Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Cameras Compared On The HTC One S And Sony Xperia P

The HTC One S is one of HTC's newest smartphones in the company's first batch of Android 'Ice Cream Sandwich' powered handsets. Sony have also recently released a number of new Android smartphones, among them the stylish Sony Xperia P. In this article I will compare the camera features of these two impressive handsets.

On the paper, you will see that the camera specs of these handsets initially look quite similar; both offering cameras with an 8 megapixel resolution of 3264x 2448 and the usual image enhancing features like LED flash, auto and touch focus, face and smile detection and image stabilisation. Furthermore, both cameras are able to shoot video footage with a maximum resolution of 1080p which is classed as full high definition.

Despite these similarities, there are several differences to consider if these phones are on the shortlist for your next mobile phone choice. The HTC One S, like the rest of the One range (such as new flagship the HTC One X) has HTC's most advanced camera to date. If you have seen the recent TV advertising campaign in the UK, you will be familiar with the presence of a number of camera features which sets the HTC One S apart. These include the ability to simultaneously capture still images which you are recording HD video footage. This feature can be used for adding freeze-frame style shots into videos which can then be edited on the phone.

The Sony Xperia P lacks this feature, but makes up for it with an impressive 3D sweep panorama shot mode which works surprisingly well. When you have selected the sweep panorama mode, the screen will display a grid for you to line up your shot. Once you have lined it up, tap the capture button and slowly turn 360 degrees keeping the grid lined up at all times. When you have done this, the software will automatically end the sequence and then load the photo for you to view on the screen.

Because both of these phones run the Android operating system and have powerful dual-core processors you will find that they are equally as user friendly in terms of the camera interface layout and they also respond quickly when you tap the capture button or access any of the in-camera settings menus whereby you can adjust various settings like video and photo resolutions, flash settings and autofocus settings.

For the everyday user, both the HTC One S and the Sony Xperia P provide great image and video quality and are easy to use. Choosing between them is likely to come down to personal preference for the features like the simultaneous photo and video capture (HTC One S) or the 3D sweep panorama mode (Sony Xperia P).

Both are stylish handsets which offer plenty more besides their camera and they show why Android is now the most popular mobile operating system in the world.

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