THE BEST CAMERA PHONES OF 2016
Smart phone cameras have improved significantly over time. Long gone are the days of soft, blurry images with hardly any detail. Smartphone cameras are now reaching a point where they can even take on dedicated professional one (albeit in well-lit situations). Here are the top camera phones of 2016:
Samsung Galaxy S7
The Galaxy S7 comes with a 12MP ISOCELL and a 5MP front camera. Both front and rear cameras have an aperture of f1.7 and the rear camera features dual-pixel technology for faster auto-focus in low-light conditions.
The rear camera is great for lowlight photography and excels in wel l-lit situations. The smartphone is lightning quick when it comes to focussing and image processing and even holds its own in low light scenarios.
Apple iPhone 7
The camera on the iPhone 7 received a complete overhaul and now comes with a new six-element lens, wider f1.8 aperture absorbing almost 50 per cent more light, and a high speed 12MP sensor.
It features a Quad-LED True Tone Flash, a flicker sensor and an image signal processor that uses machine learning to look for bod ies and objects in the image and then adjusts the photos by choosing the best exposure and white balance. The iPhone 7 Plus takes things up a notch and comes with not just one, but two 12MP cameras.
The distinguishing feature of the Huawei P 9 is its dual 12 MP rear camera setup, developed in collaboration with imaging legend Leica. The dual camera setup comes with Leica SUMMARIT lenses and a pixel size of 1.25 microns. While one of the dual cameras is a regular colour sensor, the other is mono chrome. This is to allow better contrast and brightness in your pictures and videos. The camera setup is touted to deliver fantastic image quality even in dim light situations.
Sony Xperia XZ
The XZ comes with an all new 23MP camera unit on the back, which has a 24mm wide angle lens, an aperture of f2, phase detection auto-focus and an LED flash. What sets the XZ apart from the crowd is what Sony calls a triple image sensing technology.
There are three sen sors in the Xperia XZ -a laser auto-focus sensor for measuring distance, an RGBC IR sensor for accurate colour reproduction and an imaging sensor for movement. All these together help the device take crisp, detailed and in-focus shots lightning fast.
The Google Pixel and Pixel X L are the most exciting And roid smartphones in years. On the camera front, they don't dis appoint . They come w it h a 12MP rear camera with anaperture of f2.0, phase detection auto-focus, a dual LED flash, electronic image stabilisation and a sensor size of 12.3“.The front camera is an 8MP affair with an aperture of f2.0 and a sensor size of 13.2“.
Special mention: Asus ZenFone 3
The 16MP rear camera on the Zenfone 3 comes with laser autofocus, as well as phase detection autofocus and is an extremely capable shooter. It also packs four-axis optical image stabilisation to ensure shaky and blurred shots are history.
The camera performs well in outdoor situations with adequate light, producing vivid, well balanced images with meagre amount of noise. The .8MP front camera is also great and will suffice for most selfies
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