Camera phones today feature advanced optics, complex image sensors and a whole lot of new technology running inside them that can easily give some serious competition to any dedicated camera. With megapixels now reaching the 13 megapixel range today digital cameras are having a tough time selling in the numbers that they used to earlier. So while there is a wide variety of camera phones out there that offer near professional imaging quality, here we have shortlisted the top 5 best ever camera phones available in the market today. So read on to find out which you would like to have as your pocket powerhouse.
The new Apple iPhone 5
The new Apple iPhone 5 is lighter, thinner and faster compared to its predecessor model, the iPhone 4S. In short, it is in every sense better and improved overall. Featuring a bigger 4 inch Retina display, the iPhone 5 features a new design and packs a faster Apple A6 mobile processor inside. The iPhone 5's 4 inch Retina display comes with 1136 x 640 pixel resolution having 326 pixels per inch density. This Retina display is based on IPS panel technology and supports multi-touch. It also comes with finger-resistant oleophobic coating on the display.
The new iPhone 5 is 18 per cent thinner and 20 per cent lighter compared to the iPhone 4S. Sporting a new design, the iPhone 5 is 7.6 mm thin and weighs a mere 112 grams. Inside the chassis, it packs a new Apple A6 quad core mobile processor comprising of ARM Cortex A15 core architecture.
Apple has used the new iSight camera that features an 8 megapixel image sensor, which is 25 per cent smaller than the iPhone 4S's sensor. Apple has also introduced Panorama mode, which will allow the user to capture images in up to 28 megapixel resolution.
Apple has added three high-density microphones for enhanced video recording in full 1080p HD video resolution. The front facing camera has been bumped to 1.2 megapixel and now it can offer 720p HD video resolution for Apple's FaceTime video chat feature. Now users can engage FaceTime even over cellular networks as it was limited only to WiFi networks previously.