Recently released Samsung Galaxy S9 is the first smartphone that lets you change its aperture. This phone’s camera has caused a lot of interest, and it has knocked the Google Pixel 2 off the throne at DxO. In this video, JerryRigEverything tears down the Galaxy S9, so you can take a closer look at how its variable aperture works and what it looks like.
Along with the iPhone, the Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixel range of smartphones are the generally considered the top picks when it comes to their cameras. All three companies are pushing the boundaries of what phone cameras can do to edge out the competition.
It doesn’t seem that there’s a single clear winner, though, when it comes to everything. Despite what DxOMark might have you believe. In this in-depth comparison from YouTuber, SuperSaf we see just how well the new Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and the Pixel 2 XL stack up against each other.
Samsung has officially released Galaxy S9, the first smartphone that lets you change the aperture on its camera. While it has several improvements over the previous generation of Samsung phones, it also comes with a couple of new and interesting features regarding the camera capabilities, such as the super-fast 960fps slow-motion.
In March 2018, Huawei is bringing something new to the world of smartphone cameras. The Chinese company is launching the world’s first smartphone with three rear cameras. The triple-cam technology will offer a total resolution of 40 MP and 5x hybrid (optical and digital) zoom.
I recently got a call from a client in Chile asking if I’d like to photograph Alexis Sanchez for the cover of COSAS magazine. Alexis is Chile’s most capped footballer and currently plays for Arsenal. He is also one of his country’s biggest celebrities. COSAS is Chile’s biggest selling lifestyle and celebrity magazine.
Obviously I said yes.
The catch? The entire shoot had to be shot with a smartphone. Why? Because Alexis is a brand ambassador for Huawei, the Chinese telecoms giant.
It feels like only last year we were faced with a technological breakthrough. Dual cameras in our phones. Two cameras working together as one to improve image quality, and increase ISO performance. To let us realistically fake the shallow depth of field previously only possible with large sensors. Oh, wait a minute. That was last year.
Dual camera smartphones have pretty much become a requirement now for anybody taking their mobile photography seriously. Already, though, Samsung want to make the whole concept obsolete. They’ve now announced some new mobile image sensors based on dual pixel technology. Similar to that found in cameras such as the Canon 5D Mark IV. Only way smaller.
According to the DxO tests, the camera of the iPhone 8 Plus is the best they’ve tested so far. It scored the impressive result of 94, but could Samsung Galaxy Note 8beat it? DxO hasn’t tested this phone’s camera yet, but SuperSafTV’s Safwan Ahmedmia has.
In this video, you can see a side-by-side comparison of iPhone 8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8. He tests the quality of the video, audio and photos, in terms of sharpness, low-light performance, dynamic range, background blur and so on. It’s a pretty detailed test and gives you a really good insight into the performance of both cameras. And if you’re thinking of getting the latest iPhone, this comparison might make you think twice.
Another record has been broken on DxO when it comes to smartphone cameras, and the new title-holder is the iPhone 8 Plus. The camera of Apple’s new smartphone scored 94 on DxO test, thus beating Google Pixel and HTC U11.
It’s worth noting that DxO has expanded the criteria, so they now test zoom, bokeh, low-light ability and camera in motion, among other things. And with these expanded test protocols included, iPhone 8 Plus got the highest mark so far.
The official announcement of iPhone 8 is about a month away. What we are most interested in are, of course, the cameras, and it seems there could be some interesting novelties in the latest model of iPhone.
Judging from the report on Brazilian website iHelp BR, the latest Apple’s phone could shoot 4K video on both rear and front camera. And what’s more, both cameras will shoot 4K at 60fps.
“Gear doesn’t matter.” You may agree with this statement or not, but it’s definitely the case if you have a good idea and an engaging story to tell with your photos or films. Sure, expensive gear can make the job easier, but what if you don’t have a high budget? Well, in that case – just shoot with what you have in your pockets – a smartphone.
Ryan Connolly of Film Riot gives you some guidelines how to shoot a high-quality video using nothing but your smartphone camera. He gives his own example of a very file-looking sketch he filmed with an iPhone, along with the advantages and challenges you’ll have with this approach.