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Old Saturday 19th April 2014, 10:16   #1
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Best phone for digiscoping?

I have a Swarovski ATS 80 HD 20-60x Zoom and I'm due a mobile phone upgrade. Currently I have the iphone 4s, any advice/recommendations as to which mobile to for, I have been looking at the Samsung Galaxy S5???
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Old Sunday 11th May 2014, 11:28   #2
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Hi all,

Anyone got any advice on this?

I'm interested because I too am due a phone upgrade and own a SwaroATS65 and 25-50x e/p.

Edit- I should add that I would like to get into phone digiscoping on the cheap so best budget phone/adaptors options, please.


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Old Monday 12th May 2014, 18:21   #3
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I use the 5s and just picked up the case/adaptor Swarovski makes. I used the dcb previously and find this new set up far better. I have been told you can use the volume control on the headphones to take the pictures which will address the only concern I had, camera shake.
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Actually, I don't really think there are any really big differences between the cameras of high-end smartphones. I'm using a Samsung S3 myself, and the quality is pretty good (even though nowhere near as good as that of a good compact). My partner uses an old Samsung S2, and the quality is also more than acceptable. Even my two-year-old Samsung Omnia 7 produces some nice results.

There are only very few smartphones with cameras that are clearly better than the rest. I saw a set of photos taken with one of the high-end Nokias recently (Lumia 1020 with Zeiss optics), and that was *really* excellent.

But like I said - if you get a high-end smartphone, the camera quality should be good. And if you want to save some money, get one of the older models. The Samsung S2, for instance, is still quite a capabable phone with a good camera.

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Thanks folks. Now to see what my phone provider will offer me as an upgrade.
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