The Google Pixel 4 is a brand new phone that shows off the best in computational photography, while the Canon EOS RP is a full frame beast of a camera. Which of these will end up on top when it comes to night photography?
This video by Denae & Andrew compares one of the most affordable full frame cameras out there to Google's latest and greatest phone, which claims to be so good, you can shoot astrophotography with it. What makes this comparison special is that it is totally blind, with the camera's being simply labeled A and B. Watch the video above and see if you were right!
In my opinion, the Pixel 4 gives cleaner images right out of camera, but not necessarily the sharpest images, making it a great option for people just getting started in photography who want a great shot without worrying about noise. The EOS RP is definitely sharper, and the raw files give you more flexibility than the Pixel 4. One of the downsides to photographing with machine learning like the Pixel 4 is that you are kind of stuck with what you get. If what you get is amazing, that's awesome. If what you get is not so good, you're kind of out of luck and just stuck with that.
In comparison, with the Canon EOS RP, you need a camera, a good lens, raw conversion software, etc., which racks up costs really quickly for something that is better, but not by leaps and bounds. If you are just starting in photography, it may be best to learn what you can with light and composition using what you already have.
What do you think of the comparison? Looking at the images, were you right or wrong?