5 Smartphone Features For Better Photos And Videos Quality
Here are the five best smartphone features for better photos and videos quality. Check the list below.
1. Grab 4K Video
Do you want to shoot with the highest quality? Enable 4K video, a measure of resolution equivalent to approximately 4000 pixels on a screen. You can capture your subject in much more detail, which is best viewed on large screens. Also, if you trim parts of your footage while editing and then enlarge what’s left, you’ll have less distortion than standard definition.
A frame rate of 60 frames per second (fps) is better suited for fast-moving images, while 30 fps is closer to what is seen in movies.
2. Burst Mode Lets You Separate The Best From The Rest
Have you ever tried to capture a moving person or object and couldn’t get it right? Burst mode can help. This feature allows the camera to take photos faster than is humanly possible. You get more photos for every second and then you can select your favorites.
Apple’s iPhone 5S was the company’s first smartphone to offer burst mode. Samsung added it starting with the Galaxy Note 3 and S3, and the Google Pixel had burst mode right out of the box.
On almost all smartphones that support it, you can activate burst mode by holding down the shutter button.
3. Slow Motion Is Fun In Moderation
Most normal content plays at 24, 30, or 60 fps. When you record at a higher frame rate, such as 240 or 960 fps, you can play it back at the normal frame rate to stretch the video. For example, if you record 240fps video and play it back at 30fps, it will run eight times slower.
Translation: your phone can run in slow motion and you can make some really cool videos with it. To use it, scroll through the options in your phone’s camera app.
4. Take Photos And More With The Volume Button
Imagine this: it is winter and you want to take a photo of the snowy landscape, but you are wearing gloves. You can remove one and expose yourself to the elements or just use the volume up button. This also helps with stability and focus.
The feature is standard on most iOS and Android phones. You can change the functionality of the volume button for burst photography, zoom and more in the camera settings.
5. Shoot RAW And Impress Your Followers
RAW is an image format that preserves all the information when you take a digital photo, such as contrast, exposure, and saturation. It also keeps all the settings like ISO, shutter speed, and aperture for later viewing. All of this comes into play when editing photos.
The smartphone takes JPEG photos by default, which are fine for everyday use and on social media. However, if you want to get the most out of your photos, try shooting RAW.
Photography tip : Tap or click here to learn more about shooting in JPEG, TIFF, and RAW .
Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max with iOS 14.3 allow you to take photos using Apple’s ProRaw format, optimized specifically for iPhone. Go to Settings> Camera> Formats then turn Apple ProRAW on / off . A RAW icon will now be available when taking a photo.
Most Samsung, LG and Google flagship phones produced after 2016 have this feature. You can usually find this in the settings under the camera app. Just change the format from .jpeg to .raw.
Like 4K recording, RAW photos are much larger files and can fill up your storage fairly quickly. Keep this in mind when playing around with your camera settings.