1. Phoquetopus's Avatar
    So prior to getting my Lumia 1020, I was using a Moto X as my main phone (I still have it) and although it's the best Android Phone I've ever used from a user experience standpoint, it's gotten a bum rap for it's camera prowess. In almost sheer opposition to phones like the Lumia 1020, there are almost no manual user settings. It's as point as click as you can get. Despite this, when it comes to quick indoor shots, I find my Moto X takes almost az nice pictures as my 1020 when non still objects are involved (i.e. my cat). In situations where I have nothing but time, of course my 1020 kills it but I've taken some amazing shots with both and it's making me rethink my 1020's 41MPX camera as a must have. Here are some Moto X samples https://plus.google.com/photos/10522...67618202177313
    10-16-2013 10:16 AM
  2. gsquared's Avatar
    10-16-2013 10:22 AM
  3. majortom1981's Avatar
    Why come onto a windows phone website to boast about your moto x?
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    10-16-2013 10:31 AM
  4. Negamaki's Avatar
    Have you tried Smart Cam or Blink? They're good for taking action shots.
    10-16-2013 10:34 AM
  5. Phoquetopus's Avatar
    I've tried smart cam and I would say it gets the shot maybe 50% of the time. Not sure what blink is unless you're referring to the regular camera app (non pro or smart). And majortim1981, It's not so much to boast but to make an honest comparison. I think that anyone who's spent either the 600-700 dollars outright or signed a 2 year contract on this device is entitled to critique it, especially when that hefty price tag is mostly due to said camera. Don't get me wrong, my 1020 kills in non-flash night shots but and sceneries pictures or those taken in bright daylight. The only gripe I have are with quick indoor camera shots. I posted the Moto X shots to offer a proper comparison since ones I've seen on review sites tended to not be as nice for some reason. I would have put Lumia 1020 shots but I'm guessing since you all have it you have a pretty good idea of it's performance
    10-16-2013 10:43 AM
  6. Phoquetopus's Avatar
    Googled and found blink. Similar results but I like that it creates animated gifs.
    10-16-2013 10:58 AM
  7. bricky23's Avatar
    Nice pics. Who's the hotty? And no I don't mean the cat. Lol

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    10-16-2013 11:52 AM
  8. Phoquetopus's Avatar
    Are you saying my cat is ugly bricky23? That's my wife lol
    10-16-2013 01:26 PM
  9. pennzoilgtr's Avatar
    @ ts, I used to own a Atrix. The battery is solid, It had a fingerprint recognition way before the iPhone 5s, the photo isn't of good quality but the camcorder is a killer for its low light shooting and stereo recording.
    10-16-2013 02:16 PM
  10. antiochian2010's Avatar
    I'm finding ProShot has NICE recovery time between shots. The 5MP pics are produced as oversampled from the full 41MP sensor. Only drawback is there is no high res, so no reframing; and if you zoom, the quality goes down. But for FAST non-zoomed 5MP shots, ProShot is the way to go on the 1020.
    10-16-2013 02:54 PM
  11. neolp123's Avatar
    dude... your pics are amazing.. Moto X truly has a kickass camera....

