Smartphone companies these days seem to focus on one thing above all else: the camera.
With every new model released to the public, you can be sure that the camera is one (if not the) focal point to attract buyers. It seems like a race between companies, if you think about it. A race on which brand gets to add as many cameras on their new phones as possible. With the promise of ultra-high quality photographs, extreme zoom capabilities, and crisp recording, they claim that their cameras can do it all.
Capturing the Market
Newer phones such as the iPhone 11, Galaxy S10, and Honor 20 boast three rear cameras and an additional one front camera for selfie purposes. Other phones even have more than that – the Galaxy A9, Huawei P30 offer four rear cameras.
The idea is that each camera has its own purpose; for example, one handles ultra-wide shots, while others control the depth, zoom, and quality of the shot. Mix it all together and you have high-definition snapshot capabilities with excellent range.
Where does it End?
The new Nokia concept tries to go beyond – planning to create a phone with more than five cameras. Yes, it seems that the finish line for this race is still nowhere in sight. A common theme to these phones with multiple cameras however is the soaring price tags that come with them.
One would have to wonder if the added clarity and definition of their photographs could balance the steep prices for the phones themselves. In the next year or two, we may even see phones with six, seven, or even eight total cameras at their disposal. That does pose the question however. Is this a bit of an overkill for a single phone? Is it too impractical or too expensive for the common consumer? What do you guys think?
14 thoughts on “Phone Cameras: The Snapshot Race to the Top”
New phones such as the iPhone 11, Galaxy S10, and Honor 20 boast three rear cameras and an additional one front camera for selfie purposes, there most features apart from battery and security features is the Camera. People have grown to love beautiful pictures. You wanna succeed in Tech, produce what females can spend there fortune on….Camera for picture
I find it appalling because manufacturers use it to shoot up the price. I get it phones are the future but why is it as time goes by it seems to go astray from its purpose. Call and text that is it but instead all we get are those who has so many bells and whistles that call and text seems to be secondary now.
I think the increasing number of cameras on new devices is a bit of an overkill. Do we really need that many cameras?
Phone cameras are already better than anyone could want them to be. The difference in quality across the different brands is barely noticeable.
It’s like nowadays the philosophy is that the more cameras your phone has the better it is. In my opinion it is simply a way for the phone companies to milk more money from us.
I wouldn’t be surprised if in the next few years the whole back of flagship phones will be covered with cameras. It is like there is no end to this camera craze.
Smartphones have gotten so good that there is very little that separates them. It is for this reason that we see other companies coming up with crazy concepts like this in a bid to stand out from the now crowded smartphone market.
I find it convenient to have a phone that also has a camera. But when purchasing a phone, as I have no interest in photography, the number of cameras does not matter. I have a certain price I am willing to pay and that’s that. If the phone with 5 cameras is the price I want to pay then I’ll buy it!
A phone with 5 cameras!..thats absurd..i dont need that much camera on my phone..
Phone cameras had been one feature that is so much captivating here. I love phones with awesome camera.
Let them make the products. We as the customers will buy whatever pleases us.
I love taking selfie snaps. I will be glad to get a standard gadget with high quality camera. Thanks for sharing.
Phone camera’s craze, well, I wouldn’t blame manufacturers what do we expect when people just want to snap away. it still good all the same.
I agree, the phne cameras are a very special feature to consider when buying a phone. Though I like technology, I must tell I still prefer the profesional cameras when it comes to making good pictures.