Cell phone cameras are getting bigger and better with new technologies being introduced by almost all of manufacturers. Today smartphones have several mega pixel cameras along with several other features. Nokia’s release of PureView camera with 41MP has made even point to shoot and DSLR cameras stand out. So today if you are looking for a new high end smartphone, then camera quality is also one of the most important consideration.
So in case you are planning to get your new smartphone, you should definitely think of the camera quality and if camera is a priority for you, here are the best smartphones with top quality camera.
Best Camera Smartphones
1. Nokia Pureview 808:
Although as a smartphone, Pureview 808 does not excel as it runs Symbian OS, it excels in the camera department. The 41MP pureview camera is one of the best we have seen on a smartphone. Nokia PureView Pro imaging technology is the combination of a large, super high resolution 41Mpix with high performance Carl Zeiss optics. The large sensor enables pixel oversampling, which will be explained in detail in this paper but in a nutshell it means the combination of many pixels into one perfect pixel. PureView imaging technology is the result of many years of research and development and the tangible fruits of this work are amazing image quality, lossless zoom, and superior low light performance. Although this phone isn’t worth an investment at this stage, if you are a photographer and get it at a discounted price, you could try it.
2. Nokia Lumia 920:
Nokia Lumia 920 is the flagship phone from Nokia running the latest Windows Phone 8. Although the phone does not feature the complete features from the PureView, it does inherit many of the features including excellent low light performance. The 8.7 MP camera on Lumia 920 is one of the best on current list of smartphones. Related: Nokia Lumia 920 with Windows Phone 8
3. Samsung Galaxy S3:
Samsung Galaxy S3 is the flagship phone from Samsung running Android Jelly Bean. The phone features an 8-megapixel camera lens, with backlit sensor and LED flash. Although the camera isn’t perfect, the software has quite a lot of settings and worth for a flagship smartphone. If you are an Android user, this phone should satisfy your camera needs.
4. iPhone 5:
iPhone has been one of the most popular device on Flickr because of its camera. The iSight camera on the iPhone 5 has been tweaked, but not quite as much as other features. The 8-megapixel camera has a new sapphire-crystal lens, and improved hardware enabling features like dynamic low-lighting adjustment, image stabilization on the 1080p video camera, and the capability to take still shots while shooting video.
5. Sony Xperia T:
Sony Xperia T comes with a 13MP camera. Xperia T comes with the Sony Exmor R sensor for improving photos in low light conditions. Xperia T is capable of taking some pretty good pictures, although higher mega pixels doesn’t always mean great camera. Xperia T comes with a dedicated camera button so it will be easy to open up the camera application and you won’t have to use an onscreen button to take photos.
Apart from these, there are still other devices like the HTC butterfly or the Droid DNA and also the Note II which features a good 8MP camera.