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  1. vlad0's Avatar
    Wait till Christmas?
    I think its worth it at this point.

    In this case I would always go with fixed high quality lens + bigger image sensor .. the more movable parts the easier to brake, which is why Nokia didn't continue the development of their own optical designs. Considering how many times I've dropped my 808.. I would be scared to use something like the galaxy k on a daily basis.

    The heavier it is, the harder it hits the ground..

    Nokia's approach is much better for a mobile phone overall.
    06-03-2014 07:32 PM
  2. lippidp's Avatar
    Have you seen how ugly and thick the K Zoom is?
    Looks fine to me. I'm not particular about looks or heft, but I will not under any circumstance use Android. If they put Tizen on there I would consider it, but prefer to stay Microsoft.
    06-04-2014 12:43 AM
  3. nm7s9's Avatar
    To me the huge difference is that with the 1020 you get "post zoom" but the K zoom is "pre zoom". For a point and shoot situation, like when on holidays etc, this is a critical difference (IMHO). Having to pre zoom almost guarantees that you miss the shot!
    06-04-2014 04:32 AM
  4. heickelrrx's Avatar
    Looks fine to me. I'm not particular about looks or heft, but I will not under any circumstance use Android. If they put Tizen on there I would consider it, but prefer to stay Microsoft.
    I think windows base phone are better in term of photography. Espesially Nokia Lumia Series. They have lot of manual control at nokia camera which user friendly for both pro and amateur user

    Well i'm not use K Zoom nor 1020. Still I use L625 and have little experience with S3 and apple 4S
    06-04-2014 05:07 AM
  5. rkarolak's Avatar
    You know, You can zoom in up to 3x with Your 1020 without quality loss? (It's almost without, but for casual users you can claim it as "lossless zoom"). And You can zoom in more afterwards. Oh, and the 3.1 minimum aperture in K Zoom... it's just wow. You're going to need lots of light to get a decent shutter speed. Really - think about that!
    If you're shooting at 5mp, true, as you're basically cropping in. Shooting at full resolution you don't have "lossless zoom".

    You do point out the tradeoff for optical zoom however, which is the aperture. Prime lenses (fixed focal length) will always have better apertures compared to zoom lenses. In general they'll have better optical quality, assuming you have a very good quality prime vs a good quality zoom lens. It's a tradeoff for the convenience of being able to have optical zoom. Of course, with cell phones the quality of the sensor and lenses also vary widely.
    06-04-2014 10:39 AM
  6. rkarolak's Avatar
    I think windows base phone are better in term of photography. Espesially Nokia Lumia Series. They have lot of manual control at nokia camera which user friendly for both pro and amateur user

    Well i'm not use K Zoom nor 1020. Still I use L625 and have little experience with S3 and apple 4S
    In general the iPhones since the 4 have had good cameras. They may not be the 1020, but they do produce pretty good images and have fast shot-to-shot time, something that the 1020 isn't very good at.
    06-04-2014 10:43 AM
  7. vlad0's Avatar
    In general the iPhones since the 4 have had good cameras. They may not be the 1020, but they do produce pretty good images and have fast shot-to-shot time, something that the 1020 isn't very good at.
    Except all their lenses, including the 5s, are way too narrow... its like you are shooting in "instagram" mode all the time. Actually, I think this is the main reason for instagram's obsession with square photography. Hopefully the new gen iphones will have wider lenses..

    Other than that, their IQ in good lighting conditions has been good since the 4s. Low light is still a no go, and their flash performance is no match for the xenon powered Nokias .. even the ones from 2009
    06-04-2014 01:46 PM
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