Best camera phones

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  • facade
    facade Posts: 7,016 Forumite
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    Samsung are generally acknowledged as "the best"

    They have this great AI built in so if you take a blurry wobbly photo of something at extreme digital zoom, it checks what the subject is and substitutes a high resolution stock photo, manipulated to be from the same angle.

    Just like the "enhance" function all CCTV systems have in TV shows....
    I want to go back to The Olden Days, when every single thing that I can think of was better.....

    (except air quality and Medical Science ;))
  • oldernonethewiser
    oldernonethewiser Posts: 1,768 Forumite
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    If I require a quality camera, I would not buy a phone.
    Nor would I buy a phone with a camera built in.
    I would buy a quality camera from a specialist retailer.

    Why is that?

    I find having a camera useful on my phone.
    All in the context of requiring a quality camera.

    Nothing wrong, per se, with a phone having a camera built in.  Still not what I'd go for if I wanted a quality camera.
    Indeed but the question is why you wouldn't buy a phone with an inbuilt camera?

    Things that are differerent: draw & drawer, brought & bought, loose & lose, dose & does, payed & paid


  • oldernonethewiser
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    I use Nokia phones as they have Zeiss lenses. I do have a digital Pentax SLR as well. The phone is something I carry all the time and it's great for spur of the moment shots.

    I still miss my old Nokia phone using the Windows mobile OS which had a fantastic camera and the best UI of any phone I have ever owned.
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  • 400ixl
    400ixl Posts: 2,779 Forumite
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    facade said:
    Samsung are generally acknowledged as "the best"

    They have this great AI built in so if you take a blurry wobbly photo of something at extreme digital zoom, it checks what the subject is and substitutes a high resolution stock photo, manipulated to be from the same angle.

    Just like the "enhance" function all CCTV systems have in TV shows....
    Samsung haven't been rated as "the best" for a few years now and Pixel's have the better AI. Haven't seen any of the reviews putting them top, its usually the Pixel or iPhone.
  • Grumpy_chap
    Grumpy_chap Posts: 14,866 Forumite
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    If I require a quality camera, I would not buy a phone.
    Nor would I buy a phone with a camera built in.
    I would buy a quality camera from a specialist retailer.

    Why is that?

    I find having a camera useful on my phone.
    All in the context of requiring a quality camera.

    Nothing wrong, per se, with a phone having a camera built in.  Still not what I'd go for if I wanted a quality camera.
    Indeed but the question is why you wouldn't buy a phone with an inbuilt camera?

    I haven't said that I wouldn't buy a phone with an inbuilt camera.

    I have said that if I required a quality camera (which is what the OP wanted) I wouldn't buy a phone with an inbuilt camera.  For a quality camera, a dedicated device will facilitate a better camera than any camera built into a phone.
  • I misunderstood your comment

    "Nor would I buy a phone with a camera built in"

    I thought that meant you wouldn't buy a phone with a camera.

    Silly me.

    The OP asked aboout phones with cameras.

    Silly me again for answering the question asked.
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  • trickydicky14
    trickydicky14 Posts: 947 Forumite
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    If I require a quality camera, I would not buy a phone.
    Nor would I buy a phone with a camera built in.
    I would buy a quality camera from a specialist retailer.

    Why is that?

    I find having a camera useful on my phone.
    All in the context of requiring a quality camera.

    Nothing wrong, per se, with a phone having a camera built in.  Still not what I'd go for if I wanted a quality camera.
    Indeed but the question is why you wouldn't buy a phone with an inbuilt camera?

    I haven't said that I wouldn't buy a phone with an inbuilt camera.

    I have said that if I required a quality camera (which is what the OP wanted) I wouldn't buy a phone with an inbuilt camera.  For a quality camera, a dedicated device will facilitate a better camera than any camera built into a phone.

    I understand the sentiment in your comments and taking it to the limits, you are probably correct when you talk about ‘the very best quality’ but let me recall a story when I did lots of photography.

    I use to have my own darkroom, do all my own printing and enter club competitions.

    Then digital photography was born, like many others, I said at the time it would never produce the quality of roll film and at the time I was right. But very soon it got better and better till now traditional film is very much a niche market.

    The point I’m making is phone cameras are improving by the day and rapidly closing the gap when it comes to quality.

    Yes, I would love to have a Nikon in my hands but I think the trade off having a top of the range phone camera is shrinking.

    Just my view.


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  • Farway
    Farway Posts: 13,203 Forumite
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    If I require a quality camera, I would not buy a phone.
    Nor would I buy a phone with a camera built in.
    I would buy a quality camera from a specialist retailer.

    Why is that?

    I find having a camera useful on my phone.
    All in the context of requiring a quality camera.

    Nothing wrong, per se, with a phone having a camera built in.  Still not what I'd go for if I wanted a quality camera.
    Indeed but the question is why you wouldn't buy a phone with an inbuilt camera?

    I haven't said that I wouldn't buy a phone with an inbuilt camera.

    I have said that if I required a quality camera (which is what the OP wanted) I wouldn't buy a phone with an inbuilt camera.  For a quality camera, a dedicated device will facilitate a better camera than any camera built into a phone.

    I understand the sentiment in your comments and taking it to the limits, you are probably correct when you talk about ‘the very best quality’ but let me recall a story when I did lots of photography.

    I use to have my own darkroom, do all my own printing and enter club competitions.

    Then digital photography was born, like many others, I said at the time it would never produce the quality of roll film and at the time I was right. But very soon it got better and better till now traditional film is very much a niche market.

    The point I’m making is phone cameras are improving by the day and rapidly closing the gap when it comes to quality.

    Yes, I would love to have a Nikon in my hands but I think the trade off having a top of the range phone camera is shrinking.

    Just my view.


    And the circle is nearly complete with a lot of digital photographers trying to now get the"film look" having found digital is “too good”, sharp etc.


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  • Undervalued
    Undervalued Posts: 8,844 Forumite
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    edited 21 January at 2:24PM
    I would suggest having a look in some of the photographic magazines (rather than computer or phone magazines). From time to time they have reviews of the camera capabilities of higher end phones.

    Also appropriate apps, such as Adobe Lightroom etc, will allow you far more control over the camera than just relying on the phone's built in camera app.

    Consider too whether still photos or movies are more important to you as that might influence the choice.

    Finally, remember that the (often huge) numbers of pixels some claim is only one factor amongst many in the overall quality of the result! 
  • km1500
    km1500 Posts: 2,319 Forumite
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    edited 21 January at 2:36PM
    info if you want to wait 12 months (but only a rumour)

    google 'galaxy s25 camera'

    eg

    https://www.dexerto.com/tech/samsung-s25-ultra-leak-claims-camera-could-get-huge-upgrade-2435890/
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