1. Paul Farrow's Avatar
    wp team

    Does anyone have any comments/feedback/samples of how photos compare between using the standard Windows Phone Camera app, the Smart Camera app or the Pro Camera app on the 1020?

    I have seen a few comments around white balance and start up times on the Pro Camera that has led me to wonder whether the standard Windows Phone Camera app is really that bad on the 1020 or whether for quick snaps it is good enough whilst for better shots I would use the Pro Camera?

    What photo quality do you lose using the standard Windows Phone Camera app given it is the same hardware across all the apps

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by Paul Farrow; 09-25-2013 at 09:35 PM.
    09-25-2013 08:15 PM
  2. PB_H's Avatar
    How could the standard built in be "really that bad" with 41MP/ (38.2 MP effective)
    with a huge sensor compared to all smartphones except the older Nokia 808 PureView where it is equal but it's modern (1020) and lossless in zoom
    On my 810 it's only 8MP and even the built isn't bad.
    09-25-2013 10:18 PM
  3. marratj's Avatar
    With the exception that the builtin camera app also only takes 5 MP shots and doesn't even have the full-res version available. Saving is also much faster, so it can be assumed that it just uses the middle cropped portion (5MP) of the sensor and no oversampling... For some comparisons, see here: All About 'Oversampling', the Lumia 1020 compared to the original Nokia 808...
    09-26-2013 02:46 AM
  4. Bahamen's Avatar
    With the exception that the builtin camera app also only takes 5 MP shots and doesn't even have the full-res version available. Saving is also much faster, so it can be assumed that it just uses the middle cropped portion (5MP) of the sensor and no oversampling... For some comparisons, see here: All About 'Oversampling', the Lumia 1020 compared to the original Nokia 808...
    It can't be just cropping the middle 5MP from the center of the sensor otherwise you will have a much narrower field of view. My guess is it probably employs a simple and less sophisticated method of downsampling compared to the Pro Cam.
    09-26-2013 03:22 AM
  5. marratj's Avatar
    Well, I didn't think about that, but you're right of course... Has to be some quick and dirty algorithm then... Would still be interesting to see that compared to other top-end smartphones.
    09-26-2013 04:48 AM
  6. eugie's Avatar
    Standard cam best in low light or night shot my experience
    09-26-2013 04:53 AM

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