Best smartphone camera?
I went to a photo exhibition today, where there was a stand by Huawei showing work done with their P10 phone. I have to say that it made my iPhone 6 look a bit feeble. I have been thinking of upgrading, but instead of getting the iPhone N, where N is the model I can afford, I was wondering about switching to Android in order to get the aforementioned Huawei (the lads!) or a Samsung or something. I am hesitating because…
maybe the new Apple cameras are just as good
switching from Apple to Android may well be a pain in the butt – what IS my Spotify password?
MrsJ has a Samsung and has no end of trouble with weird bugs appearing
Without starting a holy war, does anyone have any experience or data on the camera thing?Posted 7 months agoMalvern RiderMember
I’m way behind on, er, developments as still using an iphone 5.
But this 7 plus pano example (coming from a serial DSLR pano-stitcher’s perspective) is impressive imo. Choose download jpeg on lower right to view full size:Posted 7 months agofossyMember
I’ve had a Samsung S3,5,7 and been very impressed with the images from such a small lens on all of them. The iphones are also good – I’ve seen some cracking images from a colleague on his iphone 6, but he is a keen photographer, so knows how to frame stuff when he hasn’t got his SLR with him.
The skill is in the taking. You will get a better picture from any half decent camera as the lens and sensor is bigger.Posted 7 months agosadexpunkSubscriber
Looking at Cougar’s link (thanks) it seems like if I want to stay in Apple-world I need an 8+ or a X. Just can’t get past the idea of stumping up 1000 quid for a
telephone!!phone/camera/satnav/music player/movie player/calendar/dashcam/browser etc etc etc
i agree with you, just playing the usual devils advocate role 🙂Posted 7 months agoTiRedMember
I view photography on phones as a different sort of challenge. A bit like riding a cross bike on a red or black run. You can do it, but to be successful you will need to have good skills.
But the best camera is always the one you have with you. My BlackBerry camera is pretty poor. But with careful consideration of lighting and framing, it can still take some good shots.Posted 7 months agoRDL-82Member
On the iPhone at least the standard camera app is pretty basic. Buy something like ProCamera and you open up a whole host of control.
I’d love a decent stand alone but I know I’d not carry it so the phone suffices for me.
iPhone 8/8+ is much better than 6/6s we had previously especially in lower light situations.Posted 7 months ago
I think my old Samsung S6 edge was better at movement though but that melted itself so kind of lost faith in that!kbombMember
Recently got a Samsung s8 and have been very impressed. Came from Sony phones which were capable of taking very good shots, but mostly in good lighting conditions and holding them perfectly still. I’d end up taking lots of shots and usually a couple came out well. The Samsung gets it right nearly every time, and low light photos are unbelievably good.
I think there is a bit of a disconnect between things like DXOMark, and real world photography with a phone. Iphones have always seemed very good at getting shots right first time in challenging conditions, and Samsung seem to be there now too.
The Pixel 2 was tempting but I found the s8 a better size and I wasn’t ready to ditch the headphone jack, it clearly takes great pictures though.Posted 7 months agoRDL-82Member
I’d avoid the Pixel 2 at the moment. I’ve read reports of constant noise from the speakers, screen burn from the home page image and other associated issues.
Shame, because it sounds a good phone.
I thought those issues were only affecting the XL version? Sure that’s what I read at least initially.
As I’m sure do many other phone’s now, my Note captures RAW images. I just can’t find the bloody things. Any ideas?
Is it maybe like the iPhone. Capable of RAW capture but not using the native ‘app’?Posted 7 months ago
Using ProCamera gives me the option but without that it’s just JPEG or HEIF.
Is it maybe like the iPhone. Capable of RAW capture but not using the native ‘app’?
Using ProCamera gives me the option but without that it’s just JPEG or HEIF
It gives me the option in the basic camera app settings, so dunno
I’ve got Lightroom Mobile, but still can’t seem to find raw images. I’ll do some researchPosted 7 months ago
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