Dunja Djudjic, writing at DIY Photography:
Earlier this year, Samsung was busted for using stock photos to show off capabilities of Galaxy A8’s camera. And now they did it again – they used a stock image taken with a DSLR to fake the camera’s portrait mode. How do I know this, you may wonder? Well, it’s because Samsung used MY photo to do it.
Not only is this outright fraud, they did a terrible job in Photoshop doctoring the image.
Sadly, it’s nothing new that smartphone companies use DSLR photos
to fake phone camera’s capabilities. Samsung did it before, so did
Huawei. And I believe many more brands do it, we just haven’t
found out about it yet. I’m pretty sure that Samsung at least
bought my photo legally, even though I haven’t received the
confirmation of it. But regardless, this is false advertising.
It’s undeniable that smartphone cameras are getting better (and
there are more and more lenses with every new phone). But, we
definitely shouldn’t trust the ads showing off their capabilities,
or at least take them with a grain of salt.
I know one brand that does not do this.
★ Tuesday, 4 December 2018