Compact Camera vs Smartphone | This might surprise you!

Compact Camera vs Smartphone | This might surprise you!

– So I’m about to find
out whether the days of compact cameras,
point-and-click shooters, are dead thanks to phones like
this, the Huawei P20 Pro, which has three lenses inside. Are these phones making
point-and-click cameras obsolete? We’re about to find out. (chill music) So here’s the first photo
taken on the P20 Pro of Old Town in Dubrovnik
that some of you might know as King’s Landing in Game of Thrones. And as you can see,
it’s a really nice photo and the AI on the P20 is
actually enhancing that blue. When I took that photo,
it recognized blue skies so you’re seeing a slightly
modified picture here and if we zoom in on the same picture, you can see the amount of detail it was actually picking
up on those rooftops. You can even see people in the street on the lefthand side of the picture. I’m really impressed with this
first photo taken on the P20. Now here’s the same photo
taken from the same spot at the same time on the RX100 mark VI. Now this isn’t adding any
artificial colors onto it and you can see it’s a
much more natural picture and if we zoom in, you can see the details are just crazy in this picture. Much more true to life
image in my opinion, but I must say, it’s pretty close. Now here’s another photo
taken in King’s Landing, and you can see here, both
photos really, really nice. The P20 looks like something
you would see on Instagram and that’s thanks to the AI feature adding in more color again. On the right with the RX100, you see a much more natural
picture but the biggest difference here is when you zoom in and you can see the level of detail that the P20 isn’t picking up. And the RX100 is just
doing an amazing job here and that is because of
the larger image sensor and I know that, and I know
it’s not a fair comparison, but what I really want
to see in this video is are smartphones actually
gettin’ closer to cameras like this and you can see here
in this aspect, not so much. But anyway, let’s move on to the next one. So here’s a photo taken from
the walls of King’s Landing and the sun was gettin’ real low, guys, and just keep that in mind before you leave a horrible comment, but anyway, the P20 Pro
again with the AI feature recognizes it’s a sunset,
it actually popped up on the screen and you can
see what it’s doing here, it’s really enhancing that
orange color across this photo. Really nice, this would do
really well on Instagram. And then if you look at the
same photo taken on the RX100, it’s a much more natural picture. No filters on there at all. That is actually how I remember it. It’s a colder picture, but
there’s so much more detail in this photo and let me
know what you guys think. Which photo do you like better, the natural kind of feel or do you like that artificial kind of
enhanced feeling in the photo? Both are really good in my opinion, but I think the RX100
did a lot better here. So my plan after taking these two photos was to head over to some of
the other Game of Thrones stuff like the House of the
Undying and the Mud Gate, but unfortunately, I didn’t make it. Right, so I apologize for
this little intermission. Unfortunately, I got
kicked off the Great Walls in the Old City because
I stopped to get a beer to watch the sun get
real low and I apologize, don’t get too angry, guys, unfortunately I didn’t get to see the
House of the Undying. I did try to get some photos
of the Mud Gate for you guys, but it was so damn crowded, it was like near enough impossible and then there was a fortress on the other side as well, which I got some shots from
the restaurant opposite, but that was also closed by the time I got kicked off the wall
so I really apologize. But anyway, enough of the intermission. Let me know what you
think of the two cameras. I fully expect the RX to be better, but how close is the P20 and is it even better in some aspects? Let me know in the comments below. If you’re enjoying this so far, make sure you hit a thumbs up, subscribe. Anyway, let’s carry on. So the P20 Pro gets glowing reviews for its lowlight photography
so I took a couple shots from the same spot that I
did earlier on in the video and you can see here,
this is the Old Town, King’s Landing at night and I must admit, the lights seem to be blowing out the whites on the photo quite a lot. There’s quite a lot of blaring
going on in this picture and if you look at the
same one on the RX100, it’s definitely handling
the light a lot better. If we look at it side-by-side,
you can see what I mean in the level of detail you’re
gettin’ there on the RX100, but from a distance, the
P20 photo does look alright and the P20 does have a night mode, but it requires you to keep
the camera really, really still and it’s basically impossible
to do with you hands unless you’ve got a tripod there, maybe I could have used the night mode. But at this point, I’m
just using the auto mode on both the phone and the camera. So here’s a photo I
took in a really, really bright lighting condition of the UE Blast, which was my speaker
of choice this holiday, and you can see there, taken on the P20. Does a pretty good job. The brightness is taking some
of the color out of the blue in the speaker, the rocks
have a lot of detail in there, background is quite
blurry, and if you look at the same photo on the
RX100, a much brighter picture. The AI on the P20 seemed to
be adding a bit more orange into the rocks and you
can see that especially when you put them side by side. One thing I’ll say about this photo, if I were to put both
of these on Instagram, the P20 might actually win this one, but in terms of detail, RX100
for me is doing better here. So this is a camera zoom test using the zoom feature on the RX100 and as you can see, when it zooms in, it’s really, really smooth and steady and it takes a second
or so just to focus in, but it’s really focusing in on the casing and not so much the headphones here. By the way, these headphones are awesome and I’m gonna be touting a review soon. Here’s the same test
with the P20 zoom feature and you can see it’s much
more jerky as it zooms in, but what really surprised me here is once it zoomed in, it actually got a really nice focus on
