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A smartphone is a telephone that is also capable of running programs, usually called Apps. They almost always have cameras in them.

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Does the detail in an image affect how large the image file is?

I just took two photos on my smartphone. One of a table surface with nothing on it and another of a cluttered table top full of detail. The clear photo was 3.5 MB and the cluttered one was 5 MB. How ...
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What tripods and heads for shooting indoor panoramic images (360) with smartphone are there on the market?

I want to shoot indoor panorama with my smartphone, but parallax error makes it really difficult to get decent results (i.e. small or no artifacts). Something better than ...
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Does Apple make its own lenses for iPhone cameras?

Does Apple make its own lenses for iPhone cameras? Or, does it at least design them? If not, does it source from a lens maker like Zeiss, or a camera maker like Canon?
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Does reducing the resolution on phone cameras increase pixel size?

I understand that cameras are limited in processing power, and that it is better to manually resize photographs taken using them. One of my experiences: The Asus Zenfone 2 has a lowlight mode, which ...
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What camera specifications best complement a smartphone? [closed]

I have a Galaxy S5 right now, but I was looking into buying a better camera that matched the features my camera does not have. Specs: Primary 16 MP, f/2.2, 31mm, phase detection autofocus, LED ...
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Why is my OnePlus One camera generating dark pictures?

I own OnePlus One, as per the specification mentioned on OnePlus site it is set to capture high quality pictures. But when I take pictures from my phone (Unless I have more than enough light or I am ...
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How to remove scratches from LG mobile camera lens (with coating)?

I recently bought a used LG G2 (T-mobile) from market and later on noticed that it does not takes the photos with expected quality. Sample Photos (I see a visible difference when I see through ...
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Do phone cameras expose to the right?

When I take a RAW photo on my Nexus 5x, I got an overexposed photo: Here's the in-camera JPEG for comparison, which is properly exposed: Do smartphone cameras generally expose to the right? I've ...
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Why don't smartphone cameras correct pincushion distortion automatically?

I've previously asked why the GoPro doesn't automatically correct for the fisheye distortion, and this question is related, but different: Given that smartphones have so much processing power ...
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How do I maintain a Canon dSLR/phone wi-fi connection when I change shooting modes?

When using Canon Camera Connect or DSLR Controller app together with my Canon 750D, the wifi connection between my Android smartphone and my camera is lost whenever I change the shooting mode on the ...
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Is it possible to use a smartphone/tablet's 3G/4G network to transfer Eyefi photos?

I know that Eyefi cards can use Wi-Fi networks to transfers photos. I also know that there's some sort of smartphone/tablet app that you can download to do various things with your Eyefi card and ...
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Is there a way to use my phone's dual LED flash with my NEX?

My phone has a dual LED flash that's supposed to match the color temperature of the scene, preventing color balance problems like this. I do a lot of night photography, and I use my NEX-5R. The NEX ...
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How do I reduce a smartphone flash's power?

When I use a smartphone's flash, I find that it often overpowers the scene, leading to an ugly photo. Is there a way to reduce its power? Unlike a traditional camera, there are no controls like flash ...
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Can I leave a smartphone's LED flash on continuously before taking a photo?

When I take photos in the dark using my phone, I sometimes use the flash. However, the flash fires only at the instant of taking the photo, as with a traditional camera. This means that the preview is ...
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Can I use a plano convex cylindrical lens, instead of a fisheye, to shoot 360°x180° panos with my phone?

Is it possible to use a plano convex cylindrical lens (like this) instead of a fisheye lens to make a panorama photo? The idea is that the lens would give you 180° vertical and by turning the camera ...
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How do I clean Micromax Canvas Gold phone camera lens?

I have a Micromax Canvas Gold and the front camera contains some dust particle inside the lens. Is there a way to clean this without opening the phone, or an easy way to do this?
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Is it possible to get raw data from the camera on older android phones?

I'm trying to find apps for my rooted Galaxy S3 mini that will override the software involved in image processing so that instead of jpg files, the readout from the sensor will be stored. I was ...
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Why do different smartphones with the same megapixel camera resolutions have different quality of image?

There are different brands of smart phones available. Frequently two different big brand smart phones (Nokia, Samsung , Apple, Sony etc.) with the same Megapixel count have a different quality of ...
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Is there any difference in image stabilization in smartphone camera and DSLR camera?

Nowadays, there are a lot of smartphones which offer OIS in their camera. I wonder if there is any difference compared to the lenses in DSLR camera. And most DSLR lenses are rated 3-4 stop IS, how ...
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Is it possible for a phone manufacturer to enable camera raw through a software upgrade?

So, I'm considering getting a new phone - the Galaxy S6 - but, even though Android Lollipop supports it, this phone does not have the ability to shoot in camera RAW. My question boils down to this: ...
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How to film a eclipse of the sun with a phone cam?

as you can read in the title I want to make a photo and a video from a solar eclipse. It should be very simple, fast and cheap, cause in 12 hours after I post this is the eclipse. I have only a Galaxy ...
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Is there any way to change settings of my Nikon D5200 through my smart phone?

I am using Nikon D5200 Now I can just take photos by using Nikon WMU application Is there any app or method that I can change the settings of my camera from my (android) smart phone ?
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Camera tips for Smartphones [closed]

I have a 5-megapixels camera (smartphone) which is not quite clear while taking photos. Please tell me some tips to capture clear and professional photos :)
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How to get Manual Control of my iPhone 4

I have an iPhone 4. How can I take manual control over the camera in my phone? I would love to be able to take manual control over: ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed on my iPhone. But does my iPhone 4 ...
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Android camera application that allows earbud mic clicker to snap pictures?

