Smartphones have begun replacing the traditional feature cell phones at a rapid rate. In addition to the mass of functions the former provide, they have some features of the ordinary handsets with extra functionalities. The camera is one such feature. Even as most feature phones allow you to just click a shot, the camera in the smartphone not only takes photographs, but also shoots videos. Irrespective of the operating system on the smartphone, you will often find a horde of apps in the app store to help you have a memorable experience when you use the device. While a few smartphones are exclusively noted for the performance of their primary and rear snappers, most of them have reasonably good cameras. It may be interesting to know that there are smartphones that are largely noted for the key functionality of their cameras. The Asus Zenfone Selfie is noted for the excellent selfies it produces. As a smartphone user passionate about getting the maximum out of your camera, the list below has a few attributes checking out.

In addition to the mass of functions the former provide, they have some features of the ordinary handsets with extra functionalities. The camera is one such feature. Even as most feature phones allow you to just click a shot, the camera in the smartphone not only takes photographs, but also shoots videos. Irrespective of the operating system on the smartphone, you will often find a horde of apps in the app store to help you have a memorable experience when you use the device. While a few smartphones are exclusively noted for the performance of their primary and rear snappers, most of them have reasonably good cameras. It may be interesting to know that there are smartphones that are largely noted for the key functionality of their cameras. The Asus Zenfone Selfie is noted for the excellent selfies it produces. As a smartphone user passionate about getting the maximum out of your camera, the list below has a few attributes checking out.

ISO

Well, all of us have heard of this term when it comes to auditing. The ISO in camera parlance has no connection with this. Here, ISO is used to determine the level of your camera’s sensitivity to light. The bigger the number, the more light sensitive your camera is prone to be. As a result, a lot of noise gets integrated with the shots you take. This results in grainy output with clarity at stake. Some smartphones offer the ISO control functionality to adjust this value for optimum performance. The end line is to buy a camera with the ISO value as low as possible.



Aperture 

The first thing that you recall when you hear the word aperture is the camera lens. If you have a full-sized camera, then you can change the aperture size. This in turn determines the sensor’s light sensitivity. In other words, the aperture size and ISO value are inversely proportional to each other. If your camera has a large aperture, then the ISO value is low and vice versa. So, to get your camera to do a decent job, check out if your smartphone’s lens has a wide aperture.

Image Processor

Not all handsets come loaded with an image processor. But, if yours has one, then all that we can say is ‘good for you’. Also known as a digital signal processor, this little thing can boost your camera’s efficiency and performance to a great extent. Whether you are looking for a way to reduce noise or tone adjustment or auto focusing or tone adjustment, this chip can take care of things and enrich your photo quality. Yet at times, the brightness level does not reach the desired expectations and affect the image quality drastically. Your best bet is the Xenon flash that offers maximum brightness. But if you are planning to use this flash, remember that you are doing so at the cost of draining the juice out of your battery. This is why you will seldom find this flash on any of the popular smartphones in today’s market.

Optical Zoom

Since incorporating this feature in your camera can have a direct bearing on the overall size of the smartphone, not all manufacturers readily integrate the optical zoom functionality in their gadgets. With this feature, you can zoom in to focus on the object of interest and take a close up shot without having to worry about putting the image quality at stake.

Flash

Without a second thought, flash has become an indispensable part of the camera. Most smartphone cameras have an LED flash, whilst there are cameras that prefer opting for a dual tone dual LED flash. The other two flash types less talked about are the Xenon flash and the Photo Flash. As the name suggests, the Photo Flash works only for photographs, and is used to light up the background when you take a photo. However, the illumination lasts for a very brief time period. LED flash is a good choice if you are shooting videos.

Finally, here is a point worth bearing in mind. While higher megapixels usually contribute to better quality photos and videos, this need not always prove to be the case. And of course, we wish you happy photo and video shooting with your smartphone camera.

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