With every new smartphone generation, the camera hardware (and software) is generally updated. These days, smartphone cameras deliver really impressive image and video quality, which is amazing considering the small size and form factor of a mobile phone. In a phone, it is not just the megapixel count, sensor and hardware that makes a picture – the software plays an equally important role. Owing to software innovations, mobile cameras can do many things- give studio-like results, offer impressive low-light photography and more. This kind of adaptability in the camera department is something that any user will benefit from. Here are the phones with the best cameras.
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple iPhones are known for their great all-round performance, especially when it comes to photography. The iPhone has one of the best cameras on any smartphone. The iPhone 12 Pro is no different and offers users a triple camera setup. There’s a telephoto camera, an ultra-wide-angle camera for capturing landscapes and vistas, and a regular wide-angle camera for everyday use. The camera hardware is augmented by impressive software which records images quickly. The image processing is near perfect, leading to rich details and realistic colours. The best part is that the camera gallery has an in-built photo editor that’s really useful.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Here’s a smartphone with beastly on paper camera specifications. It's got a quad-camera setup at the back, the primary being a 108-megapixel shooter which can capture a lot of detail and light information. There’s a 12-megapixel sensor in the ultrawide shooter and finally, 10-megapixel sensors in the two telephoto shooters. The enhanced advanced camera mode gives you control of every aspect of the cameras so that you can fine-tune the results to best suit your needs. Not just that, the display is really good too, meaning you can edit photos on a professional level on your smartphone.
Vivo X60 Pro
The Vivo X60 Pro has a lot of photographer centric features in its camera software. The software helps reproduce amazing details and a wide dynamic range even in the toughest of situations. Some other features include Extreme Night Vision 2.0 mode, 20x zoom, and gimbal stabilization – leading to better, more focused and less blurry shots. As far as the numbers are concerned, it packs a 48-megapixel main camera, a 13-megapixel pro portrait lens, and another 13-megapixel super wide-angle lens.
OnePlus 9 Pro 5G
Here’s a smartphone that actually has some DSLR DNA built into it. OnePlus designed the camera system of this phone in collaboration with Hasselblad, one of the leading studio camera makers in the world. The primary shooter is a 48-megapixel sensor, there’s a 50-megapixel Ultra Wide Angle Camera with a Sensor size of 1/1.56'' (this means that it can retain more light data), an 8-megapixel Telephoto Lens, and a 2-megapixel Monochrome Lens. All in all, the smartphone can take any kind of picture you want. It is great for low light scenarios, wide-angle shots, macro images and lots more.