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How smartphone cameras work – Gary explains

Posted May 8, 2017 by Gary Sims

  1. Gary Sims

    Gary Sims Team AA Staff Member Team AA

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    I have a video and article about smartphone cameras: "Everything you need to know about how your smartphone's camera works, from lens to apertures to sensor sizes and megapixels."

    Read the full post: https://goo.gl/lRLOsb and watch the video here:

    Any questions or comments?
     
  2. Kunal Narang

    Kunal Narang Member Drone Droid

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    Hi Gary, in the camera settings I can see something like 1/100,1/200,1/300. What do those numbers mean?
     
  3. Gary Sims

    Gary Sims Team AA Staff Member Team AA

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    If you could show me a screenshot that would help, but my initial guess is that those are the shutter speeds, which are expressed as a faction of a second.
     
  4. stefanmz

    stefanmz Member Scrap Metal

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    Hi Gary! So are the shutter speed and exposure the same thing or there is a shutter speed and there is an exposure? Because I understood that shutter speed controls exposure but you can tweak exposure without changing shutter speed right? I mean there is exposure separately from shutter speed right?
     
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    Why the heck an iPhone has for example 2MB photo taken with the same resolution as an android phone but the android phone has around 4MB ? Moreover when you trim the photo just a little bit (just a few pixels literally) you will get even a better result in photo size on android in comparison to iOS (done it on HTC e8). I don't know why it is like it is but it is :). Could you say a bit more about this or maybe try it with the iPhone. I tried it only on android phones. I'm interested in your findings ;)
     

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