1. anon(5650876)'s Avatar
    I was trying table top Photography.
    I have a NIKON 5100 and Lumia 1020.

    To my surprise, the 1020 was much grainy compared to 5100. Both ISO were same and EX. was also kept same. I know guys say "MegaPixel" isn't everything, but it is sad.

    Any tips to make 1020 photos less grainy?

    I have a feeling that the earlier Nokia camera was much sharper than the new Lumia camera versions.
    Do you feel the same?
    03-28-2015 04:49 PM
  2. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    A NIKON 5100 at min has a 7 element in 6 groups lens and maybe up to 9 -10 elements of highly polished glass...and costs to up $350-$1000 for a prime lens and the 1020 as a tiny 6 element lens that costs about $20. to replace.
    jojoe42 and 920Walker like this.
    03-28-2015 05:13 PM
  3. JP8296's Avatar
    It would be strange the other way around. the d5100 have an 1.5 crop sensor when compared with a Full Frame(FF) 35mm and the 5100 sensor have 16.2 mp, the 1020 as the same 1.5 crop when compared with the FF but have 41mp so you have the same space but a lot more and smaller (1.12 m pixel size on the 1020 vs 4.78m pixel size on the 5100) pixels in the 1020 and makes the 1020 create more noise even with low ISO.
    920Walker and gpobernardo like this.
    03-28-2015 05:14 PM
  4. Christus Hirschus's Avatar
    lol. I hope you're kidding..
    03-29-2015 04:32 PM
  5. spaulagain's Avatar
    Seriously? Expecting same results on a 1020 as a DLSR? Some people...
    03-29-2015 04:35 PM
  6. milkyway's Avatar
    do you compare the high res photo or the 5 MP one?
    03-30-2015 01:26 AM
  7. gpobernardo's Avatar
    I was trying table top Photography.
    I have a NIKON 5100 and Lumia 1020.

    To my surprise, the 1020 was much grainy compared to 5100. Both ISO were same and EX. was also kept same. I know guys say "MegaPixel" isn't everything, but it is sad.

    Any tips to make 1020 photos less grainy?

    I have a feeling that the earlier Nokia camera was much sharper than the new Lumia camera versions.
    Do you feel the same?
    Camera sensors have so-called "buckets". The smaller the bucket, the less sensitive to light it will be. Less sensitivity means higher signal amplification. Higher signal amplification means noise. Noise means grain in lower lighting conditions. The L1020 has a smaller sensor size and a higher resolution than the the d5100. This means that the L1020 has smaller "buckets" in the camera sensor. Hence the increased grain in the photos.

    You could try using a different camera app. Proshot, for example, produces generally less grainy and smoother photos than Lumia Camera with the same ISO value and shutter speeds (acknowledged by the developer of the app). It's not free though, but it might be offered free again (got it for free). Aside from this, the generic ISO-100 rule should make most of the grain disappear.
    jojoe42 likes this.
    03-30-2015 04:31 PM
  8. anon(8555314)'s Avatar
    Also, the comfort zone, to use a very technical term, is much greater for a DSLR than for a 1020. If you learn what the 1020 does well, and stay in that smaller sand box, the results are very impressive.

    And of course the most impressive comparison is that the 1020 will kick the DSLR's a** 100% of the time when you don't have the DSLR with you, which is most of the time I presume, unless you are a professional photog.
    04-01-2015 03:15 PM
  9. Branden Lucero's Avatar
    Lumia 1020 used to take amazing pictures. but now i think the camera has gotten worse over time. in fact, i its almost unbearable to take any indoor shots. its almost disappointing to use the 1020 anymore, now that i have a DSLR. the lumia 1020 needs a fast improvement on camera app loading and snapping. it takes forever.
    04-02-2015 12:58 PM
  10. SixStringMadness's Avatar
    smh....

    the more pixels that are crammed onto smaller sensors, the more the images will suffer. Hence, the "grainy" pictures. This is like expecting a HUMVEE to be competitive at the Indy 500. All purpose vs one purpose. No match!
    04-02-2015 01:33 PM
  11. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Lumia 1020 used to take amazing pictures. but now i think the camera has gotten worse over time. in fact, i its almost unbearable to take any indoor shots. its almost disappointing to use the 1020 anymore, now that i have a DSLR. the lumia 1020 needs a fast improvement on camera app loading and snapping. it takes forever.
    Do you have a comparison, such as a photo taken when your L1020 was brand new and then a recent photo of the same scenery/place/object? I didn't notice any deterioration in image quality after nine active months of using my L1020.
    04-03-2015 02:24 PM
  12. PostItNote's Avatar
    The image quality wouldn't degrade unless the lenses got dirty/damaged, of course. I do feel like I tolerate the slow startup time and slow shot to shot time less and less when I see how "good enough" the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 cameras are, and their great startup and shot to shot times.
    04-03-2015 07:07 PM

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