There are a lot of smartphones around everywhere, so many that it takes a vast amount of effort to sift through them and pick a handful that feature the best camera capabilities. The camera is one of the most common features that people consider when they’re looking to purchase a smartphone. A lot of us want to buy a smartphone that leverages a rockstar camera, or high-tech photo and video capturing technology for that matter. In this post, we look at the best smartphone camera this year, with specific reasons.

The iPhone 6 – the iPhone 6 Plus is not an android device, but it sure had to make it to this list. This Apple powerhouse comes across the board as the 2014 device that has the best overall smartphone camera. The iPhone 6 Plus camera uses Apple’s local tone mapping technology, which significantly reduces overexposed photos, making everything look perfect even when shot in glaring sunlight. The 8-MP resolution also allows 1.5-micron pixels, which makes for effective low-light capacity capturing. Just looking at image shots captured from this device, and you’ll be easily convinced it’s the best smartphone camera around anywhere.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 – the iPhone 6 Plus got it when it comes to the best overall smartphone camera, but when it comes to smartphone camera features, the Samsung Galaxy S5 comes in hard. This mega-device brings to your pocket a 16-megapixel sensor and 0.3-second autofocus. This makes it possible for users to capture super-quality images on the Samsung Galaxy S5 in the blink of an eye. The smartphones HDR feature also makes it the one of the best smartphone camera in 2014. You can just easily preview high dynamic range snaps even before you hit the capture icon. You can also edit the focus between a captured picture’s foreground and background.

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport or Active – when you take the Galaxy S5, and wrap it with one of the top cameras in the market, you get the Galaxy S5 Active (available on AT&T) and Sport (available on Sprint). Both of these cameras give you the same image quality you get with an S5, but they’ll also do their magic within 1 meter underwater. This just makes your swimming expeditions fun filled, in case you’re planning to engage in some enticing underwater activities.

HTC Desire Eye – HTC fans love their smartphones, more so their smartphone cameras. Just a while ago, the debate on the best android smartphone was a match between the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4. That tells us that HTC is not a brand we want to ignore. Well, the HTC Desire Eye just proves that factual assertion right, being the top camera for selfie captures. So if you’re a selfie junkie, you’ll want to leverage this smartphone’s 13MP front camera and extra wide lens for top-notch quality captures.

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