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[PCWorld]Smartphone Camera Battle: iPhone 4S vs. the Android Elite

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So let's ignore the monotonous parade of carbon-copy specs. The only way to compare smartphone cameras is to put them through their paces and examine the results--and that's exactly what we've done here. Our test cohort consists of the new Apple iPhone 4S and a handful of high-end Android phones: the Samsung Galaxy S II, the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide, the Motorola Droid Bionic, and the HTC Sensation 4G.

We also tested a couple of other devices alongside these smartphones. To see how much the iPhone 4S's new camera has improved over the previous version, we included last year's Apple iPhone 4 (the black one) in our test group. And for a control subject, we used a stand-alone camera--the Nikon Coolpix P300--to see how the best phone cameras compared to a well-respected pocket camera.
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Dang, SGSII, MyTouch Slide, and iPhone 4S, have some pretty amazing cameras.

I didn't see this posted anywhere, hope I didn't miss it.

Another source for camera tests:
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Originally Posted by jtickner1 View Post
These tests need more Xperia Arc. The camera on that phone is awesome.

Engadget have also done a camera test with a few different phones.

Edited by E_man - 10/17/11 at 6:33pm
    
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Cool review. That is some high tech camera stuff packed into devices not intended to be solely cameras.

It was subjective, but then again, what isnt?

Thanks for the post!
     
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Dint expect GS II to do so good considering Apple has talked about the Camera to death.
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Good test!
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These tests need more Xperia Arc. The camera on that phone is awesome.

Engadget have also done a camera test with a few different phones.
    
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I'm planning on getting the 4G Slide. I want a keyboard and I don't think 1/2" is "thick" at all either. They finally found a way to set the bootloader to S-OFF, whatever that means.
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The winner of the best camera phone goes to the Nikon Coolpix P300 JK
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Originally Posted by jtickner1 View Post
These tests need more Xperia Arc. The camera on that phone is awesome.

Engadget have also done a camera test with a few different phones.
I'd say its the best, the low light is pretty amazing, specifically in video where there is bright and dark areas and it isn't blown out.

The iPhone 4S though, how it gets a score comparable to the MyTouch and S II, is beyond me apparently because you can clearly see, it has terrible dynamic range. Which is funny some kind in the comments points to the shadows being very detailed, therefore their exposure is good, but doesn't pay attention to the fact that other parts of the photo are blown out..
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Horrible test... Different light sources thus you get different exposures
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Next Gen Cameras should be as good as point and shoot.
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