Check out the most "megapixel-rich" smartphones of 2014
posted by Peter K. / Dec 21, 2014, 2:57 AM
When it comes to digital photography, more isn't always better and a high megapixels count is usually not paving the way for better looking photos. But then again, it seems that people are generally wont to fancy smartphones that are well-endowed in this aspect. Some of the more popular devices that got released during 2014 are, surely, not boasting cameras with an extremely high megapixel count, but are comfortably nestled in the golden middle, packing a relatively large sensor, potent optics, and spot-on software optimization.
Provided that you are, however, looking for the largest number possible, then you're surely covered - in 2014, we had a surplus of well-endowed smartphones, the cameras of which had a large megapixel count. As the year's about to be over soon, we decided to make a round-up of the smartphones with the largest cameras from 2014. Check them out below.
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Dominated by sony. If only their phones are little bit less expensive...
posted on Dec 21, 2014, 3:05 AM 10
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And if only Sony's software team got their act together The 6+/Note 4 still seem to take better photos since Sony's software doesn't seem to be on par with Apple's/Samsung's
posted on Dec 21, 2014, 3:17 AM 22
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I partly agree, but It's frustrating that every time I have to launch camera, switch to manual and then take photo. Why can't I choose which resolution I prefer and every time switch it? And photos on my Z3C have so washed out colors that watching them isn't half as pleasant as on iPhone.
posted on Dec 21, 2014, 4:01 AM 7
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Actually, Xperia Z3's ISO performance is very good, surpassing that of galaxy S5. http://www.photographyblog.com
http://www.photographyblog.com /image_quality/ /reviews/samsung_galaxy_s5_rev
So if you find people talking about sony's manual mode is the best, well.. They are not talking bullsh*t as it really is good.
But unfortunately, sony ruins their good ISO performance with their sh*t auto mode, Sony needs to fix it ASAP.
So the short conclusion is.. Xperia cameras aren't as bad as some people think. If you use xperia camera on auto mode, then yes.. Other cameraphones will beat it. If you use Xperia camera on manual mode, chances are.. Only lumia phone can beat it. iew/image_quality/
posted on Dec 21, 2014, 6:26 AM 7
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"Actually, Xperia Z3's ISO performance is very good, surpassing that of galaxy S5." And when you unlock your bootloader, then what? Then Sony screws you for being a power user or developer and buying a Sony phone. Sony might have some good hardware in their phones (purple blotches aside), but they have made a mess of things.
posted on Dec 21, 2014, 3:38 PM 0
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But where's the Lumia 1020!?!?!?!?!? Stupid PA never gives credit to WP... /S
posted on Dec 21, 2014, 3:11 AM 4
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"smartphones of 2014"
posted on Dec 21, 2014, 3:17 AM 20
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Firstly they mentioned the Lumia 930 so ya they do give credit to WPs and the 1020 came out in 2013 and this list is 2014... Stupid troll.
posted on Dec 21, 2014, 3:20 AM 5
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7out of 11 phones listed uses Sony sensors. Sony has the best camera sensors, if their software utilizesbits true maximum potential.
posted on Dec 21, 2014, 3:32 AM 4
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Sony should let their RX100 team to develop software for Xperia. RX100 one of the best compact camera ever.
posted on Dec 21, 2014, 4:24 AM 5
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In my Opinion the iPhones have the best image processing software, and the photos look like they were taken with a proper camera not a phone..., they look very profesional and as far as I know profesional photographers prefer and only use the IPhone 6..and 6+. The rest of the smartphones have good cameras but the quality is not that good in my opinion.. Their photos clearly look smartphonish....
posted on Dec 21, 2014, 6:50 AM 1
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I understand why your dp is Mr. Cook. Well, you should try a Note4. If your photos taken by iPhone are like they were taken by a proper camera, what will you say about the ones by Note4? A super proper camera?
posted on Dec 21, 2014, 9:29 AM 0
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The Galaxy note 4 has inferior camera compared to the 6 plus. Here on phonearena I can't believe the hype the note 4 is getting... Honestly the note 4 is for phonearena users what Jesus Christ is for Christianity... In the real world though nobody talks or even knows what the note 4 is.
posted on Dec 21, 2014, 10:04 AM 1
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There's no point in even speaking reality to you as your name is Tim cook. So obviously your a blind follower of apple and know nothing. To say the note 4 is useless and only phonearena users have it just shows. Have a good one in Wonderland.
posted on Dec 21, 2014, 11:01 AM 0
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