The brand new Sony Xperia Z2 was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, only 6 months after the Z1 launched. The upgraded model now has the ability to shoot Ultra High Definition (UHD) 4K videos. Samsung used this opportunity to unleash their new Galaxy S5 model which also supports UHD 4K video capture.
Ultra High Definition video shooting was announced this year however in 2013 Nokia launched their Lumia 1020 which carried a 41MP sensor. Nokia had created a device which huge photographic capabilities that had never been seen on a mobile device. Now rumours suggest Chinese mobile phone company Oppo will attach a 50MP camera to their upcoming device. This is set to debut in Beijing on 19th March.
The Xperia Z2, Lumia 1020 and potential underdog Oppo clearly show the direction that mobile phones will be heading in the near future. If that wasn't enough, add on lenses are gaining more attention now as they are expected to boost the quality of certain phones.
Canon the popular DSLR producer hit back at camera phones which lead to a general conclusion - more doesn't necessarily mean better. The majority of phones lack a high quality digital zoom function, this is a key area that makes a SLR stand out.
Even though SLR's outperform camera phones, it's still much easier to take a quick snap on an iPhone or Samsung instead of carrying a separate device. Portability is key and the simple fact that phones are half the size and not limited to making calls or sending texts.
Competition for high quality camera phones is heating up, with many new major models due this year, the need for Digital SLR cameras could be coming to an end.
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