cnet.au reports: [edited]
According to equipment and sensor evaluation service DxO Mark, some smartphones take better photos and videos than their high-end compact camera counterparts.
That claim does come with a bit of a caveat, though. As shown in the diagram above, Nokia's 41-megapixel monster, the 808 PureView, outperformed Canon's PowerShot G5. But before you throw your compact camera in the bin, remember that the G5 is a camera that was released in 2003 — not exactly a contemporary competitor.
What the testing does show is that mobile phones have come leaps and bounds, in terms of image quality.
Another interesting revelation from the analysis is video performance, which is where mobiles are really starting to come into their own. When it comes to taking higher-quality HD videos, according to DxO Mark, the Samsung Galaxy S3 outperforms Canon's PowerShot S100 camera (which was released last year).