Learning About Camera Capabilities of Your Smart Phone

Smart phones now have such sophisticated cameras that it is no longer necessary to purchase a high-end, brand-name SLR camera in order to take great pictures. To illustrate, the photo in the banner above for this blog was taken with a simple smart phone, purchased in 2013.

My previous smart phone, purchased in 2011, couldn’t take anything close to a fine picture like that.

So, we are currently seeing a revolution in smart phone photography capabilities. Peruse these links:

One of the first things I ask students in Photojournalism class to do is to research the full capabilities of their smart phones and post videos, reviews and links to their blogs.

Here’s mine, a LG G2:

My camera is a Nikon D5300.

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