Weekly poll: what kind of zoom camera setup do you want on your next phone?

05 September 2021
Variable focal length cameras, especially the ones that can do continuous zoom seem to be the next big thing. But they will be expensive.

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Honestly, I just don't get people voting for "continuous" zoom. I have 2x zoom on my phone (digital) and it is enough for 90% of situations where I want zoom. If I had 3x optical zoom (fixed) or 5x optical zoom, it'd be awesome, but I'm fine as it is.

I'd rather have a scene, subjects (preferably static), light, composition... and other stuff like that. Instead of every millimeter of zoom imaginable.

My current phone (Galaxy A32) has a 64 Megapixel camera with no zoom so just a fixed 3x camera would be a big leap from that.

  • Anonymous

Alpha, 06 Sep 2021Are you laughing because no other phone has something thats... moreRevolutionary tech that dishes out worse image quality at both 2.9x and 4.7x

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 06 Sep 2021The Pro camera app features makes for it. Even mi11 ultra ... moreThe pro camera app is just another marketing gimmick

  • Anonymous

I want a phone that doesn't have the price jacked up because of some teenage girl's fantasy camera. No selfie camera and a single 10mp on the back flush with the rear housing, so there won't be a camera bump. Oh, and a %#?@& headphone jack. Can't forget that.

  • Xtrax

Actually none of the above. I want 50mm or 2x and continuous from that on...

  • ST

I want a zoom setup that looks into the future

Anonymous, 05 Sep 2021Largan, that one also supplying Apple, Samsung and all chin... moreWhy the heck do u think all UWA lens supplied by Largan are freeform? Obviously there are typical plastic lens as well 🤦. They start to produce the freeform lens since 2020, havent u read the news?

Samples already checked, and they shows. In fact last time I already show the comparison, but like always, u intend to ignore it.

Using mirrorless to show smartphone features for marketing? Every company does it boy, including Sony Xperia ad. If you really want to know which ad, I can show you. Theres plenty of them.

Anonymous, 06 Sep 2021Definitely Sony hater Every youtubers use the Sony Pro ... moreWhy bother logging out just to post another series of troll posts when you already have an account? Smh..

The Ideal stup is literally a tele camera for every single magnification. And by tele camera I mean a separate camera for every magnification that's like 1.5x then 2x then 2.5x etc etc. And I could already imagine being terrified by seing so many cameras on ur phone lol.

  • AnonF-1016461

Anonymous, 06 Sep 2021When using the Pro features it does. Look on YouTube, newb... moreLOL Sony pro mode
yes I'm gonna wait 10 minutes to setup pro camera on a 1000$ smartphone and hey why aren't you CRINGE fans don't compare Sony pro camera with Iphone's pro setting or Samsung's one???
even Sony's smartphone department laugh at your statements

  • AnonF-1016461

Everyone TAKE COVER comment section is under heavy attack by blind Sony fans

  • Anonymous

SuuperBaka, 06 Sep 2021You need to chill lol, Sony isn't perfect either. Thei... moreWhen using the Pro features it does. Look on YouTube, newbie like you and 80% off users still can't figure out how and what these features do. Even gsmarena.com don't can't tell the difference. You need too be expertise too understanding realised the features

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 06 Sep 2021"In fact I do have the capability and knowledge to go ... moreDefinitely Sony hater

Every youtubers use the Sony Pro

Stop trolling

90% off people who do YouTube uses Sony Camera and phones

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 06 Sep 2021Sony always fails to get their camera software right. It�... moreThe Pro camera app features makes for it.
Even mi11 ultra no other phone has features like this

  • Anonymous

ASL, 06 Sep 202110x optical. At 5x optical in my x2pro I get amazing portra... moreThat's crappie and pathetic, when you zoom in it looses pixels. The only phone is Nokia 9 series purewiew which has true optical loseless zoom.

  • Anonymous

Replicant , 06 Sep 2021Sony blows nothing out of the water. Infact other brands w... moreThat's why gsmarena.com never uses the Pro features too compare.
Marqes browlee on YouTube worships Sony phones and camera. No other phones has all these Dslr PTS camera features on a phone

  • Alpha

AnonF-1016461, 06 Sep 2021"3x/5x dual focal length like on the Xperias" LOLAre you laughing because no other phone has something thats revolutionary like that!

  • Alpha

Replicant , 06 Sep 2021Sony blows nothing out of the water. Infact other brands w... moreStop trolling mate...hahaha...Sony fans ALWAYS buy Sony.

At least 10x optical!!
5x optical is now too common, it cannot meet actual zoom requirements.