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About Smartphone Cameras & Other Cameras

Updated on July 21, 2016
Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung Galaxy S III | Source

Smartphones with cameras are the latest, greatest to take photographs. The photos taken with smartphones are amazing and crystal clear.

This article will be dealing with the features of cameras in different smartphones and will also be highlighting other cameras such as the Samsung Galaxy Camera, Sony RX 100 and the Lytro cameras.

Samsung Galaxy SIII

Samsung Galaxy SIII comes with the 8-megapixel camera, f 2.6 aperture and offers a wide angle coverage, 4 X Digital Zoom. Photos are crystal clear with high resolution and great contrast.

Samsung Galaxy SIII offers capturing modes such as - Panorama, Single Shot, Burst Shot, HDR, Buddy Share, Smile, Beauty, Face Detection.

It also suggests the best picture based on clarity, color, and lighting. When you select the"smile" option, the camera automatically clicks when the person smiles.

In addition, to this, there are different scene modes in which you can take photos - Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dawn, Autumn Color, Candlelight, Firework, Black Light and Night.

You can apply different effects to your photo - Black and White, Sepia, Warm Vintage, Cold Vintage, Green Point, Red-Yellow Point, Posterise and Solarise.

The picture clarity is excellent, and it is easy to shoot due to the wide angle coverage. You will enjoy photography with Samsung S III.

Photographed in Samsung Gallaxy SIII
Photographed in Samsung Gallaxy SIII | Source

Apple iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 5 has an iSight 8 megapixels camera with five element lens along with a flash. One of the five elements is a Sapphire crystal lens that captures more light and produces clear images.

The iPhone camera has f /2.4 aperture. It also has an option to take pictures in panorama mode. The camera is accompanied by LED flash that can be switched on or off.

There are very few options that the camera app offers - adjust flash settings, turn HDR mode on or off, switch between front and back cameras.

Another feature of the Apple iPhone 5 is the low light mode that allows taking pictures in the night with clarity. In iPhone 5 you can take Panorama photos in the portrait mode.

Samsung Galaxy Camera


Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera is a camera that has all the features of a smartphone the only thing is that you cannot make calls with this camera.

It has a 21-megapixel camera and 21 X f/2.8 lens. The camera is accompanied by an inbuilt memory of 8 GB along with a micro SD slot.

You can share your photos, surf the net, stream videos from Youtube and play angry birds with this camera or any game you want!

It lets you connect with other Samsung Galaxy phones through WiFi and comes installed with Google Play and Samsung App stores. This is a camera with all the features of a touch phone.

Sony RX 100


Sony RX 100

Sony RX 100 is a pocket size camera. This camera has a top class Carl Zeiss Lens with an aperture of f/1.8 and 3.6 X optical zoom. The highlight of Sony RX 100 is that it has a huge one-inch sensor.

Huge sensor means big pixels, clear pictures with true vibrant colors and soft background color tones just like in professional photographs. It has great automated modes for snapshots, excellent picture effects, and image stabilization features.

The Sweep Panorama feature lets you capture a wide angle view with ease, a 220-degree panorama. For a self-portrait set the timer or use the automated mode. In the automated mode, the camera waits till it sees the face in the frame and then takes a shot every three seconds till you are out of the frame.

The Sony RX 100 comes with lithium ion batteries.


Lytro Camera

Lytro Camera is a point and shoot camera weighing 7.6 ounces. It is rectangular and elongated with a small touch screen at one end.

The beauty of this camera is that it allows you to refocus on an image after you have taken it. You can share your pictures online by using the Lytro Desktop that comes free.

This camera comes with either eight gigabytes or 16 gigabytes of memory. It has an 8 X optical zoom. It comes with a lithium-ion battery that lasts for up to 600 shots.

The basic principle of this camera is that it captures all the light rays passing through the image that you are trying to capture. With this picture, you can make your images come alive with different views and play around with the image using the refocus feature.





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