Blurring the Lines Between Smartphone Cameras and a DSLR

  1. OmarRolon
    Gingerbread Nov 21, 2020

  2. JoelJohnson333
    Cupcake Nov 21, 2020

  3. GokulLee
    Gingerbread Nov 21, 2020

  4. anunayC
    Honeycomb Nov 21, 2020

  5. Arjun Choudhry
    Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 21, 2020

    Arjun Choudhry , Nov 21, 2020 :
    I've noticed that using the matte filter on the 8 Pro leads to more natural looking colors, less crushing of shadows, slightly lower exposure, and better dynamic range. Do give it a try and check if you get results closer to your Sony A7RIII.
    Cheers :)

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    Donut Nov 21, 2020

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    Eclair Nov 22, 2020

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    Honeycomb Nov 22, 2020

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    Gingerbread Nov 22, 2020

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  12. ShreyasPatil_
    Gingerbread Nov 22, 2020

    ShreyasPatil_ , Nov 22, 2020 :
    Get yourself a OnePlus 8T and you will forget concept of phone photography.

  13. AureaOlivas
    Donut Nov 22, 2020

    AureaOlivas , Nov 22, 2020 :
    thank you for this study. It's really becoming interesting seeing how phones improve now. I just wonder if it means DSLRs can be lighter and more compact, or will they remain their size but become stronger to minimize the need for more lenses.

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  14. otto2
    Photography Expert Nov 22, 2020

    otto2 , via OnePlus 8 Pro , Nov 22, 2020 :
    I think, the size and weight of DSLR has a reason. A heavy device is slower to get on target, but it s easier to keep calm. Also a minimal size is needed to hold the device comfortable in your Hand. Just check for yourself: Set zoom on your Oneplus device on maximum and try to aim at a small point far away : Your view finder will schow a shaking view. Now take a big, heavy DSLR, hold it with one hand on the body, the other hand on the zoom adjuster of the lens. Most probably the view finder will show a picture with less shaking. And you can rest the lens on a wall, a tree or what ever you ll find. This is more dfiicult with a mobile phone.

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  15. geoxar
    Gingerbread Nov 22, 2020

    geoxar , via OnePlus 8 Pro , Nov 22, 2020 :
    At first, thanks for your article!
    From my point of view, smartphone users who only rely on the pictures taken by their phones in auto mode they don't have high standards anyway.
    Apple, Google and OnePlus recent smartphones offer very strong camera software which takes advantage of the powerful lenses fitted in these smartphones by producing decent pictures to be posted to social media. But these pictures cannot be compared to any picture taken by an experienced DSLR or mirrorless user. Especially when you zoom in , display pictures in high resolution monitors or print photos to posters.
    I own a A6500 mirrorless camera with 1.4 sigma lenses and the result they can produce is immaculate comparing to what a smartphone can do , especially in low light conditions.
    To summarise, it looks like the lines are certainly blurring for everyday camera users or photography beginners, but not at all for experienced users, as the DSLR and mirroless cameras are improving a lot too.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2020

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  16. 01baftb
    Gingerbread Nov 22, 2020

    01baftb , Nov 22, 2020 :
    Since we are discussing about OnePlus's cameras, I am kind of disappointed that OnePlus never responded or fixed the issue of almost 90% of users experiencing blurry/noisy pictures on OnePlus 6 camera. I previously posted a detailed report about OnePlus 6 camera taking blurry and noisy pictures. With OnePlus phones getting more and more expensive I hope they take the users feedback about camera and photography into consideration.

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  17. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert Nov 22, 2020

    TibiTibi , Nov 22, 2020 :
    Guess which were captured by a phone and which not:

    A PSX_20201122_234902.jpg

    B PSX_20201122_234930.jpg

    C PSX_20201122_235009.jpg

    D PSX_20201122_234954.jpg

    I recommend a browser for fine check.

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  18. AdrianoS USA , via OnePlus Community App , Nov 23, 2020 :
    Great comparison! I heard a quote once that the best camera is the one you have on you. In that case smart phone wins! However, dslr take better photos but you won't always have it with you ...

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    Gingerbread Nov 23, 2020

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