We sometimes tangentially talk about it, but to my knowledge we haven't had a thread about the most prevalent camera out there- our cell phones.
The obvious choice that I feel most enthusiasts and photographers seem to use is an iPhone, but personally I prefer Android. For some really quirky people, they use Windows phones, which supposedly have the best camera on phones.
I thought I'd make an impromptu thread just to talk about what you guys chose for your mobile phones, and maybe share some of your photography taken on your phones too.
Also, for people who use Android phones, are there any suggestions on getting manual control? Lollipop supposedly allowed for manual control, but I really haven't heard of many apps that do that.
I'll go first.
This is my most popular phone taken with my 1st gen Moto G on Flickr.
Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
Here is one from a renovated Mcdonalds
I'm getting a Nexus phone (for my next phone) just for guaranteed updates. I'm tired of manufacturers not standing by their products. My Moto G is 2 years out and Motorola already stopped giving updates to it.
What say you people?
Oh, and here's a shot I took about a month ago with my Moto G.
@KnockKnock- Yes, for a lot of people, high end phones are "good enough" that low end cameras are having a lot of issues keeping up.
@vaibhav_aroraD40- Microsoft phones are supposed to have very good sensors, and it shows. It also helps that you're skilled.
Well I bit the bullet- I got a Nexus 5x this weekend. It's very back ordered, but you can get the 16 gig one for $300 or the 32 gig one for $380 at B and H with a $25 gift card.
Here's one I took a couple days ago. I had a few minutes off and I liked the pattern of the clouds.
Now I find my iPhone 4 to be handy.
You could repost it here if you wanted to... it would save us the click haha.
In other news, I ended up getting a Nexus 5x, 32 gig version in black. I look forward to higher quality snaps. They're on sale now for $380 with a $25 B and H gift card.
The answer is in the exif data, but it's still fun to see how far we've gone with camera phones. I did screw up the Sony RX100 shot, I'm not familiar with the camera yet and I shot it at 1/5th of a second, so there's some camera shake if you decide to pixel peep.
Plus, there's an app called Manual Camera for Android that supports most Android phones above Lollipop where you get manual control and RAW files. I didn't try RAW yet, but sounds useful.
I wish the Google camera app would give me a manual focus option, as it always defaults to focusing on the closest object. I really like the HDR output from the Google camera app.
Cameras on phones have come a long, long way.
I've really enjoyed taking photos with my phone.
Just kidding, but on a more serious note, my Nexus 5x has a boot loop problem and I need to send it in.
Pretty bummed out that my primary camera now is out of comission... and I'm using a 4 year old LG Android phone on Gingerbread.
Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.
I'm a little disappointed in Google's Pixel phone announcement today, they start at $650. Sure it's probably improved, but I don't think it's twice the phone my Nexus 5x is in terms of value (even when you set aside the fact that my phone went in for servicing).