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There are a few reasons why smartphones aren't good for night shots. It could be that the phone doesn't have the ability to use a shutter speed that is long enough to create a properly exposed image. Or, it could be that in order to get a proper exposure, a very high ISO is required. This, of course, leads to more noise, less sharpness, and poor color. ...


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Why are most smartphone cameras poor at capturing photos during the nighttime compared to DSLR cameras? Because they usually attempt to expose the entire to frame to average out to a medium brightness about halfway between pure black and pure white. When most of the frame should be black, they usually get it wrong and will blow out any small, bright light ...


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Size matters! Electronic cameras capture images using a light-sensitive imaging chip. The surface of this chip is covered with tiny sites that generate an electrical charge when hit by light. The amount of this charge is hardly measurable and thus photographically useless. Both a large camera and a phone camera must apply amplification to bolster the charge ...


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