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This was the best that I could muster out of the Samsung Galaxy S7. At first glance, it doesn't seem so bad, but I know I can definitely do better with my Canon 6D w/ 24-70mm L f4. The details are just not there, either because of small sensor size or overly aggressive noise reduction. I'm guessing noise reduction that's needed due to small sensor size. I was happy with the resolution/detail shown in other photos so far.

One of the things I've learned about cell phone photography is that the aperture on a phone camera is fixed, meaning you can't change the aperture setting at all and correct exposure is achieved by adjusting ISO and shutter speed. Because it's always shooting wide open, you won't be seeing star bursts on street lights like you would when stopping down a lens.

In a pinch, a cell phone could do for a nightscape shot, but if I'm expecting it, I'd bring a real camera along.

This was taken after bubble tea when we got back from Banff. I told the missus that I wanted to take this downtown shot that night, because it was clear to downtown and it was still cold enough for the steam to show.

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Photo taken @ Calgary on 12 March 2017 (© Wilson Hui / Flickr)

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