Smartphones have been advancing quite rapidly over the last few years. Cameras in smartphones have been one of the key things that have been advancing at a very impressive rate. It wasn’t long ago when cameras in mobile tech were considered to be nothing more than a gimmick. In recent years, however, cameras in phones like Huawei Mate 20 Pro have been really pushing the boundaries.
In my latest video, I compare the Mate 20 Pro which has a 40mp rear-facing camera to the Sony a7R III. This is a full frame 42mp camera with incredible features like pixel shift technology, amazing dynamic range and very useful video features. It’s without a doubt one of my favorite cameras and for good reason. On the surface it would seem ridiculous to compare a smartphone to a full frame camera, however, as you may see in the video, the Huawei actually performs really well. Sure the detail isn’t going to as much as the Sony with the 28mm f/2.0 lens, even still, it’s very impressive how well it holds up against the Sony. This video is of course just a very surface level comparison and doesn’t go too much into the details of what each camera is capable of. Nonetheless, I find it quite incredible how far smartphones have come and how they’re able to keep up with much larger sensor cameras in some specific scenarios.