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  1. ReverendDC's Avatar
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    Just saw this article, and I thought I would share... http://m.gizmodo.com/5982478/the-best-smartphone-camera

    GIZ has not been the kindest to the Lumia 920, but they make a fair comparison.
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    Z10 as second runner up after the IP5!

    That's a bold statement. (maybe its not as bad as I thought)
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    The Best Smartphone Camera

    Overall


    • Winner - Nokia Lumia 920: Using only the automatic setting, it gets an accurate exposure and decent image in all shooting conditions. You can't beat it.
    • Second Place - iPhone 5 It's not the best at any one thing, but the iPhone 5 performs reasonably well in most settings, but the flash makes photos a total mess.
    • Third Place - BlackBerry Z10: The Z10's details are beautifully sharp, which is a refreshing reminder that smartphones don't always have to shoot the fuzzy, soft photos we're used to. Still, the camera underperforms in terms of overall image qualityespecially in low-lightcompared to the field.
    • Fourth Place - Galaxy SIII: Pretty impressive that the Galaxy S III's camera holds its own, despite being nearly a year old. '
    • Fifth Place - Nexus 4:. For being Google's flagship Android device, the Nexus 4 is incredibly disappointing. Its camera is terrible even under optimal conditions. You have to cut corners somewhere to hit a low price point, and Google obviously skimped on the camera.


      But we already knew that! :)
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    Says the Z10 underperforms, but still beats the other two,and I'd agree with that. Flash picture only one that was impressive. But it wasn't as terrible as some articles made it out to be.

    Found it interesting that the HTC was so bad last time they didn't even bother with them. 8x users around here seem to think the camera is just fine.
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    But you can't change the aperture! It's terrible! If you disagree you're a noob!
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    2nd place should of been the Nokia 620
    Unlocked, 32Gb Lumia 1520 :-)

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    My 920 is the only phone that takes amazing photos of paper and from computer monitors every time.

    I copy a ton of serial numbers and its much easier to take a quick pic and type it up when back at office. no other phone comes out perfect everytime, usually blurry or its flash blinds some letters.

    Also the 920 gets almost dslr quality photos. You get that pop like a dslr.
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    two pretty decent smartphone cameraphones are missing from their test. The z10 is very similar to the iphone in terms of detail.. a bit more saturation, but overall, very close.

    Quote Originally Posted by sk1d_mark View Post
    2nd place should of been the Nokia 620
    Its a pretty good shooter..



    Credit goes to sean72 .. very well composed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berty6294 View Post
    gizmodo is the fox news of technology sites.
    i take that back, they clearly have a genuine knowledge of gadgets!
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    Very nice, they seemed a little hard on the nexus 4 tho...
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    ^ well... it sucks..
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    Quote Originally Posted by vlad0 View Post
    ^ well... it sucks..
    I disagree.. I have a Nexus 4 and the camera isn't nearly as bad as they make it out to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slashd0t View Post
    I disagree.. I have a Nexus 4 and the camera isn't nearly as bad as they make it out to be.
    I am yet to see a decent jpeg from the nexus 4.. but then again my perception of what that is most likely different from yours. We all see image quality in slightly different ways.. for example, a lot of people thought that the iPhone 4 had a great camera, I thought it was awful and I returned it..

    Now, that being said, Gizmodo might be trying to make it worse than it is... I won't be surprised one bit. I am surprised they are still around actually..

    Here is an example from the nex 4 ..



    look at this.. mushy stuff.. eww .. lol :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by stmav View Post

    Found it interesting that the HTC was so bad last time they didn't even bother with them. 8x users around here seem to think the camera is just fine.
    No. 8x camera is horrible. Every photo I take comes out looking sepia tone.
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    Okay. Knowing Gizmodo, I thought this would happen.

    But, where oh where is the 808? The same camera was praised for its detail by Gizmodo (and Gizmodo even complained that Flickr ruined the quality of the 808's photos).
    (That applies to this thread too.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by WanderingTraveler View Post
    Okay. Knowing Gizmodo, I thought this would happen.

