We’ve been doing quite a few camera comparisons recently, showing you how certain smartphones match up against the competition. In this article, we thought we’d change things up a little by pitting the new Galaxy Note 20 Ultra from Samsung against the $2,000 Sony A7iii mirrorless camera using the 28.70mm f/3.5 kit lens.
In terms of pure hardware, the Sony A7iii undoubtedly has the upper hand, even when using the cheap kit lens. The sheer size of the sensor allows for much more detail with every shot. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that the images that come directly out of the Sony mirrorless camera will look better than those take with the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
While the images captured by the Sony are more muted and neutral, Samsung’s software is tweaked to deliver images that are ready to share on social media without much work. The Samsung also has the advantage in many cases due to the Auto HDR and computational photography algorithms that stitch together multiple exposures into a single shot to deliver better colors, improve dynamic range and brighten the overall image, especially in low-light conditions.
Take a look at the video and image gallery below and let us know what you think of the results.