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How to take better pictures... using your phone

How good are these

http://erickimphotography.com/blog/2...on-your-phone/
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Re: How to take better pictures... using your phone

Phone cameras are fairly good these days, and certainly better than the Instamatics that everyone used twenty years ago.

The camera in my Sony has a 22 MP sensor, which doesn't mean everything, but colour and resolution are very good. It would be better still with raw output or lower Jpeg compression, and if the sensor had a lower pixel count.

The point of the article seems to be that the small sensor size coupled with a wide angle lens means that focusing is easy, and that it is possible to get in very close to capture texture and other detail which is often lost to a 'proper' camera.
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Re: How to take better pictures... using your phone

My Galaxy6 is a mongrel of a phone, but its 16 megapixel camera is extremely good.
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Re: How to take better pictures... using your phone

One of the things about U4/3 with wide angle lenses is the healthy DoF. When using my GM5 15/1.8 combo on the street, I often set to hyperfocal using manual focus, then snap away. The shortfall is that there's no distance or DoF markings on the lens. All has to be tuned using the display or EVF, with, at one end of the scale, a picture of a mountain range, and a head and shoulders at the near end of the scale. One minor blessing is the aperture control on the lens barrel, so there's no excuse for aperture related errors.
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Re: How to take better pictures... using your phone

I think I'd rather be caught using a camera when taking pictures of people, especially up close. Doing the same using a phone just seems wrong to me. Plus there's a delay with a phone camera, but instant with a camera when using hyperfocal in manual mode.
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