Surprised! To see there is no Huawei P40 line smartphone exist in the list? Eventually the world largest image sensor smartphone in this era infect when camera discussion going on.. And I would prefer P40 P40 plus pro to use for video and images after dslrs mirrorless Cameras.
After reading this test and seeing these photos, I can say, I prefer iPhone, but I miss an important detail about this phones - price (source: amazon.de):
- iPhone 12 pro max -> 1330 €
- mate 40 pro -> 1200 €
- note 20 ultra -> 1100 €
- xperia 1 II -> 1000 €
That is way too much money for any of them and these photos are not comparable to DSLR, specially in dark areas. I do not know for you, but instead of any of these, I would buy a cheaper phone for 500 € and mirrorless camera for 800 €. I think that is better deal, and keep in mind, you can use good DSLR for 10 years, meanwhile you will probably change your phone in 3-4 years.
Yes, I know, mirrorless camera is not so "handy", but is it worth to spend so much money for phone every 3 years?
Hmm, 15 Dec 2020 I'm thinking the best camera is what you have with you. A potato, top notch phone or kic... moreWell, if you three the potato at your friend, they could see stars. I suppose that might make a potato like a camera?
Anyway, when a stock android camera app in a phone, has less features and produces worse picture, than a cheap pocket video camera, it's hard to argue that the phone has sufficient quality, and that it shouldn't be compared.
It's, the most accurate, and ability to get most accurate, and ease of use to get the most accurate, are three performance metrics you could use, as well as the ability to get the best look for each of these. The third performance axis, is the pro like: ability to push the image to get more accurate and the ease to do so, and the ability to push for best look and ease to do so. This measures the excess performance that is useful in skilled hands to push the image. It's not about modern phones dumb dumb video features. The best look is subjective, but the cinema industry, in films, often shot on Alexa cameras, are considered the best look. The last Guardians of the galaxy film was shot on an 8k Red camera, and that particular film could be considered an alternative best look, compared to the Alexa camera. The 108mp Samsung can produce a look a little similar to Alexa, and the Red produces images a bit similar to Sony sensors. The Alexa tends to be thicker colour, and the Red, more delicate, but due to its great performance, it can be very colourfully tonally.
It's absurd to say that it's absurd to compare images between the cameras. Get a good camera app, and use it properly, and you can get more out of it. Sure, stills are more cooked, but video camera control, performance datarates and features, have a long way to go. The scores on DXOM are rather low for video camera functionality on phones. Sure dumb, dimb, camera apps hide and limit performance, but there is a lot more performance to be had in phone sensors. Once we get beyond visually normal 16 stops + of dynamic range, we get into an area where skilled software or person, can rearrange the image more. It also gives an bit surreal look of tonality to it.
Now, as much as the Samsung and Sony are close together (though my Samsung sensors phone looks better than my Sony, from better dynamic range etc) there are still a lot of poorer sensors out there. Maybe next year Sony can effectively lineup with Samsung. Last year's Sony promo flagship video sensor video looked good, but was a false hope, but both companies are trying to shore up the technological weaknesses of their sensors. But, the rendering to the compression codec, and it's datarates, are two areas for improvements.
Now. I have an original SE phone here, which has a simple way to usefully control picture levels unlike what I've seen on standard stock android camera apps. That makes things very simpler to narrow look. I have another smaller ultra mini android phone which I aim to test, but unlike many android phones, it seems to have contrast, sharpness and colour saturation settings in the stock camera app, a few changes to these settings, simply gave a much better picture, a usable looking image. I don't know which sensor it has yet, but aim to test filmic pro on it.
So, you could review stuff like this. The industry needs to be guided to better performance. I'm sick of all the still performance concentration rubbish, which protect the expensive video camera market, because of giving low performance dumb, dumb, camera features. Even the stock apps that buck the trend, are lacking. The storage systems and IO also lacks, with microSD corrupting and loosing your footage in a year or so. We have interface standards that could be used to store even compressed 16k into an external mini ssd drive, and transfer into a more durable harddrive. There is big room for improvements in professional phones, rather than $2000 toy phones
I'm thinking the best camera is what you have with you. A potato, top notch phone or kickass DSRL. No need to argue over this subject.
Photopro, 11 Dec 2020Xperia 1 II kick every single ass in photo department, they are just to lazy to test it or thw... moreWhat a bothersome Sony fanboy guy. Go find a girlfriend and give her 3 phones (sony xperia 1 ii in pro mode, iphone in auto mode, huawei in auto mode).
Take her to many places to take the pictures and ask her to select the best experiences and best shot of the bunch.
Xperia will just be thrown to the sea after that, it is rubbish in auto mode, overs saturated colours, no HDR, dark shadows, clipped highlights, weird White balance, watercoloury effect, so many noise, no detail
Xperia 1 II kick every single ass in photo department, they are just to lazy to test it or thwy dont know anything about photography, auto mode just got an update and it looks so much better for those newbies.. Iphone and Samsung sucks, they are just oversaturated unrealistic color good for fantasy photography... They dont know how to squeeze a camera sensor. I have compare all cameras 2020 phones and Sony will be able to beat every single one. 4k 120 fps. 20fps, eye and face auto focus, full manual control,etc. Xperia 1 II best phone 2020.
Sammy Namegabe , 08 Dec 2020Sony phones still have the best camera, it's just their marketing which is down. Yeah
Sony phones still have the best camera, it's just their marketing which is down.
kiloh3rtz, 07 Dec 2020Can you smell that....can’t tell what it is ...but os smells like fanboy....ooo yeah that’s it... moreRelax. He is speaking the truth about photography unike someone who just click the capture button.
All are excellent and have their strengths & weakness.
Subjectively speaking - the Galaxy overall produces the most well balanced & attractive looking photos.
Anonymous, 05 Dec 2020It seems the GSMArena Team got all their evaluations wrong. Viewing from a calibrated 32"... moreCan you smell that....can’t tell what it is ...but os smells like fanboy....ooo yeah that’s it samsung fanboy flavor....