We still do not think that cameras on phones can compete with decent prosumers and DSLRs. But these five can more than compensate for the absence of your point and shooter and sometimes, even your DSLR.
[This article was published in the August 15, 2013 edition of the Kunzum Magazine. Click here to download the same for free. And subscribe to the magazine so you don’t miss any issue. Links to previous issues also available here.]
Apple iPhone 5
Simply the most consistent camera on a phone in terms of detail and color. The plethora of high quality apps that let you do more with your pictures just is a massive bonus.
Nokia 808 Pureview
It is bulky, not very pretty, does not have the greatest interface, but counterbalances that with a staggering 41.0-megapixel sensor that takes magnificent shots.
Forget the ultra pixel hype or the fact that the sensor is just 4.0 megapixels – you get great shots in manageable file sizes with this one.
Samsung Galaxy SIII
Some might wonder why we picked it over the newer S4, but we think that the SIII actually handled colours and detail better.
Nokia Lumia 920
It might be a bit inconsistent in broad delight, but few can match the Lumia 920 when the lights start dimming. Or when one needs to shoot some video.