Sailfish X / device with good camera

asked 2020-01-01 12:08:01 +0300

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Coming from Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile, and loving my lumia 950 with its great camera I feel disappointed by what the Xperia X I had bought to test out Sailfish offers in this subject. I really fell in love with the UI and System of Sailfish and would like to stay, hence my question what device I could choose which has a decent camera available and supports running Sailfish X. Thanks for your help,

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Probably the Xperia XA2. Or... the Xperia 10, with a camera with less MP but some low light ability.

minojolla ( 2020-01-01 12:46:14 +0300 )edit

The highest end supported SFOS X is Xperia 10 Plus. For camera comparison, check this video.

Overall, I think newer models have better camera sensors (10 Plus > 10 > XA2 > X).

However, on modern phones, most of the quality comes with image processing in Android/iOS, which SFOS lacks.

orangecat ( 2020-01-01 14:36:23 +0300 )edit

I have also a 950 xl. Last year i switched to sailfish (xa 2 ultra). After one year of updates u can use it. The camera is outside of rooms good. In my holydays i took some pictures. Also my wife (ASUS Zenfone 4). I won the comparison. You can use also open camera for pictures for inside of rooms, but i think after the last update the defaultcamera is better then before.

3i3rb3ch3r ( 2020-01-01 19:29:42 +0300 )edit

For some kind of photos, XA2 and brothers are better than 10. If you need more resolution, for daily shots, XA2 is a little better.

minojolla ( 2020-01-01 21:44:05 +0300 )edit

Thanks for your comments and particularly the camera comparison video podcast. I do agree with the rating that 10 > XA2 > X. I found it very interesting to see the same noise patterns on the X as shown in the video on both devices XA2 and 10 Plus. Just today I was out again with both devices (lumia and Xperia X). The Xperia was good in bright conditions, whereas the lumia excels in every condition. I do also agree that post-shot software does a lot about what's eventually presented to the user (thinking also of AI chips, etc.).
After reading a bit and seeing a Sailfish community ports listing eg the Xperia XZ2/XZ3 (, I wondered if this is a way to go for a daily driver. So far I don't need any android support, as the base software satisfies my needs. I'm not in need for whatsapp etc. but definitely need a good camera device. Btw, how about those community ports / are there also any other ports for sth like those camera monsters as from Huawei or Xiaomi?

kebap ( 2020-01-01 23:10:39 +0300 )edit