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Mobile Photography – Xiaomi Mi 8: Challenging the Best – SmartPhone Review – DxOMark with Kevin Carter

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Some of you may know, many of you do not know, my husband Kevin Carter is a photographic technical expert and journalist. He works at high level imparting his knowledge, never compromising his journalistic objectivity, it’s one of the many things we share (Sociologist Michael Schudson suggests that “the belief in objectivity is a faith in ‘facts,’ a distrust in ‘values,’ and a commitment to their segregation”).

As well as that, he’s an editor for DxOMark and he’s just completed his latest report which includes an in-depth analysis of the Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone camera. Its resulted in an overall score of 99 points, the Mi 8 offers some improvements in certain areas over Mi MIX 2S launched earlier this year, placing it shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the best smartphone cameras that they have tested.

Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, it comes with camera hardware specifications that are identical to the Mi Mix 2S. The rear-facing camera module features twin 12Mp cameras, one a wide-angle with a 1/2.55-inch size sensor and 1.4µm pixels and an f/1.8-aperture lens, and the other a short “tele” with a slightly ‘slower’ f2.4 aperture.

Its Photo sub-score of 105 is among the best that they’ve rated, thanks to consistently good performance in all lighting conditions, super-fast and accurate autofocus, as well as bold color rendition. It strikes a nice balance between noise and texture, too, and generates pretty decent low-light results.

If that’s piqued your interest, you can read his full report here.

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By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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