24 June 2014 by

Modern cellphones do a lot more than let you make and receive calls. These days, many cellphones and smartphones enable you to take pictures that rival those shot with even high-end digital cameras. Today's best smartphones not only include high-quality cameras but also high-resolution LCD and LED screens for viewing the photos and videos you shoot.

ReviewGist's list of top camera cellphones include those with resolutions of at least 8 megapixels. In our list are cameras that let you snap high-resolution photos, shoot HD video and add effects such as panorama mode. Camera cellphones on our list also support fast-capture mode, enhanced low-light performance and picture noise reduction.

The Resolution Myth

Generally speaking, the more megapixels a cellphone camera offers, the better the quality of pictures you can take with the device. However, this is not always true. While the megapixel resolution is important, it alone does not guarantee the optimal results for picture quality. Other variables such as lens quality, shutter speed, low-light performance play an equally important role in determining the overall quality of pictures taken with a cellphone or smartphone camera. Nevertheless, the best camera cellphones offer resolution ratings of at least 8 megapixels, and a few models support resolutions of 20 megapixels or more.

Video Features

In addition to taking great still photos, today's best camera phones also allow you to capture HD video anywhere you go. While only a couple of years ago, cameras in cellphones were limited to capturing 720p HD video only, most mainstream models today enable shooting HD videos in full 1080p resolutions. A few cellphone cameras even support the latest 4K HD mode, which offers much sharper clarity than even 1080p HD videos can produce.

Panorama Mode

Any cellphone camera can capture a photograph an object directly in front of it or in its field of view, which is about 160 degrees. However, newer cellphone cameras can go even further and capture wide angle photographs of objects/people in front of or around you at amazing fields of view up to 240 degrees. A few models even support total 360-degree captures.

Integrated Sharing

Taking the best photos in the world is kind of useless if you don�¢����t have someone with whom to share them. Therefore, to make sharing photos easier, the best camera cellphones include integrated apps for sharing your photos and videos quickly on social media and sharing sites such as Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. With the sharing apps integrated with many modern cellphones, you can share your photos directly from the camera app or from picture gallery.

At ReviewGist, we list all of the best, top-rated camera cellphones to make find the one for you easier and faster. Camera cellphones on our list come in all kinds of styles from the most prestigious manufacturers such as Motorola, Sony and HTC. While some high-end camera cellphones may run you $500 or more, there are many fine units available in the sub-$400 price range as well. Regardless of your price range, though, the ReviewGist list of top-rated camera cellphones can help you find the perfect model for you.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4


1. Samsung Galaxy Note 4    $700 - $1,050

Apple iPhone 6


2. Apple iPhone 6    $900

Apple iPhone 6 Plus


3. Apple iPhone 6 Plus    $500 - $1,260

Motorola Moto X (2014)


4. Motorola Moto X (2014)    $527 - $700

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact


5. Sony Xperia Z3 Compact    $630 - $700

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