- 01-09-2012, 07:07 PM #1
So, we've heard things about "wide angle", 2.2f aperture, and Carl Zeiss lens. We've also heard that the FFC is also wide angle and is as good in low light conditions as the back cameras on many other phones.
But to me... all this stuff is a foreign language.
Anybody who is into lenses and photography want to enlighten those of us that don't really understand this stuff?
- 01-09-2012, 07:14 PM #3
The main reason I ask is because I always thought of Nokia as this company that had awesome cameras on their phones. But from what I've read about the Lumia 800, the camera is respectable, but not spectacular by any measure.
So how does the camera on the Lumia 900 stack up? I would assume that the software is the same as the 800. So then we're left with the hardware. Is the hardware that much different?
- 01-10-2012, 01:43 AM #5
Most reviewers thought the Focus S and Titan took better pictures than the Lumia 800, so unless the hardware or software has changed I would still expect that to be the case. The 800 has a good camera, but not a great one.
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- 01-12-2012, 10:28 AM #12
"And it has the exact same innards as the Lumia 800 besides an LTE radio."
Not true. For one, we now know the display is different. Not just the size, but it's not a pentile display. The front camera is different than the one that came on the N9 (this ones backlit). And I'll have to dig up the interview, but I believe it was Elop who said the back camera was using different technology than the one that came on the 800 for them to be able to get true wide angle shots from it (it's not just software).
Anyways, point being, this isn't just an N9/800 that's been shoehorned into a bigger body. It's a different phone.
- 01-12-2012, 01:53 PM #13
It all comes down to the camera for me. If the 900 has a better camera than the 800 and even outclasses the original Titan's camera I will probably jump. Don't see myself ditching my Titan if my camera gets a downgrade though. I'm willing to sacrifice only one thing, which would be the larger screen.
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In the Engadget Interview, Elop hinted that the camera isn't the same as the 800. He mentioned that the rear camera was tweaked for higher quality Wide angle shots and that the software for the Windows Phone camera has been tweaked also. He also mentioned the performance of the Front Facing camera during the CES presentation. Is the camera the same module; it's possible, but he clearly indicated that the quality would be improved over the 800.
- 01-13-2012, 09:53 AM #19
The Engadget Interview: Nokia CEO Stephen Elop at CES 2012 (video) -- Engadget
At around 1:43, he asks if the camera is different. Elop says the optics were different than what's on the N9/800 in order to get better quality & the wide angle lens.