Famous YouTuber MKBHD’s blind smartphone camera test had some unintended, but highly expected results. Benjamin Mayo explains:
The iPhone 11 Pro triple-camera system re-established Apple’s crown as a critic’s choice this year for smartphone cameras, but Marques Brownlee’s blind Twitter survey always turns up some interesting results.
Various smartphone cameras and their respective photos were compared in a blind test. Blind means the viewer and voters had no idea which camera took what photo. The results say more about Twitter than the photos.
MKBHD’s test format involves taking photos on sixteen different phones and then uploading those pics to Twitter in blind polls for his followers to pick their favorites. The lower voted photos are knocked out and the winners go onto successive rounds.
Great headlines, dumb test. Too many variables, including the judges. Twitter compresses photos so much that many are not worthy of viewing.