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Smartphones Include Pro-Quality Cameras to Gain on Competitors

The gap between professional cameras and those inside phones is diminishing with each new generation of phones.

Samsung is bolstering the Galaxy S5 smartphone's camera for the new update set to launch in April.

The updates for the camera are an effort by Samsung to gain an edge over competitors by increasing the quality of pictures.

The S5 will now feature power comparable to a DSLR camera that can capture moving images without blur.

With this feature, the gap between professional grade cameras and smartphones is closing. Another feature that will be found within the camera is phase detection autofocus.

Other smartphone competitors like Nokia and LG are following suit by emphasizing the importance of having a good camera within their phones.

Nokia is hoping to lure consumers away from Samsung and Apple with the Lumia 1020, which has the capability of taking 38 megapixel photos.

LG, on the other hand, is adding a photo feature to their G Pro smartphone that allows for he sharpening photos with the simple touch of a finger to the area that one wishes to enhance.

Although smartphones are still behind in quality of photos compared to professional grade digital cameras, the difference in images is now diminishing with each new generation phones.

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