Let the Shootout Begin!

iPhone 5 vs. Galaxy S III

While the competition for better smartphones rages on, it seems that the competition for better features also fires up with much intensity. And with it comes the endless improvements for smartphone cameras. Nowadays, a nifty smartphone camera can already replicate the output of a small pocket digital camera or a mid-range SLR camera.

What further bolstered this camera revolution was the rise of digital photography sharing sites like Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, and Pinterest. True, it’s now easier to share them as these sites are integrated into most of the mobile OS like Android, iOS, Windows, and etc.

For purposes of easier comparison, we will only focus on the two big names in the smartphone industry today, Apple and Samsung. We’ll take each of their flagship smartphones- the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III- and see which camera is superior. The idea of this experiment is to determine which camera captures real-world situations and opportunities.

These are some of the things we will focus on:

  1. We will use the default camera of each smartphone.
  2. We will not use Photoshop or any image-enhancing tool.
  3. Images will be taken in a low-light setting.

iPhone 5

The result from the iPhone 5 is pretty astonishing. The photo that we captured features a purple haze, partly due to chromatic aberration- an issue that is very common among digital cameras.

In all fairness to iPhone 5, it captures extremely vivid colors. As a matter of fact, no outputs were less-than-exemplary except for the slight purple fringing. Generally, iPhone 5 boasts of a great camera.

Samsung Galaxy SIII

The S III camera is such a shock since a lot of people weren’t convinced of Samsung’s camera. If it gathered mix results then, take our word: S III possesses a great camera.

According to a Yahoo News review of the same camera:

“To us, image quality and color looked similar to the iPhone 4S. The biggest difference is that the Galaxy SIII is considerably faster. Samsung has a burst mode built into its camera software, but even without it, you can take photos with nearly no shutter lag.”

“This means it’s possible to catch every moment as it happens. We should note however, that while the shutter is essentially lag-free, the auto-focus doesn’t always keep up.”

“This is most evident when it comes to motion images. In our test shot of a moving bus, the bus itself is in focus, but the text on the bus itself is a bit blurred. On the iPhone 4S — and especially the iPhone 5 — the text and bus remain in focus.”

There you have it: A quick comparison of the iPhone 5’s and Samsung Galaxy S III’s camera. We hope you learned from the experiment and review and enjoy a great smartphone experience.

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About califaberks

Califa Berks, Writer, Blogger and Photographer (Technology)

Posted on October 9, 2012, in News, Technology, Technology Blog and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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