- 11-14-2012, 12:53 PM #1
The primary reason I am planning to move to WP8 from iPhone 4s is the Lumia 920 camera! But I honestly don't know where I stand on this anymore :/ On one hand, the daylight camera issue does seem like a software issue. On the other hand, how on earth can they let something like this slip through the QA? Makes me question the idea that a fix is even possible or not. And there hasn't been any more information from Nokia's side apart from that one tweet by @XavierNokia.
While it's tempting to just go ahead and buy it and trust nokia to provide a fix later, it's kinda hard to trust them when they let something so obvious slip though!
So I'm going to wait until the end of 2012 and then get an iPhone 5 :/
What about you guys!
- 11-14-2012, 12:57 PM #2
I ordered one two days ago, but the order is still pending. Nokia fixed the 900 camera in short order, no reason to think this won't be the same. Nokia is one of the few phone manufacturers that actually stand behind and support their products.
Also, besides low light shots and video, the i5s camera is pretty nice. Why not get the lumia and then you would have wp8 and ios. Best of both worlds.
Last edited by independentvolume; 11-14-2012 at 01:13 PM.
- 11-14-2012, 01:17 PM #4
11-14-2012, 01:19 PM #5
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The daylight "issue" really isn't much of an issue to begin with. The shots Ive seen look fine (and nothing compares to the 920 low light shots). If you want more saturated or sharper images, just do that in post processing for now. It would be easy to make those changes automatic in the software so Im sure Nokia will do that in short order.
- 11-14-2012, 01:20 PM #6
- 11-14-2012, 01:24 PM #7
https://public.bay.livefilestore.com...008.jpg?psid=1. When you try to read the text on the giant phone pictures when zoomed in, lack of details is more than apparent.
Post-processing on jpeg files suck. If only there was a way you could get the raw file! This wouldn't have been such a big issue afterall.
- 11-14-2012, 02:08 PM #8
11-14-2012, 02:39 PM #12
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These are more or less all macro pictures in which the daylight issue is absent. The daylight issue shows on pictures in which the object is 20 feet away from the lens. Moreover, the daylight issue is not a daylight issue but also there in nightlife picture, however, not so visible since nightshots are darker, noisier etc.
- 11-14-2012, 04:35 PM #13
Here's another example of lost details from that "Lumia pictures" thread - http://forums.windowscentral.com/att...121112_019.jpg Just look at any tree in the picture.
- 11-14-2012, 07:37 PM #16
lets get real, daylight pictures are not good enough for a new 'Premium' device. all other competitors cameras have better daylight quality than the 920, the fact that low-light is better does not compensate for the lack of quality during daylight unless you are a vampire and only go out during the night.
11-14-2012, 07:40 PM #17
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Already bought mine. And to be frank, I can live with the camera as is. It's not worse than my 4S. I am a firm believer in that it is tough to make a decision based on what another person posts. I have seen some god awful pics supposedly taken by the 920, some of them buy people who call themselves reviewers (on other sites) and I have yet to be able to reproduce the blurriness they experienced unless I uncontrollably shake while I am taking a picture. I am interested in Nokias response though, as this could be a good indication on how speedily they will treat other potential issues that may come up.
11-14-2012, 08:14 PM #18
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I too have been disappointed in the 920's camera. I currently have a iPhone 4, and am looking for a replacement. I've heard so much hype about the 920's camera, so I guess my expectations were too high. I played around with one this past weekend. The shot on the screen is great, but then at the last second it morphs into a softer duller picture. This happened over and over. I took pictures of people, and also objects at various distances. And it wasn't an issue of needing to zoom in afterwards. The zoomed in picture was even worse. I love the WP8 OS, and the phone itself is great. But I won't commit to the phone until the camera issues are worked out. I know a fix has been promised, but I don't want to chance it and wait til my return period has passed. I rely heavily on the camera in my phone (I take a lot of kid pics). The video capability and low light pics are amazing...but the bulk of my pictures are daylight still photos.
- 11-14-2012, 09:01 PM #19