In earlier times, the smartphone comes with a single camera which ranges from 0.4 and 12.2 Megapixels. But nowadays, we’ve seen a wide range of smartphones which has equipped dual, triple and quad-camera setup within it. Also, many smartphone manufacturer companies are offering smartphone cameras up to 102 Megapixels(such as Samsung, Mi, Motorola, etc). However, can these high megapixels cameras capture best-in-class pictures? Would it be worth it to buy smartphones with high-megapixels cameras? No, because there are a few elements of a camera which help you capture a best-in-class picture. Here we’ve compiled a few elements in brief that matter to help you buy a smartphone with the best camera.
Thing That Decides How Good or Bad Your Image Will Be:
Megapixels: It is also called as MP which defines the number of pixels a camera’s image will contain. The 1 MP is equal to 1 million pixels, so if your smartphone camera has a 64 MP camera that means it will produce an image that contains around 64 million pixels. However, there’s more to the quality of the photos than mere numbers, and it’s perfectly possible to get a better photo from a 12 MP phone camera than from a 20 MP one.
Sensor Size: It plays an important role as the bigger the sensor is the more it can see through the lens and the better quality of picture you’ll get. Usually, the smartphone has around one-third of an inch, but, in some smartphones, the sensor can be bigger than an inch. So, if we compare two smartphones with the same megapixels but one with bigger sensor size, that one will produce a better and best-in-class picture.
Aperture: It is another crucial factor that plays an important role in producing a high-quality picture. Aperture allows the lens to let in the light, and it’s expressed in f-stops: f2/0, f2/8, etc. The smaller aperture allows the lens to get more light in to produce a really good picture. You can also take a picture in low-light areas without flash or artificial light through the camera. Smaller aperture numbers also indicate that you’ll get an interesting depth of field effects, where the foreground is clear but the background is blurry.
Image Stabilization: There are two types of image stabilization: digital stabilization which uses software to compensate for slight shakes and optical stabilization which uses mechanical means to keep the lens stable. Optical is usually better than digital stabilization, especially in low light.
Software: The lens is great, the image is stabilized and the sensor is enormous, however, bad software can snatch digital defeat from the jaws of victory. Poor JPEG optimization, bad image processing algorithms and overzealous color correction can make a huge horse’s are of your carefully considered photos.
The good news is that there are many alternatives available nowadays which help you capture more stunning pictures. We mostly like and recommend Google Camera, while there are plenty of really good third-party camera apps store too. But prevention is better than cure, so we’d highly recommend checking out the camera specifications in-depth of smartphones if you’re looking to buy a smartphone with a great camera and let you capture the world through it.