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This interesting video Explains why so many phones use a 12 Megapixel Camera

Call it a best fit for most scenarios and modern displays….

We’ve spent quite a bit of time this year talking about smartphone cameras, from the Huawei P30 and it’s periscope lens, to the Pixel 4’s Astrophotography enhancements to the iPhone 11 Pro’s big catch-up on both devices. Camera’s are still one of the most innovative aspects of mobile smartphones, and have only seemed to ramp up their development these past few years, yet surprisingly enough, in a world where the Galaxy S11 is expected to use Samsung 108-megapixel camera and even mid-range phones from Oppo have 64 megapixel shooters, it’s almost a little odd that a lot of flagship smartphones still use a 12 megapixel camera in one way or another. Why is that you may ask? Well as the video from Android Authority above will show you, 12 Mega-Pixel cameras are actually sort of a sweet spot for most digital image shooting these days, especially on a smartphone. Don’t get us wrong, larger megapixel cameras do have their advantages, but in a world where computational photography is becoming more important each day, the larger pixel advantage seems to be falling wayside in some cases especially when it comes to the economic aspect of making a smartphone. But we’ll let you decide after seeing the video what you think, and share your thoughts in the comments and on social media.

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