Diwali is nearing and most of you must have already started decorating your homes with lights and wrapping gifts for your beloved ones. As the lights and sparks enthral most of us reach for our smartphone to preserve the memories. But low-light photography can be difficult, especially when it is on a smartphone. Thankfully, smartphone manufacturers have been improving their camera technology, optimising hardware and software to get closer to how a subject should be captured, with accurate colour and details.
In case you are looking for a good mid-range smartphone that offers good camera results under Rs 25,000, here is list of good camera smartphones:
Camera phones for Diwali: Nokia 7 Plus
Nokia is a brand known for offering good camera smartphones. Its mid-range smartphone Nokia 7 Plus has Carl Zeiss branded 12+13 MP dual camera set up at the back. The dual cameras render striking shots in varied lighting condition. A perk of Nokia 7 Plus is that the smartphone’s primary camera utilises f/1.75 aperture that allows more light to fill in the sensor while shooting in low-light. The secondary 13MP telephoto lens provides 2x lossless zoom. The HDR mode manages to capture photos with better highlights and colour reproduction.
The phone offers fully-featured Pro or Manual mode which comes in handy while adjusting ISO, exposure. One can also manually focus on a subject by accessing the Pro mode and selecting the Focus option. Nokia 7 Plus is available online for a price of Rs 22,900.
Camera phones for Diwali 2018: Xiaomi Mi A2
Xiaomi Mi A2 is another decent camera smartphone in the mid-range price bracket. Besides being a workhorse, the Android One powered Mi smartphone offers a 12MP+20MP dual camera rig that captures good images in low-light scenarios. The cameras on the phone have f/1.75 aperture similar to Nokia 7 Plus primary camera. In daylight and low-light condition, the Mi A2 does a good job capturing detailed shots with bright colours. Similar to Nokia 7 Plus it comes with a Manual mode that allows tweaking ISO, shutter speed and focus.
While many users often use auto mode, it is recommended to use Manual mode during night photography, as the camera algorithm at times falters while adjusting colour, contrast and locking focus on the subject. The cameras on the Mi A2 manage to shoot capture shots with good colour and contrast with minimum noise level in low light. Xiaomi Mi A2 is available online for a price of Rs 17,999 for the 128GB storage model.
Camera phones for Diwali: Realme 2 Pro
Realme 1 and Realme 2 came with decent camera specifications, however, the company has managed to strike the right notes on its latest smartphone, the Realme 2 Pro. Like many mid-range handsets, the new Realme smartphone carries 16MP+12MP dual rear cameras. The cameras produce vivid and bright shots in low-light. Even indoors, the dual cameras on the Realme 2 Pro manage to capture detailed photos with good balance in contrast and shadows.
The native camera app offers a host of features including Manual mode, Portrait mode. The phone includes real-time filters as well which you can to shoot and share images instantly on social media. Realme 2 Pro high-end model comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage tags a price of Rs 17,990.
Camera phones for Diwali 2018: Nokia 6.1 (2018)
Nokia 6.1 (2018) is another decent option that you can consider in the mid-range segment. Like the Nokia 7 Plus, this too has Carl Zeiss optics. It has a 16MP camera at the back that capture shots with balanced colour and decent detail in low-lighting condition. The native camera app offers a fully-featured Pro mode to adjust the important camera elements while shooting photos. The camera on the phone is capable of shooting 4K videos as well. Nokia 6.1 (2018) comes for a price of Rs 16,499 online for the 4GB RAM model.
Camera phones for Diwali: Moto X4
Moto X4 might be a bit old in comparison to other smartphones mentioned in this list, however, the cameras on the phone do stand out in the mid-range segment. The phone feature 12MP+8MP dual rear camera that captures good landscape shots. Besides shooting images with accurate colour reproduction, the cameras on the Moto X4 handle highlights quite well.
The camera app provides Selective focus to adjust blur effect in a photo and the Spot Colour option enables a monochrome effect. The cameras on the Moto X4 are capable of shooting decent images in low-lighting condition. Moto X4 is available online for a price of Rs 17,999 for the 4GB RAM model.