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# 250991 4-Jun-2019 12:09
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Is there a mid range android in existence that has optical image stabalization for still photos? (video OIS not necessary). Was a bit disappointed to learn Samsung's 2019 A range doesn't. Its awesome on my S9 but I'm getting a new phone for my folks who aren't looking for extreme high end. I thought semi decent OIS would be good for their shaky old-people hands lol.

 

EDIT: Expecting to pay around 400-500.


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  # 2251096 4-Jun-2019 13:02
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New or old? Samsung S8 would be perfect, if you can find one.

 

Otherwise for mid-range iPhones have the best cameras by far. an iPhone 6S is only $549 and stil perfectly functional as a text/facebook device.

 

 




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  # 2252305 5-Jun-2019 19:02
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I would consider an S8 but $600 is the cheapest I can find, a bit over budget. (That's new, wouldn't buy second hand).


 
 
 
 


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  # 2254616 8-Jun-2019 21:17
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Mobilecity is the place to go for S8s, everthing from refurbished with a couple dead pixels for about $440~ to a new model for $560ish  think.

 


Personally Id go th Huawei p20, bigger pixels, bigger sensor, Leica gear. They did get down to $540 but back to $640 now. There was a deal on the pro model for $700 recently.

$400-500 I cant think of anything, but try using kimovil or the gsmarena phone finder, put in OIS and the equivalent US price for a rough guide.


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  # 2254620 8-Jun-2019 21:27
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king of still photos is the Huawei P30 Pro, video not so much. but might be a bit beyond your budget for now, wait until it drops in price.





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Moto G7 Plus and One Vision have OIS.





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