Smartphone Portrait Mode vs DSLR: Bokeh Fight!

Portrait mode vs DSLR! Can software processing on our phones FINALLY match the output from a standalone camera? Is Portrait Mode a worthy competitor to a nice camera body and fast glass? Years ago I produced a comparison where DSLR’s handily crushed phone cameras, but for consumers, the battle is a LOT closer. Let’s take a quick look at some samples, and see how far phones have improved!

Phone vs DSLR (2015) https://youtu.be/AyQOgf7NVBk
Smartphone Bokeh Test (2013) https://youtu.be/zGVtbcDtsV4

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Smartphone Camera Software Blur SUCKS! – iPhone 7 Plus vs Mate 9 vs Galaxy S7 vs Pixel XL

Let’s be real. Smartphone cameras aren’t as good as REAL cameras yo. Truth. Here are the deets on four SUCKY phones, which shoot SUCKY photos, using SUCKY software blur! Bokehtastic? NOT!!!

Ask Juan: How useful are 41MP pics from the Lumia 1020 when uploading to Facebook, Instagram, etc?

nokia lumia 1020 pureview camera test video samples somegadgetguyA wonderful question from one of my YouTube viewers, Will F.

“What are your thoughts about the images with respect to sharing? At sharing size (Facebook, etc), only so much detail is really visible. It seems like the 1020 would be overkill in these situations, especially since you have to do a little extra work to get the full size images off of the phone. My only real gripe about this phone is the slow shot-to-shot time.”

Let’s take a look at some pics from the 1020, and see if we can address Will’s concerns about the camera!

Click here for high definition video samples from the Lumia 1020!