10 phones with the best cameras to take pictures in 2022

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A cell phone with a good camera is considered essential by many when buying a device. To help those who are looking for a new smartphone, we have listed those with the best cameras available in our country at the moment. Check out!

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1. iPhone 13 Pro e Pro Max

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It's no secret that Apple devices excel when it comes to cameras. The company's latest models are not far behind. The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max feature the same set of lenses and larger 3D sensor than the previous model.



In terms of photography, the smartphone won the macro mode, with an ultra-angle camera capable of focusing at a distance of 2 cm. In addition, the telephoto lens gained a 3x optical zoom and 15x digital zoom.

Smartphones allow you to record videos with 4K resolution at 60fps and have Cinema mode, which guarantees a background blur effect in videos. Autofocus is another feature that deserves to be highlighted for its speed and accuracy.

Specifications:

  • Maximum resolution: 12 MP (telephoto f/2.8) + 12 MP (wide-angle f/1.5) + 12 MP (ultra-angle f/1.8)
  • Maximum video resolution: 4K at 60fps
  • Front camera: 12 MP (f / 2.2)
  • iPhone 13 Pro Price: from R$8.843,00 on Amazon.com.br
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max Price: from R$9.744,00 on Amazon.com.br

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2.Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

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Despite not being the latest in the S line, the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G remains the brand's device with the best camera. The verdict was given by the independent website DXOMARK, recognized worldwide for its tests of smartphones and other electronic devices.



The phone has a set of four main lenses, with the ultra-angle capable of taking photos of up to 108 MP. In addition, it allows you to record 8K videos and extract up to 33 MP photos from footage.

The device offers 10 times hybrid and up to 100 times digital zoom with high quality. It also has a photo background blur effect, called Bokeh, which is highly praised.

Specifications:

Resolution: 12 MP (wide-angle f/2.2) + 108 MP (wide-angle f/1.8) + 48 MP (periscope telephoto f/3.5) + 0.3 MP (VGA f/1.0)
Maximum video resolution: 8K (7680 x 4320 pixels) at 24fps
Front camera: 40 MP (f / 2.2)
Price: Starting at R $ 5.894,00

3. Xiaomi Mi 11

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Xiaomi also has a respected representative on our list. The Mi 11 smartphone has a set of three main cameras that takes photos up to 108 MP and videos in 8K.

Like other top-of-the-line devices, the device has an automatic night mode if you are in dark places. In addition, it offers interesting native editing features such as removal of image items and night time-lapse.

In tests carried out by the DXOMARK website, the device stands out for its great white balance and the best texture in its category. The quality in the video capture also deserves praise, presenting little noise and realistic colors.

Specifications:

Resolution: 108 MP (wide-angle f/1.9) + 13 MP (ultra-angle f/2.4) + 5 MP (telemacro f/2.4)
Maximum video resolution: 8K at 30fps
Front camera: 20 MP (f / 2.2)
Price: R$ 9.999,00 on the Xiaomi website in our country


4. Huawei P30 Pro

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Huawei also deserves to make our list with its P30 Pro. Comprising a set of four cameras from the renowned Leica brand, the smartphone draws attention mainly for its virtually lossless 10x hybrid zoom. For this, it has a dedicated slow, called SuperZoom.


But not only that. The quality of the images obtained with the device has the air of a professional. The phone offers one of the best background blur effects on the market, ensuring high-quality details and low noise, regardless of ambient light.

Like other top-of-the-line smartphones, it features fast and accurate autofocus. As far as videos are concerned, it guarantees good stabilization in the footage, which can be done in up to 4K resolution.

Specifications:

Resolution: 40 MP (f/1.6 wide-angle) + 20 MP (f/2.2 ultra-wide) + 8 MP (f/3.4 periscope telephoto) 8 MP + 3D TOF
Maximum video resolution: 4K at 30fps
Front camera: 32 MP (f / 2.0)
Price: from R$10.289,00 on Amazon.com.br

Best value for money

5. iPhone 12 Mini

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Do you want an Apple smartphone, but aren't willing to shell out nearly R$10? The iPhone 12 Mini might be a good option. Despite its diminutive size, it features a set of lenses very similar to the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro.

The device has two main cameras with two times optical zoom and up to five times digital zoom. The device stands out for its fast and accurate autofocus and for the realistic color reproduction in the images.


The automatic Night Mode and the good recording result in low light environments are worth mentioning. As far as videos are concerned, the good stabilization and the HDR recording feature with Dolby Vision in 4K resolution are the highlights.

