Top camera phones for Christmas

Today we take a look at the top camera phones for Christmas, all of which will enable you to capture the festive memories in superb clarity and detail.


1. Sony Xperia Z5 Premium


The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is the ultimate camera phone and has the world’s first 4K smartphone screen. This 5.5” viewing platform delivers an incredible 806 pixels per inch. The 23MP camera gives a realist digital camera experience with a dedicated camera key and the Hybrid Autofocus, with Phase Detection for speed (0.03 seconds) and Contrast Detection for accuracy, ensures perfectly focused results.


Sony Xperia Z5 Premium


If you wish to video record the Christmas festivities, then 4K quality, which is 4x that of Full HD, enables this with the advantage of being able to pull out still shots at a later date, which in turn have an 8MP resolution.


SteadyShot removes any negative effects from hand shake or snapping while moving and the secondary 5MP selfie camera has a 25mm wide-angle lens for capturing group selfies.


2. Motorola Moto X Play


The Moto X Play is worthy runner up to the Xperia Z5 Premium and can be sprung into action quickly with a double twist of the wrist. The 21MP camera has a blue-glass filter that removes infrared light from the colour spectrum and this is important for capturing natural looking results.


Moto X Play


A colour adjusting flash senses the lighting available and adjusts its colour-tone to this. Owners will enjoy other handy features such as burst mode, 1080p video recording and slow-motion playback. For selfies, a 5MP secondary camera is built-in and this uses the screen to emit a colour adjusted flash.


3. HTC One M9


Apart from the HTC One M9 looking like the most premium smartphone in the world, it also has a powerful 20MP camera. Although the screen isn’t 4K it can record at this quality and the Zoe app is a nifty little addition that allows you to combine your pictures and videos with those of your friends.


HTC One M9


The 4MP selfie camera is promoted by HTC as ‘UltraPixel’ and this simply means that the pixels on the camera sensor are very large, hence they can capture more light photons when it is dark for better results. The wide-angle lens aids group shots, selfies can be taken using a voice command and Live Makeup applies skin smoothing filters in real-time.


4. Microsoft Lumia 95


The Microsoft Lumia 950 is another superb smartphone with a 20MP camera. Here, a triple LED natural-flash uses different flash tones to balance out the brightness. The quality lens includes ZEISS optics and as a Windows 10 phone it keeps photos synced across all Windows devices.


Microsoft Lumia 950


The display isn’t 4K, but with 564 pixels per inch it is the next best thing. 4K video recording is possible and seamless autofocus with rich recording through four microphones, means the results sound as good as they look. The Lumia 950 also has a 5MP selfie camera with wide-angle lens.


5. Samsung Galaxy S6


The Samsung Galaxy S6 camera package is impressive with a 16-megapixel rear facing camera that includes a higher resolution F1.9 aperture for capturing clearer images and a double press of the home button launches the camera quickly so you don’t miss the moment. The camera records 4K video so you can capture live action in fantastic detail and share the moment on your 4K TV.




The front facing camera is a 5-megapixel wide angle lens so you can get more into the shot and the stunning 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display is perfect for browsing through all of your captured images.
So that’s our list of top camera phones that should be on your Christmas list, which one of these smartphones would you like Santa to bring down your chimney? Tell us your favourite pick by commenting below or join the conversation on Google+.

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