I agree so much, phones which record in mono, are terrible to me, i'm an audiophile, and i cant stand bad sound, in ANY WAY. I know its just smartphone and all, but hearing how muffled phone which cost 800$ (Iphone 6) sound during video recordings, makes me puke.....
BTW your post are very good, keep it up bro :good:
Ah, and the 'overriding factor' is opportunity. Allway, allways you have your smart phone handy and not your spiffy camera handy. The camera folks are sweating blood.I believe the problem is that there really isn't enough competitors to move the camera tech forward. With more good competitors, more innovation. But we must all remember, it is a phone. Imo, I believe phones will never take the same quality photos like an actual camera. Let's say a phone's camera does take as good photos as today's cameras, the today's cameras may actually be so much better in the future. Phones will always be playing catch up, but never catching up because of limitations in a phone vs an actual camera
That's why I keep my first production batch HTC M7, Mics are just super duper. No any other Android phone up to now like HTC M7 can record audio without any distortion and with decent quality.Yeah, I know I brought up audio quality in terms of noise cancellation for calls. But one feature people don't think about a lot with cameras is the microphones used for capturing audio on video recordings. Microphones and audio capture is incredibly complicated and underappreciated.
One great technology in this area is Nokia's HAAC (high amplitude audio capture) microphones. Most mics either are able to caputre low volume noises well, but distort at high volumes. Or capture high volumes well, but are not sensitive enough for low volumes. Nokia solved this problem with HAAC, which was introduced in the Nokia 808 (best camera ever put in a phone by an order of magnitude over even today's best) and then upgraded to stereo recording HAAC mics in the Nokia 1020 (second only to the 808 as a camera). Other Nokia Lumia phones may have these mics too, I'm not sure. As far as I know, no other manufacturer has a technology like this.
HTC in the original One (M7) notoriously promoted having this technology, calling it "dual membrane" microphone technology. But it turned out they were getting the microphones from a company that Nokia had contracted to manufacturer their microphone technology and HTC had no license to use it. So they had to stop using the microphones, leaving only those lucky few who got some of the first manufactured batch of HTC Ones to have it.
Anyway, it's supposed to be great for recording in loud places, like concerts. But as usual is highly overlooked, with only Nokia bothering to innovate with audio recording. I'd argue this microphone technology is even more valuable than stereo recording. Stereo is nice. But first simply not having distortions and having clear audio is more important.
214. The OnePlus One can take some great pictures. The N6 should be similar if not equal but I am concerned that the camera app won't take full advantage of what that sensor can do. Hopefully it will.
What about this camera compared to the LG G3? My G3 takes the best photos I've ever had from a phone. The megapixel count is the same between the two, but it has a Sony IMX135.. and it has that laser autofocus which is pretty nice for fast shots.
Also, what about the N6 being f2.0 aperture over the typical 2.2 or 2.4?