Good news for smart-phone proponents?

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Is this real life? A photography forum where mobile photography is mentioned without a slew of "It'S nOt ReAl PhOtOgRaPhY!!11!!" posts?

Interesting article, thanks for sharing :)
This is not DPReview. ...

It's around the corner, through the woods, and then right at the cemetery - third row of graves on the northern boundary :rofl: .

Oh, I forgot. It's then actually under under the sewer manhole cover, near the bridge where the trolls live underneath ...
 
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My smartphone is already my favorite camera as evidenced by how often I take it with me.

And the images I get form it aren't too bad either...

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Interesting article. Cellphone photos have definitely come a long way and are as good, or better, than my first digital camera. It makes them very handy for those times when an unexpected photo opportunity shows up and I don't have a camera with me. For those occasions where I expect to take multiple photos (vacation, family parties, day trips, etc.) I still prefer the versatility of an ILC. It's good to have options.
 

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Mobile phone photos are fine if you are viewing them only on a phone. Anything else and they are pretty worthless. I have tried to embrace them as my landscape camera when out photographing wildlife but once home always disappointed with the images. So I’m back to packing a wide angle lens with me.
 

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Mobile phone photos are fine if you are viewing them only on a phone. Anything else and they are pretty worthless. I have tried to embrace them as my landscape camera when out photographing wildlife but once home always disappointed with the images. So I’m back to packing a wide angle lens with me.
I saw a phone photo over 5 years ago that was perfectly acceptable printed to A4 & they've improved considerably since then.
However good they are I don't think they'll ever suit me, I like tinkering with my hardware. It's the user interface that puts me off camera phones not the image quality.
Being an anti-social git I'm more likely to be carrying a proper camera than a phone (especially one that's turned on) but it would be nice if my camera bag only weighed as much as a large tablet.
 
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This is a 64MP image from my phone today.
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That is a poster child for why people need a calibrated, color managed work flow. The colors are way off, the contrast is so low that it's lifeless. 64MP doesn't necessarily make for a good picture.
Each to their own. I like it that way, and I do use a calibrated color managed work flow in Darktable. I purposely de-saturated the colors and reduced contrast. This is another version from the phone.
I don't like the saturation. But maybe this is more to your tastes.
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Yeah, they are smudgy, especially at long distances. Here's another one from that day that is a bit better. Of course, they get further compressed posted here on this forum...

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But... I wish I had taken my EM1.2 and 12-40 with me, and will have to go back next week and try again.
 

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Yeah, they are smudgy, especially at long distances. Here's another one from that day that is a bit better. Of course, they get further compressed posted here on this forum...

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But... I wish I had taken my EM1.2 and 12-40 with me, and will have to go back next week and try again.
Compression should have no effect on saturation, but does on details/sharpness. The reduction in saturation and contrast just makes for an eviscerated, lifeless image that probably doesn't accurately represent what the scene looked like in person.
 

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