the headphones themselves. I’m really impressed with that, actually. Let me know what you guys think. And here’s another photo taken on the P20. Again, it recognized the blue sky so you’re seein’ that punchy
blue color in this photo. Really great detail on this one as well and pay attention to the clouds right there at the back
above the mountains and the same photo shot on the RX100. Same thing again, you’re
gettin’ a much more true-to-life photo with the RX100 and again, if we look back at the clouds that I mentioned earlier,
you can see there’s so much more detail there in the sky
in comparison to the P20, but both did a fantastic
job in my opinion. And here’s the same photo taken at night and again, the AI features
on the P20 recognized it was a night shot, it didn’t
use that longer exposure feature, the night mode,
’cause I didn’t have a tripod. It’s just using the auto mode, but it did a good job there. There’s a bit of blurring
around the street on the left hand side of the photo. If you look at the same
photo on the RX100, you’ve got again so much
more detail, much more true to life, and just
generally a brighter photograph. And here’s another low light
shot that I took in Old Town. I think this might have been used in Game of Thrones for
the Flea Bottom scenes. And I used auto mode
again on both of these. The P20 photograph did pretty good, but look how much more
detail is on the walls on the left and right on the RX100. And I have to say, the RX100 does a million times better here. Just look at the steps and the detail on the concrete on the floor. It just blows it out of the
water in this particular test. Alright, so sun’s gettin’ real low, guys, and I know I’m comparing
a really, really awesome compact camera to a smartphone, and it’s not fair really, but anyway it’s time for the sound
test so let’s do this. (bottles clinking) Warriors, come out to play. It’s not working. Oh shit! – Warriors. Come out to play. (wind blowing) – Camera focus test. Let’s see which one of these can focus in on the beer quickest. So in this test, I’m quite surprised that the P20 at the same
distance from the glass as the RX100 just could not
focus on the beer at all. So here’s a panoramic photo
that I took and actually, for some reason, the RX100
just stopped shooting. I didn’t do anything, I
didn’t touch any buttons. It just stopped and you can
see the difference here. Both photos are really good. When you’re kind of
making these panoramic, you’re kinda gonna lose a
little bit of detail anyway so I must say, I think
maybe the P20 wins this one. Maybe that’s just down to my
amateur photography skills. I don’t know. A little bit of a glitch there, Sony. Maybe it’s something you want to look into if you’re watching this video. So here’s another photo
taken in the evening at King’s Landing and you can
see it’s a really nice photo. If you put this on Instagram,
it’d do really well. The AI again is kicking in
and it’s enhancing those kind of oranges and blues in the photo. The people in the foreground
and on the ground, you can’t see that much detail in them, especially when you
compare it to the RX100. You can actually see
all those people there and the colors of their
clothing really clearly. It’s not enhancing the
photo with blues and oranges so you’re gettin’ a much
more true-to-life colors on the brickwork and in the sky as well. If we put them side by side,
you’ll see what I mean there. And if we zoom into
that tower in the back, you can see the difference
in the level of detail, but if it came to an Instagram photo, which one do you think
would get more likes? Let me know in the comments below. So I know this test is really unfair since the Sony uses the primary
camera as the selfie camera. Because of the adjustable screen on it, I can flip it all the way
around os you’re getting that primary camera on the RX100 versus the selfie cam on the P20. Completely unfair, I know,
but if you wanna take a selfie with that sort of beauty
effect that the P20 has, maybe it’s gonna show
you in a better light and you can see the difference here. There’s a much more true
to life photo on the right. I look really sweaty
because it was so damn hot and then on the left,
you don’t see it so much and I look like I got a better tan, too. So maybe for this type of photography, phones are really better
than compact cameras. I know that’s quite a
controversial statement, but let me know what you guys think. I know I could add filters
onto the RX photo later, but some people just can’t
be bothered to do that. So here’s the last photo
that I took for you guys. This one on the P20 Pro
recognizing it’s a sunset and again, adding in those oranges, but the detail on the sea looks
really, really good as well. Good detail in the sky,
really nice gradient of colors back there in the sky. Same photo on the RX100. Just a natural picture,
really, really nice picture. Yes, you could put this in Adobe Lightroom and make it look the same as the P20, but generally speaking, far more detail, far more true to life,
and a great photo overall. So that’s it for this camera shoot-out between the world’s finest
at the moment compact camera and the first ever triple
camera smartphone, the P20 Pro. So what do you guys think? Does the P20 Pro even come close to a camera like the RX100? Maybe the ease of use and
the automatic filters and AI just make it an easier camera to you, or do you prefer the quality
and the detail you get from the RX100, which
is a standalone camera. It doesn’t do anything else
other than video and photo. I’d love to know what you
guys think and your opinions. Are compact cameras soon to be extinct? I’ve left a little poll above this video so you can actually choose which one won and I just want to say
thank you to you guys for watching this video and hopefully you’ve just subscribed which means you’re now one of the finest
subscribers known to man and don’t forget to turn on
the notifications to make sure you don’t miss more content
like this in the future. Anyway, that’s it. I’ll see you guys in the next one. Don’t be late. (dance music) – Sun’s gettin’ real low. That’s it, sun’s going down. (crowds cheering)


