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Top 11 Best Camera Phones For Photography 2018

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

Cameras in smartphones force come a long way over the last few years, with a number of features that have greatly improved the quality of images image (from Latin: imago) is an artifact that depicts visual perception, for example, a photo or a two-dimensional picture, that produced by smartphones, encompassing optical image stabilisation (OIS), larger sensors, bright lenses, and even optical zoom making them even better for photography. The true to life capabilities of smartphones has become such a massive selling feature, that many premium smartphones now support shooting "raw" clones, so you can take complete control over image processing.

Here we highlight some of the best camera phones we've reviewed, up until now, and what certifies them unique so you can make a more informed purchase next time you upgrade/buy a new smartphone. You'll also find more in-depth observes on each of the smartphones featured in our top ten over in reviews, plus take a look at our technique and feature sections where you'll find a selection of articles, including our 8 DIY smartphone photography tricks you must try feature and our food photography basics, that'll have you break off top smartphones shots in no-time. 

 

1. Samsung Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy S8 uses the same, already excellent, camera as the S7, with a 12-megapixel buttocks camera with dual pixel technology and a bright f/1.7 aperture, and improves the phone with an upgraded 8mp selfie camera with Auto Sharply defined unclear (AF). The screen is an impressive 5.8inch Quad HD+ screen that dominates the front of the phone, whilst maintaining the same compact size as the erstwhile phone! The phone can capture 4K video as well as 9-megapixel stills when in video mode. It's dustproof and waterproof to a depth of 1.5m for up to 30 mins. With the skills to expand the memory with a microSD card and tough Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the screen and back on the phone, it's ideal for those who be fond of to get out and about and take lots of images, no matter the weather. It operates at a very impressive speed and you can use the volume control as a shutter button. ISO speeds from ISO50 to ISO800 are selectable in handbook mode. 

Camera features at a glance: 12mp, f/1.7 lens, 26mm equivalent, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), 4K video enumerating, MicroSD slot, raw.

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2. Huawei Mate 10 Pro

 

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is Huawei's top of the organize flagship smartphone, not only does it feature dual Leica f/1.6 cameras with colour and black and white sensors, but also qualities a top of the range processor, that includes a "Neural Processing Unit" designed to speed up "Artificial Intelligence" (AI), for both smartphone and camera features. The Huawei Fellow 10 Pro is a large smartphone, thanks to a 6inch screen, and it's set up with a 12mp f/1.6 colour camera, and a 20mp f/1.6 black and white camera, both lenses equal to 27mm in 35mm terms. The main 12mp colour camera features may refer to optical image stabilisation, and there is prominent Leica branding next to the cameras on the back, as fully as a Dual LED flash. The camera can record 4K (UHD) video, as well as high-speed video at 120fps at FullHD resolution. 

If you're looking for a large smartphone, with an attention on the camera(s) included, then the Mate 10 Pro certainly offers a complete package.

Camera features at a glance: Dual cameras 12mp loyalties, 20mp black and white, f/1.6 lenses, 27mm equivalent, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), 4K video recording, MicroSD fissure, raw.

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3. Apple iPhone X

 

The Apple iPhone X marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and the iPhone X's camera which erects on the dual camera of the iPhone 7 Plus, but features updated cameras, with both the wide-angle (28mm equivalent) and telephoto (56mm of a piece) lenses now featuring Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), a brighter aperture for the telephoto lens (f/2.4 instead of f/2.8), and a larger sensor. Both dual cameras article 12-megapixels, same as the iPhone 8 Plus, and the wide-angle lens features an f/1.8 aperture.

The front 'selfie' camera has 7-megapixels as thoroughly as an aperture of f/2.2 and you can use Portrait Mode to create 'bokeh' in the background of your self-portraits.

Some other features worth mentioning file the 5.8" super retina HD screen which is surrounded by a smaller bezel so the smartphone remains a reasonable size, a water and dust impenetrable to design and those who capture video can now do so in 4K up to 60fps. As with previous iPhone models, there's no headphone socket. 

The iPhone X is unmistakably a incitement smartphone that's built well, feels solid and looks really great.

