Smartphone cameras are rapidly replacing the point & shoot cameras; when was the last time you have seen a new PNS camera? Most likely that hasn’t happened to you in the last few years. With smartphone cameras this good, there’s not many good reasons why someone would still buy dedicated point & shoot cameras. However, the recent CPUs allow the latest smartphones to have 13 megapixels or a larger sensor even at a much lower price tag and we have made a list of top 15 of these handsets.
1. Micromax Canvas Nitro A311
This phone has 5 MP front camera, and rear camera captures photos in 13 megapixel through the 5P Lens with Schott Blue Glass Filter; underneath the sensor is made by Sony – IMX135. This camera has a large f/2.2 aperture for letting more light in, and the focal length is fixed at 28 mm for wider photos. Price – Rs. 7,999.
2. Panasonic P55 Novo
The front camera is 5 megapixels and the rear camera on this smartphone is 13 megapixels. 720p HD video recording is supported through the rear camera at 21 fps with digital zoom and touch focus. Price – Rs. 9,456.
3. Asus Zenfone 2 ZE500KL
The rear camera shoots 13 megapixel photos and the aperture goes all the way up to f/2.0. The lens is built with 5 different elements for added efficiency and sharpness; there’s a dual-tone LED flashlight as well. Price – Rs. 9,799.
4. Huawei Honor 4x
Rear shooter has 13 megapixel camera sensor with basic features like autofocus, touch focus and software features like panorama, HDR etc. The front camera shoots 5 MP photos and 720p videos. Rear camera shoots 1080p full HD videos. Price – Rs. 9,999.
5. Lenovo K3 Note
The 13 megapixel rear camera on the Lenovo K3 Note has dual LED flashlight. Front camera shoots photos in 5 megapixels. It captures video in 1080p full HD at 30 fps. There are basic software features like face detection, panorama, HDR, geo tagging etc. Price – Rs. 9,999.
6. YU Yureka Plus
The camera software is pretty good, since the Android ROM on the YU Yureka is a Cyanogen Mod build there’s a lot more to tweak if you are into programming. However, the rear camera sensor is 13 megapixel with LED flash and autofocus; front camera is 5 MP. Price – Rs. 8,999.
7. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G
Rear camera on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G is 13 megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, age detection, HDR etc. The rear camera is capable of shooting videos in 1080p resolution at 30 fps; and the front facing 5 MP camera shoots videos in 720p. Price – Rs. 8,999.
8. Acer Liquid Jade
Acer Liquid Jade has a decent 13 megapixel rear shooter. Nothing very fancy, but the color saturation and sharpness for a smartphone of this price range is acceptable. However, the front facing 2 megapixel camera may not fulfill the selfie enthusiasts’ desires, but it’s good. Price – Rs. 8,999.
9. Philips I908
Philips may not be a very popular brand in smartphone market, but they have some good handsets in reasonable price like this I908 model. The cameras are 13 MP rear and 5 MP front, with LED flash and autofocus. Price – Rs. 8,799.
10. XOLO Play 8X
Both cameras on the XOLO Play 8x are accompanied by LED flashes. However, the rear 13 MP is coupled with a dual-LED flash while the front facing 5 MP camera has a single LED flash. Price – Rs. 8,999.
11. Phicomm Passion 600
This handset has 13 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel front camera with video recording features. The display is 5 inches on this handset. Price – Rs. 8,999.
12. Lava Iris X5
Lava Iris X5 has a 13 megapixel BSI camera sensor featuring 1.4 micron pixels, f/2.0 aperture and dual LED flash. The front camera is 8 megapixels. Price – Rs. 9,999.
13. Infocus M535
The front camera is excellent on Infocus M535, it’s an 8 MP unit. The rear 13 MP camera comes with an LED flashlight. The 5.5 inch HD display works as a great viewfinder for the camera. Price – Rs. 9,999.
14. Meizu M2 Note
Rear facing 13 MP camera on the Meizu M2 Note is accompanied by a dual tone dual LED flashlight, there’s no illumination for front facing 5 megapixel camera though. Both cameras can capture 1080p videos. Price – Rs. 9,999.
15. IBALL Cobalt Solus 4G
Selfie lovers would prefer the 8 megapixel front camera on IBALL Cobalt Solus 4G; and there’s a 13 megapixel rear camera on the back. The display is 5.5 inches with 720×1280 pixels resolution, works as a great viewfinder. Price – Rs. 9,990.
For an excellent camera smartphone at a compelling price, these phones could be great options!