- 03-26-2012, 09:35 PM #1
We are just days away from the release and a lucky few already have this device in hand so I thought I would go ahead and get this thread started. Post em up people!
If you need some help posting pictures you can find more information in this thread:
- 03-27-2012, 10:52 PM #3
I just took a couple quick pics in low light to test the cam with some of my daughter's toys as a props. The first pic I took was just a quick point and shoot. Pic 2 shows off the cam a lil better with the tap to focus feature. I will try and take more tomorrow during the day:
Point and shoot
Tap to Focus
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- 03-31-2012, 01:13 PM #7
As we wait for the arrival of the Lumia 900 so we can test it's camera, I found some sample shots that have already been take. They look really great!
Lumia 900′s day-time camera shots. Again great clarity, depth of tone and color reproduction on display. « Nokiapoweruser
- 04-01-2012, 05:04 AM #8
I also found these on Flickr (just click forward for more). Looks to be the same results: RK Blue NOKIA Lumia 900_000246 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Nokia's gonna have to do better than this if they wanna compete.
- 04-01-2012, 07:17 PM #11
I guess I was just expecting better. Not really 4S quality, but at least on par with the current gen of windows phones (Focus S & Titan). It doesn't even seem to be that. Disappointing. :(
- 04-02-2012, 01:05 AM #13
There seems to be a massive discrepancy between the 2 sets of photos; those on wordpress look right up there with the best from phones, wheras the images on flickr look horrible (especially in comparison to the shots from the leica that are next to the lumias ones) and appear out of focus, poorly exposed and the colour balance is a bit off.
Just looking at the EXIF data from the flickr album, most of the photos have been put through quicktime, not sure why this has happened (have they been edited/compressed and why would anybody use quicktime for this function?), and looking at the data from the same album on the pictures taken by the leica camera, this was not done, which makes me a little suspicious of these photos. The other thing is in the outdoor photos from the flickr album the shutter speeds don't look right for such low light shots. Also the focus from a couple of the pictures was right in one corner of the image rather than anywhere near the middle, making them look way out of focus. I've seen some very nice sharp images in low light from the 900 and these are just a little hard to believe.
On the other hand those outdoor ones look amazing and make me want to replace my omnia7.
- 04-02-2012, 07:46 AM #14
Once I get my phone this week I'll take some comparison shots with all of the smartphone cameras in the house. To be honest, those pics look slightly better than what I have seen the iPhone4s do.
But if what you are looking for is quality, buy a camera. I have never seen any phone camera be able to out perform a real camera.
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04-06-2012, 03:40 PM #19
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I'll be posting pictures pretty soon. I was pretty disappointed until I figured out a few tricks. It's definitely not stellar, but not terrible either. The white balance on the preview looks more blue than the shot that is actually taken. I wish I could get the white balance of image preview.
- 04-06-2012, 06:23 PM #20
Those don't look too bad, a bit more noise than I was hoping for though.
In many of the shots I've seen the blues seem dull and undersaturated. Can someone please post a shot with a lot of sky in it, and maybe a comparison shot with a proper camera if available? I'd be forever in your debt :). This may just be the difference for me between getting the cheaper focus S vs lumia 900 to tide me over til WP8 (battery on my omnia 7 no longer lasts all day).
- 04-06-2012, 09:59 PM #22
I think, people here are expecting too much from L900 in terms of camera. I have seen some stunning pics take by N900, and some not so good. So, it can be that it may take some getting used to with the touch to focus or shot kind of stuff.
04-07-2012, 04:31 AM #23
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Macbook photo taken in complete darkness with auto-fix applied afterwards. Settings are automatic with 8MP 4:3.
Cosplay couple taken in a restaurant at night. Same setting with no auto-fix.
Yes, the camera falters at times but it is perfectly adequate for catching a moment.
The only thing I really find odd is that in the macbook picture there is relatively little noise while in the cosplay picture there is quite a bit.
04-07-2012, 08:22 AM #25
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I don't know why people make a huge deal of picture quality on a smartphone. As long as the pic isn't horrible then it should be ok. How many folks really plan on printing the pics or making a cool scrap book with pics from smartphones? If you know you will be taking some important shots I would stick with a real camera. But I know, you want you 450 - 600 dollar phone to be the best at everything. I'm just happy that most high end smartphones don't have terrible disposable camera quality.
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