  • UnboxingMania

    August 17, 2018

    I am really impressed that the Huawei was able to compete with the RX100 VI.

  • lightarts65

    August 17, 2018

    Best feature of the P20 Pro is using the night mode handheld.

  • Ali Shahoud

    August 17, 2018

    Thanks for your Effort.. But the comparison is not good when u compare Pro Camera with Camera phone.. Thanks again..

  • Aakash Pandey

    August 17, 2018

    Definitely RX100 did a great job in all aspect but P20 pro did also good job as a smartphone camera with some punchy color and good video stabilization . In the end a smartphone camera cannot beat a full fledged camera. Maybe in the future. Good comparison.

  • Rob Danks

    August 17, 2018

    There are times when I think that using the Night mode on the P20 out does its auto mode…I love experimenting with mine and have gotten some fantastic shots…but I still think mobile camera technology still has a way to go yet…good review 👍

  • CSS25

    August 17, 2018

    I don't think AI feature is that good at all.

  • oaimportados

    August 17, 2018

    considering that Huawei sensor size, lens quality and price are much lower, Huawei did a really great job!!!

  • Frando 99

    August 17, 2018

    Great comparison mate! It was easy win for RX100 VI. I really don't like AI feature it kinda ruin photo's quality well thats my opinion. You should've included the low-light or night video recording comparison in the video… anyway good job!

  • Paul Rousseau

    August 17, 2018

    Not sure you really know the P20 Pro. The nightmode does NOT need a tripod so you did not leverage its strength in low light conditions. Also you keep stating the rx provides more natural colors so I wonder why you did not also compared with the AI switched off?

  • everyday learning

    August 17, 2018

    Put p20 pro onto manual mode & review it.. If u know photography & what your doing, you'll be much more impressed. In this comparison its a Horse vs Zebra comparison & the Zebras wearing Pyjamas & ready for bed (p20 pro). As you stated given the RX100's much larger sensor.

