In our weekly survey for this week we would like to get some insights from you into the camera usage on your smartphone. Do you prefer to take photos from the main camera? Or do you prefer the ultra-wide range camera? How often do you use the telephoto lens? We’d also like to venture a little prediction and ask you what you think will be the next big thing in mobile cameras.
Back when smartphones like the Sony Ericsson W810i and Nokia N Gage QD didn’t even have a camera, we couldn’t imagine cell phone cameras becoming a serious alternative to our DSLRs at some point. Today, however, it looks very different! In fact, cameras have become so important on smartphones that you identified them as one of the main incentives for buying a new phone. It’s also undeniable that the smartphone’s camera room has made phenomenal advancements in recent years, and that the room has evolved over time.
Microscope camera, 100x zoom and clever software tricks
If we look at some of the flagship devices that have been announced in the last few months alone, there are several camera functions that have never been seen in this form, or at least with the same quality. For example, Oppo has developed a so-called “microscope camera” on the Find X3 Pro – a function that can capture details that go beyond the capabilities of smartphone cameras. The phone is also the first device that allows amateur photographers to capture, edit, and view images on the display entirely in a 10-bit workflow.
Samsung, on the other hand, has focused more on powerful telephoto cameras with the Galaxy S21 Ultra. Ultimately, the versatility of these cameras becomes a key factor when a customer is looking to purchase a new device.
Which device do you use as the main camera?
Let’s take another step back, switch to the ultra-wide-angle mental camera, and see the bigger picture. Personally, I probably take most of the pictures with my phone, but for “serious” shots I still use a system camera – a Sony Alpha 7 II, to be precise! How is it for you guys
I have a strong suspicion that I already know what will happen. Of course, we have to take a bit of bias into account here as NextPit is primarily a smartphone magazine. I am still looking forward to your answers!
Telephoto, wide angle, ultra wide angle – what do you find most useful?
Let’s get to the question about each camera on the back of your smartphone. Since the question of how to use it is likely to be won by the main camera anyway – after all, the phone will already use it automatically when you open the camera app – it is more a matter of which lens manufacturers in your eyes most developments should be planned for.
Personally, I find the combination of a good main camera and a good ultra-wide angle most practical when taking photos. Colleagues always rave about good telephoto cameras – so I’m very excited!
Which function is most important to you?
With a little luck, we already know which lens we would like to see the most improvements for in the future. But what does each camera do better? Let’s get to some features that should get even better.
Do you want my own opinion again? I’m pretty undecided here, because cell phone pictures have a sentimental value. If it comes to blurring, I don’t really care. I’m more of a complainant with my “real” camera. That’s a good follow-up question!
WhatsApp or living room – where do your pictures end up?
As cell phone photos get better and better, so does our interaction with the finished photo. Before, you would have just wanted to forget about the pictures after taking them. Nowadays, pictures are quickly disappearing in cell phone memory. In order to:
I have allowed several choices here as I think it will be difficult to make a fully definitive statement here. At some point I started hanging my elaborate photos on the wall, that is, those that were taken with the camera and then walked through Lightroom. It’s really fun to see the pictures in the apartment over and over again.
I could probably imagine 200 more smartphone photography surveys, but I don’t want this article to be a mammoth task for you over the weekend. If you have more ideas about smartphone cameras, feel free to discuss them in the comments!