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Which Smart Phone To Buy?

Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:07 pm

I am considering buying a smart phone. Any ideas on what are the minimum specifications so I can also take pictures for airliners.net
Thanks in advance.
 
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Kaphias
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RE: Which Smart Phone To Buy?

Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:20 pm

 
JohnJ
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RE: Which Smart Phone To Buy?

Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:13 pm

That thread is useful especially for iPhone users. The catch with a mobile phone is lack of any optical zoom capability. Even a tiny amount of digital zoom hugely diminishes the quality of an image. If you can find a mobile phone with optical zoom that would be good (iPhone 6s was rumored to get this but ultimately it didn't make the cut). If not, a mobile phone will be of limited use for A.net photography unless you have ramp access and unfettered access to move around the aircraft.

[Edited 2015-12-13 10:14:29]
 
yousaf465
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RE: Which Smart Phone To Buy?

Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:18 pm

It depends on your budget.

The new Android flagship also support RAW files
 
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RE: Which Smart Phone To Buy?

Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:16 pm

I have an LG G4. It has a pseudo manual mode that allows adjustment of the ISO, focus,shutter speed and white balance. It can save photos as JPEG or DNG raw files. Superb camera. I don't think I've tried uploading any here. I struggle getting photos accepted nowadays taken with a Nikon D7000 far less a smartphone.
Photos taken with my last smartphone a Samsung Galaxy S4 have been accepted here though.
 
RobertoMelende
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RE: Which Smart Phone To Buy?

Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:31 pm

why not go with mi2 it have very crystal clear camera it can able to take good photos.
 
rohitonline
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RE: Which Smart Phone To Buy?

Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:16 pm

Its depends upon your usages and your budget. If you have enough budget then suggest to buy iPhone 6S. Or Samsung Glaxy note 4.
 
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RE: Which Smart Phone To Buy?

Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:21 am

or buy any phone you like and forget taking picture for a.net with it, unless you have ramp access and are allowed to take pictures on the ramp.

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