In today’s era, when people want to carry their special moments with them, camera is the one which will come to anyone’s mind instantly. Smartphone biggies have been packing in higher megapixels lenses into their smartphones thereby adding bunch of other cool features that would make clicking images with these phones easy, fun and entertaining.
A lot of emphasis has been laid in making sure that it is not only important to capture images, but also to share them. In addition to this companies are offering free cloud space and integration with social networks to make the user experience unified. Here’s my list of five best smartphones with the best camera experience, currently available in the market.
Nokia PureView 808
This Nokia’s latest Symbian device was a big eye opener at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012, and obvious reasons were it packed in a 41 MP sensor camera with Carl Zeiss lens. Nokia PureView 808 captures videos in Full HD (1080p) videos at 30fps. For all those photographers who don’t want images to have jerks at all, Nokia sells an additional tripod mount adapter, which is optional to choose.
However, on the other side there’s no burst mode setting available for Nokia PureView 808 but one can capture sequential shots by pressing down the physical shutter button.
Before the announcements of Nokia PureView 808 the Nokia N8 enjoyed the title of being the best camera smartphone from the Finnish handset giant. The bold letters mean something.
Nokia N8 comes with a 12MP auto-focus lens (Carl Zeiss optics) and xenon flash. It has a 1/1.83-inch image sensor and the images that are clicked through this phone are much crispier and have life like colors However, the flash on board is not the best one would find on a camera smartphone. The Nokia N8 captures 720p videos at 25fps.
HTC One X
HTC One X comes along an 8 MP rear camera. HTC one X has a dedicated image processor, which facilitates capturing images at a much faster speed. On a continuous shooting mode, captures up to 4 fps. The smartphone comes with a wide f2.0 aperture through which one can capture nice images even in low-light conditions.
The camera can capture 1080p full HD videos at 30fps. HTC One X has an integrated 1.3MP sensor on the front. The feature is that it can capture photos while recording video.
Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung has captured major part of the smartphone market. Galaxy S III was much rumoured and most awaited phone. It also packs in an 8 MP camera .While working on burst mode one can capture 20 shots in one go with around 6 shots per second.
The company has added HDR mode to S III, which takes multiple shots at various exposure values and combines them to create a single image. Samsung Galaxy S III comes with 1.9MP front camera. The ultra-fast processor that powers the device, makes recording smoother as expected, however the auto-focus was slightly at the lower side. Galaxy S III also facilitates tap-to-focus while recording video, thus capturing even better videos.
The only missing part is on the optical side, Galaxy S III only supports a maximum aperture of f/2.6, which means, and Galaxy S III will be slightly on the lower side in low-lighting conditions when compared with HTC One X.
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone 4s comes with an 8 megapixel camera with LED flash. The images captured through this apple product have beautiful colour detailing and the f/2.4 aperture clicks one’s precious moments anytime and anywhere. The camera also records full HD (1080p) videos and has got other functionalities like touch focus and Geo tagging.