  • Glenn Macgregor

    August 17, 2018

    This is a good review and I enjoyed it
    Bit disappointed that the low light photos didn't come out better. Must admit I have got some great low light shots in auto
    I do tend to turn off the AI on my P20 pro, but still the software enhances the photos a little
    Really when you consider how small a smartphone sensor is, the comparison is not quite as bad as it looks

  • Milad shahrestani

    August 17, 2018

    You don't know how to shoot with p20 pro brother…

  • Doberman Pincher

    August 17, 2018

    My camera doesn't get much use cuz I haven't upgraded to a wifi SD card yet. After seeing this maybe I will

  • THIS IS SAM TV Samosboat

    August 18, 2018

    Cellphones can never replace pro camera because camera makers are not asleep

  • Razlan Ramlan

    August 18, 2018

    Dare you to do the same test replacing p20 pro with note 9

  • Shashank sapare

    August 18, 2018

    P20 pro will be known as camera phone

  • Pishi A

    August 18, 2018

    I have to be critical of this review. As a P20 pro owner, the 10mp photos are much superior to the 40mp ones, and its the default Huawei recommends. The P20 Pro is not even a true 40MP color camera. In addition, when shooting in 40mp, its pixel size is only 1 microns. Because of that it will be very poor in all but brightly lit situations. Even then detail suffers compared to 10mp mode. In comparison the Sony RX100 VI 2.41 microns, which means it able to gather several times more light, and its not even close. At least when shooting in 10mp, the effective size for the P20 Pro is 2 microns, and it would have made low light situations closer. Obviously, the P20 Pro is no match for the RX100 VI though, but a weak camera was made even weaker due to poor choices by the user.

  • Tony Pugliese

    August 18, 2018

    Wouldn’t buy any of them right now because I’m extremely curious about Google’s Pixel 3 camera and Sony’s upcoming a6700. The RX100 VI is an excellent camera for those who love to travel light though. For everyday photography, just use your cell phone. But Sony’s compact line of cameras is far from dead. There is still a market for them.

  • Monchito Pro TV

    August 18, 2018

    In real life if you buy a compact camera with raw at the end you are going to edit the photo with corel drawn or Photoshop but the Huawei p20 pro give you the same posibilities so the p20 pro wins also you have the posibilitie to use the IA in the samples at daylight why you didn't use them in low light 😏

  • techalfa 21

    August 19, 2018

    im new and already like your videos

  • Waseem H

    August 19, 2018

    Personally I think that Phone cameras have come a super long way since the 2mp phone cameras (of days gone by), however while, in the next few years, the majority of people won't care for compact cameras but I think if will stay around for vloggers and more niche photographers.

  • Shiraz Khan

    August 19, 2018

    Superb one😍😍

  • Sedona5602

    August 19, 2018

    I have a p10 pro mate same smartphone like gal Gadot wonder woman and it takes better pictures of everything then any DSLR for $550. And it fits in my shirt pocket. It's lens are Leica . It's a Leica camera with ai . I would not waste my money on a not weather proof Sony rx camera . Subscribe to my channel

  • StudioGeek32

    August 19, 2018

    Nice Video

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  • Bobo Iliev

    August 21, 2018

    the pictures are great but that AI … try to disable it and i think the results will be better not like the RX 100 but still 🙂 keep up with the good work

  • NightShooter Web Development

    August 21, 2018

    Great review.

  • Alex Radulescu

    August 23, 2018

    Night mode is made for hand holding. Not quite fair not to use it.

  • Aaryman Singh

    August 23, 2018

    Photos are very nice troy

  • WhatGear

    August 24, 2018

    What do you guys think…are we not far away from smartphone cameras will catch up to compact cameras?

  • R3D

    August 27, 2018

    RX100 much better. The optics matter a lot.

  • Robbie Tanker

    August 31, 2018

    Hey for natural Photos you must use the pro modus at p20 pro. AI is for something like Instagram

  • John Donaldson

    September 3, 2018

    I have a Galaxy S9+. Yesterday I used the phone to take photos of the fire fighters working on a brush fire. I could take the photos okay but switching to video so I could capture the water dropping helicopters. I simply couldn't see anything in the display. I had to guess if I had the helicopter in frame. My cameras, on the other hand, have EVFs which smart phones do not.

    When reviewing the photos there is a definite lack of quality compared to my interchangeable lens cameras.

    For everyday photos to be displayed on Facebook phone are fine. There are too many other situations where they are inadequate.

