Impressed so far, especially how close it can get on macro. Screen's a blinder as well, that definitely beats anything I've seen on the back of a compact.
Yeah they are spot on, however moving from apple to android is unusual. Only had a glance at the camera, but in the peaks soon, so will have a proper play then!
my iphone 4s is great but no zoom capabilities!
> moving from apple to android is unusual.
I had one of those and agree that it was very good.
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