Camera: Z vs Z Play

CF-105

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While I love my Z Play, I must say the camera, compared to my old iPhone 6s Plus, is somewhat underwhelming. So I'm curious to know if the regular Z camera is that much better, especially in indoor, lower light conditions.

Has anyone compared the two? Any thoughts?
 

guapinoy

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I have both. The Z play looks brighter in low light but has more noise. The Z is sharper but darker. Not much of a big difference between the two imo. I feel with some fine tuning software wise, it could be better. Manual mode might make a difference.

If low light is a must for you, I recommend the Pixel/XL or S7/Edge.
 

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Both Anandtech and DXO say the Z Play is better overall than the Z. Your mileage may vary. But the Z Force camera is significantly better than either.
 

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Here is the anandtech shootout. They mostly ranked the motos as zForce #1, ZPlay #2, Z #3.

Photo Quality & Final Words - Moto Z Hasselblad True Zoom Mod: Camera Shootout

I will say my wife finds her s7 to be inferior to her s5, which seems insane, but the s7 seems to have more lag or a slower autofocus. My zplay isn't as good as my g3 in low light but seems to be about as good as the s7 when we both take pics of the same subject.
 

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