Shagrasniper, 20 Oct 2016you don't need a reference camera to know which one is best
thats why we have eyes.We do need a reference picture, if we are trying to find out which is more color accurate.
How can you talk about color accuracy without a reference picture?
Tech sites like AC provide a reference picture taken with a DSLR, when they do blind tests. Only GSMA provides no reference pictures
Anonymous, 20 Oct 2016Sony make poor apsc and fullframe cameras, why would their phones be better. Overprocessed, co... morenot true even Nikon is using Sony sensors ! explain to me why their front facing cam is beyond competition if they really don't know how things work ?
Anonymous, 20 Oct 2016Well, we can't talk about that without a reference picture taken with a professional camera.
... moreyou don't need a reference camera to know which one is best
thats why we have eyes.
vino41, 20 Oct 2016I'm 60% wrong only if G5 has a perfect camera.no you don't need a perfect camera
a better camera will do
vino41, 19 Oct 2016We'll have a problem if your definition of "photographer" is having a camera.Uhm... that was exactly my point... ?!
Anonymous, 20 Oct 2016Well, we can't talk about that without a reference picture taken with a professional camera. ... moreNo but we can get a good idea about white balance and overall saturation, and of course sharpness.
Pixx, 19 Oct 2016Agreed... I'm an apple fan, if I had to pick a one from android side, I'd definitely choose XZ... moreI agree that sony is best android for allround photo, it isnt best in any particular area but it has very few failed photos under various/difficult conditions where esp my samsung phones has failed me far too often. Anyway, iphones are the only really all around phones and camphones.
Oushi , 19 Oct 2016i am 99% sure that the Sony photo quality is intended to be worse than their competitors , to ... moreSony make poor apsc and fullframe cameras, why would their phones be better. Overprocessed, completely wrong white balance, overly and inconsistent saturation, and now im talking about their $5000+ fullframers. Canon is very far ahead of sony in higher end camera sales now, sony had their time in the spotlight but its going down now, and accelerating.
Shagrasniper, 19 Oct 2016yes other phones might nail the exposure too, but not the clarityWell, we can't talk about that without a reference picture taken with a professional camera.
Because how can we know which phone takes more accurate pics without comparing them to a reference picture?
Oushi , 19 Oct 2016i am 99% sure that the Sony photo quality is intended to be worse than their competitors , to ... moreNot true.
Does more megapixels mean worse camera? Of course not.
Also, there is nothing wrong with having a F2.0 aperture. Even the new Pixel phones have the same aperture.
As you can see from the pic the issue XZ is facing is slight noise, which can be noticed when you zoom in a lot. If you want lower noise you should use manual mode and reduce ISO. These shootouts were conducted using auto modes on all phones.
Mkdc, 20 Oct 2016I rest my case that g5/v20 has the best camera in a smartphone. In video yes. For still the ip7 won in total score and for me, a nikon dslr user, i chose cameras out of realism and no doubt the ip7 has the more natural colors in the daylight sample, the 3 others look like a cheap mirrorless aps-c camera, nice saturation for kiddie birthdays but useless for realism. Anyway, i have iphone SE and its better than galasy s7 both in daylight and dim light, though samsung win on night flash photography.
If I'm nip picking for these small little differences I would rather go and buy a dedicated camera with an APSC sensor. Why bother with a smartphone camera if ultimate image quality is a concern?
Oushi , 19 Oct 2016i am 99% sure that the Sony photo quality is intended to be worse than their competitors , to ... moreSony's competition might be himself. Don't forget they also sell a full range of cameras. It might be a décision to not hurt their camera business.
I always wondered the same thing for audio quality. They don't want to mess their walkman sales so they don't integrate a good DAC in their phones.
Anonymous, 19 Oct 2016I voted to lg g5 and galaxy s7 but now when voting is done i download all fullsize images from... moreEventhough I didn't vote, I thought the same thing too. Not everyone see the same thing.