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.



1. rtimi26

Posts: 42; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

Are you kidding me. It is either you guys know nothing about taking pictures, but hey its your opinion

2. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

Their opinion seems pretty right on if you ask me.

3. jwl3429

Posts: 36; Member since: Sep 28, 2009

i am not to sure about the review either i am a avid photographer and i have the omnia 2, i think with a few tweaks to the camera setting the pictures are much better it seems crazy to me that it is rated below the eris as well as most of the others the droid is not that great of a phone.

4. T DAWGv12

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

I agree with all three of you actually. rtimi26 is right on about it being their opinion and boy does it seem inconsistent at best. Ace1122 is right about their opinion being right on. They took crappy photos and had crappy opinions to go along with them. This is my opinion coming from someone that is NOT an avid photographer but a tech geek fluent in digital cameras. jwl3429 is right on, I too have an the Omnia 2 (a far better phone than many reviews make it out to be by the way) and have quickly learned a few simple tweaks with brightness and flash options that can even produce crisp well balanced images in a dimly lit room. At the very least this review needs to be more explicit that they did not adjust any of these phones cameras outside of auto or factory settings. Should they do a re-review with the phones cameras tweaked they would likely have very different images if not very different results and likely all the phones are capapble of much better images. Thats my opinion.

5. smokiedabong

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 05, 2010

:)) , sounds like a Droid comercial . I had an Omnia 2 for some time now , and couple of weeks ago also got a Droid , good phone at anything else but the camera . Definitely the Omnia 2 camera performs way better in quality in any conditions and speed than the Droid , to bad it's slower at anything else .

6. mathais unregistered

omnia 2 images do look smoother and deeper in colour but you have to know that droid represents colour more accurately.even the droid has manual settings that can tweak its images further.

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