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    What will get you to use your phone more?

    I know many still use dedicated cameras, either for work, hobby or fun. But, what would mobile need to get you to use your dedicated camera less, even if it's a tiny bit less, and use your phone more?

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    For for starters a sensor larger than 1/2.3", may a min of 1/2" BSI stacked(if possible) sensor paired with an f1.8 or if size isn’t a concern f1.4 lens. Optimally a 2/3"(or 1/1.7") sensor BSI stacked(if possible) sensor paired with a f1.8 or even f2 lens. Also, a lack of AA filter, and Canon, or Olympus jpeg wouldn’t hurt.
    I’m sure someone will say FF, APS-C or even m4/3 sensor, but would make the phone pretty thick, specially with a lens. Just look Panasonic CM1, with it’s 1in sensor. If they can figure out out to give us a 1in sensor and f2.8 lens at thickness that isn’t too big, then by all means someone should(Goolge if you are reading please give us a phone with a sensor close to 1in than 1/3" please).

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    What focal length though? What about size and cost? Cause you aren’t thinking like a consumer or marketing person, but a tech nerd.

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    I agree at least a 1" sensor combined with a better lens would go a long way. For me, lenses need to be far wider than they are now. My Note 4 has a field of view that’s barely useful for anything but portraits, and I’ve seen the comparisons and I know it’s actually pretty good relative to other phones. Phone manufacturers have historically gone with middle of the road "normal" equivalent lenses, but in most situations that is not the most useful type of lens.
    Obviously no single fixed lens is going to be able to cover every situation, but the situations I typically take photos of – for example vacations where I’m trying to get a landscape, a cityscape, a tall building, an airplane, or a cruise ship into a single photo, a wide-angle lens is necessary. This is probably my biggest beef with my current phone. Maybe someday we’ll get to a point when phones have three lenses – a wide angle, a normal and a telephoto. That would be pretty amazing.
    Better controls too. This is probably a really difficult problem to solve and I don’t know what can be done, but personally I find turning on my phone, swiping up to start the camera, then finding that one spot on the screen to click the shutter is basically impossible unless I can really plan ahead. I want one button that I can rest my finger on and just snap whenever I need to. Maybe all that’s needed is a dedicated shutter button. I don’t think that would be that hard.

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    Phones use to have a dedicated shutter button, but somewhere along the line simplicity one out. I dunno about the Note 4, but with my Nexus 6 and 6P, I can double push the power button to open the camera up and use the volume rocker to shoot with.
    How much wider do you want the lens to be, because most phones are in the 28mm-32mm focal length range, with LG offering a wider focal length on the second camera(which is 8mp and I think smaller sensor than the main camera) on the G5 and V20.

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