Why 2018 was the best year in smartphone camera history? 5 compelling reasons
The end of December is the best time to sum up the results of the year. 2018 for fans of technology turned out to be cool. We saw built-in fingerprint scanners, plenty of RAM and bold design solutions. However, the cameras were added more noticeably than the others. We recall the main factors that allow us to make such a statement.
Triple chamber era
A year or two ago, smartphones with a dual camera periodically entered the arena. 2018 has changed the situation, to be more precise — it was made by Huawei. The flagship P20 Pro was surprised by the combination of three lenses: 40, 20 and 8 megapixels. Thanks to their features smartphone gives cool results.
Then there was the Mate 20 series, the trend was also picked up by Samsung’s LG V40 ThinQ and Galaxy A7 2018. By the way, the last company went further and introduced the Galaxy A9 2019 with four cameras. The quality of the pictures is really getting better, according to Android Authority.
Night shooting progress
Line of flagship of Huawei was also surprised by the mode of night shooting. The system combines the stacking of several images and the capabilities of artificial intelligence. Because of this, photos in poor lighting conditions turned out better than ever.
Special mention deserves Night Sight inside Pixel smartphones. Enjoy the results of shooting at night will be here.
Good zoom-as a given
The world first saw an extra telephoto lens inside the iPhone 7 Plus in 2016. In addition to the usual digital zoom, the smartphone also pleased with the double optical zoom.
Users appreciated the innovation. Now it is difficult to find manufacturers that would not have released a smartphone with an additional lens.
Here we remember Huawei P20 and Pro Mate Pro 20 that stand out. The system uses a triple optical zoom 8-megapixel camera and 40-megapixel window data. The result is called Hybrid Zoom, he is ahead of competitors and quite a bit of time.
Samsung flagships got a cool feature called Scene Optimizer. The smartphone determines the composition and automatically selects the best settings for the type of contrast, brightness and other factors. Work effectively. In addition, other manufacturers are introducing analogues to cheaper models.
In 2018, everyone wanted to make the best “crossbows”. iPhone XS uses smart HDR on the front to shoot faces in poor lighting, Huawei smartphones are able to do similar with AI HDRIP.
This leaves the gold Pixel 3. The smartphone not only combines two 8-megapixel cameras for wide-angle selfies, but also supports the function of Synthetic Fill Flash. Thanks to it, the camera recognizes human faces and automatically selects them. Now it is possible to dispense with the twisting of the exposure in the photo editors.