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Can You Tell the Difference Between a Medium Format Camera and a Smartphone?

Sony Xperia 5 II is a smaller, slightly cheaper Xperia 1 II with 4K/120p recording

The cameras in phones have come a long way, but can they stack up against the best of the best? When they both have over 100 megapixels, do they compare? Smartphone cameras have come a long way since the Kyocera VP-210 (The first commercially availible cellphone with a camera), and with the help of computational photography making them reach even greater heights thanks to HDR, night mode, and the like. While 12 megapixels seems to be about average some phones, like the Samsung Note 20 Ultra I will be using in this comparison, have upwards of a whopping 108 megapixels on the “standard” lens. And that got me thinking, just how good have cellphone cameras become? What is holding cellphone cameras back, if anything? I was recently sent the Fujifilm GFX100 and 30mm f/3.5 to review, which is coming soon, and felt it was a perfect combo to compare […]

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