Smartphone manufacturers are banking hard on computational photography to bridge the gap between conventional cameras and smartphones.
As the old adage goes, “The best camera is the one that you have on you,” which is why so many of us photographers carry our dedicated cameras with us wherever we go. If you have purchased or upgraded your smartphone within the last couple of years, or have watched any of the keynote announcements for the current generation of flagship smartphones on the market, you will have undoubtedly noticed the significant efforts the smartphone industry has been focusing on the camera capabilities of their wares. Google, Apple, Huawei, Samsung, and the rest are trying to find a way to make you not carry your DSLR or mirrorless camera with you anywhere. One of the most popular trends among smartphone manufacturers at the moment is the ability to simulate the look that conventional cameras can achieve when photographing using wide aperture lenses.