Smartphones with Excellent Cameras Redefine New-Age Photography
The smartphone manufacturers are into a fierce competition to come up with some feature or the other that would keep them on top. Among all other features, customers specially consider the specifications and other details of the cameras while looking to buy a smartphone. The cameras in the smartphones are becoming smaller in size but richer with technology and specifications. A few years back, people were using the smartphone cameras as a cameras sacrificing on clarity and quality of the pictures. But nowadays, smartphone cameras are technologically way ahead with huge sensors, larger pixel size and immense picture and color quality. We will take a look at a few smartphones with best cameras.
Nokia Lumia 1020: Launched a couple of days back and priced at INR 44,999 the Nokia Lumia 1020 can access about 8 billion songs from the Nokia store and the user also can download about 1.65 lakh apps from the Nokia portal. The biggest USP of the phone is its 41MP camera. The handset has already been acclaimed as the best camera phone in the market capturing much better quality photos and images, when compared to other camera phones. The phone’s 41MP camera has a sensor of 1 to 1.5 inch and f/2.2 lens aperture. These lens apertures help in capturing great photos whether it is day or night.
iPhone 5S: Available for sale in India from 1st November 2013, it is priced at Rs. 53,500 (16GB model), Rs.62,500 (32GB model) and at Rs. 71,500 (64GB model). Though the device comes with the same 8MP camera that was seen in the earlier iPhone 5 models too, the features are much improved. The camera comes with a f/2.2 lens aperture that allows more light to enter through the lens, resulting in better results in low light photography. It also has a true tone flash that uses two different colored LED lights to maximize the color clarity in every photo without the user changing any settings. With the camera’s auto stabilization features you could shoot single fast moving objects or slow motion videos clips at 120 frames per second in 720p.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom: Priced at Rs. 29,990 the Android smartphone has a 16 megapixel back side illumination CMOS sensor offering 10 x optical zoom and packs up the Xenon flash on the body. With the Optical Image Stabilizer you can expect to get good still shots even if your hand shakes while snapping. There are a few photography friendly features like the smart mode and a new Photo Suggest feature that connects the user to libraries of images taken by other photographers based on your location. The camera has ISO settings ranging from 100 to 3200 and is capable of taking continuous shots of 4 f/sec with auto focus. You could record full 1080p HD videos with the camera. It features a 1.9mp camera in the front too.
Sony Xperia Z1: It is the latest camera smartphone offering from Sony. It boasts of a 20.7 MP camera with a 1/2.3” Exmor RS sensor and F/2.0 Sony G lens. It means, this is the best android smartphone camera as of today. The F/2.0 lens is perfect for night time low light photography. The Xperia Z1 comes with a 27mm wide angle Sony G lens camera. The camera seems to have been filled up with all the latest camera technologies that Sony has. Video recording can be done to a maximum of 1080p from both front and rear cameras. The other special features of the phone include the panorama mode and the extended real effects. The handset could be summed up as impressive and with high quality picture taking and video capturing abilities. For sure, it ranks among the bests.
HTC One: Though the HTC One comes with only a 4MP camera, there are many astounding technological features included. It makes use of its new Ultrapixel technology that runs on the concept that the pixel size is large hence they are lesser in number. That is the reason we get 4 Ultrapixels that can support 13mp. They claim that the results ultimately are same. The HTC One has F/2.0 lens aperture, and is capable of supporting low light photography. It also comes with the 1080p video recording capability from both front and back cameras. The device has HDR video recording and slow motion video recording capabilities too.
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