World Photography Day – Best Smartphones for Photographers


On the World Photography Day, people around the world celebrate the art of photography. You don’t need to own an expensive DSLR to be a good photographer today. These days, smartphone cameras have evolved to a point where we use them beyond our casual everyday photography.

OPPO FindX2 series: The Find X2 series is living up to OPPO’s innovation legacy. This series is all about its cameras. OPPO has given this phone the best of cameras it can stuff in a smartphone. OPPO Find X2 Pro has the best camera on a smartphone according to DxOMark. OPPO Find X2 Pro comes with triple cameras on the back that are mostly excellent in what they are meant to do. 

OPPO Reno4 Pro: Reno4 Pro is introducing a suite of features to empower users to turn their life’s story into a captivating video or a perfect portrait, powered by 48MP rear quadcam and 32MP front camera. OPPO Reno 4 Pro sports a quad-camera setup at the back. The setup comprises a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP macro sensor. 

One Plus8 pro: This smartphone features not one, but two 48MP cameras this time in a quad camera stack. There’s a primary 1/1.3” 48MP Sony IMX689 sensor that’s slightly larger than the 1/2” footprint of the previous generation. 

Xiaomi Mi 10: The Mi 10 is the first smartphone under Rs 50,000 to rock the 108MP camera sensor developed by Samsung’s imaging team. The sensor measures 1/1.33”, second only to the size of the custom sensor used in the Huawei P40 Pro+. The large sensor size accommodates more than a 100 million 0.8 micron pixels, which helps in achieving noise-free digital zoom and a fair amount of detail at 100% crop. 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra packs a quad-rear camera. It sports a 108MP main sensor + a 48MP ultra wide-angle lens + a 12MP lens and a DepthVision 3D ToF sensor. It has a 40MP selfie shooter. The Galaxy S20 Ultra packs a 5000mAh battery with 45W fast charging. It also comes with next-gen Wireless Charging 2.0 and reverse wireless charging. 

Apple iPhone 11 Pro: The newly launched Apple iPhone 11 Pro comes with a 5.8-inch Super Retina XDR display with 2M:1 contrast, 1200nits and True Tone technology. The Pro version of the iPhone 11 comes with a triple rear camera setup. All are 12-megapixel sensors, with a wide-angle, an ultra-wide-angle and telephoto lens. Upfront, there is a 12-megapixel camera as well, similar to the iPhone 11. The latest offering from Apple sports a powerful camera through which you can explore the photographer in you without making any compromises. 

OnePlus Nord: The OnePlus Nord comes with a total of six cameras– 4 at the back and 2 at the front. OnePlus Nord features a 48MP Sony IMX586 main sensor with OIS, EIS, f/1.75 aperture along with three secondary sensors of 8MP, 2MP and 5MP. There’s Dual LED flash, multi autofocus(PDAF+CAF). Note that the OnePlus Nord doesn’t support external mics while recording videos.

Redmi 9 Prime: The smartphone has quad-sensor setup at the back, comprising of a 13-megapixel main camera that’s paired with an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera. There’s also a 5-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth camera. The front camera is using an 8-megapixel sensor. The camera comes with some of MIUI’s usual camera tricks, one of them being the Kaleidoscopic mode.