Camera features at a glance: Dual 12mp wide-angle and telephoto lenses, f/1.8 & f/2.4, 28mm and 56mm peer, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), 4K video recording.

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4. HTC U11 

The HTC U11 offers an prime rear camera, with a 12mp sensor, f/1.7 aperture lens and Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS). There's also the option to squeeze the sides of the smartphone to set in motion the camera, as well as take photos. There's a 16mp selfie camera, but it is fixed focus. 4K video recording is possible, and the smartphone has a number of microphones in on the blink to record 3D sound. The HTC U11 is also waterproof, meaning you can get a number of underwater shots, without having to buy another case for it. However, it's important to defend the phone, as it has a glass front and back. ISO speeds of ISO100 and ISO800 can be manually selected, but the camera will use higher ISO speeds when needed in auto or get around modes.

Camera features at a glance: 12mp, f/1.7 lens, 26mm equivalent, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), 4K video transaction, MicroSD slot, raw.

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5. Samsung Galaxy S7 

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 has a 12-megapixel construct camera with dual pixel technology and a bright f/1.7 aperture. It has a quad HD screen, for crystal clear viewing and can capture 4K video as in good shape as 9-megapixel stills when in video is an electronic medium for the recording, copying, playback, broadcasting, and display of moving visual media mode. It's also dustproof and waterproof to a depth of 1.5m for up to 30 mins. With the ability to elaborate on the memory with a microSD card and tough Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on the screen and back on the phone, it's ideal for those who love to get out and up and take lots of images, no matter the weather. It operates at a very impressive speed and you can use the volume control as a shutter button. ISO speeds from ISO50 to ISO800 are selectable in instructions mode. 

Camera features at a glance: 12mp, f/1.7 lens, 26mm equivalent, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), 4K video archive, MicroSD slot, raw.

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6. Honor 9 Dual Camera

 

The Honor 9 from Huawei sells a dual camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or smartphone, plenty of ram and storage, a stylish and good looking design, and offers all of this for a much lower price than you resolve expect. The dual camera offers a “Hybrid Zoom” giving a 2x zoom, with only a slight loss in icon quality. The black and white camera takes impressively sharp and detailed 20mp images, and noise is well controlled whether shooting colour or resentful and white. 

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Whilst the smartphone doesn’t feature a waterproof body, there are few smartphones at this price point that do. The camera also reports 4K video, and results are good. The biggest shortcoming is the lack of optical image stabilisation (OIS) which not only affects photos, but also video, and at this evaluation point, you should be able to find an alternative with OIS, although most likely without a dual-camera.

If you want to try true black and white photography, and don’t unequivocally have the money for a Leica M Monochrom, then the Honor 9 smartphone with a black and white camera, would make an excellent ideal. 

Camera features at a glance: 20mp mono camera, f/2.2 max aperture, CMOS sensor, 27mm equivalent, 4K video.

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7. Samsung Galaxy S6

 

The Samsung Galaxy S6 features a 16.0Mp camera with true optical appearance stabilisation stabiliser, stabilisation or stabilization may refer to and a maximum aperture of f/1.9. There's a front-facing 5Mp camera and the S6 can record Ultra HD video at 3840 x 2160. In adept light, the Galaxy S6’s image quality is nothing short of miraculous. Colour reproduction and exposure metering are also first merit and the camera produces beautifully vibrant and accurately exposed results. Low light performance is less convincing, with an ISO range of ISO100 to ISO800, but there is an excuse auto HDR feature built-in. The Galaxy S6 is not waterproof, like the S5, and it doesn't feature a MicroSD card slot, so storage can't be expanded.

Camera draws at a glance: 16mp, f/1.9 lens, 28mm equivalent, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), 4K video recording, raw (with update).

