Can a smartphone compete with a mirrorless camera?

Let's see how the OnePlus 5t smartphone compare to the Fujifilm X-Pro2 mirrorless

Can a smartphone compete with a mirrorless camera?

Posted on Mar 2, 2018
Edited on Mar 20, 2018 added the photos from the video

Can a smartphone compete with a professional mirrorless camera system?

This is a question that starts to rise in the head of a lot of users. The smartphone camera is getting better and better and there’s no surprise that now there’s a lot of investment from the smartphone industry to improve the quality of the smartphone’s camera.

The photo camera inside the smartphone seems to be the top selling feature for the device in this days. For this reason, there’s a huge development in this area.

Sometimes looking back at the devices of just two years ago we can see a nice improvement in the light recording (bigger f/ stop apertures), lower noise and better detail recording. We’ve had also some amazing new features as the portrait mode that simulate the bokeh effect of a bigger sensor camera, or the dual lens setup to have a very wide lens angle and a more moderate one.

The video above wasn’t mean as a full comparison between smartphone and a mirrorless system camera. It has started as a behind the scene video from shooting I did some months ago for the OnePlus 5t sample image campain.

On the same shooting session I’ve taken some portrait also with the Fujifilm X-Pro2 (you can find the picture here)  so while I was editing the video I was thinking it was a nice idea to show the final results, both from the mirrorless and from the smartphone.

In the end, this little backstage video becomes also a sort of little comparison between the photos shot with the OnePlus 5t smartphone and the Fujifilm X-Pro2 mirrorless camera system.

So can a smartphone compete with a mirrorless camera? The answer is also up to you, and I will be curious to hear your opinions in the comments below! 🙂

The photos from the video

I’ve decided to add the photos from the comparison that you can see in the video above.

On the left are the photos shot with the Fujifilm X-Pro2 mirrorless camera with the 35mm f/1.4, on the right the one shot with the OnePlus 5T smartphone. I haven’t cut them, so you can notice the difference in the aspect ratio with the mirrorless photo in 3:2 and the smartphone in 4:3.

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2 Comments
  • Steve
    Posted at 08:00h, 12 March Reply

    3:12 was the magic moment when she turned; when the sunlight kissed the ridges of the dress across her back, framing her glorious curves… Nice work, stunningly beautiful girl.

    • Alessandro Michelazzi
      Posted at 09:55h, 12 March Reply

      Thank you for the nice comment! I’m happy you enjoyed this photo session! 🙂

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