4 Affordable Smartphones With Amazing Cameras
Today we have collated the four best mobile phones which have amazing cameras and they won’t burn a big hole in your pocket.
Apple iPhone 5S 16GB
The iPhone 5S looks very similar to iPhone 5 when it comes to the camera. Both are built with 8MP only with a few significant improvements made to the iPhone 5S. The 5S can now deal pretty well with low light conditions. It can now get more light into its lense as it has an enlarged sensor from 1/ 3.2 to 1/ 3, which also increases in the size of the pixels from 1.4 microns to 1.5 microns. The camera performs very well in well light conditions by producing accurate colours and detailing. There’s also a True Tone flash to improve the harsh tones and the inaccurate colours produced during taking low-light pictures.
Video performance is also great with a few nifty additions. A slow-motion mode has been added and the new camera app allows shooting at 720p 120 FPS. Once you’re done shooting you can move some sliders around and make any section move in slow motion. It’s simple but it works extremely well.
HTC One M8 EYE
The camera app on the One M8 Eye is feature packed and produces a ton of options. You would love the amazing Depth-of-Field mode. Since it has a Duo Camera setup with a secondary lens, the experience of using the D-o-F mode is simply great. Images taken during are better saturated. The 13MP camera handles highlights much better than the 4-UltraPixel camera even without the HDR mode on. The 5-megapixel front camera can shoot really good selfies and the rear camera can record 1080p videos.
Nokia Lumia 920
Microsoft’s Nokia Lumia 920 comes with “PureView” branding. With an optical image stabilization and a fast f2.0 lens the camera can be called a low-light champ. The phone’s basic camera experience is very simple: turn the camera on and take a picture. On the right and bottom side of the frame there are buttons to switch to video and photo mode, front and rear camera, flash mode (auto, on, off), and to switch “lenses.”
These lenses have nothing to do with the camera special effects that you might be expecting; they’re rather more like different functions which the camera can perform.
Xiaomi MI 5 32 GB
MI 5 uses the 16MP Sony IMX298 sensor for its rear camera. This sensor has a pixel size of 1.12 micrometers and it’s paired with an f/2.0 lens. On the front, you get a 4MP camera with a 2 micrometers pixel size and an f/2.0 aperture. The Manual mode will let you adjust focus, white balance, exposure, ISO and Time. The phone comes with a 4-axis optical image stabilization as well.
The image quality in daylight is good enough and has a lot of detailing. You won’t find any noticeable colour shades. Focusing is quick and you will be surprised to find images taken from a moving vehicle without any blurring effects. In low light situations, there is noticeable noise in images, but it is completely avoidable.
The Mi 5 is capable of shooting 4K videos and the video quality is good enough for casual sharing. It supports Timelapse video as well.
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by techtalks @TechTalks August 2, 2016 6:09 AM UTC