Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009


There have been a lot of cameraphones introduced for Verizon since our previous Q4 2007 comparison review.  Four of the newest models are the Samsung Omnia, Casio Exilim, LG enV Touch, and LG enV3.

The Omnia and Exilim both have 5MP autofocus cameras, while the enV Touch (which replaces the Voyager) and enV3 (replacement of the enV2) have 3MP cameras.  The enV Touch also comes with autofocus and an Schneider-Kreuznach lens, which the enV3 does not, and the Exilim is the only device to have a 3x optical zoom.

With each phone, 80 images were taken, totaling 320 images between all four models.  They have been captured under the following conditions and categories:

  1. Outside in broad daylight
  2. Outside at night
  3. Indoors with different types of lighting, including flash, and with various distances from the subject
  4. Macro

We used the camera’s Automatic settings whenever possible, but for night images we tried the Night/Darkness image modes on the Omnia and Exilim, and the Intelligent Shot mode on the enV Touch and enV3.  Also, indoor images taken with the Auto White Balance can vary greatly between phones, so keep that in mind.

In each category we have placed a 100% crop image at the top of the page, which shows the camera’s differences.  It helps you to easily compare the performance by seeing the same object reproduced by different devices side-by-side.

We then show all four cameraphone images at full resolution, followed by a ranking of 1st to 4th place.  

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