Make sure you can capture your subjects in stunning clarity even when you're far away by picking these smartphones with a hybrid zoom function.
If you are a street photographer, you know how important it is for you to be able to quickly snap that shot without interrupting the moment.
Smartphone cameras may have evolved enough to let you click crystal clear pictures, but unfortunately, until recently, the zooming capabilities of these cameras have always let photographers down. Thankfully, the times are a-changin’ with brands now offering a feature called hybrid zoom. This zoom uses a blend of digital and optical zoom (along with software enhancements) to offer decent quality even when you’re zooming to the highest capacity. If you want to click super clean pictures even while zooming more than the lens’ capabilities, then you need a smartphone that comes with hybrid zoom. Here are a few options:
With a Leica-branded quad camera setup that includes 40+20+8MP lenses, the Huawei P30 Pro has been lauded as one of the best smartphones for photography in its segment. An additional feature that makes this a good bet for photographers is the fact that the screen comes with an IP68 rating, meaning that it is dustproof and waterproof. As a result, you can traverse any terrain to take those stunning shots, without worrying about whether it will damage your phone. The 6.47-inch screen comes with a 2340x1080-pixel resolution along with 398 ppi of pixel density, which should ensure that your gallery images will display in great detail, letting you spot what needs to be edited out, and what looks great. The 4200mAh lithium-polymer battery should ensure that you head away from home for long hours to find the best scenes that express your state of mind.
The OPPO Find X2 has a 48MP+12MP+13MP camera that supports hybrid zoom, and a 32MP HD Night selfie camera with AI beautification. With a 120Ghz ultra-high refresh rate and a 3168x1440 pixels resolution, this smartphone should deliver a good picture quality. Additionally, with 65W SuperVOOC flash charging, the battery charges up to 40% in just 10 minutes and can fully charge within just 36 minutes, as per the brand’s claims. It is also claimed to provide a talk time of close to 37.8 hours and standby time of 378 hours. Additionally, the OPPO Find X2 has a 12GB RAM, 256GB storage and dual nano SIM along with a Snapdragon 865 octa-core processor for efficient performance.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has a 6.9-inch dynamic AMOLED display with capacitive touchscreen with a 3200x1440 pixels resolution for a superior viewing experience. This smartphone has a 108MP camera for capturing DSLR-like pictures and 10X hybrid optic zoom to shoot distant objects and landscapes. Additionally, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra comes with 12GB RAM, 128GB internal memory, a microSD card slot, and hybrid sim slot along with face unlock and fingerprint sensor. However, its USP is its powerful RAM and enhanced processor with powerful AI that supports more action and makes the Samsung Galaxy S20 a perfect companion for all gamers.
The OPPO Reno4 Pro, to begin with, has a 6.5-inch AMOLED display with a 3D borderless screen and a 2400x1080 pixels resolution. The 65W superVOOC 2.0 charging tech fuels the battery in just 36 minutes, as per the company. Further, the phone has a 48MP+8MP+2MP+2MP mono rear quad camera with up to 10 in-built modes such as portrait, professional, video, panorama, night scene, hybrid zoom etc. It has 8GB RAM, 128GB internal memory and SD card slot that supports up to 256GB microSD card. Lastly, some other additional features of the OPPO Reno4 Pro include – hidden fingerprint unlock 4.0, a sleek design and a 32MP front punch-hole camera.