Software make fast lens and big sensor unnecessary?

Started Mar 28, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Peiasdf Regular Member • Posts: 220
Software make fast lens and big sensor unnecessary?

I am reading Anandtech's review on the new HTC (M8) One smart phone and the dual camera have some very impressive tricks that without paying attention to contrast and blowing up to 100%, the result can pass for FF + fast lens.

I think with smartphone SOCs so much more powerful than chips inside DSLR/mirrorless/EVIL a la Nikon Exceed, Canon Digic, a future camera with a 1" sensor, crappy lens and some software tricks will get better result than today's best camera. Kinda sad to think engineering excellence will lose out to trickery.

Check out the interactive samples a quarter the way down the page: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7893/the-htc-one-m8-review/2

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