Smartphone camera vs normal camera

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Jostian
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Re: Smartphone camera vs normal camera

teemodk wrote:

Jostian wrote:

teemodk wrote:

Jostian wrote:

pity its only Huawei that has this ability.

Nahh, even my cheap phone has decent "unprocessed" raw. Not from stock app, but from gcam. There are other phones than huawei, Apple, Samsung and Nokia.

I'm talking about the jpeg from RAW, only Huawei does this, in pro mode the JPEG produced in Pro mode is directly from the RAW, bypassing the auto JPEG processing. Other OEMs use normal auto processing in the JPEG in Pro mode, Huawei doesn't, it produces the JPEG directly from the RAW without any auto mode processing.

Ahh yes, I remember reading about that, totally forgot 😁.
But that is exactly the same I have with my gcam. They are both processing the data from the sensor and write it in the raw file. Which all cameras do. There is no magic from Huawei, they just decided to create nice jpegs from the raw in stead of the usual Samsung colored over sharpened "standard" output 😏.

actually no, they are the ONLY OEM that does this, Samsung, iPhone, Xiaomi etc all use standard processing in the jpeg from Pro mode, Huawei is the only one that just creates a jpeg straight from the RAW with no auto mode heavy processing.

Gcam use the boring unsharp and flat raw to make Google pictures. Unless you patch it with your own preferences, lifting the shadows to a more realistic level and fine tune colors, nr, sharpen etc. to what you like.

Yes GCam is lovely (once you get it right, can take some time), problem with GCam is that it doesnt work perfectly on many phones, or only for some of the lenses, when I tried it on my Note 20 Ultra it made phone very hot and drained a lot of battery. BUT if you get one that works properly its really great.

see 100% crops below, left side is P40 Pro in Pro mode (the jpeg that automatically gets produced directly from the RAW file, no std auto processing) and on right is the same shot taken in auto mode with all the std auto processing, massive difference, the jpeg from RAW is way more natural looking, especially fine detail rendering, color is also more accurate. Its this that no other OEM does, if I shoot a scene in Pro mode with my Note 20 Ultra the jpeg it produces with the RAW in Pro mode is as heavily processed as the same shot taken in auto mode.

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