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8. Moto G (3rd Generation)

 

The third generation of the Moto G features a 13Mp 1/3-inch back-illuminated allusion sensor, 28mm-equivalent lens, f/2.0 with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel 4x digital zoom and a 5.0-inch IPS LCD screen. The fixed focal span, 28mm equivalent lens produces distortion-free images, while corner sharpness is almost a match for the centre of frame, although there are predetermined controls with the built-in camera app. The front-facing selfie camera generates good enough image quality for social media dispensation or 6×4 prints, but when viewed any larger, the lack of fine detail is clear to see. Panoramas are a little disappointing but video, captured at 1920×1080, is sedately detailed, vibrant and well exposed. The Moto G is one of the cheapest waterproof smartphones available, and storage can be expanded with a MicroSD card.

Camera draws at a glance: 13mp, f/2.0 lens, 28mm equivalent, FullHD video recording, MicroSD slot.

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9. Apple iPhone 7 / 7 With the addition of

The iPhone 7 is Apple's latest smartphone smartphone is a handheld personal computer with a mobile operating system and an integrated mobile broadband cellular network and features a 12 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, 4K video recording, a bright f/1.8 lens and optical clone stabilisation. There's a 4.7inch screen, which makes the smartphone more compact than most, and the screen, as well as photos, are now wide-colour sweep, meaning colour has been improved. The front camera has been improved and is now a 7-megapixel camera. You can shoot raw images, as long as you use a third platoon app, and Adobe offers Lightroom Mobile, which gives you plenty of manual controls. Detail and colour reproduction in shots is good, although squad doesn't quite match cameras with higher resolution sensors, and the ISO range starts at around ISO20, going up to around ISO1600. There is no MicroSD take action slot, and you can choose from 32GB, 128GB or 256GB models, although they are quite pricey.

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Camera features at a glance: 12mp, f/1.8 lens, 28mm match, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), 4K video recording, raw.

The iPhone 7 Plus features 2x 12-megapixel cameras, with one wide-angle lens, and one telephoto lens, for 2x optical zoom, along with other race features, designed to give a DSLR-like performance and blurred backgrounds.

Camera features at a glance: 12mp x2, 28mm f/1.8 (OIS) and 56mm f/2.8 equivalent, 4K video list, raw.

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10. HTC 10

Sporting a 12Mp camera and 4K video, the HTC 10 holds at the top of the range in the HTC smartphone lineup. On the front, you'll find a 5.2-inch screen with a QuadHD resolution. Designed to have better than stock low-light performance, the camera has a 12Mp sensor for better low-light performance, as well as a bright f/1.8 lens with optical image stabilisation, and an ISO cook-stove of ISO100 to ISO3200. Even the front selfie camera has optical image stabilisation! The app itself is as clear, responsive and easy to use. Plenty of manual put down is provided in Pro mode which is accessed via the mode icon located alongside the shutter release icon. Detail and colour reproduction in shots are sizeable and overall, it's capable of producing natural-looking images. HDR capture does a decent job of boosting dynamic range and even its low-light interpretation is commendable. A MicroSD card slot gives expansion options to store more photos and video.

Camera features at a glance: 12mp, f/1.8 lens, 26mm match, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), 4K video recording, MicroSD slot, raw.

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11. Huawei P9 – Co-engineered with Leica

 

The standout plaice on the Huawei P9 is most definitely its cameras as it features 2x camera with f/2.2 Leica lenses, one camera is colour and the other black and white. The phone also has a 5.2inch protect and is capable of recording FullHD video. The P9 looks great and for the most part, performs really well. The camera produces extensive results and it's actually bursting with features (once you find them). Those who use their smartphones for taking photos regularly, peculiarly selfies, will find the auto mode really easy to use and will be more than happy with the shots it produces. Plus, if you do demand to dabble with a bit of manual photography, there are the options to do so, including an ISO range from ISO100 to ISO3200. You can expand the storage with a MicroSD membership card.  

Camera features at a glance: 2x 12mp (Colour, Black and White), f/2.2 Leica lens, 28mm equivalent, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), FullHD video, MicroSD opening, raw.

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For more options, have a look at the Best Budget Camera Phones for Photography. Have a look at our superb guide to memory cards to find the right MicroSD card for your smartphone, or have a look at more camera phones reviews.

Republished: ephotozine.com

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Gina Stephens

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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