Today we’re going to take a look at what it means to buy a smartphone with a camera “that just takes good pictures.” You know, the sort of phone that just lets you snap a picture and it won’t be blurry. I’m here to tell you that this phone does exist, but that actually snapping a reasonably sharp photo is not quite as simple as just pointing and shooting.
Which phone camera is best?
Over the past several years, cameras on smartphones have gotten quite good at the tasks for which they’re meant. This is largely due to the advances made in mobile image sensors, mainly thanks to Sony. The Sony IMX line of image sensors and Sony’s Exmor RS technology are responsible for the vast majority of top-notch smartphone-captured photos in the past several years.
Have a peek at an article I wrote back in 2016 about the Samsung Galaxy S6 to see the point at which I believe the tide turned. Instead of a mixed bag of smartphone cameras all across the board, it seemed at that point that pretty much every smartphone, mid-tier and above, had a camera worth its salt. From there on out, things got GOOD.
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