Sony's found middle way with their sensor. Colors may feel cold in test shots but real samples show colors much more realistic and pleasant feel, almost like f1.5. Mind you that their aperture can get bigger, also there is possibility of using Even better technology or separating rgb. There are already companies that make hi-res pictures with smaller res sensors, without noise, with more clean detail, depth... Shortcut with using smallest possible resolution just to get best in low light or shoot without noise is not very enticing. Just like sony getting (just) better processing with bigger pixels. Technology exist, point is who will use that. All specs are important but ability to improve also, sony does it every half year so beware. But still its not all there is to camera, I mean I'm more likely to enjoy punchy colors and best 3D audio than cold, grainy mono recording with 10min limit. Limits are not good. Funny thing is, people buy that saying "it's great". So hardly you can get something from such poll.
high detail is a must, but also keeping noise under control. Not eliminating in entirely like z5 does. Im ok with a little noise as long as detail remains.
punchy colours a certain NO, realistic ones can be boosted afterwards.
high dynamic range is also a must. i dont care much about constrast, again it can be boosted afterwards manually to our preference.
So a lot of detail with a not so aggressive noise reduction like most do. realistic pale colours and great dynamic range for me.
As a photographer i know that you can't add detail in a photo that wasn't already there, and high contrast, boosted colours and deep blacks really take out fine detail.
Smarty-pants handsets ought to feature easy modes for their cameras, the way Samsung does for Android. They should also attempt to provide the best possible experiences for each of the categories listed in this latest survey. No easy feat I'm sure, but worth the effort non the less.
Oh, at least we can pick more than one answer, definitely much better. Good idea.
Anonymous, 11 Jul 2017There is an obsession with low noise photos and this just ended up with a bunch of over proces... moreTrue. That's why Google Pixel's camera is amazing, lots of noise in lower light but lots of detail and color. They just need to add OIS in order to reduce the ISO as it gets increased to high levels way too quickly. Thanks to HDR+, of course, but still. They do need to improve shadow noise in low light as they're pretty bad.
Is gsmarena kidding, all these things are important for a great camera experience, except punchy colors. Low noise and fine detail are the most important ones though.