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6 phones with the best cameras in 2023

Samsung Galaxy S23 & other 5 phones with the best cameras in 2023

A lady taking a photo with her phone.[Photo: Klaus Vedfelt]

In recent years, smartphones have evolved into powerful devices with advanced camera capabilities, allowing users to capture stunning photos and videos on the go.

From professional-grade photography to impressive low-light performance, these devices have pushed the boundaries of mobile photography.

The following are phones with the best cameras in 2023.

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Rear cameras: 200 MP (f/1.7), 12MP (f/2.2), 10MP (f/2.4) 3x telephoto, 10MP (f/2.4) 10x telephoto

Front camera: 12MP (f/2.2)

Undoubtedly, the Galaxy S23 Ultra reigns as the undisputed champion in the realm of camera phones.

This remarkable device encompasses all the features one could desire, starting with its staggering 200MP primary sensor that sets a new standard for image resolution.

With a 30x optical zoom capability, it brings distant subjects closer while retaining astonishing detail. Selfie enthusiasts will be delighted by the phone's exceptional front-facing camera, ensuring stunning self-portraits every time.

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One of the standout features of the Galaxy S23 Ultra is its remarkable 100x digital Space Zoom, a feature that continues to amaze users.

Additionally, this year introduces the astrophotography mode, allowing users to capture breathtaking shots of the night sky, including the mesmerizing beauty of the moon.

Moreover, photographers have the option to shoot in 50MP RAW or utilize the full 200MP potential within the regular camera app, providing unparalleled flexibility and image quality.

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Rear cameras: 48MP (f/1.8) main with 2x optical zoom, 12MP (f/2.2) ultrawide, 12MP (f/2.8) telephoto with 3x optical zoom

Front camera: 12MP (f/1.9)

The iPhone 14 Pro Max stands as the epitome of a smartphone, combining unparalleled performance and cutting-edge camera capabilities.

With its powerful 48MP primary sensor, this device delivers astounding image quality, capturing every detail with remarkable clarity, vibrant colors, and impeccable lighting.

Furthermore, the upgraded ultrawide lens boasts an increased size, allowing for enhanced light intake and even more expansive shots.

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While the telephoto lens maintains a 3x zoom capability, it could be argued that some competitors offer higher zoom options.

However, the iPhone 14 Pro Max compensates by providing 2x optical zoom directly from the main sensor itself.

This feature ensures that even zoomed-in images maintain the exceptional image quality associated with quad-pixel technology.

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Rear cameras: 50MP (f/1.85) main, 12MP (f/2.2) ultrawide, 48MP (f/3.5) with 5x optical zoom

Front camera: 10.8MP (f/2.2)

The Pixel 7 Pro builds upon the strengths of its predecessor while introducing notable improvements in various aspects, though it falls short in terms of battery life.

One significant enhancement lies in the telephoto lens, which now boasts an impressive 5x optical zoom capability, enabling users to capture detailed shots even from a distance.

Retaining the trusted 50MP main sensor and 12MP ultrawide sensors from the Pixel 6 Pro proves to be a wise choice, as these sensors have already proven their excellence in delivering stunning image quality.

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This decision ensures that the Pixel 7 Pro continues to excel in capturing sharp, vibrant, and true-to-life photos.

Rear: 50MP main (f/1.8), 12MP ultrawide (f/2.2), 5MP macro (f/2.4)

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Front camera: 32MP (ƒ/2.2)

Samsung has raised the bar for midrange smartphones by equipping the Galaxy A54 with a vastly improved camera system.

One notable upgrade is the inclusion of a 50MP main shooter, previously seen in higher-end models.

The larger sensor on the Galaxy A54 enhances its ability to capture more light, resulting in incredibly detailed and clear shots, particularly in indoor and low-light environments.

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This camera enhancement in the midrange segment showcases Samsung's dedication to providing users with exceptional photography capabilities across their smartphone lineup.

The Galaxy A54's ability to deliver impressive image quality, even in challenging lighting conditions, ensures that users can capture memorable moments with stunning detail and clarity.

Rear cameras: 64MP main (f/1.89), 13MP ultrawide (f/2.2)

Front camera: 13MP (f/2.2)

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Google has made significant improvements to the camera system of the Pixel 7a, opting for a 64MP sensor that surpasses its predecessor.

This larger sensor size allows more light to enter, resulting in photos with enhanced detail and clarity. As a result, the Pixel 7a establishes itself as a standout camera phone.

While the Pixel 7a tends to lean towards darker color tones, which may not always be ideal in every situation, it excels in low-light photography, delivering excellent results.

Additionally, the portrait mode on the Pixel 7a stands out, producing top-notch images with a pleasing depth-of-field effect.

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Rear cameras: 48MP (f/1.8) main with 2x optical zoom, 12MP (f/2.2) ultrawide, 12MP (f/2.8) telephoto with 3x optical zoom

Front camera: 12MP (f/1.9)

The iPhone 14 Pro stands out as a powerful device despite its compact 6.1-inch display. Equipped with a new 48MP main sensor, this smartphone is capable of capturing breathtaking photos.

The ultrawide camera has also received an upgrade, allowing for improved low-light performance and well-lit pictures.

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While the telephoto lens remains at a 3x zoom level, some may desire a higher zoom range to match the competition.

However, the iPhone 14 Pro compensates with its own 2x optical zoom capability within the main camera, ensuring users can achieve excellent image quality even when zooming in.

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