I use a Poco m5s phone to photograph insects and plants. It has a macro mode, but the result is very unsatisfactory. Can you recommend good budget phones for macro photography? If possible, links examples of the photos.
These threads may be of use, but I’m sure there are more:
Thank you! The second link is very useful. The only - it threads from 2021. Maybe some newer information?
I looked quickly into the second link and found the statement about the lens not being taht important, i’s the the sensor that matters. I have to diagree with that - if the lens has a good macro mode allowing you to get really close, your insect covers a large part of the sensor. This gives you more insect pixels than having to be 20 cm away and then crop the image. I still warmly remember my old Konica Minolta Z3 from 2004 whose superzoom allowed an object distance of 2 cm, better than my current phone (A53) which requires 3+ cm. Maybe I’ll even start using the Z3 again.
I would be enjoied by this result - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/88666428 - it is from the second link. I wrote to author and she said me that it is Mi9 without lens.
I have an iPhone 12 which I find acceptable but most of my invert photos are taken with a cheap macrolens I got off of amazon (unfortunately). It was like 10$ and gives me results like this and both of these moths are tiny
The both photos are better of my but the right looks like champion - . That camera has amazing detalization even without lens - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/88666428
With a proper camera the lens is absolutely the most important thing.
With a phone the lens is far less important and the sensor size takes over in importance.
Looks like so. Sensor size + software used by phone for photo treatment.