  • Rittik Basak

    September 4, 2018

    Great video!Seems like u r improving

  • Melmelmax gomes

    September 4, 2018

    P20 PRO the AI is doing a great job!! 😎 nice vid!

  • John Hamilton

    September 8, 2018

    Very professional video comparison, especially the side by side / split screen !

  • Vic

    September 10, 2018

    I m agreed that u have to learn more how to use all p20 pro

  • Vic

    September 10, 2018

    I saw other youtuber use p20 pro vs sony a7 marks(1500usd) and P20 pro is the winner for viewing for all type.

  • Dolores Chidi

    September 12, 2018

    Iagree with some of the comments. I owned the RX100 before and know it is a very good compact but when you compared it to the p20 pro, you ignored the strength of the p20 pro which is night photography. As I own the p20 pro I know what I talk about. For the night mode of the p20 pro you do not need a tripod. Therefore this comparison of night pictures does not give a true picture of the capability of the p20 pro. It is almost as if your only aim is to promote the Sony camera in this video.

  • Frederic Luc

    September 13, 2018

    Hi, I was looking for such an objective, outdoor comparative test for several weeks, and I really thank you for this ! I've had the P20 for 10 days now, I have to say I'm really really satisfied with it, especially for photos at night AND monochrom pics, that you unfortunatly ddin't compare. I also have a reflex, but didn't use it for a long time. Your video just reminded me to use it again, as it is clear that my mirorless samsung would give the best result, more natural and sharped. However I was surprised to see that the stabilisation system on the video recording is much better on the P20 than on the great RX100. Though the quality, even for the sound, is far better with the compact. Nobody's perfect 🙂

  • Gaming With Priyank

    September 13, 2018

    Hey what gear it's me Ur Priyank

  • Thuan Van Nguyen

    September 13, 2018

    If you view the video on a large screen, videos of sony rx100M6 will give you a clearer picture.Thank you for your video !

  • urban dweller

    September 15, 2018

    Why didn't you indicate the resolution at which each of the photos were taken at? The image where the P20 Pro's level of detail 'isn't picking up'? What resolution setting did you have on each device? How does an identical angle of P20 Pro at 40MP compare with that compact camera's max resolution mode in the same situation? Really hate when reviewers compare different stuff and draw conclusions. A bit of a rubbish comparison eh?

  • Nice One

    September 22, 2018

    If I remember it correctly, Sony camera is almost twice as expensive and it’s only a dedicated camera… P20 is doing a really good job here especially the night mode is decent

  • Vignesh P

    October 1, 2018

    I always do color correction!!! Even in Mark 5 !!!!At-least a small Color punch or Exposure or Highlight or shadow Etc. Natural look?? You might ask . But Most of the time Every pic need a Human Touch. You cant deny that!!! I believe that the DEVICE which produce High Details/Clarity is the winner. We can add the AI color or effect on post production but if the Color or effect appeared in pre-production then the pic will become Useless!!! If any body disagree !!! Please reply with your Statement!!!!
    I Repeat i believe every Pic need a Human touch!!!1

  • Mustapha Mus

    October 3, 2018

    All what i know is the p20 pro much better than iphone xs max 1000000$

  • Arnel Enero

    October 5, 2018

    P20 pro is not bad at all. Until you compare it to a real camera like the RX100. Especially if you need the variable optical zoom and less noise on extreme low light. And the real bokeh. And other adjustments that you can do only on real cameras.

  • John Baxter Walker

    October 13, 2018

    Depends what you want the images for. If you are supplying stock agencies then P20 images just won't cut it. However, if you are just looking for photos to show you friends or put on FB etc then the P20 with it's AI enhancements will give you pretty pictures which will impress non photographic individuals.

  • Eric Liu

    October 14, 2018

    Well, the biggest problem of this comparison is 1. you should use night mode of P20 Pro for night shot. It is handheld-four-second shot. 2. If you want to compare the color accuracy, you should turn off the AI of P20 Pro. Since AI is not about the accuracy of color but outputting a beautiful picture, more pleasing to the eyes. 3. You missed the monochrome pictures.

