Is there a big difference between the latest smartphones and fujifilm x100f in terms of image quality?
- FrankLv 71 month agoBest Answer
Yes. There's a huge difference between any smartphone (including the new iPhone 11) and any APS-C format camera. The pixels are much, much larger in the X100F. The X100F has far better optics as opposed to the cheap plastic elements within smartphones. You have to realize that even in the a $1,000 smartphone like the iPhone X and the iPhone 11, the camera modules cost around $20. How can a $20 camera compete with a camera like the Fujifilm X100F which costs $1,300? It can. Wait...what? Yes, it can in terms of simplicity and convenience. Other than that, comparing the best camera in a smartphone at any price to a X100F (or any mirrorless camera for that matter) is like comparing a golf cart to an SUV.
You need to also consider what you can do with each of these cameras. With a smartphone, you have very limited control over the exposure and you're limited to only one wide-angle lens that doesn't even zoom. Of course the iPhone 11 now has 3 cameras and lenses in it, but still they're not very good lenses when compared to the super-high quality lenses that you can get for all mirrorless cameras including the X100F.
Then you have technical and creative control. Can you continuously focus with a smartphone? No. Can you change your aperture from around f/4 to f/22? No - smartphones either have only one aperture or just 2 or 3 options. Can you set your shutter speed with a smartphone? Yes, with some, but you are limited to just a few settings. You do not have the options of using a very long shutter speed with smartphones. These exposure limitations will prevent you from being more creative and will also limit your technical capabilities.
It really comes down to what you want to do with the camera. If all you want is to make a mindless snapshot that you'll post on facebook and forget, then a smartphone is for you. If, on the other hand, you want to explore photography, you want to be able to make a photograph as opposed to taking a snapshot, if you want to have the creative and technical control to go beyond the snapshot, if you want the superior optics and better image quality so that you can make large prints, then you need to go with a mirrorless camera like the X100F.
Don't be scammed into thinking that just because a smartphone as 8, 12 or more megapixels that means it has better image quality. The size of the pixels is very important, and since smartphones all use very small sensors, as the number of pixels increase so must their size. As the size of the pixels decreases, they will produce much more noise and have a lower dynamic range. Thus limiting the type of photos that you can take where you'd be happy with the results, especially if you are making prints. Most people don't make prints, and only look at their images on the small LCD screen of their phones. This viewing method hides all of the defects in the lens and the sensor making people falsely thinking that their images are much better than they really are. It's these same people that are greatly disappointed when they actually print their photos larger than about 5"x7". It's at this point that they realize that the lens isn't sharp at all, and there's a huge (and I mean huge) amount of noise even on bright sunny days where the ISO was low. The size of the pixels in smartphones is roughly 1.5 nano-meters. Compare that to the 15-30μm pixels in a mirrorless cameras!
- 1 month ago
Can't compare Fujifilm X100f with Smartphone cameras. Both are the different league. The sensor size is bigger for the X100f when compared to the smartphone sensor. SO, the Dynamic range will be more for the X100f
- AndrewLv 71 month ago
About as wide as the Pacific.
- keerokLv 71 month ago
There are two answers to this question. No, it you're a "my phone is better than your camera" person and yes.
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- Land-sharkLv 71 month ago
Unfortunately there is, and not in a good way for the smart phone.
See a good smartphone ranked against the fuji here:https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilm-x-t100/5
- DzeLv 71 month ago
theres alot of variables with both ... i think its safe to say modern digital image reproduction rivals any classic film ..
- 1 month ago
not really tbhhhhhhh