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A cameraphone is a cell phone that has a camera built-in.

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Suitable Phone camera Specs for Amateur photography?

I'm a beginner in learning photography(as a hobby). Since I'm not ready to buy a camera at the moment, what specs/features should I ensure to be present on my phone camera to help me pursue ...
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Can smartphones with the same camera sensor have different image quality?

Xiaomi Mi 9 and Redmi Note 7 Pro have the same camera sensor — Sony IMX586 Exmor RS. Does this mean both smartphone have same image quality output when pictures are taken?
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Are there particular limits to camera phone print size, beyond general rules of thumb?

So at time of writing a number of high end phones are available with 24 or even 40 megapixel cameras on them. Assuming good conditions, (good light, still setting, tripod?!) What would be the largest ...
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How to avoid perspective distortion when taking selfies?

I'm looking for an affordable way to avoid perspective distortion when taking selfies. I know the best way to avoid this would be taking a portrait with a DSLR with a 200mm-ish lens from 8 ft away, ...
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What hardware specifications make a great phone camera?

I know that iPhones have great cameras but what technology underlies great phone cameras? Intuitively, the number of megapixels is only a tiny part of the story. From wikipedia, I can see the iphone ...
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Can i stack both a lens and a (variable) ND filter on a phone camera?

I am o total noob so forgive the blunders. I am interested in filming my travels with a Samsung S7 mobile phone, so the upper level of amateur is enough for me. So video, not photo. What i want is to ...
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Camera Phones with longer focal lengths for Portraits?

It seems most cell phone cameras are in the 25-35mm wide-angle focal range, which produces less-than-desired proportions when taking photos of people. Some phones have a "portrait mode", but this ...
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Can I change the camera aperture value on my Honor 8 phone?

I am planning to do some macro photography with my Honor 8 phone, i got a macro lens to clip over the phone. the problem is, i need more depth of field and hence i need to increase the f-number, the ...
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Picture taken with phone and received from MMS has no metadata?

I received a MMS with a picture on my phone, and I was wondering if that picture was actually taken from my contact phone or something else (like downloaded from any site and then sent by MMS). It ...
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How do phone attachment lenses affect depth of field?

Let's take, for example, the Moment Tele Lens. This lens is pitched as a 60mm lens that allows you to get 2x "closer" to the subject. The iPhone 6s uses a f/2.2 lens. Does the mounting of the tele ...
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What should I look for in a phone camera to get results with less noise in HDR photos?

I have a Samsung J7 (2017) phone and am happily shooting HDR photos with it, with the Pro HDR Camera app. I'm happy with the results except for the noise level. I think my noise problems occur in low-...
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What are ether pros and cons of a single high megapixel phone camera vs dual rear camera phone when photographing kids?

I'm not too bothered about the actual phone but need to upgrade and am wondering what is better to photograph small children. My kids move alot and blurry pictures just seem to be the most commom ...
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Where can I find lens mounts for small 2 mm diameter lenses?

I need a lens mount for one of my projects. I have a CCD chip, a single lens (2 mm diameter), and I know the mechanical position and tolerances. I would like to find a lens mount for that lens or see ...
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Continue taking photos from smartphone or buy a camera to practice?

I know this is a site with very good professional photographers and this might appear like a silly question but I'm just a beginner who loves photography. But I still don't have a camera so all I do ...
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How do I calculate the depth of field of cameras on mobile phones with auto focus?

I just hope to learn the relationship between depth of field (DOF) with the distance on my mobile phone. When I capture one cup with the distance about 20cm from my phone, what 's the DOF? When I ...
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Tips for improve photography skills in android phone camera [duplicate]

I am really interested in Photography but i don't have the money to buy a camera right now i already started photography using my android phone camera but i want to improve my photography skills ...
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How do I make a perfect photosphere?

I take photospheres on my Android phone, and for some reason, it's never perfect. My feet are always there. And sometimes there are some places where they aren't connected properly. How do I make a ...
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How is the continuous (optical) zoom feature realised in the new iPhone 7 using two lenses

The new iPhone 7 Plus has a dual camera system with one 28mm and one 56mm. Usually in smartphones where the camera is compact, you do not have real optical zoom. So how is the zoom feature, which ...
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When comparing camera sensors, what does [x] µm Pixel mean, and what does it say about image quality

In this article (sorry its german) I read about camera sensors. They show values like 1,4 µm Pixel, or 1,55 Pixel. What does this mean, and how is it related to sensor size? If I got it right, a ...
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Comparing cameras from older smartphones to cameras from recently released devices

Usually when new smartphones appear in close succession their cameras are well compared on tech sites or magazines, for example like here the S7 and the OnePlus3. But are there such tests which ...
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How can a camera be both 12MP and 1080p, when 1920x1080 is just 2,073,600?

In the specs of a forthcoming smartphone camera (it was this one, just for the record), the camera is described as "12MP, 1080p". But this doesn't make much sense. If the camera is 1080p, i.e. ...
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Can I use a shaped bokeh filter with a mobile phone camera?