  • Rosa Cassanova

    October 14, 2018

    Sony destroyed huaewi p20 pro all the way

  • 라사

    October 17, 2018

    Sony rx100 VI…looks like it's not the best in low light compared to previous generations

  • Morris Getman

    November 2, 2018

    @1:40 the P20 is clearly out of focus, so the lack of detail has nothing to do with the sensor in this particular case.

  • Marco Marcon

    November 7, 2018

    Well, it's not even close. I'm disappointed, I was planning on buying the P20 pro purely for its photo performance

  • Magnus Rönnkvist

    November 11, 2018

    A number of user issues in this video such as the AI mode which should be kept off and if you want to do a fair comparison you should shoot RAW with both devices, apply a generic editing profile and then compare side by side. From experience i can say that the P20 Pro performs a lot better than this video shows. You should know your gear before you review it.

  • Lollee Sparklez

    November 19, 2018

    I prefer the natural looking photos

  • XtraDreamLantern17

    November 20, 2018

    1:41, P20 Pro isn't picking up any detail because the photo is out of focus. You could've noticed it right away if you look at it, it's freaking obvious sir.

  • vanderslagmulders

    November 21, 2018

    I agree that in most pictures the Sony provides more detail but the p20 looks good, is waterproof and you'll always carry it with you.

  • Ash

    November 25, 2018

    Ahem the p20 pro does that need to be "really really still"

  • pee title

    December 6, 2018

    rx100 vl win!!!!

  • Mat Ten

    January 7, 2019

    It's weird to me too the p20pro best feature IS the night mode, you can even move a bit while taking the picture and it wont matter because the camera intelligently blends in all those images taken in the likish seconds it takes. Even during daytime, use of night mode gives striking results!

    BUT these bad points on the p20pro made me send it back to amazon after my holidays with it:

    -40mpx with no zoom! and weird aspect ratio (too narrow)

    -10mpx is the only other res and is too little!

    -zoom is unuseable because super unfluid! Plus the megazoom takes ages to kick in when full zoom extension is reached (you have a pixelly pic for like 3s and THEN the fine details appear abruptly.)

    -Video stabilisation was not good on mine with a very unnatural warping/blurring effect

  • daghrb6

    January 7, 2019

    In many compact camera dSLR VS. Phone videos I've seen so far, there are besides the image quality 2 things i notice in those daylight pictures/videos that make people swing 50/50 to the phones advantage..
    1. Video.
    Many phones and especially Iphone X have very nervous looking video. This is not to do with 24p/60p video. It has to do with matching the vide framerate 24p with the correct shutter speed 1/50th. I think the phones must have a shutter speed of 1/200th or something because when people move It looks very nervous and stressful. go watch some vids about shutter speed in video
    Most phones also doesn't cope well with changes in light during video capture seing the exposure jump all over the place in steps.
    See this video @ 00,52 and 1,04
    2. Daylight photos.
    Smartphones can produce some really good daylight JPEGs and It's hard for people to 100% vote for the better camera.
    I've noticed that higlights are almost always overexposed and produce too bright white and a corona effect on reflecting surfaces like water and white surfaces due to the phones lesser lens @ 6:30.
    Ontop of this the obvious things is worse Dynamic Range, all phone images seem flatter, wrong color temperature, no ability to correct images, really noise images even at low ISO.
    Try setting your Smartphone to RAW images, they look utter shit day or night!

  • Amrit Bonia

    January 13, 2019

    Where are the actual camera and smartphone? Anyone could fool anyone by this!

  • Cooper

    January 14, 2019

    Even if he used the P20 Pro correctly it still loses and I'm saying that as a P20 Pro owner.

  • supashaker1

    January 24, 2019

    No matter what settings you pick on the p20 it wont beat the sony…

  • Kaan Türk

    January 30, 2019

    Both are amazing. p20pro is capable of doing lots of things tho. an outstanding performance for a phone. But of course Sony wins.

  • Arc channel

    January 31, 2019

    Rx100 is winner

  • John Smith

    February 26, 2019

    Probably not the best way to review either of these cameras, as rx models are known to not be great in auto and have to be used in another setting for best pics and you clearly don’t know how to use this phones features, so overall bit of a wasted review.

  • Sam Sarg Dong

    February 28, 2019

    Hi,great review!I was about to sell my Sony rx100 vi before seeing your video but now I have serious doubts.

