When you buy a smartphone or an expensive smartphone, the quality of the camera is one of the deciding factors in the purchase. Smartphone cameras are gaining more and more importance these days, especially after the influence of social media in our lives. Smartphones are always connected to the internet, making the whole equation easier when you want to share your life’s pleasure moments with friends and family.
Let’s look at some of the smartphones with the best cameras this year.
1.Samsung Galaxy S4
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year and deserves the label not only for its good image quality, but also for the multitude of functions to click on images and videos. It comes with a 13 MP autofocus camera, LED flash and Full HD video recording. There is also a 2 MP front camera which can also record Full HD videos. The camera has no shutter lag and can record videos and click photos at the same time.
There are many software features that can be used with the camera, such as: B. Simultaneous video recording from the front and rear cameras. The HTC Zoe-like features also allow you to take pictures with sound and remove unwanted objects in photos. Daylight image quality has excellent detail, but low light images are not as good as Nokia Lumia 920 or HTC One, but still a good camera phone overall. The video quality is incredibly smooth and among the best this year.
The HTC One brings all-new thinking that is changing the way the smartphone industry sees the future of imaging. The HTC One’s new 1/3.2-inch image sensor only offers 4MP images, but the pixel quality is sharper. It also has an f/2.0 lens that lets in more light to create brighter images even in low light. After the Nokia Lumia 920, HTC uses the optical image stabilizer OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), which results in better images even if your hands shake. It even helps to produce better images in low light as the lens remains stable even at slower shutter speeds.
The new HTC Zoe can create movies from your selected event photos and videos. The zero shutter lag camera can also capture the full sound profile while capturing Full HD video. At the moment, the HTC outperforms all other cameras in terms of pixel quality, low-light performance, and video stability. With the 2.1 MP front camera, you can also record Full HD videos at 30 frames per second. The HTC One is only beaten in image resolution when you get a smaller area to crop part of the image.
3.Nokia Lumia 920
Nokia was the first company to bring technology to market that was only found in dedicated digital cameras. OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), which also negatively affected thinness. The camera quality results were impressive, allowing more light to enter the sensor and the OIS means images don’t appear blurry even after long exposure times (which are necessary for better low-light shots). The 8.7 MP autofocus camera has LED flash and can record Full HD videos. There is no zero offset on the camera and you cannot click on images while recording video. There are some software lenses that can perform many unique actions, such as: B. Taking panoramic photos, creating GIFs and beautifying faces in the photo. When it comes to low-light photos, however, this device throws everything out of the water than the HTC One, which comes pretty close.
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4.Apple iPhone 5
The iPhone 5, which doesn’t offer many options with its cameras, still achieves one of the best results in terms of image quality. The 8MP autofocus camera with LED flash is fast and clickable, even when recording Full HD video at 30fps. There is a 1.3 MP image sensor for the front camera, which can also capture 720p video.
While it’s a distant third in low-light images, it gets a lot of things right where others don’t. There are no nasty algorithms under the hood to make the images look good and get some grain, but the final images show a lot of detail. Even without OIS, video recording is smooth and you can adjust focus and other things very quickly.
5. Sony Xperia Z
The Sony Xperia Z, Sony’s best effort for smartphones, offers a fast 13MP Exmor RS image sensor coupled with autofocus optics and LED flash. It can not only record Full HD video, but also real-time HDR video at 30 frames per second, which was the first of its kind. There aren’t many features in the camera like the Galaxy S4, but there is a real gem in the camera UI. A mode called ‘Superior Auto’ can automatically detect conditions and make necessary adjustments without the user’s hesitation. The overall quality of the images can be described as decent, but due to the many image processing algorithms working under the hood, the image results may not be very sharp and full of noise. Sony Xperia Z price in India is currently around 35 INR.
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