1. pmouse's Avatar
    Got mine yesterday, shot a bunch today in the garden. I'd have to say, it's above expectations so far.

    I noticed two things:

    Picture looks the best when it's oversampled (i.e., not zoomed in), it's AMAZINGLY SHARP. So the "shoot first frame later" still doesn't really apply. If you want to take advantage of the 41MP camera, you should carefully frame the shot, make sure the focus is right, and the lighting is correct.

    At maximum loss-less zoom, the shots are typical smart phone like.

    I didn't use a camera grip. The battery lasted all day with me taking ~100 shots, and I still have 50% left, pretty good. I did some light web browsing and uploading the pictures with WIFI.

    To me this phone is totally worth the $700 price tag, because with it I'll document every moments of my life with real printable pictures, and that is priceless.

    1X ZOOM, 1/2000@ISO100
    wp_20130804_11_40_08_pro.jpg

    1X Zoom, 1/800@ISO100
    wp_20130804_11_41_17_pro.jpg

    2.7X Zoom, 1/60@ISO100
    wp_20130804_18_22_04_pro.jpg
    1X Zoom, 1/400@ISO100
    wp_20130804_13_02_57_pro.jpg
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    08-05-2013 01:58 AM
  2. anon(5928073)'s Avatar
    These look great. I do not think I have seen one bad photo taken with the 1020
    08-05-2013 02:15 AM
  3. pmouse's Avatar
    These look great. I do not think I have seen one bad photo taken with the 1020
    Thanks, they do look great. My point was stronger however - they look AWESOME, above my expectations. Especially the second shot, I could not believe my eyes when I loaded that picture up on my computer screen, it's almost as good as my 7D.

    Obviously the zoomed in ones do look a bit noisy, but at least I now have a way to take quality pictures everywhere I go.
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    08-05-2013 02:25 AM
  4. Deutscher2's Avatar
    Flowers are nice, but it would be nice to see more Low-Light Photos.
    08-05-2013 02:35 AM
  5. pmouse's Avatar
    The low light performance on the 920 was already excellent. L1020 is a little better, but not by much - on this picture, note the star pixel on the top right, you won't see this detail on a 920 shot. I think the noise is a bit high on the blacks, but it's truly dark out, and I didn't use the flash.

    Zoom 1x, 1/4@ISO1000
    Attached Thumbnails wp_20130804_21_44_38_pro.jpg  
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    08-05-2013 02:48 AM
  6. hcrick's Avatar
    Was that street sign shot handheld?
    08-05-2013 07:22 AM
  7. hcrick's Avatar
    Have you tried cropping / zooming into the bees using the full res shot of the yellow flowers? I think they would still come out quite nicely.
    08-05-2013 07:25 AM
  8. pmouse's Avatar
    Was that street sign shot handheld?
    Yep, handheld. No camera grip either.
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    08-05-2013 11:27 AM
  9. pmouse's Avatar
    Have you tried cropping / zooming into the bees using the full res shot of the yellow flowers? I think they would still come out quite nicely.

    I have looked at the full res picture on my computer. To be honest, they aren't as sharp. You can clearly tell the difference. Another problem was the focus was on the flower. It was hard to kept a focus on the bee because 1, it's too small to accurately tap on; 2, the focus process takes time (vs a phase detection focus on SLR), and the bees weren't that cooperative :)
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    08-05-2013 11:32 AM

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