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Lives in United Kingdom West Sussex, United Kingdom
Works as a Artist
Joined on Jul 13, 2005
About me:

Using digital photigrahpy combined with digital scanning to create abstract images and prints.

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Lee Jay: The one and only reason I would upgrade my still-working phone is if the phone camera could replace my pocket compact. And the only way it could do that if its focal length range could approximately match that of my pocket compact (24-105 equivalent).

I don't care a bit if the image quality is better at 28mm - my Galaxy S5 is plenty good there, in good light. But a Pixel 2 is just as useless at 100mm as my S5 is.

The P20 Pro will probably outshine your compact in many ways. Not to mention portability.and the ability to beat you at chess:)

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 09:08 UTC
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Wye Photography: As it has been said a 1000+ times before, a smartphone camera is only as good as the "photographer" taking the selfie.

To be fair any camera is only as good as the person pressing the shutter.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 09:06 UTC
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chrisno: call it smart device. its not just a phone

I call mine Brian

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 09:04 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: You mean, if a phone is a lousy phone but it gets the highest DxO score, I shouldn't buy it?

Simple......buy a Huawei P20 pro.............if you can :)
and get a great phone and a brilliant camera all in one unit.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 09:03 UTC
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Protogonus1: Since all smartphone “cameras” are pictoriographically FAKE and ILLUSORY, none of them capable of delivering presentation-size PHOTOGRAPHS destined for customers or blow-ups for exhibition in a MUSEUM (the true goal), of what worth is this discussion? Photographic output limited to “gee whiz” images on a smartphone screen or pissant 2 x 3 prints for passing around the kitchen table is NOT PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE TRADITIONAL SENSE.

100% of commercial photography taken on highly expensive cameras is post processed probably by photoshop.
So its ALL fake.
Hands up anyone who blows up their pics to huge exhibition prints?

OK One hand at the back:)

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 08:59 UTC
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USSK: What article really meant to say was:
"Don't buy the phone with the best camera...

...according to DxO test results" !!!

We agree!

Actually I agree........I trust my eyes. But even eyes can be fooled depending which brand you champion.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 08:56 UTC
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USSK: What article really meant to say was:
"Don't buy the phone with the best camera...

...according to DxO test results" !!!

We agree!

Well said all you Samsung and Apple owners..................................kicking themselves.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 11:57 UTC
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PDL: Wait - wut?

<snark on>
Buy a pocket camera because you can make phone calls? Who makes phone calls except for spammers?
<snark off>

Answer : According to a recent study 12.4 billion telephone calls are made every day.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 11:56 UTC
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LI: In an over saturated cellphone market, it is no surprise to see some companies trying hard to show the difference between " fully loaded " and " extra heavy loaded " in cameras and sensors equipped, and making some people believe that this trend is a " game changer " or " final nail on DSLR ". My humble opinion is that even if you are a keen smartphone photographer, you should still be smart enough, as this article says, to see the over all smartness of your next phone, not just its cameras or sensors , specially when it sells at almost the same price as a DSRL and when physics of light still rules.

Who wants to lugg a DSLR around with a bag of lenses. when the quality gap is getting smaller.
DSLRs are fine for commercial photography...............but are rapidly on the way to becoming dinosaurs.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 11:54 UTC
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cdembrey: I've never used a phone as a camera, although I did't make a few pointilis photos with my iPod Touch 4G's .7Mp camera. I also have not made a photo with a DSLR or Mirrorless ILC in about 5-6 years. I'm getting an iPhone X this week. and don't plan on ever using it as a camera. Why would I?? I have a Toyo 4x5 film camera.

Could you tell me .what is this"film" thing you refer to ?

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 11:50 UTC
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Protogonus1: Since all smartphone “cameras” are pictoriographically FAKE and ILLUSORY, none of them capable of delivering presentation-size PHOTOGRAPHS destined for customers or blow-ups for exhibition in a MUSEUM (the true goal), of what worth is this discussion? Photographic output limited to “gee whiz” images on a smartphone screen or pissant 2 x 3 prints for passing around the kitchen table is NOT PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE TRADITIONAL SENSE.

