Good phone camera aperture - larger aperture mean better photos ?
Hi, what is a good aperture for a mobile phone camera ? Does larger aperture mean better photo quality ?
Both higher and lower aperture have different advantages. It depends on the specific situations. Aperture is about the light capture. It is expressed as an f-number.
The higher f-number means lower aperture, so less light will come through the lens. The depth of field is larger. This is better when you want everything in your shot to be in focus.
The lower f-number means higher aperture, so more light will come through the lens. The depth of field is smaller. This is better for low-light scenarios, because it allows the camera to take in more light. It is also good for example to make photos with blurry background.
Aperture can be also explained:
- Larger aperture - more light passes through the lens, image is getting brighter and the distance that produces a sharp object gets shorter, so less objects in shot can be in focus.
- Smaller aperture - less light passes through the lens, image is getting darker and the distance that produces a sharp object gets longer, so more objects in shot can be in focus.
Some phone cameras are able to adjust aperture manually or automatically, to take better photos.