Having already written an article on the DeWalt MD501 smartphone providing all the boring technical details, I would to now concentrate on how it fairs as a camera. The built in lens is 13 megapixels and an f/stop of f2 this allows a significant amount of light into the camera making for a very versatile photography. The phone has built-in software that allows the operator to manipulate a relatively average photograph into something acceptable. However, there is the option to download some nifty Apps that can accelerate your photography to the next level. That is assuming that you know how to use them to best effect. The photographs of HMS Pickle and Humber Bridge were tweaked using the phone’s inbuilt software. It all depends on the desired outcome of the user be it a direct facsimile of what was originally photographed or there is to be some creative license. With the use of added software such as Aviary’s Photo Editor and Sketch Convertor then a completely different aspect evolves in the outcome.
There are, however, several apps on the market that will seriously help the user to make the MD501 really work for you a such as Snapseed part of the Nik Software stable. Google acquired Nik in 2012 and has concentrated in the mobile market. It is definitely top notch and it is available to download for free.
So with the added power of technically advanced photography apps can really help the MD501 and the user to record some amazing sights. So the phone now becomes a really handy tool not just on a recreational level but on a professional level. Not so much a professional photographer but the engineer, businessman, survey or whatever your field of endeavour the MD501 can help you deliver those reports requiring photographic evidence with added clarity.
This write up is not based on a gear test, I actually own one.