Brilliant........"smart phones are not photography in the traditional sense"
That is the point..............who makes super large prints these days ? A small minority. Who makes prints of any size ?

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 17:01 UTC
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Newton Leonardo: No matter how good such article like this was, people will keep buying phone for as best camera as they can get from the price they paid, no matter its an entry level or high end phones.
It's now in almost in everyone's gene.

And after a while, people with new-found hobby of mobilephone photography starts to realise they need real camera, and start reading review of dslr or mirrorless.

I actually think.it will go the other way......camera enthusiasts like myself......Last count I had 11 cameras and lots of lenses. ..I think will sell the gear and take up phones as a main grabber of images.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 16:54 UTC
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RUcrAZ: Look: Someone decided to create an assignment to write a "reverse article," that is to focus on the telephone instead of its camera. In a camera gear forum! OK, the article was duly written - and it's hardly a literary blockbuster, in my opinion. Besides, DPR has not tested the phones as phones, so why the article? That's the end of my comments regarding the article.
As for me, I wanted a "camera that's always with me" and as an added feature, have a phone attached. Starting from a Nokia N95-8G, which had a "giant" 5 Megapixel cam (tops for its time) now I'm trying to select among the top contenders - as cameras. All these phones (as phones) sound pretty much alike to me.

The Samsung S7 still takes great pics..but the Huawei P30 pro is brilliant.
It makes life so much simpler......................NO RAW...no photoshop....just great jpegs.....and such clever computer enhancement... cameras have a bit of catching up to do.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 16:52 UTC
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spacecadets: Might we be missing the obvious here?
If you want a camera, buy a camera.

If you want a camera, buy a camera.....the fact is that statement is no longer true.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 16:47 UTC
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Keith Meinhold: Smartphones are the jack of all trades - masters of nothing. They are not great cameras, not great computers, not great phones, not great navigation devices...where they excel is that they are nearly always on hand.

One case they are superior to actual cameras: sharing images. Since the days of film cameras - there have been rolls upon rolls of exposed yet undeveloped film sitting in closets or on photo albums in closets. Same for digital cameras - photos that either sit on memory cards or if lucky get loaded onto a computer and eventually to a social media account. The masses share photography (and video) like never before with the advent of Smartphones.

That said, I will likely always have a dedicated camera - because I am willing to suffer through the production process and task of printing or sharing because the final image is important to me.

Im not so sure.....I think some phones now are truly great at what they do...........
take navigation...............no need to pay for updates....google has it sorted......speed cameras...........alternative routes.......traffic......walking routes
and free. The latest cameras are amazing. ...for most things....telling the time ...alarm clocks........instant saving to the cloud..........Voice recognition and language translation....incredible...and so much more.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 16:44 UTC

The tipping ,point has arrived..............................top film directors are now making cinema released films on the iphone. The latest P20 pro phone is taking incredible night shots...........and the daytime shots are superb.
Is this kit as good as dedicated cameras.....perhaps not. Will it suit a great many people... yes. Will more camera enthusiasts move to phones as their main device...yes. The tipping point has arrived.
As for operating systems .......you take your pick and learn it . ....
At the end of the day the equipment is less important than the shot.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 16:39 UTC as 38th comment

Sooner or later the penny will drop the future of cameras is phones.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 18:22 UTC as 69th comment

Forget traditional cameras..........its all going to happen on smart phones soon.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 14:39 UTC as 35th comment
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jim seekers: A little off topic here, I am trying to find the Galary of the Photo's taken by the P20 which Dpreview done, think it was over 100 photos but I can not find it.

I have had my pro now for a week still getting to grips with it as a phone let alone a camera. The camera settings are relatively simple....with lots of options.
The pics so far are quite incredible.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 08:50 UTC
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Gmon750: The the heck really cares about optical stabilization specs on a smartphone, let alone some cheap Chinese junk like Huawei?

Oh dear...who bought and Apple ?

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 08:48 UTC
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