Ah, the blind camera comparisons, where both camera novices and experienced pixel crunchers can mutually enjoy a high-stakes race between the best camera phones on the market.
Blind camera comparison results
The polls are closed and the official results are in! Each survey below has been updated with the correct phone taking every photo, allowing you to quickly check your answers with the key and see if you nailed it…or not.
Overall, here’s the overall average of how the Pixel 7 Pro, Galaxy S22 Ultra, and iPhone 14 Pro Max stack up in this blind camera comparison according to you:
2. Google Pixel 7 Pro 29.73%
3. iPhone 14 Pro Max – 29.21%
Let’s start slowly with a regular wide angle shot that I took while walking in the middle of the afternoon in the woods. Ah, the great outdoors!
While many will swear by the ultra-wide-angle camera as the most suitable for landscape photography, it’s actually a telephoto lens and a zoom lens that takes more eye-catching photos. I know it’s completely counterintuitive, but often times, you need to get closer in order to tell a more engaging story.
Did you know that trees are made up of 99% of cells, and only 1% of cells are what we consider “alive”? Well, I didn’t, but we all do now. And did you know that you can use an ultra wide camera to capture multiple trees in the frame? I bet you did!
Here’s another scene shot in the best conditions imaginable: clear skies, bright midday sun, and relatively low humidity. Fortunately, no chickens attempted to cross the road at the normally busy downtown intersection.
I don’t really know what this building is, but it always attracts me when I go out for a photo sampling session. Could it be the clean style, the soothing paint job, or the secret to what lies within? I guess we’ll never know. Anyway, which picture do you like best here?
In this scene we are trying to take a good photo of a local department store, but due to geographic reasons we have to shoot mostly in contrast, with strong lighting in the background. In this particular case, we managed to get the sun out of the image, but we’ll test a more extreme HDR scene later. Anyway, which picture do you like best here?
Floral paradise! Our three contestants each have impressive macro photography capabilities. The trio can do this by using the ultra wide-angle camera, which can focus from a much closer distance than wide-angle or telephoto cameras, and cuts off the center of the frame. The resulting macro shots are usually very sharp and largely immune to motion blur caused by sudden subject movements, but unfortunately, background bokeh isn’t as pleasant as it is with narrower cameras.
Well, well, well, if it wasn’t for one of the cooler bronze statues in my town! It depicts a famous local architect who lived nearby for over a century. What’s great about this statue is that it breaks the mold of similar memorials and has the subject sit on a real public bench. more than great!
Remember the extreme HDR scene we teased a few showrooms ago? Well, here it is! At the time these three photos below were taken, it would have been hard to capture the storefront of the bookstore without the sun also in the photo. Actually, it was possible, but I wanted to challenge the three phones as much as possible… to flares galore! Which phone did the best job here?
Finally, we have a beautiful sunset shot in near dusk lighting. Which phone was the best?