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Are there any smartphones with cameras decent enough to take night shots?

Episode 875

Lance from Santa Ana, CA

Leo doesn't know of any smartphones that can take decent pictures in low light, much less night shots. The way point and shoots and video cameras handle night shots are with lenses that are sensitive to infrared light. Then on the camera itself there's an infrared lamp that blasts a light out that the sensor on the camera can see, but the human eye cannot. This is what gives those night shots the familiar greenish hue.

There are two reasons why cell phones can't handle night shots well: