Samsung and Apple have been major competitors when it comes to their smartphone cameras. And in its latest set of Galaxy S21 Ultra ads, Samsung decided to play dirty. The company calls out on iPhone 12 Pro Max telling the viewers that their “phone upgrade shouldn’t be a downgrade.”
I said I wasn’t going to post any more of these. The “winner” in pretty much all cases is obvious. Or is it? There is no doubt that a $6,000 flagship DSLR (even if it is a generation old) is going to hammer a smartphone (of any resolution) when it comes to absolute image quality, dynamic range and all the other reasons we buy flagship bodies. But does it always really matter?
This video from photographer Kevin Raposo puts the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra’s 108-megapixel sensor up against the 21.5-megapixel Canon 1DX Mark II in this rather interesting (and quite thoughtful) comparison and, well, when you look at the images scaled for a video side-by-side they’re actually pretty close.