I have found this interesting way to make pictures bokeh filter for camera but I am wondering if it is possible to achieve the same just using a mobile camera. I have tried to overlap something in ...
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Is adjusting white balance before and after taking the photo same? [duplicate]

There is an option in my phone camera to adjust the white balance before taking photo. Again after taking the photo I can adjust it in any photo editing app. Do these two produce the same thing? I ...
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What are the advantages of a low-cost compact camera vs. a high-end smartphone for photography?

I know that there are some expensive ($300 and up) compact camera that can take nice photos. My question is about compact cameras in the $150-200 range vs. high-end Android phones (Galaxy s7, Huawei ...
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Rear or Front Facing Camera through EXIF Data?

I have compared the standard EXIF data from a picture taken with a mobile phone's rear camera and another taken with the same phone's front camera. The same fields appear in both files and no big ...
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Which smartphone camera would give better low-light picture results?

Just interested in choosing the right smartphone for lowlight photography I have following contenders. Option 1 has 16 MP, Aperture f/1.8, OIS, with sensor size 1/2.6" and 1.12 μm pixel size Option ...
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Why does it seem like large sensors are necessary for good low-light performance?

Phone manufacturers have recently started advertising the size of the photosites on smartphone camera sensors. They argue that larger photosites lead to better low-light performance. I think a good ...
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Black dots on all photos

I took this image with a phone (some Sony). The lens is clean on the outside. The owner of the phone says those black dots started appearing and supposedly are multiplying. Is it some dust in the ...
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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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Why is my OnePlus One phone's camera generating dark pictures?

I own a OnePlus One. As per the specification mentioned on the 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 ...
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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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How do add-on lenses for smartphones work?

I have seen a $24 lens which is advertised as attachable to an iPhone camera. How do lenses like these work? Here is the item I am mentioning
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What is the difference between “dual aperture camera” and “dual camera” on a phone?

What is the difference between a "dual aperture camera" and a "dual camera"? As far as I know, a dual aperture camera has two 2 apertures (IR sensor) and 2 cameras.
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Is the relationship between object distance and magnification highly dependent on the camera used?

I'm using a cell phone to capture an image of two objects (O1 and O2) on a flat plane and my camera is level with respect to this plane (the phone and the plane are both parallel). One of these ...
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Can I calculate my phone's sensor size from f-stop, focal length, max aperture, or other metadata? [duplicate]

Could I work out sensor size of my phone from these info: F-stop= f/2.6 , focal length = 3mm, max aperture = 2.8 and others info like: resolution unit, exposure time?
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Why do camera phones have lenses of inferior quality?

I've heard that mobile phone cameras have lenses of inferior quality to those in DSLRs and point and shoot compact cameras. Is this true, and if so, why?
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How to choose a camera for taking passport photos?

For taking passport photos in the United States, what specifications should I look for when choosing a camera? For example, some say phone cameras can't be used for taking passport photos, while some ...
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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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Can add-on lenses for mobile phone cameras improve the image quality?

I have an iPhone 5s. I wonder if using an additional lens increases the image quality or not. Or does it just help in zooming?
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Is there an app to verify my phone's camera sensor specs?

As we all know, the sensor is the heart of a digital camera and especially so in a mobile phone since most other variables (F-Stop, zoom, ISO, aperture) are for the most part static. There are a log ...
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Do mobile cameras ever vary f stops?

I've been trying to get my head around the camera in my newly-bought Chinese mobile phone. I wonder how focusing actually works in these kind of phones. I imagine that in the standard context of ...
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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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Will a Fuji Finepix S4800 take much better pictures than my Galaxy S4 phone?

Which Camera will take better pictures? The one in my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone or a Fuji S4800 camera? I know the Fuji has better MP (16 vs 13) and much greater zoom but I am still wondering if I ...
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Why is there a vertical bar of brighter exposure when photographing lightning?

I recently took pictures of a lightning storm using my camera phone (Samsung Galaxy S3). In several of the shots where I managed to capture lightning, a lighter (brighter?) vertical section sometimes ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of compact cameras vs phone cameras?

I'm an amateur photographer and am very curious about what the benefits of spending money for a compact camera as compared to my iPhone5s/Samsung phone cameras are. I've did some preliminary research ...
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Does this Camera Lens to Mobile phone camera interface exist?

I've seen this ad come up on a web site. (I've cropped the image) It looks like a canon lens has an interface to a camera phone. I believe that this is a gimmick but I'm not sure. Does anyone ...
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Do any phone cameras allow decent exposure of the night sky?

I've heard that phone cameras can't take good pictures of the night sky because the hardware doesn't allow the changing of exposure times. Are there any phones that do allow good exposure for decent ...
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How to set shutter time on an Android phone?

I am trying to make a LED Pen as shown here. For this I require a camera that allows exposure time of ~20s. I don't own a SLR/DSLR/Digital camera. I have a 5MP camera on my phone. I wanted to ask if ...
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How would a mobile phone with external zoom lens compare vs DSLR?

I am new to photography and my knowledge is limited to just this - have sufficient light, press button to take photo, quality of images in digital zoom is not as good as that of optical zoom and ...
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Is the Nokia Lumia 1020 a suitable replacement for my aging Canon G3?

For it's price point and pixel count, the Canon PowerShot G3 (2002) produced pretty good images. Now that mine is 12 years old, it doesn't hold a charge anymore and getting a new battery seems like ...