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Camera Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom vs Galaxy S4, HTC One, iPhone 5

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Once again, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom grabs the gold with is great night shots. Its images are not only low in digital noise, rich in details and with eye-pleasing colors, but also free of motion blur caused by shaky hands in nearly all scenes. The smartphone's optical image stabilization deserves credit for that. Using the camera's night mode isn't mandatory, in our opinion, as the resulting photos have less life-like colors, despite being brighter overall.

Both the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 5 can take pretty photos at night, but in our opinion, the S4 is slightly ahead, especially when its night mode is enabled. Its images are well exposed, with a tolerable amount of digital noise and good-looking colors. The iPhone 5 night shots are good, but often noisy, as one can easily tell even without zooming in on them.

Unfortunately, the HTC One doesn't perform as well at night as the other three smartphones. Its photos are usually bright, but often brighter than they should be, with light sources appearing as white blobs. Enabling the camera's night mode doesn't seem to make any visible difference.

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Camera Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom vs Galaxy S4, HTC One, iPhone 5




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