    Pics taken with smartphones are so processed that it's really difficult to edit them in Lightroom or similar programmes.

    One thing I didn't expect is that the Sony rx 100 vi lens picks up more detail than the Hauwei pro 20 lens.

    It's also evident that colours are considerably more accurate and has a better dynamic range .

    Sony rx 100 vi jpgs are really good and it may not be necessary to shoot in raw all the time.

    I also thought that low light results would be very similar between the two cameras but the Sony rx 100 vi is the clear winner.

    I'll be eternally grateful.By the way,you take great photos.Bye!

  • George M. Chitaru

    March 20, 2019

    With al due respect mate… but you are comparing blurry photos taken with a smartphone with clear photos taken with a camera. I don't think the phone just blurs out those photos by himself. I think you didn't stabilize the device very well. I don't own a P20 Pro, I own a Galaxy S9+ and I don't see photos with that much blurriness in them when I keep the device steady. I do however notice it when my hands tremble a bit just when pressing the shutter button.

  • Davide Blasetti

    March 28, 2019

    They are still far from the compact room … in the video there seem to be few differences, then looking at it specifically the situation changes.

  • darkhorse618

    March 28, 2019

    What are you buying these Days? A camera or a phone? Rx100 wins outright. I go to buy a good phone today and the first thing they talk about is the bloody camera! I mean really, WHAT ARE YOU BUYING?

  • redder95

    April 5, 2019

    Time to update the comparison from p20 to p30 pro!

  • Mason Onemine

    April 14, 2019

    a few problems with this comparison. the 2nd shot was your own mistake not taking a photo with a proper focus, all you needed to do was to just tap to focus really. You should have turned the A.I OFF as it basically just color grades the picture after the fact and imo just hampers this whole comparison. 3rd, You dont need a tripod for the night mode at all dude.

  • Hoàng Nguyễn

    April 19, 2019

    a very useful video. thank you

  • Mike Stefanski

    May 1, 2019

    Obviously the bigger sensor and better glass makes for better pictures. I'm starting to find that my cellphone takes better pictures than my DSLR though. Why? Because most of the time I can't be bothered to cart the DSLR bag around with me in the first place, and a "good enough" picture that will be 3" wide on Instagram, is infinitely better than no picture at all.

  • Leon M.Tan

    May 7, 2019

    to be honest,i know there is differences but really not much. also most of people taking photo just to share it on insgram or facebook etc so the photo quality difference is minimised.

  • old time gamer

    May 8, 2019

    How ever I do like them both because if you forget that camera at home then the smart phone will do the trick but like you said if your looking for a higher quality images then you might have to get the actual camera.

  • G

    May 29, 2019

    For those into photography, please turn away with some of the comments below, because ignorance is rife.

    – P20 sensor uses Sony camera module IMX600 0.56", whereas RX100 uses 1" inch light sensor, almost double the amount of light.

    – Smartphone manufacturer tend to rely on software correction e.g. AI, scene detection, bump up color & contracts ratio to compensate (or hide) the fact phones uses lower powered camera modules than you get with most Digital Cameras, meaning lower ISO settings, more noise in low light and more artificial even applying software blur to simulate DOF. Panasonic CM1 tried to release the 1" sensor, but just like the Nokia 1020, shutter lag issue.

    – Look up "IMX378" camera module, it uses in both Google & Xiaomi phones, but the photos looks different enough due to manufacturer "color preferences" e.g. (sea can get bluer, sunset scene can get warmer color than DSLR, Mirror-less or even Compact Cam).

    – "Quad Bayer" array is not an entirely new concept as it an adoption from Fujifilm called "Super CCD" 20 years ago and even the Nokia 1020, an artificial mean to scale up megapixel for "oversampling" reason without shutter lag. But the benefit with "Quad Bayer" setup is to allow the phone to dynamically choose what power it needs to the sensor depending how demanding is the scenery.

    – P20 "Night mode" is a very good way to use AI & CPU power to compensate for a low power camera module compared to most other phones, but to say P20 is better in low light than RX100 is beyond ridiculous (with or without tripod).

    Because the very concept of the "Night Mode" (basically HDR for night scenes) uses image overlay & post processing will result in a somewhat artificial image if compared to a bigger sensor camera e.g. RX100 to capture more light in the first place before post-processing.

