So Phone (1) has just two cameras. Two superb ones. Not four mediocre ones. It starts with the sensor. And we chose the best. Our main camera uses the flagship 50 MP Sony IMX766. To give you exceptional images every time. That means extraordinary detail in any light with the ƒ/1.88 aperture and 1/1.56” sensor size. We took the 10-bit colour from flagship phones. And gave it to our videos. That means every video can capture 1 billion colours. For smoother gradients and powerfully true-to-life realism. And it has dual OIS and EIS stabilisation. Of course.
There are still several unanswered questions around the Nothing Phone (1), the first device from the firm founded by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, even if we are eagerly awaiting its arrival. The 6.6″ 120Hz 1080p OLED display, upper midrange Snapdragon 778G+ processor, and two back cameras—a 50MP primary sensor and a 16MP ultrawide camera—were all revealed to us. Of course, at the phone’s price point of under $500, you couldn’t expect much more, but Carl Pei contends that what matters is not how many cameras are on the phone, but rather what the ones that are there can do. He continues, having two high-quality sensors is preferable to having four inexpensive, essentially useless ones.
In finer detail such as printing and so forth the image may show flaws. So for social media and websites where you already constrained by storage limits it will not be a problem. Even with full frame and medium format sensor cameras they will need minor corrections so it translates to other places as intended. Never buy a mobile phone on the premise of the camera gear being pro. That hype is the social persuasion which cons many people out of money. Whilst high megapixel counts are great on technology this size, pixel binning, compression and prebaked colour calibration will slways hold you back. Edit on a screen that can offer a larger Gamut than sRGB, use colour grading and log colour for video then results should be consistent.
While we can’t agree more with such a statement, the proof is in the pudding, and Carl Pei just tipped a few Nothing Phone 1 camera samples to prove his point. These images are unedited and you can download the full-size Nothing Phone 1 camera samples here. I think you should lower your expectations when it comes to mobile photography. Looking at those images of London it looked OK on screen.