Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009


With each passing year there are more phones introduced with integrated cameras and higher megapixels, but as any expert will tell you, more megapixels do not always equal better looking images, as the size of the sensor, lens quality, and software all play an important role in how the image will turn out. Because of this, we at PhoneArena have done head-to-head comparisons of the most popular cameraphones over the years (Q2 2009, Q4 2007, and Q2 2007) and have used the results to rank how well the models perform while used in various conditions.

For our new Q4 2009 cameraphone comparison review, we will be using the 5-megapixel Samsung Omnia II, Motorola DROID, HTC DROID ERIS, and HTC Imagio, and also the 3.2-megapixel Samsung Rogue and LG enV Touch. As you may recall, the enV Touch was ranked 1st on our last comparison review, so we decided to see how well it would stack-up with the newest models.

With each phone, over 30 images were taken, totaling over 180 images between all six models. They have been captured under the following conditions and categories:

1)    Outside in broad daylight, including a video sample
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 also tried the Night Mode on the Samsung Omnia II and Motorola DROID. 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 100% crop images on each page, which shows the cameras’ 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 six cameraphone images at full resolution, followed by a ranking of 1st to 6th place.

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