Smartphone cameras have gotten so good these days that they’ve completely replaced the need to carry around a point and shoot camera. Even though a standard mobile phone is a compact device, manufacturers keep looking for ways to pack in more technology and improve it. The dual camera setup was one such idea that was introduced a few years ago, and today has made its way into the mobile market as a noteworthy feature.
So, what exactly is a dual camera?
It’s exactly what it sounds like. The dual camera setup has two photo sensors or cameras, which work in sync with each other to give you better image quality. For instance, the smartphone’s main sensor is like a normal camera that captures images in the best possible way. The secondary sensor aims to capture more elements that the first sensor cannot grab, especially in terms of sharpness, details, depth of field etc. What you see in the end is a combination of the two images stitched together by this dual camera technology, giving you impressive quality photos.
Today, many smartphones come equipped with their own combination of dual camera function that increases the photography potential. Here are a bunch of smartphones from various price ranges that offer this technology.
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The dual-lens camera of the iPhone X is made up of a wide-angle and a telephoto lens, both of which shoot images in 12-MP. While the wide-angle lens allows for an f/1.8 aperture, the telephoto lens has an f/2.4 aperture. The wider aperture on the telephoto lens gives a shallower depth of field and better low light performance. This combination gives sharper and brighter portraits and close up shots. It also reduces motion blur while shooting both photos and videos.
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iPhone 8 Plus
The dual camera setup on the iPhone 8 Plus is almost as good as on the iPhone X. They both share the primary 12-MP wide-angle lens with f/1.8 aperture but when it comes to the 12-MP telephoto lens, the iPhone X is faster (f/2.4 vs f/2.8) in comparison to the iPhone 8 Plus. Nevertheless, the image quality is still very impressive. Apart from that the camera shoots in HDR (High Dynamic Range) that further boosts the quality.
Nokia has left no stone unturned when it comes to its new smartphones. The Nokia 8 is equipped with a combination of two 13-MP sensors on the rear. One deals with colours that helps capture colours better and the other deals in monochrome that helps take good pictures in low light situations and in other difficult shooting environments.
Lenovo K8 Note
The Lenovo K8 Note is priced lower than many of the phones on this list, yet offers the dual camera technology. It sports a 13-MP primary sensor that captures regular images and a 5-MP depth sensor that allows the smartphone to capture depth-of-field effects like Bokeh.
Moto G5S Plus
The dual camera feature was marketed as the USP of this phone. Unlike its predecessor, it doesn’t have a single 16-MP rear camera but two 13-MP sensors with f/2.0 aperture. This dual setup creates a depth that separates the background from the foreground. The image you get not only gives you this Bokeh effect but is also sharper and clearer.
Vivo V5 Plus
While all the above-mentioned phones have a dual camera setup on the rear, this Vivo V5 Plus that’s been marketed as a selfie-centric smartphone has this powerful technology on the front. This is a dual selfie camera setup that includes a 20-MP senor of f/2.0 aperture and a 8-MP sensor of aperture f/2.0. While the larger sensor captures the photo, the other one captures the depth information. This gives your selfies that DSLR-like blur background effect.
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