Is there an Android application that allows a user to snap pictures by clicking the microphone or volume button(s) located on earbuds? I'd rather use this than touching anything on the smartphone.
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Why don't smartphones default to 4x6? [duplicate]

The most common ratio of picture to print (by far) is 4x6. So why don't smartphones default to this aspect ratio?
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Are mobile phone camera lenses good enough to support 20MP sensors?

With mobile phone cameras approaching 20 MP while maintaining small sensor sizes, pixels dimensions are typically around 1 μm or lower. What about the lenses? Are they good enough to produce an Airy ...
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How do add on macro smartphone lenses allow you to take macro photos?

It may sound obvious, but how exactly does an add on macro lens allow you to take close up photos? Can someone give technical reasons? I'd like to know the physics behind add on macro lenses and how ...
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Can smartphone applications allow you to take macro photos? [duplicate]

Are there any smartphone applications that will allow you to take macro photos? If not, why aren't there?
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Why do I need an add-on lens to take smartphone macro photos?

Why do you need an external macro lens for a smartphone to take macro photos. Why can't the smartphone lens itself take macro photos?
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How can I get better photos of people on a lit stage using a Galaxy S5 phone?

Using a Galaxy S5 cell phone in low light indoors I want to get the best shots of people on a lit stage from maybe 25 ft away. Faces tend to get blown out from white light. Post processing doesn't ...
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Giving compact digital camera a Brain

I read this article Give your DSLR a brain by connecting an android phone and was amazed by how a DSLR camera can become a much smarter device after connecting with an Android phone (with the help of ...
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How to estimate camera sensor size?

I am using a smartphone for capturing photos and I need to estimate the camera sensor size (mm*mm). I have the resolution (in pixels) and the focal length (in pixels). I can also measure the size of ...
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What's the dynamic range of the iPhone 6 Plus?

... or other mobile devices such as the iPhone 5s, Nexus 6 or iPad Air 2? Everyone says that the dynamic range of mobile devices is lower, but how much lower? For comparison, an APS-C camera like ...
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What causes weird, stripey corruption in overexposed areas on a mobile phone camera?

When shooting photos with my friends's mobile phone, overexposed areas get weird horizontal lines while well-exposed areas look fine. Sometimes it also has some moiré-like color patterns. What ...
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HDR smartphone cameras: is it done in hardware or software?

Let's say I want to take the highest dynamic range pictures with a smartphone camera. Do I need to look for a specific sensor with better hardware for HDR photos, or find the best camera app because ...
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Why the faces in the corner tends to skew a bit in almost all smartphone cameras

I have noticed in almost all the smart phones I have used, the faces of people in the corners (either side) tends to skew a bit in all smartphone cameras. Is it something the lens is not as good as ...
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Smartphone/Tablet assistant Apps

Are there Apps which assist and can help making better photos. Like shuttersnitch which warns when shutter speed, aperture, and more doesn't fit. Or a photo asssitant systems which provide some sort ...
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Which is the best photo editing app for Symbian OS? [closed]

I have a Nokia 808 Pureview with 41 mega pixel sensor. It uses Symbian OS. I am looking for an app similar to Photoshop App on Lumia 720 for the Nokia 808 Pureview. The features that I'm looking for: ...
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How to Choose Light mode while using Mobile Camera?

Which mode is best fit to take pictures at dusk using a mobile camera,will auto mode work fine or something else. For your information: I use a moto-e and Nexus 4 as my camera. and i use the default ...
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Why is the external lens for my smartphone blurry when not at full zoom?

I've just bought an optical zoom lens for my Samsung S4 (I'm a web developer and blogger so I thought that it would be a handy tool for taking photo's when out and about without my main camera). The ...
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What is required to trigger an optical slave?

I previously asked a question about how to trigger a flash unit with a smartphone such as an iPhone here: Can I trigger my Canon flash with an iPhone?. The top answer suggested that I simply put the ...
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increase resolution by taking several pictures - is it done? [duplicate]

What if I took two or more picture of the subject quickly one after another, then used these images to increase resolution? It seems to me that if I take two pictures of the same thing, then my ...
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Phone camera (Samsung S4): is it possible to determine the distance to the object in focus on jpg picture?

I took a picture with Samsung S4 phone. Is it possible to determine the distance to the object on the picture? The object is in focus. I looked at the JPG picture properties but could not find ...
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How can I best add depth sharpness with Adobe Photoshop?

I've made a nice picture with my smartphone, but I would like to have a more focused picture (sharp focus and blurred background). How can I do this in Photoshop to obtain the best result? Things I ...
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How to enhance a cameraphone photo so you can see stars?

In the context of star photography, clearly you are not going to get as good of a photo with a smartphone camera as you could with a real camera and a long exposure. However, provided you have taken a ...
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Can a photo app for Android improve image quality?

Is there an app to post-process the photos (taken by phone's camera) to improve their quality ? I was told that IPhone makes better photos because of good (built-in) post-processing software. Is ...
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Is the 'mono' setting in smartphone cameras a form of grayscale?

In the description, my smartphone camera describes the 'mono' setting as being black and white, but it appears more to be grayscale - am I right in this assumption? Also, if it is grayscale, how is ...
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what would the most effective metrics to compare the quality of photos taken from a smartphone/iPhone and a digital still camera?

Essentially, are there any criteria/metrics that would allow the viewer to tell whether a digital photo has been taken using a smartphone or iPhone compared to that of a DSC? Or is it a case that ...
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Is “Ultrapixels” just marketing or is there a real benefit?

HTC has branded the sensor in its new phone (the HTC One) to be "Ultra pixels". For the same sensor size it only gives you 4MP where today's standard for top of the line smartphones is 8MP and up. Of ...