Specifications:

Resolution: 12 MP (wide-angle f/2.4) + 12 MP (wide-angle f/1.6)
Maximum video resolution: 4K at 60fps
Front camera: 12 MP (f / 2.2)
Price: from R$ 5.699,00 on the Apple website in our country


6.Asus Zenfone 8

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The Zenfone 8 is Asus' flagship and, unlike other brands, it has a more attractive price. In addition, it can be a good choice for those who want to escape the trend of increasingly larger smartphones.

In a compact body, it offers a set of two main lenses, with up to two times lossless zoom. The device also has an automatic night mode for low-light environments and delivers quality photos in these scenarios.

Videos can be recorded in 8K, which is a big advantage over other devices in the same price range. In addition, the audio capture system has triple microphones, with the option to choose the direction of the sound from where you want to record.

Specifications:

Resolution: 64 MP (wide-angle f/1.8) + 12 MP (ultra-angle f/2.2)
Maximum video resolution: 8K at 24fps
Front camera: 12 MP (f / 2.5)
Price: from BRL 4.519,47 on Amazon.com.br

7. Motorola Edge+

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The Edge+ is the Motorola device with the best camera available in our country. With a system of three main cameras, it guarantees photos of up to 108 MP. The smartphone stands out for capturing images with little noise and a high level of detail, thanks to the ultra-angle lens.

The phone offers up to 6K video capture, another plus point for a device in its price range. In the video tests done by the DXOMARK website, the Edge+ was only behind the Galaxy S20 Ultra and the iPhone Pro Max.

Specifications:

Resolution: 108 MP (wide-angle f/1.8) + 16 MP (ultra-angle f/2.2) + 8 MP (telephoto f/2.4)
Maximum video resolution: 6K at 30fps
Front camera: 25 MP (f / 2.0)
Price: from BRL 4.749,00 on Amazon.com.br

Best cheap (up to BRL 2.500,00)

8.Samsung Galaxy A72

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It's true, smartphones with powerful cameras tend to be expensive. But that doesn't mean there aren't models in mind to meet the photographic needs of those who can't afford to spend that much.

The Galaxy A72 is a good example of this, with a 4 camera system capable of delivering up to 64 MP images. The device features 3x optical zoom and up to 30x digital zoom and has a dedicated macro camera for close-up shots.

The cell phone also allows recording videos in 4K and has an optical stabilization feature (OIS) that is, in fact, effective.

Specifications:

Resolution: 64 MP (wide-angle f/1.8) + 12 MP (ultra-angle f/2.2) + 8 MP (telephoto f/2.4) + 5 MP (macro f/2.4)
Maximum video resolution: 4K at 30fps
Front camera: 32 MP (f / 2.2)
Price: from BRL 2.369,90 on Amazon.com.br

9. Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro

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Xiaomi's Redmi Note 10 Pro is another good option among cell phones that cost less than BRL 2.500,00. The smartphone has four main lenses, the main one being 108 MP and one specifically dedicated to macro mode.

The device has a dedicated 2 MP depth sensor, ensuring impressive results in the background blur of images. But the cell phone really stands out in recording 4K videos and presents similar results to top-of-the-line devices.

Another highlight is the built-in time-lapse tool and night capture mode, capable of greatly reducing noise to create sharper images.

Specifications:

Resolution: 108 MP (f/1.9 wide-angle) + 8 MP (f/2.2 ultra-wide) + 5 MP (f/2.4 macro) + 2 MP (f/2.4 depth)
Maximum video resolution: 4K at 30fps
Front camera: 16 MP (f / 2.5)
Price: from BRL 2.190,00 on Amazon.com.br

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10. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G: Best foldable

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Foldable smartphones have not yet established themselves in the cellphone market, but brands continue to bet on this category. This is the case of the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, in which Samsung delivers a set of lenses that deserves to be highlighted. The device has three rear cameras and two front cameras (one external and one internal).

The cell phone allows recording simultaneously with the front and rear cameras, obtaining a view of the same scene from different angles. It's worth noting the telephoto lens's praised 2x optical zoom (and 10x digital zoom).

The folding screen has the advantage of having more space on the display. With this, the manufacturer created the option to preview a photo taken without having to leave the camera app.

Specifications:

Resolution: 12.0 MP (wide-angle f/1.8) + 12.0 MP (telephoto f/2.4) + 12.0 MP (ultra-angle f/2.2)
Maximum video resolution: 4K(3840 x 2160 pixels) at 60fps
External front camera: 10 MP (f/2.2)
Internal front camera: 4 MP (f/1.8)
Price: from R$ 10.699,00 on the Samsung website in our country

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