    8:42 For 1020, the minimal focus distance is 15 – 20cm, so for P20 it a small improvement.

  • birser1

    June 4, 2019

    compact = real

  • NopitdotcomTM

    June 22, 2019

    Buy $1200 smartphone,you got crap camera.

  • Nolan

    June 23, 2019

    Smartphones have replaced the sub-300 point-and-shoot cameras, not the $1000 enthusiast point-and-shoots.

  • ReinoldFZ

    June 24, 2019

    I don't like the colors from the Sony. Feels like I should process them :/

  • shaolin95

    July 8, 2019

    Very incompetent test and I own both

  • Johan Krüger Haglert

    July 10, 2019

    I feel I simply agree with you in that the over-saturated color-tinted images of the phone may be more popular by a glance because of that even if the compact-camera photos are technically superior. They can of course be changed too but you'd have to do it yourself.

  • Stev

    July 19, 2019

    a smartphone cam is only the right choice when you forgot your Cam. The most people forgot that the lens is not the only thing that make a photo (Sensor,shutterspeed,ISO….)! many things in a Cam are better to take a picture that you can see on a bigger screen as your mobile device or print it . Overall the Sensor of a cam take more informations thats makes a post proccesing @ RAW possible and give you more possibilities for a rly good photography.
    It's like comparing a bicycle with a sports car
    Sor for my bad english.

  • Levian & Z Nachtschatten

    July 20, 2019

    I dont care even if smartphone cameras get better compact cameras are just so much cooler because you get so many botons and moving things because it's just real!! Fuck smartphones

  • Frank Feng

    July 24, 2019

    In low light video RX100vi blows P20 pro out of the water.

  • gixxerboy555

    July 26, 2019

    Huawei is very good but in real image-quality…the RX100 blows it away..

  • gixxerboy555

    July 26, 2019

    It's all about the sensorsize + the lenses….the 1,2/3 inch sensor from phones compared to the 1 inch sensor from the RX100 is no compare…even in best light conditions..I own a RX100VA and a Sony DSC HX-60 compact camera (with small sensor)…the RX100 blows it away too..

  • workfasts

    August 6, 2019

    Smartphone come with the function to make call, online searching, calculator, notepad etc… camera at first is the additional thing to it but now it starting to crash the branded camera.
    If not enlarge it to see more detail they are almost same quality (except video ability).
    What are the other functions the camera can do on what the smartphone can easily handle now?

  • Carl Tercak

    August 24, 2019

    5:40 You have a proper zoom lens on that sony and minimal focusing distance is like 2~3meters on maximum focal length. Next time give a longer distance. P20 isn't zooming only cropping actual frame.

  • tomsenq

    September 15, 2019

    The Video is so hard compressed. Thanks youtube and its only 1080p30

  • hiddentreazure

    September 15, 2019

    I have this smartphone and am quite happy with it. I tested out the VI in the shop and was very impressed. Now the VII is out and I'm sure it's just as good as the VI. Mostly am keen on a new pocket camera for concerts, front row or back further. Feel that a pocket camera of this quality would be likely to get better images but then I also wonder maybe my smartphone would just improve if I used a gimbal to stabilize. Another review of the VII used a stick to hold onto the VII because apparently these are slippery unless you get the attachable grip.

  • A55tech

    September 18, 2019

    P20 looks better on screen, the AI is impressive.
    RX100m6 better if pixel peeping but also needs photoshop time to look as colorful as the P20.

  • Speedbird

    September 20, 2019

    The RX100 is better, but the problem is it doesn't seem THAT much better. I did not expect the P20 to be so good. I would like to see more phone cameras compared to this camera

  • 22chachalaca

    September 26, 2019

    Should’ve used an iPhone

  • Nintendork

    September 30, 2019

    The main thing is smartphone cameras having TONS of postprocessing to make up for the tiny hardware dedicated to the camera.

  • Nintendork

    September 30, 2019

    Hate this crap of social media photos, totallly unrealistic colors, if I take a picture I want to look as close as what my eyes see.

  • Nintendork

    September 30, 2019

    What this postprocessing "AI" is making is avrg people totally destroying the concept of image quality for their retinas.


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