In 1500, the first pinhole camera has been introduced, which served as the inspiration for the models that are to come out in the succeeding years. In 1900, the Reise Camera was developed and was considered to be the first true portable camera because it is lightweight, compact, and can be folded. The Polaroid Model 95 came out in 1947, which made it easier to have the photos made available in print. In 1975, Kodak came up with the first digital camera. In 2000, another major innovation took place. The Sharp J-SH04 has been introduced, a cellphone with a tiny camera. This has signaled the marriage between a camera and a mobile phone, which became more popular with the introduction of the first iPhone in 2007. From that time, until now, cameras have transformed. From being bulky, they are now handy and could easily fit in your pocket.
Best Camera Phones of the Year
To prove that mobile phones are the new camera of the modern age, we will list down five of the best today and look at their top-notch features, with focus on their camera.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5: This is one of the newest smartphones to date. While the camera is outstanding, one of the major problems is its size. It is too big and can hardly fit in the palm of one’s hand. One-handed operation can be difficult. This premium phone comes with a premium design, and obviously, a premium price. It comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera. It also comes with an Auto HDR feature and optical image stabilization, making it possible to make every shot Instagram-worthy.
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: When it was released earlier his year, hopes were high that it is going to dominate the market. It featured a radical change in design from the previous models. The unibody design takes out the removable battery and SD card. It is now also made of more expensive and sophisticated-looking glass and metal. Performance-wise, it did not fail to meet expectations. The native camera app is laid clean and can shoot at 16 megapixels from the back and 5 megapixels from the front. There are various on-screen controls and editing features to challenge your creativity. If you want to take a selfie, there is a sensor at the back, which will make the phone automatically snap a shot of you.
- Apple iPhone 6: Being a leader in innovation, Apple never fails to captivate the attention of the public in every smartphone that it brings to the market. The iPhone 6 is an example of how they can bring frenzy to their loyal fans. From design to performance including camera quality, it is a favored brand. It comes with the newly-developed A8 processor, which is known for being quicker. The camera also undergone significant improvements. With the improved auto focus, it will be easier to focus on your chosen subject. It has what they call focus pixels, which made the camera better than previous models. The rear camera is 8 megapixels.
- LG G4: Although it may not be as popular as Samsung and Apple, LG is another brand that is redefining cameras in mobile phones today. This brand is their flagship phone and there is no wonder why it is filled with powerful features. The big screen has a sharp display, which means that pictures will also look better when viewed. The camera also has a 16-megapixel resolution. One of the most advanced features of the camera is its ability to shoot in JPEG or raw file format.