My phone is my camera is my phone is my camera

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ILP denizens!

I am in the market at the moment for a phone upgrade and can't help noticing phone cameras have been creeping up in pixel count and capability over the last couple of years.

At the moment I have a Cybershot T-Series for sticking in my pocket at times when I don't want a big camera out with me - at night on holiday in foreign cities, for example - and it's fine but I'm beginning to have a nagging doubt that it's an extra thing to be carrying at times like that and that something like an Experia Z2 or a Lumix 1080 might give me as good results.

I've tried a bit of googling to help me but most reviews seem to plump for the iPhone 5 as "best overall", which I'm sure is just shorthand for "you're going to buy an iPhone anyway so let's validate your decision" since it seems to underperform on all their tests. So you are my next hope. Does anybody have any experiences that can help me make my mind up?

Daniwa, guys! Daniwa! (aldo), Wednesday, 11 June 2014 07:55 (four years ago) Permalink

I had a Nokia N95 years ago that I rated more than some of the earlier iPhones - it had a relatively reasonable lens which helped. May be worth looking at one of the new Nokias?

My girlfriend recently got a Lumia X1 (i think) that seems to give decent results.

I have an iPhone 5. It's ok, always a bit underwhelmed by the results but that may be poor technique on my part as I've seen others get brilliant results.

michaellambert, Wednesday, 11 June 2014 08:47 (four years ago) Permalink

happy with my nexus 5 camera, outside shots especially make my actual camera kind of an extravagance

Raccoon Tanuki, Wednesday, 11 June 2014 16:09 (four years ago) Permalink


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