    or you are a very good photographer.. :)
    10-16-2013 03:49 PM
  12. Phoquetopus's Avatar
    antiochian2010, So are you saying that when I'm using the Pro Cam and have it set to take both a 41MPX shot and 5MPX shot that I'm not getting the full oversampling effect on my pictures, or does it just cause the recovery time to be longer between shots?
    10-16-2013 03:50 PM
  13. Phoquetopus's Avatar
    neolp123 The Moto X just does really well in good lighting and if you're willing to trust it with focussing and what not (I used Camera FV-5 from the app store when I wanted manual control) In low light you pretty much want the flash on or your photo ends up looking like an expressionist painting due to over softening. The time in between and pictures and being able to launch the camera with a quick shake really help in getting those quick moment shots. When I have all the time in the world though my Lumia 1020 takes way better shots
    10-16-2013 04:56 PM
  14. antiochian2010's Avatar
    antiochian2010, So are you saying that when I'm using the Pro Cam and have it set to take both a 41MPX shot and 5MPX shot that I'm not getting the full oversampling effect on my pictures, or does it just cause the recovery time to be longer between shots?
    No..not ProCam...ProShot - look it up in the app store. It's a 3rd party camera app
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    10-16-2013 05:45 PM
  15. Phoquetopus's Avatar
    Thanks antiochian2010, I'll check that out right away. I also just took a bunch of quick shots on my Moto X and 1020 relatively at the same time under less than ideal lighting conditions to do a fair comparisson. The high res versions of the Lumia are in here as well (the last 6) https://plus.google.com/photos/10522...artnerid=gplp0
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    10-16-2013 05:52 PM
  16. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Those pics are nice but I was expecting something better than the Lumia 1020(or even the 925).

    I don't think the Moto x camera is that great compared to other android phones in its category tbh but it is a decent camera
    10-16-2013 06:36 PM
  17. liin's Avatar
    Some people like quick snapshots, but for some people, having control over composition of light and shadow, is the fun part. That, is something phone's A.I. or SLR's meter does not know.

    For example, I took 2 test shots from the same spot. That is something software can't "see" for me.

    I understand quick ( and maybe even predicting what's next ) is key to taking snapshots, as I have 2 kids and I photograph mostly just them. And a poor shot is still better than a missed shot. But I find once I get used to a camera, those problems, may it be the slow and battery draining DP2, even slower from the bag DSLR, etc, can be solved. On the flip side, I've always found snapshots from phones and auto-p&s where I just thought it would have been so nice if those were exposed better, or have better rendition of colors, light and shadow. My 1020 is bridging that gap of quick draw from pocket and having control.
    Last edited by liin; 10-17-2013 at 03:36 AM.
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    10-16-2013 08:11 PM
  18. odehhasan's Avatar
    Your cat looks exactly like mine :-)

    Btw, this pic is taken by pro camera

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    10-16-2013 08:37 PM
  19. odehhasan's Avatar
    Anyway, I think you can always take very nice shots with almost any phone camera if you spend some time setting the correct configuration for the scenery you're capturing but the good thing about 1020 camera is that you don't need to be expert or set anything, just point and shot and you'll get very nice shots with huge amount of details.

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    10-16-2013 08:44 PM
  20. Phoquetopus's Avatar
    Here are a few more I've been able to take, all with the pro cam. I think I just need to learn to play with the settings more because some of the shots I've seen that you guys have linked to are amazing
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    10-16-2013 09:45 PM
  21. willied's Avatar
    I'm impressed with what the Moto X can do. The 1020's color definitely seems better, but the Moto X does surprisingly well.
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    10-17-2013 07:48 PM
  22. montsa007's Avatar
    Preferring my Moto X over my Lumia 1020 when it comes to quick shots
    10-17-2013 11:48 PM
  23. anon(5316299)'s Avatar
    I'm impressed with what the Moto X can do. The 1020's color definitely seems better, but the Moto X does surprisingly well.
    Yep. I have a Lumia 1020, Lumia 928, and Moto X. I switch between all three during the week (there are work reasons for carrying an Android device at times). I really like the whole Moto X interface for quick point and shoot, and the results are definitely decent. My best pictures for sure are with the 1020...but I gotta tell ya, the delta between 928 and 1020 is not huge if you don't zoom...
    10-18-2013 09:19 AM
  24. WinFan1's Avatar
    looks to me that you can bring out the best in both cameras. I still prefer the 1020 for obvious reasons, however you take very good shots either way.
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    10-18-2013 10:07 AM
  25. Phoquetopus's Avatar
    I ended up using the tips in this article ( How to: take sharper, crisper Xenon flash photos on the Nokia Lumia 1020 )in order to take quick action shots in less than ideal lighting and man did it ever help.
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    10-18-2013 12:19 PM

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