I would like to offer you a brief comparison of the cameras of four handheld computers of different years of production: from quite modern to very rare.
The following devices were used in comparison:
- Sony CLIE PEG-NX70V (2002)
- Apple iPhone (2007)
- Samsung Galaxy Note (2011)
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (2021, only the main camera was used in the test)
The tests show that even 10 years ago, handheld computers received quite contrast, sharp and saturated cameras. But the main problem with these cameras was the weak dynamic range. Over the past 10 years, device engineers have been able to solve this problem as well. The current result is impressive, not to mention the ability to use multiple focal lengths.
Landscape photos (left to right: Sony NX70V, iPhone, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S21 Ultra):
Portrait photos (left to right: Sony NX70V, iPhone, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S21 Ultra):
Original photos taken on tested devices are available in the following galleries: