7 Smartphones with Superior Video Stability and Zooming Features - CompAsia

On the lookout for a top-notch camera phone that doesn't break the bank? Look no further than these top-rated secondhand camera phones. 

Whether you're an aspiring content creator, a photography enthusiast, or someone who just wants to take the best fan cams at your next concert, these devices offer superior video stability and zooming features to capture every moment with perfection. 

iPhone 15 Pro Max

The iPhone 15 Pro Max is a testament to Apple's dedication to pushing the boundaries of smartphone photography. With its impressive zoom, advanced stabilization, and outstanding image quality, it sets a new standard for iPhone cameras and redefines what's possible with smartphone photography.

Apple introduced periscope technology, folding lenses, and mirrors to give us a genuine 5X optical zoom. However, it doesn't just offer a superior zoom range. It also features a 6-axis stabilizer, which can move in any direction to keep your camera steady, even when you're zoomed in all the way.

For photography, the iPhone 15 Pro Max is a real game-changer compared to previous iPhone models, holding its own against any other smartphone out there. The iPhone 15 Pro Max is also in a league of its own when it comes to video. The dynamic range and level of detail you get, especially when shooting in Apple's ProRes format at the highest resolution and frame rate, are unmatched.

Pros:

  • Comes with a gorgeous, yet subtle redesign
  • Offers excellent photography capabilities

Cons:

  • Starts at a higher price point (but gives you higher storage)
  • Charging could be faster

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is a game-changer when it comes to smartphone photography. Its unbeatable zoom, improved image quality, and overall performance make it a top contender for anyone looking to up their photography game.

What sets this phone apart is its incredible zooming ability, thanks to Samsung's top-notch image stabilization tech. That means no more shaky shots even when you're zooming in super close. 

The zoom is also powerful, you can even use it as a makeshift magnifying glass for reading signs or menus from afar. The Galaxy S24 Ultra takes it to the next level. With not one, but two telephoto zoom lenses and some seriously smart software, it can zoom in closer than almost any other phone out there—up to a mind-blowing 100x.

Pros:

  • Packs a punch with incredible performance and features
  • Cameras that are better than ever before

Cons:

  • AI features can sometimes miss the mark
  • It's a bit bulky, heavy, and pricier compared to some other options out there


iPhone 15

The iPhone 15 is a big step forward in iPhone camera tech, offering impressive imaging capabilities and cool features. It's a great choice for folks who want top-notch photo and video capabilities without splurging on the Pro models.

When it comes to video, the iPhone 15 still impresses, offering 4K recording at 60 fps. One feature that stands out is Cinematic mode, which adds a cool focus effect to your videos. You can choose what you want to focus on while shooting, and if you change your mind later, no worries – you can always edit and pick a different focus point.

The iPhone 15 boasts the best camera setup on a base model iPhone. While it may not quite match up to the iPhone 15 Pro Max, it still delivers fantastic performance. However, it misses out on the stronger telephoto and macro capabilities found in its pricier counterparts. But for its price, the iPhone 15 gives you everything you could want or need in a non-"Pro" iPhone.

Pros:

  • The Dynamic Island design does away with the notch
  • Impressive smooth design 

Cons:

  • Doesn’t have a zoom lens
  • Lacks macro capabilities

Huawei P60 Pro

The Huawei P60 Pro is a big step forward for the brand, especially in terms of camera quality and overall performance. While there are still a few issues related to Google, the camera on this device is truly impressive.

With dual 48MP RYYB sensors and a 13MP ultrawide lens, Huawei P60 Pro's rear camera setup is top-notch. But what makes it stand out is the primary camera's mechanically variable aperture, which lets you see the shift between f/1.4 and f/4.0. This feature creates a beautifully smooth background blur in wide-open shots.

Huawei's XMAGE algorithm is a game-changer for the camera. It powers advanced features like night vision, super-res zoom, and various portrait modes, significantly improving the Huawei P60 Pro's camera capabilities. Plus, the camera app is packed with features, offering six native tabs and an additional 14 shooting modes hidden under the More tab.

Pros:

  • Exceptional camera performance with a mechanically variable aperture
  • Smoother software experience with reduced ads and notifications
  • Feature-rich native camera app

Cons:

  • Some lingering Google-related quirks
  • AppGallery still lacks full compatibility with all apps, requiring APK hunting for some

OPPO Find X5 Pro

OPPO Find X5 Pro offers unique camera experiences that cater to different needs. Whether you're all about style, quality, or versatility, OPPO has something for every photography enthusiast.

If zoom isn't your main concern, the OPPO Find X5 Pro is worth considering. It's powered by OPPO's collaboration with Hasselblad and the MariSilicon X neural processing chip, delivering exceptional photo quality. This collaboration brings some neat tweaks to Pro photography mode and even introduces a dedicated XPan mode for that classic Hasselblad feel.

But let's not forget about video – the Find X5 Pro offers excellent stabilization in 1080p recording and features a solid 32 MP selfie camera for those perfect selfies.

While the camera setup might not be the most versatile out there, the Find X5 Pro excels in most photography scenarios and even holds its own in videography. However, if OPPO wants to compete with the big players like Samsung or Apple, it'll need to step up its zoom game in the future.

Pros:

  • Stunning main camera
  • Super-fast charging

Cons:

  • Zoom could be better
  • The software can be a bit buggy

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 impresses with its camera prowess and multitasking capabilities. While it may have its drawbacks like the narrow front display and underwhelming under-display camera, its overall performance, coupled with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, makes it a standout choice in the world of foldable phones.

Samsung didn't tinker much with the camera hardware compared to the previous Galaxy Z Fold 4 model. You still get a 50MP main shooter, along with 12MP ultrawide and 10MP telephoto lenses. What's cool about the Galaxy Z Fold 5 is its folding design, which lets you use those rear cameras for selfies – a feature we recommend over the disappointing 4MP under-display camera.

Thanks to its chipset, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 boasts the best battery life among foldable phones. So, you won't have to worry about missing that perfect shot because your battery died.

Pros:

  • Strong camera performance
  • Improved multitasking
  • Redesigned for easier use

Cons:

  • Narrow front display
  • Under-display camera falls short

Xiaomi 14 Ultra

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra is a top-notch device, representing Xiaomi's best work yet. It's like they strapped a phone onto the back of a high-end camera, with a massive camera bump housing some impressive 50MP lenses. This phone builds upon the success of the Xiaomi 13 Ultra, offering an even better camera setup.

The camera bump is loaded with options – including primary, ultrawide, telephoto, and periscope lenses, along with a 3D ToF sensor. While only the primary sensor is a high-end model, the others still offer decent-sized sensors, giving you plenty of flexibility. Daytime photos taken with the primary camera are stunning, although portrait mode might take some practice due to the unique zoom lengths. Despite occasional issues with detail, the photos are generally clear and noise-free.

One standout feature of Xiaomi's Leica-tuned lenses is their color science. You have the choice between two color profiles: Leica Authentic for a classic look, or Leica Vibrant for more saturated colors, especially in reds and greens. In low-light situations, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra performs exceptionally well. Its large sensor and advanced technology ensure impressive results, even in dimly lit environments.

Pros:

  • Impressive camera setup with versatile options
  • Excellent color science with Leica-tuned lenses

Cons:

  • Hefty and large form factor
  • Portrait mode might take some getting used to with Leica-modeled zoom lengths


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When choosing the best camera phone for your needs, consider factors such as camera resolution, aperture size, image stabilization technology, and zooming capabilities. Additionally, look for reviews and comparisons to see how each device performs in real-world scenarios.

When shopping for a second-hand camera phone, it's essential to buy from a trusted retailer like CompAsia. Not only do we offer a wide range of top-rated devices at competitive prices, but we also ensure quality and reliability with our thorough inspection process.

With our extensive selection of top-rated devices, including the iPhone 15 Pro Max, Huawei P60 Pr

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