It’s that time of the year again, where fire crackers will illuminate the night skies and beautiful festive lights will sparkle all around. This bright shining radiance is what marks the true essence of Diwali, the festival of lights. But as much as we’d like to capture this sparkling joy, sometimes our phone cameras fall short on technology. Up until now, low light photography wasn’t a strong smartphone feature. Not any more. Smartphones today are enhanced with optical image stabilisation (OIS), which has made them more capable of taking good photos in low-light conditions too.
Whether you’re clicking firecrackers, diyas or the lit-up streets, count on these low light smartphone cameras to get you the best shot.
iPhone 8 Plus
The iPhone 8 Plus has some top-notch specs including an impressive dual-lens rear camera with OIS that pairs a 12-megapixel ƒ/1.8 lens with a telephoto ƒ/2.8 lens. Together they give you great images in all light conditions. Apple also claims to have improved image quality of this phone by using a new ISP processor for photography that will let it capture 80 per cent more light than the old iPhone, thus giving you stunning low light images.
The LG G6’s 13-MP camera also performs remarkably well in low light conditions. In fact, it is capable of producing very sharp, almost noise-free images with balanced highlights and shadows. Good edge details are maintained across the ISO range and even in photos captured in very low light situations. On very dark nights, you can lower the ISO to 700 and it will still be able to deliver decent textures with minimal noise levels.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge comes with a 12-MP Dual Pixel camera that makes low light photography a piece of cake. This feature, when combined with its F1.7 lens, optical image stabilisation and high-performing 1.4µm image sensor allows 56 per cent more light to enter your photo, lighting up all those dark corners when taking Diwali photos.
The Honor 8 also packs in a 12-MP dual camera setup that ensure good quality photos in all light conditions. The camera captures colours true to their source and retains sharpness too. It facilitates fast focusing and cuts down the noise levels, giving you good low light images.
Moto G5 Plus
The Moto G5 Plus has a 12-MP camera with a dual pixel image senor. Together with the f/1.7 aperture lens, this camera can take vibrant images even in dim lighting. The two-tone LED flash further helps with very low light situations.