Photographic capabilities of handphones have evolved in leaps and bounds over the last few years, with features such as larger sensors, optical image stabilization and greater optical zoom.
Some phone cameras are even rivaling, or beating, standalone digital cameras. Many also view smartphones as a handy digital fashion accessory. Here, in no particular order, is a list of the top phone cameras that are pushing the boundaries of on-the-go photography.
With four back lenses, and a combination of powerful optics and smart processing, there is nothing not to love about Huawei P30 Pro’s versatile camera. The gadget features a 40-megapixel main sensor, time-of-flight sensor for better portrait depth, 5x zoom periscope lens and a wide-angle shooter for incredible landscape shots.
On the downside, after the Trump administration’s restrictions on the Huawei’s operations in the US, the future of the Chinese company in the country looks uncertain. Nevertheless, if you are game, and can get your hands on one, the Huawei P30 Pro is a great choice.
While the Google Pixel 3 only comes with a sole sensor and none of its specs are jaw-dropping, its advanced image processing produces shots that are incredibly sharp and detailed.
Those already in the know about Google’s integrated software, including Google Photos and Google Night Sight, will probably be particularly fond of this camera. Some other features of this stylish gadget include dual upfront lenses and Super Res Zoom that combines multiple frames that result in digitally zoomed photos.
While this may not be the very best phone camera on the market right now, it comes with an impressive set of functions that are bound to please photography enthusiasts.
In fact, the phone features three rear camera lenses that including an ultrawide 16-MP lense that produces very detailed images, as well as a 12-MP dual-pixel lense and a 12-MP telephoto shooter. Plus, Samsung’s Live Focus effects is great for tweaking portrait shots.
The phone comes with a powerful dual 12 MP rear sensors, including a telephoto sensor, for optimal image stabilization and capturing details from a distance and in low-light conditions.
The 7MP TrueDepth front camera, meanwhile, shoots incredible selfies. Plus, the camera’s Smart HDR, which takes multiple images and splices them together, pretty much guarantees top quality photos. This phone is a great option if you don’t mind using Apple’s very specific ecosystem.
Sony Xperia 1 comes with three rear 12.2 MP lenses—the main one being a Sony sensor, while the other two come from Samsung. While this is not incredible in itself, what makes this camera special are its video capabilities.
Sony Xperia 1 lets users shoot footage on a large 21:9 CinemaWide 4K HDR OLED display, and records at a 1644 x 3840px resolution. Clips can be shot with all three cameras and the camera features in-built image stabilization to minimize the effects of camera shake.