- 07-29-2013, 12:46 PM #1
Just picked up the Nokia Lumia 1020 on Friday coming from the Lumia 920. Why does it seem that the night shots on auto mode on the 1020 aren't as good as the night shots on auto mode on the 920? They seem like they get a lot less light. I'm sure I can fiddle with the manual settings but I like that my 920 used to figure it out "auto"matically.
Anyone else noticing that?
07-29-2013, 12:56 PM #3
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Also agree with the poster above. Manual settings are the only thing you should be using if you go from 920 to 1020. I have been playing around with them a lot. Really makes the photos amazing. In all conditions.
- 07-29-2013, 06:58 PM #4
Not all of us are great photographers (yet) and if people don't get good shots out of the box, they'll feel that the 1020's camera isn't as good as it's been touted.
Last edited by uptempo777; 07-29-2013 at 07:25 PM.
07-30-2013, 11:52 AM #6
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After further testing, I think the night shots with flash come out much more crisp on the 1020, but without flash, on auto settings, I give the edge to the 920. But after adjusting the exposure time and ISO a bit, I could definitely beat my 920 shot with the 1020. Just keep at it guys!
- 07-30-2013, 02:25 PM #7----
My Device History circa 2007:
Nokia 1020 > Nokia 920 > Nokia 900 > HTC Titan > HP Pre 3 > HP Veer > Palm Pre 2 > HTC Evo > Palm Pre > iPhone 3G > iPhone
- 09-07-2013, 09:52 AM #8
Going to sell the 1020 and the camera is the one thing I will miss. Any phone I've had I never went out a played around at taking pictures just because there was nothing much you could do with a normal phone. Now I started out taking pictures with real film back when I was a kid and have even done some pro-photo stuff thru the years. Worked at a small news paper as a photog when I was in high school and free lance later in life so I understand more then most what effects the different setting can do. So the 1020 has been a fun phone to use for the camera side. But I'm sure other will start offering something like it before long
- 09-07-2013, 10:00 AM #9
- 05-16-2014, 09:51 AM #10
Guys... let me refer you to a tweet from Juha Alakarhu: "@ZiadTammam @stevelitchfield @PhoneDaz 1020 uses darker tone mapping at high ISOs because, e.g., 920 got feedback for too bright night shots". And this is fairly noticeable, as if you take the 1020 and just amp up the ISO, you will get good lowlight pictures, but you will notice it stays very "dark" compare to say the iPhone or the 920 which both amps up the ISO at lowlight to compensate.... (also comparing to the 808 at my side just now). This is by design, to keep the images true to scene. So to brighten up the scene to the unrealistic levels of the 920, you'll have to use the shutter speed to compensate for the darker tone mapping that gets activated at high ISO. - it's all done in the name of complaining. as the consumer feedback of the lumia 920 in 2012 of not being able to capture realistic night scenes(lighting them up too much).
Last edited by Saint Michael; 05-16-2014 at 02:59 PM.
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