- 10-31-2012, 01:10 PM #1
Can someone explain to me how Nokia can make a phone and promote the camera as the selling point for the device yet every review that has come out for it says the camera takes dull pictures, not Sharp or crisp? I just don't understand. How can the IPhone 4/5 still have the best phone camera
10-31-2012, 01:15 PM #3
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I've yet to see any comparison between them. The iPhone 4 does not have the best camera by any stretch, I would call it awful. The iPhone 5 might, I will hold out on saying which camera is best in daylight until I see comparison shots. I would say there is enough comparison shots to say that in lower light conditions and while recording video the Lumia is winning, but I have no idea which wins during more high light conditions.
- 10-31-2012, 01:15 PM #4
10-31-2012, 01:17 PM #7
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which review or you looking at? if you're talking about Engadget, they also said the Nokia N8 took worst pictures than the Iphone 4
Iphones pre-process all their pictures so it comes out looking more colorful..Nokia imaging retain the same color sharpness
look at comparision between the Nokia 808 and the iPhone 5....the iPhone has more color but very saturated while the Nokia 808 retains the color of the actual image, therefore you can do more post processing on the Nokia images
Most consumers will say the iPhone 5 looks sharper because of the pre-processing of the pictures the phone does..its very magical
one of the forum member has a Nokia Lumia 920, you can ask to take random pictures of the snow, building structures, trees and see for yourself
10-31-2012, 01:20 PM #8
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- 10-31-2012, 01:20 PM #9
Low light performance has already been proven many times to be best there is, but we do need more pics under good lighting. Example The Verge's senior editor posted this picture from his Lumia 920 today.
The Lumia 920 camera in low light is like Vince Carter in a slam dunk contest. Untouchable.
Though while i want great camera (it can't beat my 808 PureView, no phone for year or two), but to me more important parts are music quality, screen and Nokia apps.
- 10-31-2012, 01:28 PM #10
I have seen the user shots on this forum and a few website reviews and I am already convinced we've been had. It is nowhere near the hype. The Lumia 920 looks to just be a 900 with much better low-light capability. The normal lighting shots seem to suffer from the same complaints as the 900. There is a serious lack of sharpness from what I've seen so far...noise reduction to the point of softness. Believe me if this camera was anything close to the game changer it was supposed to be there would be no website calling it "lackluster".
- 10-31-2012, 01:35 PM #11
Um... You mean those photos that people are uploading to free image hosting sites that compress the images hard? The ones I've seen on Dropbox/skydive look great. If you get your photo quality review from a site called "dialaphone" then I suggest quitting life now.
- 10-31-2012, 01:38 PM #12
Nokia Lumia 920 review | Expert Reviews
Lacklustre camera aside, this is a superb Windows Phone 8 handset
We were less impressed with the Lumia 920's still images, though. While these were well-exposed, colours were dull and photos weren't as sharp as we would like. There was also a large amount of noise reduction, but this led to a loss of detail. We much preferred the HTC Windows Phone 8X's images which, while overexposed, were much more vibrant and pleasing to look at.
I took it for a wander with an iPhone 5 and I found the results to be satisfactory, but not mindblowing. The Lumia does a much better job with colour and toning, providing a warm, rich shot. The iPhone's effort seemed a little cold by comparison.
- 10-31-2012, 01:39 PM #13
10-31-2012, 01:39 PM #14
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People really should wait for the big sites to post their thorough reviews. I never heard anything about dialaphone. Especially gsmarena's and to some extent theverge and phonearena. They review everything much more thoroughly. If they can show that the cam is average then we can start discussing what went wrong there.
I also heard from a lot of people that I personally trust that the camera is "awesome". I am not exactly thrilled so far by what we got to see but I'll wait for said reviews till I pass my judgement.
- 10-31-2012, 01:50 PM #18
I'm the father of a couple of young boys. I'm current stuck with an HTC Arrive, but ready to switch to AT&T as soon as the Lumia 920. My wife has a superfast-shooting HTC Evo LTE.
The VAST majority of pics we have to throw out/delete are due to blurriness or low-light grain/murkiness. Most of their spontaneous magic moments do not occur in daylight outdoors or in a room with huge windows.
The Lumia 920 features are ideal for this. Additionally, they have the smart group shot thing that lets us take previously unusable shots because one kid or another was looking away or scowling, and then create a better single shot. Everything I've seen thus far indicates this is the perfect smartphone camera for me. Your mileage may vary, but I think they've already delivered on their promises.
- 10-31-2012, 02:00 PM #21
- 10-31-2012, 02:03 PM #23
I think the camera is what was mostly hyped. Amazing when there is a need for low light shots and the power of OIS is totally undeniable. I didn't expect it to take killer shots with good lighting, still hand and everything else being optimal. Simply cos the phones that currently rule that department have huge camera bulges, now 920 has optical image stabilisation so no way it can fit all the goodies in there (well, technology evolves and maybe one day it can, but for now).
As in, I don't think we've been had at all.
- 10-31-2012, 02:05 PM #25
Marketing hype is all we have had so far for any WP8 device, and with a single exception the initial reviews are far from thorough or even trustworthy. Most reviewers have no idea what they are talking about and their articles are full of factual errors.
Calm down, wait for real reviews.