Sep 30, 2021

Top 10 Smartphone Cameras

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If you’re looking for a new smartphone that comes equipped with a high-tech camera, then take a look at our top 10 smartphone cameras.

Not only are smartphones themselves becoming more advanced, but smartphone technology is also becoming more innovative and futuristic. We’ve recently seen folding screens and displays introduced onto the market, but one area that can’t be ignored is the smartphone camera market. Mobile cameras are not only better quality nowadays but they are also becoming smarter. If you’re looking for a new smartphone that comes equipped with a high-tech camera, then take a look at our top 10 smartphone cameras on the market today.

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

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Although the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 has only recently hit the market in August, it already has a spot on our top 10 smartphone cameras. It comes with 12MP sensors on its rear and the folding design means users can stand their phone up and take blur-free photos. The camera also allows users to shoot 4K 60p videos. 

Starting price: £1,559

 

Huawei P40 Pro

Huawei P40 Pro

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The Huawei P40 Pro has one of the best cameras on the market today for under £1000. The device uses the Leica-branded imaging system and has both a 40MP f/1.8 ultra-wide main camera, and a 12MP telephoto camera which has 5x optical zoom or 50x digital zoom. The P40 Pro also has the time-of-flight (ToF) sensor similar to the Huawei Mate 40 Pro. 

Starting Price: £899.99

 

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

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The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra has the largest camera sensor ever used on the market, nearly 1-inch which can be seen on some professional compact cameras. The smartphone also has three rear cameras, each around 50MP. Located next to the rear cameras, the device also hosts a second screen, so taking selfies and group photos just became even easier.

Starting Price: £1,199

 

OnePlus 9 Pro

OnePlus 9 Pro

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The OnePlus 9 Pro has the best camera technology that the company has released so far. The smart device includes an astonishing four cameras in total, helping to prove why it’s the best OnePlus camera to date. It includes a 48MP f/1.8 main camera, a 8MP f/2.4 telephoto camera with 3.3x optical zoom, a 50MP f/2.2 ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP monochrome camera, which is used for boosting black and white pictures.
 

Starting Price: £829

 

Iphone 12 & Iphone 12 Mini

Iphone 12 & Iphone 12 Mini

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Although both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini differ in size, they both offer the user the same camera and experience. Unfortunately, both models lose the telephoto camera and LiDAR scanner which come with the iPhone 12 Pro models, however, they do still offer a good camera with a 12MP f/1.6 main camera and a 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide camera on the back. 

Starting Price: £699

 

Google Pixel 5

Google Pixel 5

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Although the Google Pixel 5 does not have a telephoto camera, like many of the others on this list, it does still have a great camera set up for a very reasonable price. The Pixel 5 has a 12.2MP f/1.7 main camera, and a 16MP f.2.2 ultra-wide camera as well as some very good editing capabilities such as the Portrait Light feature which brightens faces and subjects, and some very powerful editing tools.

Starting Price: £599

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra offers users two amazing cameras that sport fantastic specs. The main camera is a 108MP f/1.8 with a 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide lens. It’s other telephoto camera has a 12MP f/3.0 snapper with 5x optical zoom and 50x digital zoom. The camera also boasts features such as Single Take Mode, where multiple photos and videos can be taken at once using the various lenses, and shooting in 8K video.

Starting Price: £1,179

 

Huawei Mate 40 Pro

Huawei Mate 40 Pro

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The Huawei Mate 40 Pro supports three different cameras, making it a great choice for people wanting a smartphone with a great camera. It has a main camera with 50MP f/1.9, a periscope camera with 12MP f/3.4 and 5x optical zoom, and finally an ultra-wide camera with 20MP f/1.8. Not only are the rear cameras good on the Huawei Mate 40 Pro, but the front technology is also great, with a 13MP f/2.4 camera and a time-of-flight (ToF) sensor for sensing depth.

Starting Price: £1099.99

 

Iphone 12 Pro Max 

Iphone 12 Pro Max

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The iPhone 12 Pro Max has one of the best iPhone camera’s to date. It sports a 12MP f/1.6 main camera as well as a 12MP f/2.2 telephoto camera which has a 2.5x optical zoom. It is also equipped with a LiDAR scanner which enables the user to take Night Mode portraits. The 12 Pro Max camera also allows you to zoom 0.5x, making the area of focus larger, perfect for capturing landscape portraits. 

Starting Price: £1,099

 

Samsung S21 Ultra 

Samsung S21 Ultra

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The Samsung Ultra S21’s camera has certainly lived up to the hype after the former Samsung S20 Ultra’s camera left many disappointed. The S21’s camera is incredibly high end with a 108MP f/1.8 main snapper, a 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide lens, and two telephoto cameras. Both cameras are 10MP and while one only allows 3x optical zoom, the other allows for a 10x optical zoom. 

Starting Price: £819

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