What is VCX


VCX is a non-profit organisation, it does not primarily pursue its own economic ends


A numeric indicator of the camera value of smart-phones and products. It is based on an objective assessment of equipment


Getting the experts together to improve the user experience


The association of Vision and Trust



Due to the fast-evolving technologies and the ever-increasing importance of social media, the camera is one of the most important components of today’s smart-phones. Nowadays, smart-phones are taking over a big share of the compact camera market. A simple reason for this might be revealed by the famous quote of Chase Jarvis:

The best camera is the one that’s with you

With the vast choice of devices and great promises of manufacturers, there is a demand to characterise image quality and performance in very simple terms in order to provide information that helps users choose the best-suited device.

For this reason, VCX(Valued Camera eXperience) was established.

The VCX-Forum was established to create and maintain an independent, objective and transparent standard for smartphone camera assessment. The Association is a non- profit organization that aims to bring together the world’s smartphone camera manufacturers, camera component producers, chipset/ISP vendors, image quality labs, researchers from academia and other stakeholders in the mobile industry. VCX-membership is open to any organization that wishes to further the goals of VCX.

The forum aims to imbibe the latest developments in the camera industry and keep the score generation process and algorithms to reflect image quality as perceived by the user.

The VCX Forum has been working with its members on the system and infrastructure. Now, we will strive to improve our technology to develop and exchange accurate and objective quality and performance indicators that are our ultimate goal. We will also serve as a compass for the smart-phone camera industry. This requires constant attention and encouragement from you. We appreciate your interest in VCX-Forum.


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