Getting a PnS camera is pointless?

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  1. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    I have a PnS and if the light is low pictures are shit compared to my Nexus 5 phone, which can take pretty good picture at night time.

    My PnS is shit though, there are better PnS, but then again there are phones with better camera.
    So I was wondering if you end up with phone with high end camera, is it comparable to phone camera?
    I know you cannot optically zoom with phone, but besides that is there anything else that PnS have which makes them superior in any other way.
    PS: let's not talk about DSLR.
     
  2. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    A PnS can only offer the following benefits over a Phone camera -

    1 - Zoom - Phone cameras still suck at it. Unless you're using the Samsung S4 zoom or another forgot-the-name-model from Panasonic.

    2 - Low light shooting - The Xenon flash on a PnS is met only by few cameras out there. And most of them are obsolete/not running a favorable OS like Nokia 808, Lumia 1020.

    Other than that, a phone camera pretty much covers what you need it to do. I loaned my Lumia 1020 to a friend who was going on a holiday. I handed him the camera grip as well.

    They ended up putting their traveling SIM card in the phone, and using it exclusively for photography. In his words, they ended up leaving the PnS back in the hotel after the second day of their trip.

    So in the end, I would say, it's a balance (compromise ? ) between portability/ease of usage and quality of images.

    Some Phone camera sensor sizes meet or rival that of a cheap PnS easily.
     
  3. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    My PnS sucks with low lighting shoots whereas phone camera shines in that department.
    I don't mind buying 200£ PnS if it is not too clunky.
     
  4. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Get the S4 zoom instead.
     
  5. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    It looks hideous though.
     
  6. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    That it does. Other options are the current Z3 compact or wait for the Z5
     
  7. Stuge

    Stuge RAID Rookie

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    Get sony a7s ii ;)

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  8. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Or just pick up a S7. That camera rocks!
     

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