Each day passes by and point & shoot cameras are getting replaced by the modern smartphones. The camera technology on recent smartphones have outrun the old-school PNS cameras long time ago, now their price is falling more and more. People can now reach for a better camera smartphone device without having to spend a fortune, in fact in Indian market such smartphones are sold for below Rs. 10,000.
1. Alcatel One Touch Flash
The rear shooter on the Alcatel One Touch Flash is a 13 megapixel unit with all basic software based integration built into Android. The camera comes with auto focus, HDR, geo tagging, face detection and tracking, software based image stabilization etc. This camera can record videos at 1080p at 30fps at ease without lag or stutter. The display is 5.5 inches with pixel density 267 ppi – acts pretty well as the camera viewfinder. The front camera is 5 megapixels. Price – Rs. 9,999.
2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G
The Redmi Note 4G is not just a better camera smartphone, but it comes with a lot of functionality within the mentioned budget and on top of all, it has 4G connectivity. The rear camera on the XiaomiRedmi Note 4G is 13 megapixels with basic features like auto focus, smile and face detection, HDR, geo-tagging etc. The video recording takes place at 1080p@30fps. The camera has few manual controls. The front camera is 5 megapixels. Price – Rs. 9,999.
3. Micromax Canvas Turbo A250
To get the true pleasure in shooting high resolution photos, a high end display with an excellent camera is a combination that can’t go wrong together. Micromax Canvas Turbo A250 brings this perfect mixture for an amazing price! The camera on the Micromax Canvas Turbo A250 is 13 megapixels with features like auto focus, face detection, HDR, geo aging etc. The camera sensor is based on BSI technology for sharper and clearer pictures. The front camera captures videos at 1080p@30 fps. Price – Rs. 9,499.
4. Karbonn Titanium X
The Karbonn Titanium X somewhat sports a premium look. The phone is still plastic-made, yet the look and feel is sort of premium. It has a 13 megapixel camera with auto focus, geo tagging, face detection, smile detection etc. and a dual tone LED flash for better interpretation of skin color in low light photography. Taking better view on the scene before capturing a shot is even easier on the FHD 5 inch display that provides ample clarity and sharpness. Price – Rs. 9,199.
5. Yu Yureka
Yu Yureka has a 13 MP primary camera sensor made by Sony and it comes with auto focus, geo tagging, face and smile detection etc. The camera records 1080p videos at 30 fps and also a slow-motion mode is available on the camera app that captures videos at 720p@60 fps. It runs on Cyanogen mod hence any further tweak are always possible to the software. Price – Rs. 8,999.
As it appears, better smartphone cameras no longer cost like skyscrapers. Better smartphone photography is possible even without ripping yourself off.