Apologies if this sort of thing was already in a thread. I did look around but could not find it. If there is one please delete this thread.
I was wondering if anyone would care to offer opinions on the different cameras they've experienced on smartphones.
I ask because a few months ago I started using the LG V30+ smartphone, after years of using Samsung devices, be ause of it's audio capabilities, it has a quad DAC that is really a nice feature on a phone.
After switching to LG from Samsung I discovered that the battery life was incredible on the LG making the Samsungs I'd used look really bad in terms of battery life.
I also discovered that Samsung has really good cameras on their phones that allow you to just point shoot in auto-mode and get stunning photos almost every time.
The v30+, which I love, has imo a terrible camera. It's something I've had to learn to just live with because I'd prefer to stay with v30+ for it's battery life and quad DAC.
I am able to get some good shots on the v30+ in manual mode, but to me that is a hassle. Usually I'm trying to get a picture of a fleeting moment and prefer to just point and shoot.
Will upload a few samples this afternoon to show how bad the wonderful v30+ phones camera is imo, and how good Samsungs camera is.
I know I have said this before, but I have got several "local paper" front page stories using an iPhone and no one knew. But many more using a professional full frame DSLR with professional constant f/2.8 zoom.
Many professional photographers say and I agree, the best camera in the world is the one you have with you. YMMV
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The ATIV S was not a bad camera, the Lumia 950 was even better and my current LG Q6 better still. I still like my proper camera but the phone is very handy for 'quickie shots' and more than good enough for such purposes.
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The modern day camera phones have powerful algorithms to reduce noise from image, and also enhance the picture. But you are limited in focal length, and some camera phones produce a lousy image if flash is used.
As an example: I took a picture of Canterbury cathedral two years ago with the camera on my phone in order to get a better image of the cathedral that late at night, because my main camera was unable to produce the same kind of image at a hand held shutter speed with low noise at a a low enough ISO.
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