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Camera Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Camera vs Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, iPhone 5, Nokia 808 PureView

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Ease of use, speed, features and interface:

When it comes to actually using any of these five devices, each one of them has its advantages. The iPhone 5, for example, is excellent for people who just want to take a picture on the spot. The camera launches quickly and can be accessed straight from the lock screen. There's no shutter lag, no confusing menus and no need for settings tweaking – the user just points and shoots at the desired object. On the other hand, the lack of flexibility as far as finer adjustments are concerned might be viewed as a downside by more experienced photographers.

Apple iPhone5's camera interface is plain and simple - Camera Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Camera vs Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, iPhone 5, Nokia 808 PureView
Apple iPhone5's camera interface is plain and simple - Camera Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Camera vs Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, iPhone 5, Nokia 808 PureView
Apple iPhone5's camera interface is plain and simple - Camera Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Camera vs Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, iPhone 5, Nokia 808 PureView

The Samsung Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III also provide nearly instant access to their camera interfaces via lock screen shortcuts and their shutter lag is virtually nonexistent. But in addition, there are lots more image adjustments that can be made, and shortcuts to frequently used camera features can be set as well for quick access.

There are lots more image adjustments that can be made in Note II's and S III's interface - Camera Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Camera vs Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, iPhone 5, Nokia 808 PureView
There are lots more image adjustments that can be made in Note II's and S III's interface - Camera Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Camera vs Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, iPhone 5, Nokia 808 PureView
There are lots more image adjustments that can be made in Note II's and S III's interface - Camera Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Camera vs Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, iPhone 5, Nokia 808 PureView

The Nokia 808 PureView stands out with offering lossless zoom and a comfortable 2-stage shutter key. Moreover, the smartphone is ready for use by both amateurs and professionals alike – those with less experience can simply stick to the automatic mode, while the creative interface is where all the advanced shooting settings can be accessed from.

Nokia 808 PureView's camera interface - Camera Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Camera vs Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, iPhone 5, Nokia 808 PureView
Nokia 808 PureView's camera interface - Camera Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Camera vs Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, iPhone 5, Nokia 808 PureView
Nokia 808 PureView's camera interface - Camera Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Camera vs Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, iPhone 5, Nokia 808 PureView

But no smartphone can give you as much access to manual controls as the Samsung Galaxy Camera. You know, it is an actual camera after all. The user can set even the aperture and shutter speed manually, if needed, and the optical zoom goes all the way to 21x while the image stabilization keeps things steady. At the same time, the camera is easy to use when shooting in automatic mode, so even a newbie should be able to figure out how to use it.

Samsung Galaxy Camera - Camera Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Camera vs Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, iPhone 5, Nokia 808 PureView
Samsung Galaxy Camera - Camera Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Camera vs Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, iPhone 5, Nokia 808 PureView
Samsung Galaxy Camera - Camera Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Camera vs Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, iPhone 5, Nokia 808 PureView
Samsung Galaxy Camera - Camera Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Camera vs Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, iPhone 5, Nokia 808 PureView
Samsung Galaxy Camera - Camera Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Camera vs Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, iPhone 5, Nokia 808 PureView
Samsung Galaxy Camera - Camera Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Camera vs Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, iPhone 5, Nokia 808 PureView

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