    But, where oh where is the 808? The same camera was praised for its detail by Gizmodo (and Gizmodo even complained that Flickr ruined the quality of the 808's photos).
    (That applies to this thread too.)
    They mention the 808 in the article. They essentially said it was the best but because it runs symbian there was no point in including it because nobody wants a symbian phone.
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    I won't dispute #1, or even #2, but including the Z10 and Nexus 4 and zero mention of the HTC One X or the Note 2 pretty much kills the credibility of this article. I loved my Nexus 4 and photosphere was pretty dang cool but the camera, just like the galaxy nexus was mediocre at best. Lumia 920 is by far my favorite camera, followed closely by the One X and Note 2/GS3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WanderingTraveler View Post
    Okay. Knowing Gizmodo, I thought this would happen.

    But, where oh where is the 808? The same camera was praised for its detail by Gizmodo (and Gizmodo even complained that Flickr ruined the quality of the 808's photos).
    (That applies to this thread too.)
    Did you bother to read the article? In the first paragraph, the 808 is stated to be the best, but "...you're not going to buy a Symbian phone..."

    HATREHATEHATE.....
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    I really wish people would stop singling out the camera as the defining feature on cell phones. Sure it's nice to have, but they will never match a stand alone camera.
    Don't get me wrong, I'm glad to see the 920 named "best" in something, but it seems like almost every smart phone review comes down to the camera and let's face it...picture quality is very subjective based on who's viewing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by koldmiser View Post
    Sure it's nice to have, but they will never match a stand alone camera.
    I will have to disagree.. my smartphone replaced my standalone camera 3 years ago, and I haven't looked back. I still have my DSLR for special occasions, but I sold all my compacts.

    Here is the result, these are all shot with my phone/s .. no post processing of any kind.

    http://sdrv.ms/137DbNU

    also, I took this yesterday.. look at the detail, and tell me that your point and shoot can do better :)



    edit. only this one is post processed.. I made an HDR with exposure values of -1, 0, +1 and put them together on my PC later

    https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...N8rSlPULGAW9jA
    Last edited by vlad0; 02-21-2013 at 11:57 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gibbage View Post
    No. 8x camera is horrible. Every photo I take comes out looking sepia tone.
    Its terrible if your moving or have awkward lighting. But if you take a second to set up, it takes some great pictures!
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    Quote Originally Posted by koldmiser View Post
    I really wish people would stop singling out the camera as the defining feature on cell phones. Sure it's nice to have, but they will never match a stand alone camera.
    Don't get me wrong, I'm glad to see the 920 named "best" in something, but it seems like almost every smart phone review comes down to the camera and let's face it...picture quality is very subjective based on who's viewing.

    The best camera is the one you have with you. Sure I have a DSLR, but I'm not lugging that thing around everywhere. I have a Galaxy Camera which I love, but even it is too big to carry around all the time. The 920 works great in a pinch if you have no other camera with you and while not as nice as a dedicated camera it performs admirably. As far as camera being a defining feature, I don't think that is entirely true. If it was this thing would sell as well as the iPhone or GS3. Hardware pretty much has taken a backseat to software in the smartphone wars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vlad0 View Post
    I will have to disagree.. my smartphone replaced my standalone camera 3 years ago, and I haven't looked back. I still have my DSLR for special occasions, but I sold all my compacts.

    Here is the result, these are all shot with my phone/s .. no post processing of any kind.

    http://sdrv.ms/137DbNU

    also, I took this yesterday.. look at the detail, and tell me that your point and shoot can do better :)

    http://www.esato.com/phonephotos/cam...39TR2N9r_n.jpg

    edit. only this one is post processed.. I made an HDR with exposure values of -1, 0, +1 and put them together on my PC later

    https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...N8rSlPULGAW9jA
    Those are some really impressive photos taken with both your N8 and 808.

    Words can't describe how much I miss my N8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by echoshizzle View Post
    Those are some really impressive photos taken with both your N8 and 808.

    Words can't describe how much I miss my N8.
    Thanks!

    And yes, once you get used to having that kind of tech in your pocket anywhere you go, its really hard to switch...especially if you like photography.. everything else feels like a downgrade. Its even worse with the 808 because of the flash performance and zooming.

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    The best camera is the one you have with you.
    Word.
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    Look like the HTC One falls short on completing with Nokia 920.

    Cameras: HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920 - Neowin
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