Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs DSLR

Just made an experiment how my new Galaxy Note 4 stands against my DSLR Canon 5d mark II.
I zoomed 5d mark II with 16-35 f/2.8 II L equal to Note 4  horizontal FOV (what resulted in 29mm) then made several shots from the same point. 5dmk2 JPG+RAW (as I always shot). JPG: WB – auto, Picture style – standard, quality – normal, Aperture priority f/8, evaluate metering.
RAW: some standard tuning to my taste, shadows /highlights – additional sharpness CA removal.

Note 4 camera: h16lsha00sm (according to *#34971539#)
Here is the final result picture (all the images zoomed to actual pixels):

Have to admit what Note 4 is very close or even better to 5dmk2 in Jpeg (what is not surprising as DSLR normally don’t add too much contrast/saturation/sharpness to JPEG engine), And 5d mk2 in RAW is all way better than Note 4 (thanks god :))

5 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs DSLR

  1. Good comparison. Can’t be long off before we arrive at a wedding/ job with just a mobile phone. Obviously the lenses will be the next hurdle for phone manufacturers.
    API2 just around the corner now for shooting RAW on mobiles…

  2. Very nice and interesting comparison ! I start to use iPhone 6 to make some of my advertising photos and I think it did very nice results.
    Do you know the Moment lenses ? Can you tell me if they are well done?

    Du Ribeiro

    1. I wouldn’t use phone (especially iPhone) for anything related to professional work. Phone is good for travel und drunk parties

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  4. I have both I phone 6 and Note4. Note 4 beats I phone with flying colors. Much better low light picture handling and much better video. Even in a day light it beats out competition by large margin. I also use D7000 Nikon and Jpeg is better on Note 4.

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