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  1. unfrozendreams's Avatar
    Note 4 have the best camera.
    01-09-2015 09:32 AM
  2. Eli_C's Avatar
    Note 4 have the best camera.
    The Note 4 really dose have a great camera, but the point of the thread is focusing on what else can be done to offer even better cameras.
    01-12-2015 10:57 AM
  3. Eli_C's Avatar
    Short but interesting paper on multi-sensor modules:

    http://www.imagesensors.org/Past%20W...btay_paper.pdf
    01-30-2015 09:39 AM
  4. Eli_C's Avatar
    Short but interesting paper on multi-sensor modules:

    http://www.imagesensors.org/Past%20W...btay_paper.pdf
    01-30-2015 09:40 AM
  5. Eli_C's Avatar
    Has anyone seen any camera news out of MWC?
    03-04-2015 12:00 PM
  6. cyclonmaster's Avatar
    Ultimate phone should be have endless support in term of software & hardware. Sound impossible
    03-18-2015 04:29 PM
  7. Eli_C's Avatar
    Great article:

    The Plan to Squeeze a High-End Camera into Your Smartphone | MIT Technology Review

    Hope to see arrays with different sensors and filters in some of the cameras.


    Dream Cell Phone Camera-light.r1x519.jpg
    04-20-2015 11:00 AM
  8. Eli_C's Avatar
    One sensor would have a 3x optical zoom lens
    One would have a standard wide angle lens
    One would have no color filter (much more light sensitive - a black and white image)
    One would have Infrared capabilities (no IR filter)
    I would add a polarizing lense to this list
    And if possible a 5-6x optical zoom. 10x is probably not possible, though maybe with a parascope conficguration
    05-13-2015 07:41 AM
  9. Stefan Marinca's Avatar
    I agree with most of what you've listed there, but for me, even though after a few minutes it hurts your eyes, I'm missing the 3D features from my old HTC Evo 3D. So I would add that as an extra feature.
    07-06-2015 03:18 PM
  10. Eli_C's Avatar
    I agree with most of what you've listed there, but for me, even though after a few minutes it hurts your eyes, I'm missing the 3D features from my old HTC Evo 3D. So I would add that as an extra feature.
    That is more of a screen issue. The multiple cameras could be used for 3d images, but I would not confuse that with displaying them on a special screen like the Evo 3d
    09-02-2015 07:41 AM
  11. GateGameStudio's Avatar
    Note 4 has the best camera, i think
    11-08-2015 11:04 PM
  12. Eli_C's Avatar
    Seriously? This is not a "who has the best camera?" thread, but about what would make a dream camera. If you are satisfied with the GN4, great, but please keep the thread on topic.

    On another note, light has released the camera above. Unfortunately it is much too thick:

    https://light.co/camera
    11-17-2015 01:26 PM
  13. anon(9691750)'s Avatar
    Note 4 has the best camera, i think
    I'd say the s6 does.
    12-03-2015 05:14 PM
  14. BlackZeppelin's Avatar
    Hate to throw a cat amongst the pigeons, but in outdoor photography, the best phones cameras are the Lumia 1020 and the Galaxy S5. I have the S5 and have yet to see any phone camera, apart from the 1020 which I had for 2 weeks, take such detailed shots outdoors that can be pinch zoomed quite a bit before losing resolution.

    Just remember, the S5, whilst not great for indoor shots, is optimised for the outdoors. High count megapixel plus small sensor means very small pixel size-a trend that phone makers have reversed in the last 2 yrs. That small pixel size plus the f2.4 stop that isn't great for indoors, means that it's absolutely optimised for outdoors, beating all other later model phones. Photos that I transfer to my tablet are stunning, you'd think it was taken with a DSLR, they are that excellent.

    But as I say, the trade off is low light photography, hence the recent trend of sacrificing some bright light resolution and moving to lower megapixel, bigger sensors and larger pixel size.
    10-18-2016 04:11 PM
  15. BlackZeppelin's Avatar
    Getting back to this thread, here is my ideal phone camera setup. Very large sensor, like Nokia 808. 2 lenses, 1 for outdoor shooting and 1 for indoors.

    The outdoor lens would be very high megapixel and the indoor modest. This is so that pixel size could be very small for incredible detail in outdoor shots, and larger ones for indoors. Triple led flash plus xenon flash for larger areas.

    And this is a feature I WOULD LOVE TO SEE!! My Sony camera takes phenomenal indoor shots by rapidly firing a burst of images, then a couple of secs later, all the images are combined, details sharpened and noise and grain completely eradicated. This is a feature that would be awesome on a phone camera!
    10-18-2016 04:20 PM
  16. Eli_C's Avatar
    Things are continuing to trend in this direction

    https://www.androidauthority.com/mul...phones-902963/

    Dream Cell Phone Camera-nokia-five-lenses-300x445.jpg
    09-19-2018 09:01 AM
  17. Eli_C's Avatar
    10x Zoom on the new oppo.
    https://www.theverge.com/circuitbrea...phone-mwc-2019

    Sounds like the actual zoom is only 3x with optics, though this is unclear


    Latest iphone sensor:
    https://www.dpreview.com/news/156450...e-focus-pixels

    7.01 mm x 5.79 mm (40.6 mm2)
    1.4 µm pixels (compared to 1.22 µm on last year's iPhone X)


    Still looking for a camera with a great primary sensor, basic specs from 4 years ago still hold true:

    2.2µm pixels (247% larger then Apple and Samsung 1.4µm pixels [2.2x2.2=4.84]/[1.4x1.4=1.96])
    4096 x 3073 resolution
    12.59 MP
    9mm x 6.8mm (61.2mm^2 sensor)
    OIS


    Additional cameras:
    One would have no color filter (much more light sensitive - a black and white image)
    One sensor would have a 3x optical zoom lens - para-scope configuration (not sure how large of a sensor can be set perpendicular to the main camera body)
    One would have Infrared capabilities (no IR filter - should dramatically improve low light sensitivity, and allow for other cool features)
    One would have polarizing lens


    Google has shown how much can be done with image processing and I would love to see them open this software to the entire Android ecosystem.
    01-16-2019 08:16 AM
  18. Eli_C's Avatar
    Corephotonics Whitepaper

    http://corephotonics.com/white-paper...tter-than-two/

    They do talk about a true 5x optical zoom
    02-06-2019 03:23 PM
  19. Kirstein Gourlay's Avatar
    Maybe the Huawei P30 Pro may have innovative cameras that have a periscope lens for 5x optical zoom
    04-04-2019 07:30 AM
  20. Eli_C's Avatar
    Maybe the Huawei P30 Pro may have innovative cameras that have a periscope lens for 5x optical zoom
    Yeah, I think the P30 Pro is probably the best camera out there.
    05-02-2019 02:40 PM
  21. Eli_C's Avatar
    Samsung introduced a new sensor

    108 MP
    1/1.33 (0.75" or 9.6 x 7.2mm)
    12032×9024 pixel resolution
    0.8-micrometer (μm) pixel



    for comparison
    Nokia 808
    41.3 megapixel 1/1.2 (0.83" or 10.67 × 8.00 mm)
    7728x5368 pixels.
    Pixel size is 1.4 µm
    08-12-2019 08:31 AM
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