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The Fix: How your smartphone camera works

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The Fix: How your smartphone camera works

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Do more megapixels mean better photos? Not necessarily. Eric Franklin reviews what you need to know to determine your camera's image quality.

When it comes a Smartphone camera quality the megapixel specs seem to dominate the conversation. Mega pixels are determined by multiplying the number of horizontal pixels the cameras capable capturing -- -- vertical ones. For example the iPhone 5 -- takes thirty to 64 by 2448. Resolution images. That's roughly eight million pixels or eight megapixels. But just because one camera has more megapixels and another. Doesn't guarantee higher quality images the size of the camera sensor also plays a huge part. The larger that sensor the bigger -- pixels can be. Bigger pixels means more light can be captured which eventually leads to more accurate and colorful images from. And with a larger -- there you can also expect better low light performance -- always -- more dynamic range. Before light can even reach the sensor to create -- mimics how the past due to the lids. And a good lens can make all the difference in the quality of the picture. And this aperture controls how much like actually we should censor. Listed as -- -- number in -- inspects a larger aperture can lead to better low light pictures and potentially less motion work. They'll be confused with -- B -- the vast number of the larger the actual opening. And then you have what happens after the images captured the actual processing of the picture. How well an image -- process really comes down to the manufacture of the phone. Bottom line the camera is more than just as megapixels we'll plenty of other factors from the -- firmware -- how -- handles. Image processing. To the quality of -- LED flash -- ultimately determine the cameras image quality.

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