Many people when choosing a smartphone first look closely at the camera. How many megapixels? What autofocus? Is there a manual mode? Today we will tell you about mobile devices that even a demanding photographer will like.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: the flagship with an unusual screen

Take off like a pro: 7 smartphones with cool cameras

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge — the flagship smartphone, a characteristic feature of which is a screen curved to both sides. It looks very interesting. Yes, and the resolution is impressive: 2560×1440 pixels with a diagonal of 5.5 inches.

The flagship with an unusual display received a 12-megapixel camera. The developers rightly decided that happiness is not in quantity, but in quality. Therefore, they increased the size of each pixel and even divided them into two independent photodiodes. One provides fast autofocus, the other at this time is engaged in the formation of images. Add to this also the aperture f / 1.7, which allows you to take good pictures at dusk, at night or in a poorly lit room.

In Pro mode, you can adjust the basic shooting parameters manually. You can also save photos in RAW format, which is great for further processing. If you prefer to trust the automation, the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge camera will offer you a lot of story modes.

LG G5 SE: a separate photo module in addition

Take off like a pro: 7 smartphones with cool cameras

LG also decided to experiment with dual cameras. The flagship smartphone LG G5 SE received two modules, 16 and 8 megapixels. What does this give the photographer? One module is standard, the other has a viewing angle of 135 degrees. Switching between them, you can do both normal and panoramic shots. Another interesting feature is the «Photo in the frame» effect. When using this effect, one picture is superimposed on the other. For those who approach the process of photography with maximum creativity, LG G5 SE offers other modes.

The most interesting thing in the flagship device from LG is a modular design. You can connect the photo module LG Cam Plus to it and turn your smartphone into a full-fledged digital camera. Thanks to the removable module, it is convenient to hold the device with one hand. Some buttons simplify the shooting process. With their help, you can zoom the image, turn the camera on and off, and shoot video. There is an additional battery in the module. It allows you to take more pictures without worrying about recharging.

Sony Xperia XZ: camera, guessing the movement

Take off like a pro: 7 smartphones with cool cameras

Flagship smartphone Sony Xperia XZ with a 5.2-inch Full HD screen received a 23-megapixel camera. It has a high-quality flash, a proprietary five-axis stabilization system — the same is used in Sony Handycam camcorders. But the most interesting is predictive autofocus. What does «predictive» mean? Simply put, it foresees the movement of the object that you want to photograph. This is especially convenient if your plans include shooting moving cars, flying birds, running children. Also, there is laser autofocus, it perfectly approaches for the shooting of motionless objects from a small distance. Predictive autofocus, laser autofocus, and color sensor RGBC-IR interact in such a way as to achieve maximum image quality, image clarity, the naturalness of colors.

According to the developers, the camera goes from the standby mode to the operating state in just 0.6 seconds. This means that you will not miss a single interesting shot. It is also worth noting the possibility of manual settings and a wide-angle lens. The start button of this camera is mechanical, it is on the same end as the buttons responsible for turning on / off the smartphone and adjusting the volume.

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom: dual camera with real optical zoom

Take off like a pro: 7 smartphones with cool cameras

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom — a camera phone with impressive characteristics. It has a dual camera with two 12-megapixel photo modules. The first of them is equipped with a wide-angle lens with an f / 1.7 aperture. With its help, you can take decent pictures, even when the sun has already set, or clouds have fallen on the city. The second module is equipped with a lens with the possibility of a 2.3-fold optical zoom. It will come in handy if you need to move a remote object closer or take something close. There is also a 12-fold digital zoom.

A dual camera with optical zoom and a battery for 5,000 mAh developers managed to hide in a case, the thickness of which is only 7.99 mm. It is also worth noting hybrid autofocus, triggered in just 0.03 seconds, an optical image stabilization system, an effective sensor responsible for color correction. The manual mode of control is sure to please those who want to try on the role of a professional photographer. It allows you to adjust the white balance, exposure number, focal length, ISO level and shutter speed, and also take pictures in RAW format.

Meizu Pro 6: take a look at the flash

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Meizu Pro 6 boasts a Hi-Fi sound, so it is often positioned as a musical flagship. But the camera in this smartphone is also good. 21-megapixel matrix is ​​combined with laser autofocus and the original flash. The flash consists of ten LEDs: five provide a warm glow, five — a cold one. They are gathered in a ring around the lens. Even if any skeptic decides that such a solution is a marketing gimmick, he can not deny that it looks very curious.

The camera shoots really well, with clear details and a minimum of noise. The developers did not forget about the manual mode. If you consider yourself an advanced photographer, be sure to try it out in business. In this mode, you can adjust the shutter speed and focus, change the exposure, ISO number, white balance. In the automatic mode, you can take panoramic pictures, take macro shots, shoot video in slow-mo format, create GIF-animation. Special attention should be paid to the function that allows you to change the focus point after the photo is taken.

HTC 10 Lifestyle: durable and multimedia

Take off like a pro: 7 smartphones with cool cameras

HTC 10 Lifestyle has a solid all-metal case. Its 5.2-inch screen with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels is great for viewing photos and videos. A great sound, certified Hi-Res Audio, allows you to forget about MP3-players.

And what about the camera? The camera is also impressive. The company’s 12-megapixel matrix is ​​made up of an ultra-fast laser autofocusing system, and a dual LED flash. Thanks to autofocus, you always have time to catch an interesting shot and make a sharp, sharp picture, and the flash will help you take pictures in low light. The system of optical image stabilization, which, by the way, is present in the front 5-megapixel module, compensates for camera shake and will not allow the picture to be washed out.

The «Profi» mode is designed for both real professionals and those who want to approach this level. Here you can enjoy a variety of manual settings, you can also save RAW images and edit them. An interesting feature is the ability to shoot at long exposures. With HTC 10 Lifestyle you can take up to 16 seconds. If you like to be creative in the process of taking photos, this smartphone will offer you many opportunities.

Moto Z: shoots well, and with the photo module — even better

Take off like a pro: 7 smartphones with cool cameras

The possibilities of the smartphone Moto Z can be expanded due to the original modular design. However, even without modules, it has something to surprise users. The thin and convenient device received a 5.5-inch screen, the resolution of which is 2560×1440 pixels. It looks great photos taken with a 13-megapixel camera, supplemented with laser autofocus and dual LED flash. We can not fail to note the aperture f / 1.8, which simplifies the process of creating high-quality images in low light, and the optical system of image stabilization.

And now about the modules. Hasselblad has developed the Moto True Zoom Camera. With its help, the smartphone easily turns into a digital camera. The module is attached to the back panel by means of magnets. It adds optical zoom, a powerful xenon flash, a physical shutter release button, the ability to shoot in RAW format. Another useful feature is the software that allows instant sharing of ready-made photos with friends. Although there is no separate application for the module, the owner of Moto Z will also have the opportunity to shoot black and white photographs and use new modes, including, among others, Sport, Night Portrait, Portrait with Background Light.